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Join Our Miraculous Rides at the 2013 Taiwan Cycling Festival

October 23, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

To promote cycling as a recreational activity to the public, as well as to publicize Taiwan as a great country for taking biking tours to international visitors, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transport and Communications had held the Taiwan Cycling Festival consecutively in 2011 and 2012.

Seeing that the event was well received, the Tourism Bureau made it part of the Taiwan Tourist Activity Calendar this year. “We heartily invite everyone to join the festivity,” a Tourism Bureau official said.

The 2013 event will take place from November 9 to 17 at various places in Taichung, Hualien, Taitung, Chiayi and Nantou. Other than riding bikes along the cycling paths around Taiwan and immersing in the beautiful scenery along the way, participants can also take part in a variety of side events, such as a biking carnival, a “bike cosplay,” family tours, and bus-plus-bike low carbon trips.

All participants will be entitled to a prize-drawing activity. Prizes include electric bikes, tablet computers, restaurants and hotel discounts, and a total of 10 traditional bicycles worth NT$60,000 each.

A press conference is scheduled to be held on October 9, 2013. Not only that the routes and destinations for the three themed activities entitled “King of Mountain Cycling Competition,” “Formosa 900,” and “Bikeday! Come! Sun Moon Lake” will be announced, the offers especially for event participants will be unveiled, too. Janet Hsieh, the girl who competed for “the Best Job in the World,” will share her travel experiences and invite people to enjoy the beauty of Taiwan through cycling at the conference. The winner of the “Cycling Round Taiwan” online writing competition will also be announced. This winner will receive a NT$20,000 cash prize and be invited to join the “Let Celebrity Leads the Way: Live Your Dreams with Passion” cycling group led by renowned cyclist Andrea Wei. The group will utilize three kinds of “iron-made” transport—bikes, THSR and Taiwan Railway, to complete a magnificent round-the-island trip. They will visit the four tips of Taiwan—Fuguijiao Lighthouse, Sandiaojiao Lighthouse, Guosheng Port Lighthouse and Erluanbi Lighthouse, as well as biking stations around Taiwan.

With joint effort from county and city governments, the Tourism Bureau hopes to bring the tourist destinations and transport means around Taiwan together through this festival and comes up with a variety of cycling routes that show the best of the country. Interested members of the public are welcome to explore the different aspects of Taiwan on the wheels. Why not keep a diary of the miraculous rides in Taiwan?

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