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2019 East of Taiwan, featuring the limited edition cycling jersey designed by Yosifu



2019 East of Taiwan

Organized by the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area Administration (referred to as the administration hereafter), the highly anticipated annual cycling festival, 2019 East of Taiwan kicks off in August. The festival this year encompasses four types of cycling trips that cater to families, the disabled and competitive cyclists respectively. Professional and non-professional cyclists of all ages and nationalities are welcome to join the festival and explore the scenic East of Taiwan.

2019 East of Taiwan is not about cycling speed or distance, said Director Kuo of the administration. The varied series of slow-paced cycling itineraries take participants to the best attractions in Hualien and Taitung. Moreover, a new theme of township tours is introduced. Itineraries include the Guanshan Township 27-km Cycling Trip, Barrier-free Cycling Trip, East of Taiwan 320-km and 175-km Cycling Challenge, and the Fenglin Township 28-km Cycling Trip. Participants can sign up for rides according to personal physicality. Cyclists will immerse in the spectacular scenery and unique township cultures of the East via stamp collection on a map, DIY experiences, and social media check-in activities.

Director Kuo also mentioned that the administration collaborated with Yosifu, an Amis artist from Yuli, Hualien who is currently based in Britain, to create a limited edition cycling jersey and polo shirt featuring an aboriginal-style totem symbolic of harvest. The jerseys and polo shirts will be available for purchase, and some will be allocated as lucky draw prizes for finishers.

This summer, join the administration in cycling along the stunning East Coast of Taiwan. You will be taking in the spectacular countryside scenery with the soothing orchestra of birds and bugs in the background. You might find yourself in awe with the majestic central and coastal mountain ranges along Yufu Bike Trail, a cycling route that passes through both the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate. Cycling is the best way to see the East of Taiwan. Get ready to enjoy a slow-paced, laid-back and fun cycling trip!

The Guanshan Township 27-km Cycling Trip is now open for registration. The registration fee is NT$300 per person, which covers the number plate, food coupons, tickets for DIY experiences, event map, stamp collection card, finisher medal, certificate, polo shirt, insurance, and an NT$100 coupon for bicycle rental. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, and space is limited, so be sure to register ASAP!  

We sincerely invite you all to take a break from your busy lives and embark on a slow-paced trip to the East of Taiwan where you will find happiness.

For more information on the 2019 East of Taiwan events, go to the websites listed below.
You can also contact the Taiwan Cyclist Federation at 02-8919-3595.