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Beijing Olympic Park Bike Trip

Beijing Olympic Park gathers most venues of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, divided into the northern section mainly for Olympic Forest Park, central section with Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, and southern section preserving National Olympic Sports Center- the venue for 1990 Asian Games and China Ethnic Culture Park. Many of them have been landmarks of the city; plus, the road is clean and flat, making it a popular biking destination in Beijing. 

However, it is not allowed to cycle inside, and one can only cycle around. 
Recommended Biking Route
Desheng Gate was one of the Nine Gates of Beijing Inner City during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It once comprised the City Tower, Earthen Tower, Brake Tower and Arrow Tower, and played a crucial role in the military defense system. Only the Arrow Tower is preserved now and it is one of the only three preserved Arrow Towers from that period.

Beitucheng Subway Station – Beichen Road – North 4th Ring Middle Road – West Beichen Road – South Kehui Road – East Beichen Road - North 4th Ring Middle Road – Beichen Road - Olympic Sports Center Subway Station

Distance: about 8 kilometers (5 miles)
You are recommended to commence riding from Beitucheng Subway Station on line 8. Outside the subway station, it is not difficult to find a sharing bike. The cost is generally CNY 1.5 every 30 minutes. 
See more: Bike Sharing in China
After, you may ride northwards along Beichen Road to reach Beichen Bridge. You will pass by China Ethnic Culture Park on your left and National Olympic Sports Center on your right.
Next, turn left and continue forward along North 4th Ring Middle Road till reaching the first crossing. Then turn right and bike along West Beichen Road, which is right to the west of Olympic Park. Along the road, you will see National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), National Indoor Stadium, and National Convention Center one after another on your right. 
Water Cube at Night
Bird's Nest
Then, turn right onto South Kehui Road. You will see Olympic Tower – the highest building in the whole Olympic Park on your left. Climbing onto it, you can have a bird’s eye view of the whole Olympic Park. On your right, is China Science and Technology Museum. 
Following, turn right at the crossroad by China Science and Technology Museum onto East Beichen Road and National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) will be on your right after a few minutes’ cycling.
At last, turn right onto North 4th Ring Middle Road and then left at the first crossing to find Olympic Sports Center Subway Station. Park the sharing bike properly and lock it and then take subway line 8 to leave.  
Admission Fee
China Ethnic Culture Park
There is no admission fee to cycle around the Olympic Park. But if you want to go inside to visit the venues, you will need to pay.

China Ethnic Culture Park: CNY 45 during the Covid-19 pandemic period and the south zone has been closed;
National Olympic Sports Center: Free
National Aquatics Center (Water Cube): CNY30
National Indoor Stadium: It is not open to the public if there is no competition. 
National Convention Center: Free
Olympic Tower: CNY200
China Science and Technology Museum: CNY30
National Stadium: CNY50

Note: If you plan to go inside the venues, remember to park your bike at the allowed zones and lock it. 
1. For your safety, always ride along the right side and never ride through a red light. 
2. Watch out the vehicles on your cycling trip. 
3. The above Beijing Olympic Park cycling tour is mainly for sightseeing. If you want to enjoy a more thrilling biking trip, go cycling around the Olympic Forest Park to the north. There is a specialized biking trail and the road is quiet and covered by dense trees on both sides. With a distance of about 7 kilometers (4 miles), it is very popular among local biking lovers. 
 More Beijing Cycling Routes:

Bike for Fashion and Art: from Wangfujing Avenue to Silk Market (Xiushui Market), Sanlitun, and 798 Art Factory
City Center Bike Tour: cycle from Wangfujing Street to Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street, Jingshan Park.
Cycle around CBD: visit Jianwai SOHO, the International Trade Building, Fortune Plaza, CCTV headquarters and Chaoyang Park…

Questions & Answers
Asked by yen | May. 24, 2012 08:11Reply
bike rental in drum tower area
Where i can find bike rental in drum tower area? how much it cost? per hour?
Answers (1)
Answered by James | May. 24, 2012 07:43

Hi, you can find the bike rental spot near Houhai, not far from the Drum Tower. The rental cost is CNY10 per hour and the deposit is around CNY100.
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