13/03/2016 15:23 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Bicycle Touring

Expeditions with bikes is currently a wonderful activity for youngsters because it provides  an opportunity for them to do exercise, and to enjoy the pleasures of their adventure.
In Ho Chi Minh City, bicycle touring is gaining popularity.  Many clubs and groups have been established with several regular intriguing activities. Among them, Jett Fun-Ride is one of the most active clubs.

Jett Cycles was established by a Canadian and a creativity team in Vietnam. Jett’s bikes are of the best quality, warranty and maintenance to provide users with an excellent experience.

Duy, who often plans expedition tours for Jett Cycles, said that Jett Fun-Ride is open to any youngster who loves bikes, including amateur cyclists without professional knowledge about adventure bikes. Membership is free and the only things members need to do are to get ready before the trip and to be punctual at the planned places. Necessities for each trip include a qualified bike with suitable size, protective clothes, a helmet, a bike toolkit, and an adventurous mind. During the trip, there will be a maintenance team that supports members in case of breakdown.

Jett Fun-Ride club founded by Jett Cycles organises  expedition tours which attracts
a large number of young people . Photo: File

Bicycle touring is suitable for young amateur riders. Photo: Thong Hai/VNP
Bicycle Touring  is currently a wonderful activity for youngsters. Photo: File

Despite harsh weather, young people continue their trip. Photo: Thong Hai

Experiencing different terrain. Photo: File

 Expedition with touring bikes is lots of fun. Photo: File

Touring bikes must meet quality standards for different terrains. Photo: File

Members of Jett Fun-Ride club repair a bike during their trip. Photo: File

Members of Jett Fun-Ride take a rest between trails. Photo: File

The happiness of members of the club when they arrive in their destination. Photo: File

The usual destinations are eco-tourism areas, historical relic sites or beautiful places with trails challenging enough to practice.

Recently, the club went on a tour to Can Gio, a coastal district 50km to the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Discovering Can Gio, young people could learn much about a mangrove forest with a complicated system of rivers and canals as well as an ecosystem of specific lives in the southern coastal area of Vietnam.

The trip started at 5.30am in Ho Chi Minh City. They cycled through District 4, District 7, and Nha Be District to reach Binh Khanh Pier before arriving in Can Gio District. There were breaks for rest and sharing experiences. Though young riders had to ride on the 40km trail through the forest in extremely hot weather, they were patient to complete the ride. They reached Can Gio beach at 10am and had fun playing, taking photos, eating and enjoying themselves there.

Jett Fun-Ride often organises riding tours of from 30km to 60km such as a  trip around Ho Chi Minh City or to neighbouring areas like Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda (Binh Duong Province) and Giang Dien Falls (Dong Nai Province). They are going to plan more distant trips to other provinces in the Mekong Delta. Through these tours, youngsters can improve their riding techniques on different trails as well as have the opportunity to discover different regions of the country./.

Story: Nguyen Vu Thanh Dat -  Photos: Thong Hai