Renting a bike or scooter in China

Discussion in 'Asia' started by NonstopBanana, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. NonstopBanana

    NonstopBanana Thumper Rider

    Aug 25, 2013
    Toronto, Canada + Sunnyvale, California
    Can't seem to find any options online, perhaps it doesn't help that I can't read Chinese. Does anyone know where I could rent a small motorcycle or a scooter in Shanghai, for a few days (3-4)? Not electric as I'd like to take it out for some longer day trips.
  2. MJS

    MJS Long timer

    Dec 23, 2005
    Off the grid in San Felipe, Baja
    I'm pretty sure that you will have to have a Chinese driver's license at minimum. Have you been to Shanghai before? Majority of the scooters are electric. A few small 2 strokes. I only saw one MC on the road in the two weeks we were there. Scooters can use the sidewalks though.

    Shanghai is a huge area. No scooters allowed on the expressway. Which is really the only decent way to get somewhere out of the city.

    Easy to get around by metro and taxi. If you have the correct app you can grab a bicycle from just about anywhere in the city.