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Old August 30th, 2006, 09:55 AM   #1
Johnxu
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Default Night skate in Beijing, China

Beijing Weekly Street Skates (BWS)

In every Friday evening from April to November, a group of skaters collect at the starting point (normally the Square of Beijing Exhibition Hall, at Xizhimenwai Street, near the Beijing Zoo) and skate a predetermined route through the city. The starting time is normally on 19:30.

It's a great way to take in the sights and see the city, as you can easily cover a lot of distance on your skates, but without going so fast as to miss much of the scenery.

Skate is often accompanied by a sound system, which adds to the party atmosphere. And a photographer takes pictures for you. After each skate you may download your photos from BWS’ website.

Routes are generally varied to take in a different part of the city. Most of the skates are about 15-20 km, and take between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the route. There are plenty of rest stops along the way.

The skates normally finish back at the palace near the subway stations or night bus stops.

website of BWS: http://www.0106666.com/viewthread.ph...ge%3D1#pid2038

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