Urban challenge: Competition and fun


In Vietnambiketours we are usually not so much into competition. The way we ride has more to do with enjoying the scenery, melt yourself with the nature and using the bike as a mean to enjoy all this, not as a purpose in itself. That’s why in our tours and our Sunday Bike Ride we follow a gentle pace (20-25km/h), we stop quite often to have a drink or eat something and try to create a relaxed atmosphere for the riders to be able to socialize and enjoy beyond the pleasure of exercise. That said, a little bit of competition can also be exciting sometimes and this is why we are joining the Cannondale challenge this Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City. You can compete or you can just watch.

The format is the same as in the last challenge in January: we will form teams of three people, who will have to complete some tasks around the city. After one task is completed, they will move to the next station. The team who gets to the last stage first after completing all the tasks will get win the Canondale Urban challenge. Joining is completely free, but you have to rush, the deadline for joining is today, Friday, at 5pm. You can contact the organizers at the email address cannondale.uc@gmail.com to register your team or get more information. The winners will get 1,500,000 VND, the runners-up 900,000 VND and the third team will get a voucher of 300,000VND to spend at Jett showrooms in the city.

Even if you don’t manage to make a team you can join the Sunday Bike Ride group, some of us will just support the event and cheer all the participants. We will gather as usual at 6:30 in front of Ben Thanh market before going for coffee and breakfast in district 5 and will join the challenge in Tran Phu street at 8:30. We will stay there the whole morning until the awards ceremony and then we will have lunch together.

Here is a video of the first edition held in April last year.

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We have some exciting bike tours coming up in May. 11 days Hanoi to Saigon, with vehicle assistance and cycling tourguide from May 8th. It starts at Hanoi train station at 5 am and the first day will be kjust a tour around Hanoi. The following days, the riders will go to Hue, Hoian, Danang, Buon Ma Thuot, Dalat, Cat Tien and Saigon. The price depends on the number of riders, all included.
The second tour is another classic, Saigon to Angkor Wat, from May 12 to 22. Both are a great chance to explore two countries in an adventurous way but with a certain level of comfort and the peace of mind of having guides who can share their deep knowledge about the route.

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