Jun 12 2011

Green School’s Bali bike riding club

Published by at 9:58 am under Sights & activities,Ubud


Bali’s Green School is a spectacular campus set just outside Ubud. Nestled in a river valley among rice fields the school is surrounded by village paths and backroads, which, as it turns out, make excellent fodder for a bit of cycling around Bali.

Can you out-pedal the rain?

Can you out-pedal the rain?

With that in mind, some of the more pedal-minded parents have put together a series of Bali cycle trips into the surrounds. The trips range in difficulty and all levels of fitness are catered for. Best of all, the rides are open to the general pedalling public — you don’t need to be a Green School parent to participate.

The plan is for rides to run weekly, but things are just getting started so drop them a line beforehand to check that a ride is actually going to take place. Unless otherwise noted, all rides start from Green School.

Shade comes free of charge

Shade comes free of charge.

Monday
Depart 08:45, back by 13:00-14:00
Easy ride from Green School to Ubud and back. Ride mainly follows road and paths with some track through paddy.

Tuesday
Depart 15:30, back for 17:30
Medium fast ride, some technical, 90% off road around the Mambal and Ubud area.

Wednesday
Depart 08:45, back by 14:30-15:00
Medium long ride with a mix of single track and quiet roads around Mambal, Ubud and Payangan areas.

Thursdays
Depart 15:30, back 18:00
Semi-fast road-riding for triathlon training and general fitness. This ride is fine for mountain bikes with slicks.

Longer trip
Two day, one overnight ride to Nusa Penida
Start at 07:30, take the public boat from Kusamba near Padang Bai. Drop off overnight gear at a homestay then up to three rides of three hours apiece — hard and semi-fast rides. Cool off with some snorkelling in semi-remote bays in between, returning to Padang Bai latest by 14:00 on day two.

More information
For more information, including cost and detailed schedule information, drop Jon Ross a line at jon@jeconsulting.eu.

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4 Responses to “Green School’s Bali bike riding club”

  1. Juanita Hannaon 17 Jun 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Sounds brilliant. Most interested. Will be in touch. My son Ben is starting at the Green School in August. This is right up my ally, but could be fitter at the moment. I gather we need to supply our own bike? Is it best to bring from Australia or can you buy a good cycling bike in Bali

  2. Laurenon 24 Jun 2011 at 3:37 am

    I too am wondering how easy it is to pick up a used bike…Thanks!

  3. samanthaon 24 Jun 2011 at 8:49 pm

    You can definitely buy bikes here but I think it may be quite a bit cheaper to bring in your own (you can pick up crappy bikes for next to nothing, but for serious riding, bringing them in could be a better move). This is something we should investigate and do another post on, so stay tuned!

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