Bike and Food Tour
Time & Location
About the Event
We will start the bike ride in the Former French Concession on streets shaded by beautiful trees. Then we will make our way to the international settlement in Jing’an District and stop by at a small restaurant for a traditional Shanghai-style breakfast. We will try the famous Four Heavenly Kings (Chinese pancake, fried dough, steamed sticky rice balls, and soy milk).
We will then continue our tour to another local restaurant to sample their soup dumplings. Some say they have the best ones in Shanghai. After that, we will take the bike lane along the Suzhou Creek and have a sandwich on the Bund. On our way to the Huangpu River, we may try China’s most popular street food, jianbing.
As it will be close to Christmas and the hotels on the Bund will be beautifully decorated, we may walk into some of them and check out the holiday decorations. After the break, we will pedal north to Hongkou where the Jewish refugees stayed during World War II. During this time, Shanghai was a shelter for them, and thousands of lives were saved. We may have hot coffee or tea at the White Horse Café which once was owned by a Jewish family. This structure was rebuilt by the Shanghai government a few years ago.
Finally, we will arrive at a restaurant next to Xiahai Temple, a Buddhist temple not known by many. We will try some interesting dishes that look and taste like meat or fish but are actually made from plants.
Tuesday, December 14
8 AM Registration, 8:15 AM to 12 PM
RMB 300 (includes guide, bike and helmet rental, bike transportation, water, snacks, food, and drinks)
Exit 1 at Hengshan Road station, metro line 1
Xiahai Temple (Tilanqiao station, metro line 12)
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Please complete the online registration by December 7. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Kim Neurath, WeChat: KimNShanghai.
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