On 25 July 2015 I met 5 other Busanites to join forces and cycle together from Haeundae to Jinha Beach. To be honest I'm not a big fan of Facebook, but it has it's practical uses, one of which made 5 strangers meet up at 08:00am in front of Starbucks to cycle together.
The purpose of the cycle was social and not performance based, and so we ended up being a very diverse and interesting group. And yet everyone's open mindedness and support for each other is what made the ride great!
Here's a slide show created by one of the participants:
Some observations from the ride:
The MBC bike festival over Gwangan Bridge has been rescheduled for 25th of May 2014.
For our 3rd Busan Bike Party we will take part as a group in the MBC Bike festival, it is a family bike ride over Gwangan Bridge in Busan. The top part of the bridge will be closed for cars and cyclists will get a chance to cycle over it. (usually no bikes allowed).
Date: Sunday 25 May 2014
Place: Daecheon Elementary school, near Kyungsung University station. Busan
Race Start time: 9:00 am
Group meeting time: 8:00 (see map below)
Completion time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Application fee: 5000 won
Helmets: Required, participants will be disqualified without them.
Course map: http://busanmbcbike.com/course/course01.php
Please read the Rules and regulations (translated from Korean) carefully before participating.
For detailed directions on where and when to meet please click the picture below:
1. Kyungsung University station
2. Daecheong Elementary School
3. Parking available
This event has also been postponed until June 21st 2014 due to the unfortunate ferry accident.
I've always wanted to participate in this event, it happens every year. So I just entered myself! It's all in Korean, but ask a Korean friend to help and it's quick and easy. I've heard so many good stories about this event!
Any information about cycling in South Korea.