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2018 Northeastern Cape Cycling Encounter

 

Event description:

Start your journey on a bike from The Dunes in Zhuangwei and enjoy the beautiful scenery along Yilan’s coastal cycling path, where you can see the Pacific Ocean and Guishan Island. A dune market and dune concert will also be held so that tourists can experience the unique, slow-paced way of life at the dunes in Zhuangwei, as well as enjoy its natural beauty.

 

Date of event: October 2018

 

Suitable for: Tourists from Taiwan and abroad; cycling enthusiasts

Cycling route:

The Dunes→Houpi Community→Lanyang River Mouth Water Bird Conservation Area→The Dunes

 

Highlights:

The Dunes, which was inaugurated in April 2018, is a space of crafty sand dunes and sand burrows designed by famous architect Huang, Sheng-Yuan and director Tsai Ming-liang. This is the best spot to enjoy the sunrise of Guishan Island. At night, you can see the mystical moon rising. Geographically, the Dunes is connected to a series of coastal scenic spots from north to south, including Waiao Service Area, Wushi Port, Dakeng Observation Deck, Yongbin Coastal Leisure Area, Houpi, Donggang Banyan Park, and the National Center for Traditional Arts, which are all great spots to visit.

 

 

Contact:

Administration of Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area

(02)2499-1115#228

www.necoast-nsa.gov.tw/index.aspx?lang=1

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2018 Hsinchu County Cycling Fun

 

Event description:

 (1) Fun time together with family

This family cycling event is specifically designed for kids so that they can learn about cycling and become well acquainted with bikes while being accompanied by their parents. The event is expected to attract 80 family groups. Special DIY activities with local characteristics, such as Hakka tea-making and persimmon dyeing, will take place on site. Furthermore, performances and fun competitions for kids make the overall event even more engaging and attractive.

 (2) Bike around Hsinchu along with the wind

Tourists can enjoy a very different travel experience by biking along the completed coastal and mountain cycling tracks in Hsinchu County. The well-constructed tracks and the biking event are specifically designed for bike tourism and offer the perfect ground for accessing local travel experiences. Tourists will get souvenirs, certificates of completion, and awards and can also enjoy performances on stage and participate in the raffle.

Time of event: October 201

 

Suitable for:

Tourists from Taiwan and abroad; cycling enthusiasts

 

Cycling route:

Start from Arts and Culture Plaza in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County (tentative) →Tianxin Road→Wupu section of Xinguan Road→County Highway No. 118→Zhongshan East Road→Zhongfeng Road Sec. 1→Datong Road→Zhengyi Road→Zhongshan Road→County Highway No. 16→County Highway No. 118→Tianxin Road→Arts and Culture Plaza in Xinpu Township

 

Highlights:

Enjoy a laid-back and healthy weekend on bikes with your kids. This event not only promotes cycling education, but also gives more people the opportunity to fall in love with cycling and creates a low-carbon easy travel trend.

 

 

Contact:

Tourism and Marketing Division, Department of Transportation and Tourism, Hsinchu County Government

03-5518101#2754 Ms. Chang

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Siraya Flying Car Event

 

Event description:

In this fun event, participants make their own engineless cars using their own imagination before joining a racing competition and obstacle course on a racing track nearly 400 meters long. This racing event relies on downhill momentum alone.  Competition criteria include car appearance, courage, intelligence, speed, and also popularity! The event will take in two phases: the first phase is the blueprint competition (where safety and manufacturing feasibility are evaluated); the second phase is the actual performance.

 

Date of event:

 November 25th, 2018

 

Suitable for:

If you feel that you are creative, full of ideas, and passionate about the competition, then team up quickly! Each team is allowed a maximum of four members, including one driver. A co-driver may be included depending on the team’s needs. No more than two members are allowed inside each car (driver and co-driver). The rest of the team shall act as supporting personnel.

 

Riding route:

Nearly 400 meters of specially designed racing tracks with local characteristics (and hay stacks) on Tsou Ma Lai Farm (Address: No. 60, Qiziwa, Erxili, Danei District, Tainan City)

 

Highlights:

A total of NT$450,000 in prizes is on offer! Each team takes turns by pushing their cars to the starting line before giving a 30-second introduction about their cars (including video). Then it’s show time! Pushed by supporting personnel, gravity will take the car, along with its driver (and co-driver, if any), down the hill’s track. The mission will be accomplished if the car can overcome the challenges on the track- and become Taiwan’s “Number One”!

 

Contact:

Administration of Siraya National Scenic Area

06-684-0337 ext. 231

www.sirayagocrecar.tw/#!home

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2018 Bagua Mountain Range Merida Cup & Bike Festival

 

Event description:

1.(Non-competition) Long-distance self-challenge cycling (about 92 km)

2.(Non-competition) Relaxing getaway ride (about 20 km)

3.(Competition) Merida Mountain Bike Competition

4. E-Bike and 2019 New Bike Exhibition

5. 2019 Bike Parts and Components Exhibition

6. Great events, fun competitions, and raffles

 

Date of event:

2018 9 29 September 29th, 2018

 

Location of event:

Seedling Area of Xizhou Park, Xizhou Township, Changhua County (located about 3 km southeast of Xizhou Park, Address: No. 251 Miaozhuan 2nd Road, Xizhou Township, Changhua County)

 

Suitable for: Tourists from Taiwan and abroad; cycling enthusiasts

 

Highlights:

For more excitement and fun for all cyclists, this year, the Merida Cup’s Mountain Bike Competition will adopt a new “Loop-counting” system, which is based on the concept of enduro competition (competition of endurance), for the first time. Rankings are determined based on the number of loops cyclists complete within one hour.

 

Contact:

Sports Bank Association, ROC

02-8772-1035

www.merida.com.tw

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2018 Ride along the Wind- A Tour of Kaohsiung

 

Event description:

Kaohsiung is known for its rich nature and ecology, from quiet forests to majestic harbors; from green fields to meandering coastline; and from ecological wetlands to tranquil lakesides. There are simply all sorts of beauty to be offered. By joining this “Ride along the Wind” cycling event, cyclists from Taiwan and abroad will get a chance to feel Kaohsiung’s myriad and rich humanistic atmosphere through a deep exploration on bikes.

 

Time of event:

October 28th, 2018- Thousand Enthusiasts’ Laid-back Trip in the Colorful Fengshan

September 30th, 2018- Cultural and Art Tour of the Old Town of Fengshan

October 7th, 2018- Ecological Tour of Old Mansions in Dashe

 

Suitable for: General Public

Cycling route:

The series of events will be held in Kaohsiung City’s Fengshan District and Dashe District. Please go to the official website for route details.

 

Highlights:

The “Thousand Enthusiasts’ Laid-back Trip in the Colorful Fengshan” event includes touristic elements that touch on the military, historical sites, culture, Mainland Chinese veterans villages, and temples;“Cultural and Art Tour of the Old Town of Fengshan” and “Ecological Tour of Old Mansions in Dashe” not only include guided tours by local associations, but also take guests to taste delicious local food and experience DIY events with local characteristics.

 

Contact:

Tourism Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government

07-7995-6785#1532

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Cycling Fun on Taitung’s Cycling Tracks

 

Event description:

In this seamless transportation event that aims to boost Taitung’s tourism by bike, tourists are shuttled by car to various scenic spots where they can then enjoy cycling. This year’s annual event focuses on cycling tracks and boasts a variety of local dining, LOHAS stores, and DIY events so that tourists from Taiwan and abroad can appreciate the beauty of Taitung, and fall in love with the city.

 

Date of event: September 1st – October 15th, 2018

 

Suitable for: General public

 

Cycling route:

Dawu Jinfeng Sky Road, Jingang Avenue in Changbin, Chenggong, and getaway trip in the Baosang Rift Valley

 

Highlights:

Join the Jialang Tribe’s welcome blessing and prayer, take a look at the South of South- the South-Link Art Program, enjoy traditional dances and performances at the Amis Tribe Folk Culture Center, experience the ecology at Fushan Fisheries Resources Conservation Area, visit the supremely beautiful Jingang Avenue in Changbin, and experience the coffee culture at Meinong organic coffee plantation through DIY activities.

 

Contact:

Tourism Department, Taitung County Government

089-326141 ext. 362

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2018 Year of the Bay

Trip of Dreams and Fulfillment on Bike

Event description:

1.     Penghu International Fireworks Festival

2.     A humanities trip that will have you exploring Penghu’s geology

3.    In-depth guided tour of historical sites

 

Date of event:

A. Session 1:

April 26th, 2018 – May 1st, 2018

 6 days

B. Session 2:

November 10th -15th , 2018

6 days

 

Suitable for:

1.   Round-the-island tour for hand-cyclists: 30 people

2.     Round-the-island tour for average cyclists: 30 people

 

Cycling routes:

Session 1:

A trip of dream fulfillment that takes cyclists across five islands during the Year of Bay Tourism.

1.    Huxi Township, Penghu Island- a tour of Magong’s historical sites

2.    Northern round-the-island trip: a trip to Baisha Township- Xiyu (Western Islet)

3.  Romantic Trip to Qimei Island- Wangan geology and humanities trip- Southern round-the-island trip of Penghu’s main island

 

Session 2:

A trip of dream fulfillment that takes cyclists to Formosa (Taiwan) during the Year of Bay Tourism

1. Taipei- Shimen Water Dam- Guanxi/Sun Moon Lake- Checheng- Jiji/ Chiayi- Lantan Lake- Baihe- Wushantou

2.   Donggang- Dapengwan- Kenting- Erluanbi/ Taitung- Jialulan- Donghe- Terrace of the Three Immortals- Eight Immortals Cave/ Yilan

3.   Caoling Tunnel- Fulong- Longdong- Ruifang- Taipei

 

Highlights:

1. The entire trip takes you across five beautiful islands: Taiwan, Penghu, Wanan, Qimei, and Yuweng.

2. Exploration of special scenic spots along the “coasts, rivers, lakes, and bays” included in the itinerary.

3. With the theme of “travel and exercise”, hand-cycling allows you to go on a 15 km/h slow-paced trip to enjoy Taiwan’s world-class landscapes. We encourage everyone to set free their body and mind on these paths.

 

Contact:

 Upbeat Living Support Association

02-2729-9347

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2018 6th International Cycling Tour de Taiwan for the Hearing Impaired

 

Event description:

Held every two years since 2008, this event is currently the only multi-day international tour de Taiwan competition, as well as the most influential and attention-attracting event among all the world’s cycling events for the hearing impaired. This year, athletes with normal hearing (a total of 13 teams) will be allowed to participate in the competition.

 

Date of event: November 4th-11th , 2018

 

Suitable for:

Cyclists from Taiwan and abroad, either hearing impaired or not.

 

Cycling routes:

8 days 7 nights; a total of 7 competition days

First leg: Taipei City Government – Heping Island, Keelung

Second leg: Arts and Cultural District, Taoyuan City – Wuqi Fish Port, Taichung

Third leg: National Taichung Theater – Taijiang National Park, Tainan

Fourth leg: Tainan City Government – Sheding Park, Kenting

Fifth leg: Erluanbi, Kenting – Shouka, South-Link Highway

Sixth leg: National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung – Farglory Ocean Park, Hualien

National Center for Traditional Arts, Yilan – Taipingshan National Forest Recreational Area

 

Highlight:

The only multi-day tour de Taiwan international competition seen in Taiwan.

 

Contact:

TSLD Taiwan Sports Industry Development Association

02-8809-33830932379804

www.deafsports.org.tw/2018ctftd/

 

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