Yesterday one of the Chinese students named Lilly invited me to go on a bike ride to the Ferris wheel. I was very excited as I wanted to ride a bike in China so bad so I could experience what it was like as so many people in China like to ride bikes. Lilly wasn't sure if I'd be able to ride the bike as I told her I hadn't ridden a bike since high school and it was going to be an hour long bike ride just to get their. I told her I'd be fine as I wanted to ride a bike so bad. It was very funny at first as I was very rusty riding my bike and the bike was a little small. However, nothing was going to stop me from enjoying the ride. We started our bike ride at 7:30 so the streets were very busy and that was the scariest part for me. Cars would get so close to me and at one point a bus pulled up next to me and I was very nervous. Lilly thought this was very funny as she was very use to this. We got to the longest shopping street in China and had to walk our bikes as their were just to many people. It was nice biking with Lilly as she would inform me about things in China I hadn't known before. It was very fun getting to talk to her and learn her story. After we made it through the shopping area we made it to the river and got to ride our bikes right next to the river. It was so beautiful as all the lights reflected in the water. At one point on the river people were flying lots of light up kites and it was so amazing. When we made it to the wheel we went on a boat ride and Lilly, Nolan, Sarah, Laura, Alex and I all took pictures together. Afterwards we got to ride back and it was much easier as the streets were not as busy so we could bike faster. I was so happy with the bike ride and I'm really happy Lilly invited me.