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Yangcheng Lake Ride + Top Brass BBQ.

Posted on June 12 2013

Join us this Sunday to celebrate the end of a gruelling two-day work week by cruising around Yangcheng Lake followed by a massive BBQ tended by some of Shanghai’s biggest chefs.

You’re right; Yangcheng lake is over by Suzhou and famous for those hairy crabs. This weekend though it’s all about this brand new 42km bike path that the big G has just finished. It’s deluxe, smooth, waterside and we’re going to own it.

Then we’re going to tuck into an Argentine Asado style BBQ. We’ve seen the plans for the 3m long pit and had a sneak peak at the run down: expect Austin Hu from Madison, Brad Turley from Goga and Hamish Pollitt from M-on-the-bund putting on a Game of Thrones level feast. It’s all in favour of “Ride for Life”; a lakeside weekend of cycling activities and good food for a good cause.

That’s why the ride costs Â¥150 with all proceeds going to One Foundation Yan’an Earthquake relief. The BBQ costs Â¥250 where all profits will go the Good Earth project. They’re good friends of ours since the Chongming Island Crayfish trip we did together last year. If that’s not enough to sweeten the deal there’s free bike rental if you need, free transport out and back from Xintiandi and plenty of prizes in a lucky draw for everybody who completes the ride.

Factory Five has been graciously invited to lead the ride which starts 10h00 on Sunday morning. To demonstrate how awesome we are we’ll be riding the ~75km from here to there beforehand. Then doing the 42km ride.

Then we’ll be gorging ourselves at the BBQ and deciding whether to ride back or catch the 16h30 bus. So, interested?

Here are the facts:

Sunday16th June / YangCheng Lake Fairmont Hotel (here)

– 10h00: 42km Lake Ride (Â¥150)

– 12h00: Creative Chef Cookout BBQ & Drinks (Â¥250)

Getting there:

a) 08h00: Coach leaving from Xintiandi (can arrange for bike space)

b) 07h00: We will ride from Factory Five.

If you are up for riding hard at an average of 30kmph for 2-3hours then welcome to join.

c) Make you own way there from wherever you are

Getting back:

a) 16h30: coach departing to Xintiandi (can arrange for bike space)

b) 15h00: A group will be riding back (maybe we’ll be in it!)

c) Make your own way back to wherever you belong

More information can be found with the organisers at www.ride-for-life.net including details of the Saturday activities (if you want to head over there for the weekend) If you’d like to join, send us a shoutout@wearefactoryfive.com and we’ll take it from there.

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