OMAN Sprint RACE BIKINGMAN | Race type November 4th to 8th 2019

BikingMan TAIWAN #2

Explore this tropical region in an adventure that will take you on a loop around the island, starting and finishing in the vibrant capital of Taipei. You will ride southwest through the Yushan National Park, passing by the foothills of Mont YuShan (Jade Mountain), Taiwan’s highest mountain standing at 3.952m asl. After reaching the southern parts of Taiwan you cross the mountains and follow the stunning east coast back north, before turning inlands into the Taroko National Park, taking on one of the longest climbs in the world, cycling from sea level up to 2.600m asl. Once you conquered this beast expect endless downhills through the valley next to the Shei-Pa National Park before hitting a final section of rolling hills back to Taipei.

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History and symbols of Taiwan

Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa (“beautiful”), is a small island located 180km east of mainland China. Up until the Dutch and Spanish colonized the island in the 17th century the land was inhabited by aborigines. After the colonization, “Han” mass immigration started from the mainland, which is now the largest ethnical group. The island was part of the Kingdom of Tungning before being part of the Qing Dynasty, and was later lost to Japan during the Sino-Japanese war in 1895.

Modern day Taiwan is a mix of traditional Chinese culture, Japanese history and western influence. This beautiful island has subtropical temperatures in the north, temperate central mountainous regions and tropical climate in the south. This unique cycling experience will take you through all of these various climates, through a variety of national parks, along the southern China sea.

Expect a hilly tropical racing experience, including taking on one of the longest climbs in the world, from sea level to 2.600m, part of the Taiwanese KOM Challenge. Racing in November, you can expect a hot and humid climate, but not as warm as during the summer months.

BikingMan Taiwan in numbers

Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace format Sprint
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1 150 km
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 20 000 m
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5D – 120H
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointCheckpoints 2

Athletes Hall of FAME

Come as you are is the number one rule for BikingMAN races. Being the final BikingMan Series race of the year, Taiwan will be an ambitious challenge for all the athletes with a mix of jungle and mountainous riding! Check the Taiwan Hall of Fame to discover the athletes who’s signed up for BIKINGMAN Taiwan.

What’s included in my inscription

  • Baggage handling at race start/finish
  • OSM map + GPS route
  • Taiwanese SIM card for foreign athletes
  • Survival map water and tear-proof
  • BikingMan Race Package cycling jersey, T-shirt, water bottle, cap, race bag + sponsor surprises
  • GPS beacon dedicated to tracking and safety
  • Live tracking platform with dedicated app
  • Race briefing with official bib of the race
  • BikingMan teams at checkpoints to control your progression
  • Media cars dedicated to race promotion
  • Access to prize pool finisher goodies + finisher party

What’s not included

  • Accommodations before/during/after the event
  • Medical certificate
  • Personal insurance with repatriation option

How to enter as a SOLO or as a PAIR

The registration fee starts at 499 euros for athletes registering before the end of June 2019, 539 euros until the end of August 2019 and 579 euros until registration closes.
Only 100 slots are available. Priority is given to 2018 veterans. Then, a first come first served approach is applied.

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