Rent a Bicycle or Motorbike?

Hi guys,
moving soon from China to Chiang Mai and not sure if taking a Bicycle to move around or a motorbike, or just walk?
I have read about so many accident on the streets there plus never drove a motorbike so i guess a licence is needed?And bit worried of driving on the other side. Maybe i'd feel safer with a bicycle for short distances, center, bars etc.
Is there a place to lock the bicycles too?

My advice is to  walk until you get used to your surroundings. Bicycles can be as dangerous as motorcycles. Take a while  then maybe a 125CC  motorbike is the  best just be very careful and always expect the unexpected.

Regards Stuart Hansen

Hey, I rented a bicycle when I visited last time.
Now I am not the number one cyclist, and the bike was not totally awesome, but I did it. I got around to places that my feet alone would never have taken me. I put my head on a swivel, main thing. I had a chain lock, but I would get a more secure lock if I had a valuable bike, even here in the States.

With a better road bike and me in better shape, I think I would have done well. I'm sure there are lots of good bikes; I'd probably look for a "mountain bike" since you can't count on the roads or sidewalks being flat and level.

However, I took a motorcycle safety class here in California, and now I have a motorcycle license. When I get my international license/permit, it will have the motorcycle option on it. From what I hear, it's not advisable to ride a motorcycle or scooter without that on your license. And certainly some safety training helps, and I'm sure that the unwritten rules are all different in Thailand.

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