5th Annual Bohai or Bust Charity Bike Event

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(We would also like to congratulate the winner of our photo contest, Adam Lane and Andrea Lane.)

The Fifth Annual Bohai or Bust Charity Bike Ride was held on Saturday 12 April 2014. A total of 25,167.50 was raised for the elderly of our township. Download the financial statement.


The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us to help the elderly in our communities! Your support of this event was much appreciated and we hope you enjoyed the winding roads of Bohai Township, the local cuisine and the vibrant music of the Randy Abel Stable. The Schoolhouse Orchard in Tianxianyu Village was the site for this year’s festival.

Event Pictures



Event Schedule

7:15 Meet at Trek Store (click here for map)  / pack trucks / bus (80 km) - leave by 08:00 Sharp!
8:15 Meet at Trek Store (click here for map) / pack trucks / bus (12/20 km) - leave by 09:00 Sharp!
09:30 80 km riders arrive at Schoolhouse Orchard (via bus or personal car), get bikes and depart at leisure
10:30 12/20 km riders arrive at Schoolhouse Orchard (via bus or personal car), get bikes and depart at leisure
12:00 Catering begins at the Orchard
12:00-14:30 Live Music performed by the Randy Abel Stable.
14:30 Catering Ends, All Riders have returned - Greetings, Lucky Draw/Auction
15:00-15:30 Load Bikes and People, Depart
17:30 Buses Arrive back at Trek

Download full Event Details

Why We Do This


The purpose of this charity event is to raise money for the Elderly of the villages of Bohai Township, who have helped this area to grow. Those living outside Mutianyu Village particularly struggle with no tourism revenue, left behind by the young. From 2010-2013 Bohai or Bust has raised a total of Rmb 88,618. This year the presentation of proceeds will occur Thursday 2 October 2014 on Chong Yang Jie (Elder's Day), a traditional Chinese holiday which celebrates the elderly.

Registration and Payment

Registration is done online through yoopay.cn which makes it easy and accessible to anyone who plans on attending the event; 100% of proceeds are donated to the elderly of Bohai Township. The Registration fee  covers the following: a Bohai or Bust T-shirt, a buffet meal of locally catered food including a drink and entry in our lucky draw. If you want to rent a bicycle, you must do it ahead of time, click on the link below.

Registration Fees are categorized as follows:

a) Rmb 276 Adults; Rmb 220 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID), this includes:

Transportation to and from Beijing by riding the Bohai or Bust bus, and space on the Bohai or Bust trucks to transport your own (one) bike.

b) Rmb 220 Adults; Rmb 165 RMB Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID), this includes:

Transportation to and from Beijing by riding the Bohai or Bust bus; you rent and pay for the bike rental separately through our Bicycle Rental Partner, Bicycle Kingdom.

c) Only Registration Feepaid in advance online, Rmb 176 Adults; Rmb 126 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID)

You will drive to The Schoolhouse Orchard on your own and bring your own bike.

d) Only Registration Fee paid onsite, you will drive yourself to Schoolhouse Orchard Rmb 200 Adults; Rmb 150 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID)

You will drive to The Schoolhouse Orchard on your own and bring your own bike.

*Fine print: For people who do not register in advance we may have space available on the event day for registration only (no bus, no bike transfer, and no bike rental) but cannot guarantee. Registration on the day will be charged RMB 200 (Adults); RMB 150 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID)

The event features "bring your own bike or rent a bike !"

If a bike isn't accessible to you, but you are keen on the event, our Bicycle Rental Partner, Bicycle Kingdom, will be renting bikes for a fee, please be sure to reserve your bike before the event on http://www.bikebeijing.com/bohaiorbust_2014.html. They will bring the bikes to Schoolhouse Orchard and we can help facilitate bike rentals for the day's event. But, please be aware that YOU need to pre-arrange the bike rental.

Volunteering


Bohai or Bust 2014 took the help of many people, from setting up and covering the registration tables, to learning the routes, spreading the word and translation. We would like to say a special thank you to all our volunteers listed below:

Jing Li
Renata Brazdžiūnaitė
Isaac Howenstine
Mélissa TEMBOU NZUDIE
Duan Cheng Xue (Emily)
Li Bingshuang
Duo Xu (John)
Sun Yun-mei (Soso)
Wang Jinwei

As the host organization The Schoolhouse is providing administration, coordination, venue, & other items at no charge.

Sponsors


And of course a special thank you to all of our sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible. We encourage you to click on their logos, visit their websites and to learn more about them.

Waldorf
                                                          Astoria
                                                          Beijing
Beijing
                                                          Postcards
Beijing
                                                          Postcards
Four
                                                          Seasons
                                                          Beijing
Li Fengquan
Shangen
Construction Company --
Yang Maohai
1world1eye Productions


John Guo
Transportation Service
Tel: +86 1380-113-3243
Email: johnguo888@vip.sina.com
Brickyard
                                                    Eco-Retreat The China Guide



Auction Items and Lucky Draw Prizes include:
Lucky Draw Items:
Yoga Yard - pass for 4 Yoga classes (two)
The Bookworm - Voucher (value RMB 200) (two)
The China Guide discount vouchers (value Rmb 200) (three)
NLGX Design 1 KOMMUTE Storm Collar Zipper Hoodie (unisex) (value 468 RMB)
NLGX Design 1 KOMMUTE Storm Collar Pullover Jacket (unisex) (value 440 RMB)
NLGX Beijing Bicycle T-shirt (men or women), total (value 150 RMB) (two)
NLGX Beijing Bicycle Keychains, (five)
NLGX Beijing Bicycle Buttons/Magnets, (ten)
Temple Restaurant Beijing - voucher for online wine store (value Rmb 250) (two)
Taj Pavilion - a dinner voucher valued at Rmb 500
Taj Pavilion - a dinner voucher valued at Rmb 300
Isofit Beijing Pilates - semi-private class (two)

Auction Items:
The Bookworm - A signed copy of Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future
Bespoke - voucher for 1 week City Kit (personalized suggestions and a mobile phone for suggestions and quick translation) (value Rmb 1000)
United Family Hospital - First Aid Kit
SERK - A bicycle service (value Rmb 700)
Beijing Postcards - A Beijing Hutong tour for up to 15 people with a drink afterwards
Waldorf Astoria Beijing - One night stay in a Premier room including breakfast for two and parking
New World Beijing Hotel - two nights stay in a Superior room includes breakfast for two
Four Seasons Beijing - One night stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast included for 2 people, 2 Chinese massages
Capital M - A voucher for dining or drinks (value Rmb 888)
Context Travel - voucher for two walks in any Context city (value Rmb 1000)
1World1Eye Productions - 5 hours of one-on-one photography tutoring
Schoolhouse Glass - 1 Pair of White Wine Singing Wine Glasses
The Hutong - Cooking Class for 2 people


As the host organization The Schoolhouse is providing administration, coordination, venue, & other items at no charge.