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7 years 11 months ago #1490 by BoogieMan
:ohmy: No wonder biking not that popular in HK. Too much drama & a way too much work before rides.
How much to pay a shuttle guy to pick U up & shuttle up? I guess cost fortune :woohoo:
And how many bikes do U have? I got 5 bikes. I only have one road bike, the rest all mtn bikes.

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7 years 11 months ago #1491 by ang
How much to hire a van? It depends on where you live and where the trail is.

Most of the trails are in the northern part of HK. For instance, I live on HK Island and I have to cross the harbour and there is additional cross-harbour tunnel fee.

I have to gather a few bikers to share the van and the cost. It is about HKD2XX on way. The van will pick up at two places on HK Island and then head to Tai Mo Shan.

http://www.hkmba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=6&Itemid=136

There are a total 3 bikes at home, folding, MTB and kid's bike.

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7 years 11 months ago #1492 by BoogieMan
Wow..$2XX not including trip to return home. That's really pricey.
Our normal home trail Mtn Wilson. I only pay the shuttle driver $20. Before was $10. Due to Angeles Crest closure, have to take extra route get to the top.
Email me for more info. if U need it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Do anybody have plans come over here & rides? And maybe hit Whistler?

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7 years 11 months ago #1493 by StanleyJ
BoogieMan wrote:

Wow..$2XX not including trip to return home. That's really pricey.
Our normal home trail Mtn Wilson. I only pay the shuttle driver $20. Before was $10. Due to Angeles Crest closure, have to take extra route get to the top.
Email me for more info. if U need it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Do anybody have plans come over here & rides? And maybe hit Whistler?


That's HK dollars, not US dollars. HK$250 is ~US$30. Considering HK island to Tai Mo Shan is 13 miles there and back, plus a HK$20(~US$3) tunnel toll each way... it's not so bad. Plus a van can be carry 5 people and their bikes. It's way cheaper than taking a taxi and HK taxis are renowned in the world for being the cheapest in any developed country.

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7 years 11 months ago #1495 by BoogieMan
Wow :ohmy:. Pretty damn pricey in HK compare to here. I only pays $20/per head around 50 miles shuttle one way. I can enjoy almost 2-2.5hrs rides.
or pay $25-40 for the chairlift/gondola(Ski resort) to ride whole damn day. Totally worth it.
I'm planning an Asian trip to HK, China & Taiwan next summer. Any ideas? Or what bikes should I take? Dh or freeride?

thx.

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7 years 11 months ago #1500 by dong_alipon
bring dh, but it is more convenient if you'll just rent a bike here

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7 years 11 months ago #1501 by ang
The public transportation is very efficient in HK, but the subway stations are still very far away from any trail and it is too dangerous to ride on the busy streets.

Also, bike is not allow in the subway, you have to take off the front wheel before entering the pay areas.

Perhaps hiring a van or taxi is a better way to drop you off at the trail head.

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7 years 11 months ago #1503 by BoogieMan
Rent a bike? How much & what kind is bike that?
Do U have any info.?

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7 years 11 months ago #1504 by BoogieMan
Soooo not convenience.
Another member suggest rent a bike. I'm waiting for the inof. & link. But nothing better than my own bikes.

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7 years 11 months ago #1511 by ang
I have no idea about quality MTB (full suspension) rental in HK. Perhaps other members can fill in.

You may want to check out the following bike shop list:
http://hkbicycle.com.hk/index.php?lang=eng&pg=shoplist

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