2014 Taipei City Bicycle Festival Event International Cycling Tour in Taipei

Joining Taipei city cycling tours is a good way to see and enjoy the fantastic culture of Taipei city. Taipei city cycling tours provide entertaining, energetic, and historical trips, and all of the guides are so experienced and hospitable that they will bring you impressive tours in Taipei. After finishing a whole day tour, you will receive a special Taipei's headwear.Joining Taipei City Cycling Tours is a good way to see the city, and enjoy the scenic beauty deeply in Taipei city. Taipei city cycling tour is entertaining, informative, and genuine, we make sure our guides are so experienced and hospitable that they will bring you impressive tours in Taipei. After finishing a whole day tour, you will receive a special Taipei's headwear.

Event Host: Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government
Event execution: Formosa Lohas Cycling Association

STARTING TIME: at 8:00am
DURATION: One Day, around 7~8 hours
RESERVATIONS: Please downlad the Registration Form from the link of https://www.dropbox.com/s/uhwa9ep9uhbey27/Taipei%20Bike%20Festival_Registration%20Form.doc?dl=0 to make a reservation, AND email back to taipeibikefestival@gmail.com.
PRICE: Free
QUALIFICATION: Foreigner, need to have a foreign passport

Route 1: Dadaocheng Culture & Cycling Aside Tamsui River Tour

Date: Dec. 20th, 2014
Length & Distance: 22km ★
Level of Difficulty: Easy. All flat road without challenging climb.

Highlights:

You will ride through the old streets in Dalongdong and Dadaocheng area. The historic temples and buildings include Taipei Confucius Temple, Baoan Temple, Xiahai City God Temple, and old storefront buildings on Dihua St. You will enjoy the cycling tour in the afternoon on the way to Guandu Nature Park. Guandu Nature Park is situated at the junction of Tamshui River and Jilong River in the north of Taiwan. Guandu is a major stopover site for migrating birds, especially waterfowls and shorebirds, and it’s also an important wintering and breeding ground for many species.

Map Link: http://tour.xplova.com/routeDetail/index.php?GUID=80E1B2E9-FE54-68D4-EE10-CA832054ECC8&ts=1416757680852

Route 2: Taipei Architecture & Riverside Tour

Date: January 10th, 2014
Length & Distance: 40km ★★
Level of Difficulty: Easy. All flat road but slightly long distance.

Highlights:

Taipei Architecture & Riverside Tour Our All-in-one Tour is well known in Taipei. You will have a wonderful experience, no matter whether or not you have experienced it before. You'll see the characteristics of Taipei in this tour: Taipei's distinguished buildings, landmarks, old architecture, and the memorial hall along the Zhongshan North and South road. You will travel around the delightful riverside parks, fantastic Taipei Water Park and Museum of Drinking Water. You will enjoy the trip which ends in Gonguan Riverside.

Map Link: http://tour.xplova.com/routeDetail/index.php?GUID=4E64A257-4BEF-3E8A-B27F-A8CBD89F3183&ts=1415517205854

Please email to taipeibikefestival@gmail.com for the registration.
Registration form can be download thru the link of https://www.dropbox.com/s/uhwa9ep9uhbey27/Taipei%20Bike%20Festival_Registration%20Form.doc?dl=0
Consulting Phone number: +886 2 25779598 (local dial: 02-25779598)

WHO CAN JOIN?

Anyone who is interested in cycling Taipei and who has a foreign passport can join. The tour is only for the foreigners but not domestic people.

COMPETENCY AND FITNESS:

Intermediate riders desiring to explore the Taipei city by bike.

PLACE AVAILABLE: Maximum 30 people per ride.

REGISTRATION:

  • Email to taipeibikefestival@gmail.com by downloading the registration form, or call +886.2.2577.9598 to make your reservation of the tour.
  • Please note that your reservation is only valid after we confirm your registration with replying email. If you don’t receive our confirmation letter after 3 days of your registration, then please contact us to ensure your reservation.
  • You will receive a pre-trip notice before the tour.
  • You need to make a reservation first, and we will arrange your insurance within the tour.
  •  A lunch box is included in the tour without extra charge.

INCLUSIONS:

   Bike, Helmet, water bottle, water supply, lunch box, headwear.

OTHER NOTICE:

Please bring your personal belongings includes gloves, small backpack with personal medicine, and necessary goods like camera. Sport shoes, pants, and light coats are needed. We will prepare a convenient raincoat for you.

Canceling must be done 3 days in advance before the tour.

SAFETY TIPS:

Bicycles and pedestrian paths are shared facilities and thus should be used with caution and courtesy.

Please note the following guidelines when using the bike way in the city:

Cyclists must give way to pedestrians, wheelchairs, pushers, and etc. However, pedestrians should be considerate to notice the needs of cyclists and try to step aside when possible.

Cyclists and pedestrians should be aware of:

roads and bike way intersections; and
bike way and pedestrian path intersections.

FAQ

  • ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR?
    Reservations are required. We suggest that you book in advance so that you are guaranteed a spot on the tour, and it also helps us to make a better plan for your tour.
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR?
    Be sure to bring your camera and some cash for the leisure break. We also recommend that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it get’s chilly during the tour.
  • DO I NEED TO RESERVE A BIKE SEPARATELY?
    No. The bike is included in the tour, so just show up and we will take care of the rest!
  • DO WE STOP FOR LUNCH?
    Yes, we will make a stop for lunch during the tour. We will serve you the lunch box and sports drink.
  • IS THIS TOUR APPROPRIATE FOR KIDS?
    Our tours are great options for families, and kids are very welcome. Our Tour is a bit longer, so please consider whether this longer activity is appropriate for your kids. One is 40KM, and the other is 22KM.
  • WHAT IF I HAVEN’T RIDDEN A BIKE IN A WHILE?
    Don’t worry! It’s just like riding a bike! Our tours are at a very comfortable pace, so don’t worry if you are not very used to bike riding. If you are worried about the comfort of the bike, feel free to come earlier and take a few practice laps under the instruction of our bike tour guides.
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
    The tour will still be held even under the rain. We will prepare a convenient raincoat for you without any fee.
  • DO WE GO INSIDE THE MUSEUMS AND MEMORIAUL HALLS?
    You do enter Museum and/or memorial halls where you will participate with a great lecturer.
2014 Taipei Bike Festival    Organized by Department of Transportation, Taipei City Goverment   
Executed by Formosa Lohas Cycling Association 02-2577-9598     EMail: taipeibikefestival@gmail.com