Cycling in Taiwan
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 2013 are 5 to 8 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.
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.
More recently some Critical Mass rides were held around Taiwan on 20 April 2013. For more information see the @criticalmasstw Twitter account.
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.
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.
Interesting articles about Taiwan cycling
Taiwan cycling photos
Last updated 2 May 2013
David's Guide to Taiwan
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