Inspired by the global cycling phenomenon critical mass, Hanoi’s own monthly iteration comes to the city’s streets on the final Friday of July to take back the streets, if only for one night. Cheerfully coined “Positive Mass”, Hanoi’s own mass bike parade launches from The Hanoi Bicycle Collective on Jul. 25, alongside critical mass bike rides in HCMC, Thai Nguyen and Son La.
Now that biking has come into its own in Ho Chi Minh City, the enthusiasts at The Bike Shop figure maybe it’s time to take back the night! Gather with them on the least crazy night to do this on, this month’s full moon on May 16, and get ready to spread the joy of cycling to some less than receptive road-sharers.
Despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Derek Boocock is cycling the world. Nick Ross catches up with him in Hanoi
Starting in 2009, the first band of cyclists to fly the banner of H2H rode the 2,100km from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for the sheer reckless fun of it — and also for the good of Vietnam.
It’s Apr. 26 and it almost feels like vacation time, but it isn’t yet — or is it? Join the guys from Saigon Bike Care (55 Duong So 1, Q2) as they ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat over Apr. 26 and Apr. 27, the payoff for all those days of training up and over Phu My Bridge.
Armed with saddlebags and a tent, Charlie Paterson is cycling from London to Tasmania. He’s certainly not the first person to pedal across the globe, but his story is one of the more intriguing.
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Bicycle fanatics of Vietnam probably wouldn’t describe Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi as a cycle friendly metropolis, but with the Positive Mass bicycle parade embarking from bpth the Opera House in HCMC and Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi on Oct 25, that just might change.
A man cycles past as I sit on my mini plastic stool to eat banh mi trung. He is topless with a flopping gut, but his calves are the size of tree trunks. He’s on a Pinarello, VND50 million worth of kit, and it’s the second time I’ve seen him in as many days, out for his early morning exercise.