Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, September 29 – There are bike rental businesses everywhere you go around us. This is a new one that just opened outside of a restaurant (not sure if it’s actually a part of the same business?). There’s already another one at the end of the row of shops, and a convenience store in between them. People from neighboring towns come to Songshan Lake to relax and have fun, and renting bikes to ride seems to be the top choice of what to do here! For a regular bicycle, rental is 10rmb (about $1.50usd) per day. A mountain bike or bicycle built for two are 20rmb per day. At other places, you can also rent bikes for 3 and 4 people. There are also baby, toddler and child type seats to choose from. There are nice brick bike paths that go all around the lake, much of them shaded, unfortunately, many people insist on riding in the street which causes traffic problems, especially when it’s crowded.