How many people are going?
We expect over 100 cyclists. The bike tour company will have cycling guides to direct traffic. Bike mechanics, as well as medical personal, will travel in our group to ensure everyone’s safety.
Where do we meet on the 20th?
9:00am: We gather in front of the Red House in Ximen to begin Check-in. Don’t be late!
By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Bannan Blue Line to MRT Ximen Station. Red House Ximending is about one minute walk from exit no.1 of MRT Ximen Station.
What if I bring my own bike?
Please bring a bike helmet if you are bringing your own bike.
Please note: We do not recommend folding bikes or bicycles built for two for this riding distance. If you bring an e-bike, you are responsible for your own power charge.
If I am renting a bike from you, what does my bike rental include?
If you rent a bike from us, your rental will include a hybrid bike with road tires, bike helmet, water bottle, and a small bike pouch that can hold sunscreen and a wallet.
What if something happens to my bike?
One of the tour guides is a bike mechanic. The tour company also brings a spare bike.
How hard is the ride and what is the route like?
The ride is about 50% road cycling along cars and 50% on bike routes away from cars.
You can expect about 5-7 hours of time riding your bicycle each day. This is a ride, not a race, so there will be frequent stops and a one hour lunch break. The bike guides will try to allow for different paces while also maintaining us as a group.
We recommend that you join us on our training rides leading up to this event. It’s also a great way to meet the new friends you’ll spend the weekend with in October.
What if I can’t finish the ride?
We expect that all participants complete the bike ride. However, if you have an injury or feel that your health is at risk, you and your bike will be transported by the support van.
What will I eat?
We recommend you eat a light breakfast the morning of the 20th. Your tour includes lunch and dinner on the 20th as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the 21st and 22nd. There will be plenty of snacks and beverages during the bike ride. We have noted your dietary preferences. Meals will be arranged by “meat” and “vegan”, and you can select accordingly.
Where do we park our bikes at night?
The hotel will give us a group parking spot for the bikes. If you are bringing your own bike of high value, we recommend you keep it in your hotel room. Please also bring a bike lock for Closing Ceremonies.
How do I pack?
Please check out our packing list to prepare you for your trip. Bring no more than one suitcase that will be transported directly to the hotel. You can also bring a small backpack that you will have access to during the lunch break.
Can I bring my children?
Given the distance of the ride, this event is for adults only.
Can my spouse, partner, friend, or children come visit me at the hotel?
We will be having group dinners along with evening activities. Please let us know ahead of time that you’d like us to include your dinner guest, and we can arrange the purchase of an additional meal.
What time do we get back on Sunday?
We expect to be back at Ximen around 5:00. We then will have a closing ceremony and dinner at Mudan at from approximately 5:00- 7:00.
What if it rains?
Rain is frequent in Taiwan and you should bring a raincoat in case of wet weather. We cycle in light to moderate rain. In case of heavy rain, we will be transported by bus to our destination for the day.
What happens if there is a typhoon or a COVID outbreak?
The tour company would make the decision of canceling the tour based on what the city government decides, then of course the tour would be canceled and people’s money will be refunded per government guidelines