Intro to Rides in Shanghai
There is a lot of riding in Shanghai if you want it. Daily! The good stuff is mostly along the canals or rivers outside of the bustling centre but plenty of options for week day training if you are prepared to set the alarm early enough to beat the traffic! There are many groups for different tastes, levels and styles!!! 每天，上海有很多骑行活动，最好的路线是沿着浦江两岸，但只要你起得够早，每周有许多由各群组织的骑行活动可供选择，他们有不同的骑行风格、水平。
The more established road routine is for the week to start with a Monday rest day after the weekends efforts, Tuesdays are the lung busting leg crushing CP laps, a long standing institution lead by the Specalized Dudes, Wednesday follows with some more high intensity efforts at the Expo setting off from La Parisienne at 6.05, Thursdays are for cruising or snoozing and Friday is a gentle café spin along Suzhou creek setting off from fuxing park at 6.05. The big weekly rides are ‘HQM’ for those riders west of the river and ‘GC’ for westsiders. Both can get very fast and/or very long but various groups are established on the road and different options explained prior to departure. Sunday riding is usually done at conversation pace either around the Pudong expo or out and back to the sea wall finishing with bike related chatter at the LP bakery. STC* has options for those that like swimming before and running after a ride and RideNow* organises rides on Tue/Thu/Sat mornings with strong focus on new riders and people new to Shanghai. There are lady group rides, intermediate groups, pig groups, Fixie groups, MTB groups, drinking groups etc catering for every bike related niche out there. On top of this there are an abundance of rides orgainzed by Shanghai’s cycle stores such as by Bikehome*, Giant*, Specalized*, Trek*, and Chains* Shops.
在周末努力训练及周一休息一天后，常规来说，周二是一周训练的开始， 内容是由闪电车队带领绕圈世纪公园，练习心肺和腿。周三是更高强度的浦东世博绕圈，6点05分从La Parisienne出发。周四是常规巡航。周五早晨6点05分由苏州河出发，到复兴公园的所谓“咖啡骑行”。周末的大型骑行活动，浦西从虹桥万豪出发，浦东从德国中心出发，皆是高速长距离骑行，即使如此，还是可以根据出发前的简短说明，自行加入不同速度集结起的小分队。周日，通常是轻松的“聊天骑”，地点在浦东世博或海墙附近，无论选择哪里，最后会在La Parisienne集合，聊聊骑车话题。STC* 是为铁人三项准备的。针对新骑手和刚到上海的人，可以参加RideNow* 组织的骑行活动，时间是周二四六。