2018 Taiwan Cycling Festival -Sun Moon Lake Come! Bikeday Sun Moon Lake - Yushan Tataka Challenge - EVENT INFO
2018 Taiwan Cycling Festival –
Sun Moon Lake Come! Bikeday
Sun Moon Lake - Yushan Tataka Challenge
In 2018 the “Sun Moon Lake Come! Bikeday” will take riders out further of the Sun Moon Lake to the Tataka (in 2618m height) in Yushan the highest mountain of Taiwan. This riding combined two of Taiwan iconic scenery area. Riders will ride all the way from the most famous tourism scenic the Sun Moon Lake up to the highest mountain area Yushan Tataka in Taiwan. The riding distance is about 80km and the route profile is continually uphill after the first 13km downhill which will lead riders experience an almost the top limit difficulty of a challenge ride.
1. Supervised by: Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Communication and Transportation (MOTC)
2. Organized by: Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC
3. Executed by: Taiwan Cyclist Federation
4. Date: Nov. 17, 2018 / (Sat.)
5. Start Line: Sun Moon Lake Xiangshan Visitor Center
6. Schedule: 06:00 Rider check- in./ Entry stuffs pick-up.
06:30 Riding notice reminding and opening ceremony
07:00 Riding starts (Timing Chip activates)
13:00 Finish line closed
7. Route: Xiangshan Visitor Center → No. 21 Highway → Toushe → Shueili → No. 21 Highway →Xinshan village → Xinyi → Tongfu → Wanggao Restaurant → Husband and Wife tree → Tataka visitor Center the Finish Line, about 80km, total height gain 2500m.
8. Feed Zone: First: Wanggao Restaurant at 51km. Second: No.21 highway 132km Parking Lot at 66km.
9. Eligibility: Riders over 15 years old, healthy, with long distance bike riding experience, willing to discover personal potential and challenge to finish the ride. Entry limit: 1000 riders.
10. Category: Riding with no group divisions. The result will be announced and categorized by age group. Only stander “Road Bike” allowed riding in this event.
11. Entry fee: 600 NTD per person. Entry fee cover the number information, meal ticket, lottery ticket, feed zone supply, finish medal, finish E-certificate, event T-shirt, souvenir cycling bottle and insurance fee.
12. Timing Chip Deposit: NT1000 per chip if lost.
(1) Every entry: NT 1000, deposit at check-in before the race, and refund after the event.
13. Entry:
(1) On-line entry only. The entry website: www.cyclist.org.tw
(2) Deadline: The entry will be closed on Oct. 22, 2018or closed when quota is full. 
(3) Please copy the entry receipt information as the event check in proof.
(4) Entry information must be correctly provided to avoid unnecessary problems.
14. Award:
(1) Riders finish riding within the time limit will be awarded with finish medal and certificate (down loaded on line).
(2) Japanese timing system (J-Chip) is adapted in the event, the finish certificate will include rider’s own finishing time, and the certificate will be available for download at the on-line registry web-site.
15. Notice:
(1) I am attending the challenge cycling event organized by Taiwan Cyclist Federation of my own free will.
(2) I have read and understand the details of the information and notices offered by organizer of this challenge cycling event with no comment.
(3) This event strictly prohibits participants from riding down the hill after the event by bicycle. The organizer is not responsible for any accident after participants cross the finish line. Riders please access by team car or other support vehicle. For riders without support vehicles, the organizer provides downhill shuttle service (please tick in the event registration webpage).
(4) Falling rocks alone the event route potential hazard. Riders are requested to consider these risks when deciding whether to participate in this event. Riders will be required to sign a waiver form before taking part in the event.
(5) The finish line is situated at an altitude of 2618M in which it may cause altitude sickness, and we expect that each rider finish the event in good physical condition. If riders feel the onset of the symptoms of altitude sickness or any other unhealthy feeling during the ride, they are strongly advised to stop riding immediately and seek medical attention/support.
(6) There is a certain degree of difficulty involved with this cycling event. Attendee should consider the risk of riding this event and evaluate his/her own health condition to decide if entry is appropriate. Any rider with any health issues, or history of health issues such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy and asthma, is not allowed to participate in this cycling race/event. The event organizer will not be responsible for any accident caused by these health issues.
(7) In high altitude mountain area, temperature and weather can change very fast. Riders are requested to prepare warm-keeping clothing at the finishing area or the backpack with post-event stuff are required to be handed over at the start line, and it will be carried to the finish area by the organizer.
(8) The Organizer has the right to terminate or pause the event if there is deemed to be any risk to the rider’s health and/or route safety. Riders and any other attendees must abide by this decision.
(9) All riders must ride standard road bike or flat bar road bike fitted with a full braking system front and rear. Both front and rear lights MUST also be mounted for riding through tunnels (some tunnels are without enough illumination) and foggy area. Jerseys cannot be sleeveless. Cycling helmets are mandatory.
(10) Riders must ride on the right side of road at ALL time. Riding against the flow of traffic on the left side is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification.
(11) All riders are responsible for the effective and safe working condition of their bicycles. Any rider on a bicycle deemed unsafe by the organizer will not be allowed to start the event.
(12) Riders pass the finish line in Tataka must follow the following procedure: Receive the finishing medal, take personal bag back, refund time chip, take team car or pre-ordered official transportation car. The official transportation car will go back to where it from.
(13) Riders must prepare their own team cars or order the official transportation service for downhill transportation. The transportation buses (also used for warm-keeping) will depart on 13:00.
(14) Riders should carry their health insurance card during the event. If any rider crashed and injured when riding, please seek medical care immediately and keep the receipt and diagnosis certificate for latter insurance claims.
(15) Participants will be covered with the Travel Insurance (Insured Amount: NTD 2 million per person) and the Public Liability Insurance (Insured Amount: NTD 5 million per person). The “Public Liability Insurance” which is for accident payments caused by organizer responsibility only. That means, based on the law, the insurance only covers the race or event accident payments that is caused by the organizer's liability. Please refer to the event insurance policy website (click here) of “Public Liability Insurance” for the coverage details of the event insurance. The organizer is only responsible for the indemnity amount with the maximum price per person as the insurance policies offers. Do not register for the event if you do not agree with the coverage, items, and indemnity amount of insurance policy. Any personal health issues during the event or any riding injury caused by a personal health problem will not be included in the insurance. Riders that have personal health problems should not attend this event.
(16) All entry information provided by the rider must be correct. The rider is responsible for all results caused by incorrect registration information.
(17) If the weather on the event day is bad, the organizer will announce the new event policy at the Riders’ Meeting/Pre-event briefing. For example, the organizer may cut short the riding time limit or shorten the riding distance…etc.
(18) In case of extreme weather conditions or a local government suspension of traffic on the event route, the Organizer retains the right to delay, to terminate or to postpone the event, change the time limit of check point, to alter the route at any time. In the event of such cases, all information will be forthcoming at the appropriate time.
(19) The Organizer has the right to publish or share all event-related videos, photos, event results on media, internet, galleries etc. Attendee and riders must agree to the right of the Organizer to use all materials for promotion.
(20) Cherishing the natural environment, riders are forbidden to litter all the way of riding route.
Anyone doing so will be immediately disqualified from the event.
(21) Any additional information, updates, alterations and new information will be made and posted on Event Website. www.cyclist.org.twand TCF facebook pagaes.

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