Casual mountain bike riders depart at 7am most Sunday mornings from out the front of Veggy's grocery store located at 99 Xuân Diệu,Tây Hồ, Hanoi.
There is no formal ride organiser for this event - those who turn up decide on where to ride. The ride may not go ahead on public holiday weekends (eg Tet holidays)
This group aims to steer clear of the major roads (we leave that to cars and roadies), and instead seek out some of the hard-to-find dirt trails in and around the city.
The group sometimes organises a bus trip out of town to one of the longer mountain bike loops.
There are bicycle shops close to the ride start spot where you can hire a reasonable mountain bike.
Ride distances are usually between 25-40km, and we are normally back in Tay Ho having coffee by 9.30am at the latest.