BikingMan Taiwan Sprint Race | Race type

From November 3rd to 8th 2024
BikingMan Taiwan #3

Challenge our mythical stage! 4 years after the last edition of the BikingMan on the island that the Portuguese nicknamed “Formosa” (the beautiful one), we worked on a new version of the route. The legendary Wuling Pass (3275m) which crosses the Taroko gorges will be on the program to end the 2024 season in apotheosis…

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BikingMan Taiwan in numbers

Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace start Taipei
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1,000 km
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal elevation 18,000 m
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
Taiwan By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 3

History and symbols of Taiwan

Taiwan is an island located 180 km east of mainland China. Until the Dutch and Spanish colonized it in the 17th century, it was inhabited by aborigines. After colonization, mass “Han” immigration from the mainland now forms the largest ethnic group. The island was part of the Tungning Kingdom and then the Qing Dynasty. It was later lost to Japan in 1895 during the Sino-Japanese War.

Today, Taiwan enjoys a blend of traditional Chinese culture, Japanese history and Western influence. This splendid island enjoys subtropical temperatures in the north, central temperate mountainous regions and a tropical climate in the south. This unique cycling experience will take you through all these different climates, through a variety of national parks and along the South China Sea.

Expect a very hilly tropical racing experience. In November, you can expect hot and humid weather, although not as hot as during the summer months.

The course is 100% asphalt on very good quality Taiwanese secondary roads. We recommend using:

  • Comfortable road bike such as the Origine Axxome 3 GTR
  • Minimum 25mm tires (tubeless for comfort) or 32 or even 34mm for “cruising” on descents
  • Single chainring or compact front transmission (50-34 teeth) and 11-32 tooth cassette (or 11-34 teeth for maximum comfort in bumps)

For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you to participate in the race. The organization will ensure that you are in possession of the mandatory equipment when athletes and bikes check-in.

  • GPS tracker – provided by the organization
  • 1x set of 4 spare AAA batteries (lithium) (for the GPS tracker)
  • Bike GPS – Wahoo / Garmin type or equivalent
  • 1x bicycle helmet
  • 1x front light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x rear light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x bicycle pump (mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x inner tube + 1x repair kit (patch + glue + tire changer – mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x set of spare brake pads
  • Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organization)
  • 1x pair of gloves
  • Reflective clothing (eg: Audax vest, yellow safety vest…)
  • 1x survival blanket
  • 1x jacket or jersey with light rain protection, ideally with a hood
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB battery)
  • Identity document + paper or digital copy of it (ex: keep a copy of your passport or identity card on your personal cloud)

You can find all the documents for the race on your Dashboard space

Find useful information on the logistics and schedule of the race below. The race village will be located in Taipei approximately 60 minutes from the international airport by MRT (Taiwan Rapid Metro).

  • Check-in: Sunday November 3rd from 7am to 10am.
  • Pre-race Briefing: Sunday November 3rd at 10:30am.
  • Race Start: Sunday November 3rd at 12pm.
  • CP1: Location to be confirmed 1 month before the race
  • CP2: Location to be confirmed 1 month before the race
  • CP3: Location to be confirmed 1 month before the race
  • Race cutoff time: Friday November 8th at 12pm.
  • Closing lunch: Friday November 8th at 1pm (to be confirmed).

The participants Board

End your sporting year with a legendary event in the heart of an exotic territory that few ultracyclists have explored. Take a different look at the island of Taiwan, which is a gem for lovers of extreme cycling adventures. The #bikingmanFamily will be there with some well-known names from the series who have already embarked on the adventure…

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • Goodies BikingMan (personnalized race cap, bag, water bottle etc)
  • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Race manual with GPS track
  • Bag storage during the race

Security and supervision

  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race Briefing for all participants
  • Race angels at checkpoints and on the road
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety
  • SOS function on the tracker
  • Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
  • Communication group dedicated to the athletes

Media Coverage

  • Radio Cyclo studio to give you the floor
  • OWAKA Livetracking platform in real time
  • Media cars to immortalize your exploits
  • Professional photographers and videographers on the road
  • Race animation on social networks

After the race

  • Finisher Medal
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Prize pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Projection of the film of the end of the race
  • Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
  • The unique experience and atmosphere of the BikingMan events

SOptional services

  • Hotel partners with negotiated rates
  • Insurance to cover you during the event
  • Bike mechanics accessible during the check-in
  • Massage service to help you recover from your adventure
  • Photo Packs in HD and personnalized
  • Personal video packs of your best moments

What I will find at checkpoints

  • Race Angels present for your comfort 24 hours a day
  • Rest area with self-service mattress for micro-naps <1h
  • Power supply to recharge your equipment (gps, lights etc.)
  • Water supplies and energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

Our Race Partners Equipement & media

How to register?

Participate SOLO (299€) or in PAIR (2x 299€) with a teammate.

Places are limited, by reserving your bib, you will receive the conditions negotiated for each participant (airline and hotels) in order to organize your logistics.

The media talk about BikingMan Taiwan

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