2020 Tour of East Taiwan 365 Challenge - INFORMATION

2020 Tour of East Taiwan 365 Challenge
█ NOTE: We are also offering for the first time ever a special offer, extended Tour of East Taiwan 6-Day bicycle tour! Please go to https://www.taiwankomtours.com for details and sign up on our Tour de East Taiwan registration page
The 2020 Tour of East Taiwan Cycling Series - 365 km Challenge will be held on April 11th ~ 12th, while 2020 will be the 20th anniversary of this event! The event will be held over two days in Eastern Taiwan. On Day 1, riders will ride along the Coastal Highway (No.11) and thus able to experience the amazing scenery of the Pacific Ocean from Hualien to Taitung.
On Day 2, riders will cycle along the No.9 highway to enjoy the landscapes of the East Rift Valley from Taitung back to Hualien. East Taiwan is the last remaining cycling paradise on the island thanks to that it is neither highly urbanized nor industrialized. Participating in this challenge ride, you will enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and mountains along the way. Meeting friendly people is another special experience. We sincerely invite you to join us!
NOTE: We are also offering for the first time ever a special offer, extended Tour of East Taiwan 6-Day bicycle tour! Please go to https://www.taiwankomtours.com for details and sign up on our Tour de East Taiwan registration page
一、 Directed by:Hualien County Government, Taitung County Government.
二、 Organizer: Taiwan Cyclist Federation.
三、 Date: Apr.11th ~ 12th, 2020 (Sat. ~ Sun.)
四、 Event on-site Check-in:

Apr.10th, 13:00 – 18:00 at Astar Hotel Hualien (No.6-1, Minchuan Road, Hualien City).
15:00 – 17:00 Tour of East Taiwan 20th Anniversary Images Review Exhibition.
Event Briefing: Apr.10th, 17:00 at Conference Room – 1F at Astar Hotel Hualien.

五、 Route & Schedule:
  • Apr.11th : Hualien Taitung via Taiwan No.11 highway(170km).Time allowance 11 hrs.
    • 05:00~      Sign up & day bag transportation check-in. (Astar Hotel Hualien)
    • 06:00        Start: Astar Hotel Hualien – Hualien Bridge – Nioushan Tunnel – Jiqi –Changbin – Tulik – Taitung City.
    • 10:00         Lunch / Baxientong parking lot (79kms from start.)
    • 17:00        Finish: Formosan Naruwan Hotel & Resort Taitung.
    • 13:00~17:30 Daybag claim – at the hotel.
  • Apr.12th : Taitung Hualien via Taiwan No.9 highway(170km). Time allowance 11 hrs.
    • 05:00~      Sign up & daybag transportation check-in. (Naruwan Hotel & Resort)
    • 06:00        Start: Naruwan Hotel & Resort– Luyeh – Fuli – Wuho – Guangfu – Fenglin – No.11C - Astar Hotel Hualien.
    • 10:00~       Lunch / Guangfu Sugar Factory parking lot (126kms from start)
    • 13:00~       Daybag claim – Astar Hotel.
    • 17:00        Finish: Astar Hotel Hualien.
                        (Freshening wash available by the Organizer.)
六、 Rider Qualifications: Experienced riders able to cover long distance over 150km in a day.
  Entry Fee: NT$2,500 per person. Entry Fee Covered: Event shirt, 20th anniversary bike plate, 2 finisher medals, day bag, digital finisher certificate, lunches, timing chip and number patch, feeding stations, basic insurance, day bag transportation and recovery vehicle service.

Optional order items of transportation, hotel reservation, and event souvenirs:
Railroad transportation of 4/10 Taipei to Hualien and 4/12 Hualien to Taipei;
Hotel rooms for 4/10 in Hualien and 4/11 in Taitung;
Event jersey, event T-shirt.

  These optional items could be ordered on the registration webpage.
  Timing Chip Deposit:
  NT$1,000 per person (Deposit to be pre-paid in event registration. To be refunded when returning the chip at the finish. NT$1,000 penalty for each chip lost.)
  Categories: All types of bicycles
  1. M 20 – Age 15 ~ 24(1996 – 2005)
  2. M 25 – Age 25 ~ 29(1991 – 1995)
  3. M 30 – Age 30 ~ 34(1986 – 1990)
  4. M 35 – Age 35 ~ 39(1981 – 1985)
  5. M 40 – Age 40 ~ 44(1976 – 1980)
  6. M 45 – Age 45 ~ 49(1971 – 1975)
  7. M 50 – Age 50 and above(~1970)
  8. W 20 – Female Age 15 ~ 29(1991- 2005)
  9. W 30 – Female Age 30 ~ 39(1981 -1990)
  10. W 40 – Female Age 40 and above(~1980)
  11. Pedalec(Electric-assisted): no age-categorized.

Online registration by visiting www.cyclist.org.tw and clicking into the event registration page. Online registration ends on Mar.5th.

Payment: Following the registration webpage instruction, you may proceed to the credit card payment. For any order change, please kindly email us via service@cyclist.org.tw before Mar.5th. From Mar.6th on, any order change will NOT be acceptable.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Riders are only permitted to ride bikes with full braking system. The bicycle must be mounted with front and rear lighting for illumination when going through tunnels.
  2. Riders must wear cycling jerseys and helmets at all time during riding.
  3. Please make sure that your bike is properly maintained prior to the event and remember to bring your personal spare parts.
  4. Please attach your event identification materials as shown below:
5. Riders must ride on the right side of road and obey traffic rules. Riding in the wrong direction/lane (left side) is prohibited.
6. There will be feeding stations every 25~45kms along the route. Riders should slow down and ride to the roadside to approach the feeding zone for taking feeding supplies.
7. Day bag claim:
  1. Apr. 11th – Please receive your transported day bag at the Formosan Naruwan Hotel & Resort Taitung.
  2. Apr. 12th – Please receive your luggage at 1F at Astar Hotel Hualien.
  3. Please make sure each piece of your luggage has a clear and easy-to-read   luggage tag for identifying your luggage.
  4. Please hand over your day bag to the Day Bag Transportation truck in time before you start the riding. Do NOT put valuables or fragile items in the day bag for transportation.
  5. We recommend you bring just one piece of luggage for the event. DO NOT hand over the hard-shell bike box to the day bag truck.
8. The rider insurance of this event is Public Liability Insurance, in which any personal health problem during the event or any riding injury caused by personal health problem will not be included in this insurance. Riders are recommended to buy personal health and medical care insurance.
9. Participants will be covered with the Travel Insurance and the Public Liability Insurance.  The Public Liability Insurance covers the accident only that Organizer is responsible for.  Each participant should evaluate his/her own safety regarding personal health conditions when deciding whether to participate in his event. Participants should apply for extra personal insurance policy at his/her own cost when considering that the aforementioned insurance is insufficient. Please refer to the Insurance Policy Website for the coverage details of the Travel Insurance and the Public Liability Insurance. The Organizer is only responsible for the indemnity amount with the maximum payment of claims per person as the insurance policy offers. Do not register the event if you do not agree with the coverage, items, indemnity amount of insurance policy.
10. According to the Insurance Law, riders under 15 years old would not be compensated with death indemnity under Life or Injury Insurance policy.
11. For the medical insurance needs, if any hospital medical treatment is caused by an event accident, keep all receipt and diagnosis certificates (issued by a doctor) and give these later to the Taiwan Cyclist Federation for insurance payment application needs.
12. This event is a physically challenging ride. Riders who have hypertension, cardiopathy, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, epileptoid, are not recommended to join this event.
13. The Organizer has the right to stop riders from riding depending on the rider's health condition at any time before or during the event.
14. Riders with time chips installed must pass the time recording zone at the Start Point and at the Finish Point for official time recordings.
15. Depending on the weather or any natural disaster, the Organizer has the right to stop or cancel the event, with regards to concern for rider safety.
16. Riders shall not dispose of any rubbish throughout the route and event area.
17. The Organizer has the right to use any reports/articles and images of the event for promotional purposes.
18. Please watch for any information updates with regards to this event, which will be announced on the T.C.F. website: www.cyclist.org.tw & Facebook fans page: www.facebook.com/tcf1999.
七、 Contact:  Taiwan Cyclist Federation

Tel:+886-2-8919-3595  Fax:+886-2-8919-3311  E-Mail:service@cyclist.org.tw 
Website: www.cyclist.org.tw  Address: 1F, No.17, Lane 100, Chungxing Road Section 2, Xindian District, Xinbei City 231, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Remark: the design is for reference and subject to change.