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    Cycling in Taiwan

    This page contains some general information and links about cycling in Taiwan. Please also see Cycling in Taiwan at Taiwanderful and the posts in the cycling category at David on Formosa.

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    Taipei International Cycle Show

    The dates for Taipei Cycle 2014 are from March 5 to 8 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 (near Taipei 101).

    Taichung Bike Week

    Taichung Bike Week is held annually in November. The dates for 2014 are 4 to 7 November.

    Tour de Taiwan

    The Tour de Taiwan is held annually in March and usually coincides with Taipei Cycle. More details on the Tour de Taiwan website.

    Bikes on Ren'ai Road
    Cyclists on Ren'ai Road during Car Free Day in Taipei 2006.

    Critical Mass

    Bike Smiling

    Bike Smiling (微笑單車上路) is Taipei's version of Critical Mass. It was held regularly from 2007 to 2009. The Bike Smiling blog is mostly written in Chinese but it contains a good archive of reports about past rides and many issues related to cycling and sustainable transport in Taipei and Taiwan.

    20 April 2013 Critical Mass Taiwan

    More recently some Critical Mass rides were held around Taiwan on 20 April and 22 September 2013. For more information see the @criticalmasstw Twitter account.

    Bike hire

    There are numerous options for hiring bikes in Taiwan. These range from cheap hourly hire to fully equipped touring bikes for multi-day tours. Jeff's Taiwan has information about Giant's rental program for touring bikes. I have used this service and it is excellent although it requires some advance planning.

    U-bike
    Public bike sharing system in Taipei.

    C-bike
    Public bike sharing system in Kaohsiung.

    Taipei and Kaohsiung both have public bike share systems. The system in Taipei is known as Youbike (or U-Bike) and in Kaohsiung it's known as C-Bike. See the links below for more information.

    Bikes on trains

    Taiwan in Cycles has compiled detailed information in English about taking bikes on trains.

    Arriving at the Presidential Office
    Cyclists approaching the Presidential Office on "Bike Day" in 2008.

    Interesting articles about Taiwan cycling

    Taiwan cycling photos

    Links


    Last updated 23 December 2013
    David's Guide to Taiwan
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