Sun Moon Lake cycling event to kick off April 29

The China Post news staff

For biking fans looking forward to new challenges in Taiwan, here comes the best opportunity; The 8th annual Sun Moon Lake biking event, co-organized by the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration (日月潭風景管理處) and the biking company Merida (美利達自行車), will take place on April 29 in central Taiwan.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Merida Sun Moon Lake Biking event on the Merida website ( Three routes are open to a total of 4,000 participants — the family leisure course, the around-the-lake course, and the self-challenge course. In addition to receiving unique souvenirs from the Merida, participants will be granted various accommodation and dining discounts in the Sun Moon Lake area.

The self-challenge course, which measures to a total of 60 kilometers, is organized along the most picturesque Sun Moon Lake sites, where bikers can enjoy the quietness of rural sceneries while pushing for one’s limits.