TAIPEI (The China Post) — The 2019 Taiwan Cycling Festival officially kicked off on Oct. 17 with a grand opening ceremony that will be followed by a month-long series of bike events around Taiwan, including Taiwan KOM Challenge on Oct. 25 and the Sun Moon Lake ComeBike Day on Nov. 3.
Taiwan KOM Challenge
The Taiwan KOM Challenge requires participants to climb from sea level to 3,275 meters in 100 km to Wuling in central Taiwan. Starting from Quixingtan Beach in Hualien and passing through the Taroko Gorge, the race ends on the highest road in Taiwan, at Wuling Pass on Mt. He Huan.
ComeBike Day Festival
ComeBike Day festival will unfold on Nov. 3 at the Sun Moon Lake, located in central Taiwan, Nantou County. The festival will feature a series of competitions, including the Round the Sun Moon Lake Challenge Ride, the Sun Moon Lake Bike Trail Fun Ride, and the Sun Moon Lake Children’s Push Bike Competition.
The journey around the Sun Moon Lake is considered one of the most beautiful cycling routes in the world. The trip is about 30 km in full length with challenging up and downs. Along the road, participants will see “Ita Thao,” an aboriginal tribe, temples, and Xiangshan Overlooking the platform. This event is a perfect opportunity to go around the Sun Moon Lake.
Although the time slot for registration has passed, interested parties can still go and witness the spectacular festival.
By Shelly Yang