2017 All Star Challenge Series_ Stage 2 and Stage 3 Tour of East Taiwan 365 km Challenge - General Information
2017 All Star Challenge Series_ Stage 2 and Stage 3
Tour of East Taiwan 365 km Challenge
The “2017 Tour of East Taiwan 365 km Challenge” will be held on April 15th ~ 16th. Participants will ride in the east part of Taiwan in 2 days. On the first day, riders will tour along the Taiwan No.11 (Coastal) highway and experience the amazing scenery of the Pacific Ocean side from HuaLien to TaiTung. On the second day, riders will ride through the Taiwan No. 9 highway that can enjoy the landscapes of east rift valley from TaiTung to HuaLien. East Taiwan is the last area which is not highly urbanized and industrialized place of Taiwan. Riding in these country sides, you can enjoy the all green color natural beauty alone the way. We sincerely invite you to join us and take this challenge!
Directed by: Tourism Bureau R.O.C., HuaLien County Government, TaiTung County Government.
Organizer: Taiwan Cyclist Federation.
Date: Apr. 15th ~16th, 2017 (Sat. ~ Sun.)
Event Check-in: Apr. 14th, 15:00 – 19:00 at Astar Hotel HuaLien (No.6-1, Min Chuan Rd., HuaLien City).
Event Briefing: Apr. 14th, 18:00 at Conference Room – 1F at Astar Hotel HuaLien.
6. Route &Schedule:
Apr. 15th :HuaLien –TaiTung via Taiwan No.11 highway (182km).Time allowance 11 hrs.
Sign up & Luggage transportation check in (Astar Hotel HuaLien).
06:00 Start: Astar Hotel HuaLien – HuaLien Bridge – Niou Mountain Tunnel – JiQi – ChangBin – Tulik – Chiben Goya Hot Springs Hotel & Spa.
17:00 Finish: Chiben Goya Hot Springs Hotel & Spa (Time Limit – Cut Off).
Apr. 16th :TaiTung –HuaLien via Taiwan No. 9 highway (183km). Time allowance 11 hrs.
Sign up & Luggage transportation check in (Goya Hotel).
05:30 Start: Chiben Goya Hot Springs Hotel & Spa – ChiShang – YuLi – Landmark of Tropic of Cancer – GuangFu – Astar Hotel HuaLien.
16:30 Finish: Astar Hotel HuaLien (Time Limit – Cut Off).
Total Distance: 365 km.
Rider Qualifications: Riders who experienced long distance ride over 150km a day.
Entry Fee: NT$2,500 per person. Entry Fee Covered: Event T-shirt, Event program, Finisher medal, Online finisher certificate, Lunch, Timing chip and number patch, Feeding, Basic insurance, Luggage transportation and Recovery bus service.
10. Extra order items of transportation, accommodation, and event materials:
  - Railroad transportation of 4/14 Taipei to HuaLien and 4/16 HuaLien to Taipei;
  - Hotel rooms of 4/14 in HuaLien and 4/15 in TaiTung;
  - Event jersey, event T-shirt.
These could also be ordered on the registration webpage.
11. Timing Chip Deposit:
  NT$1,000 per person (refunded when returning chips; NT$1,000 fine for each chip lost)
Categories: All types of bicycles
1. M 20 – Age 15 ~ 24(1993 – 2002)
2. M 25 – Age 25 ~ 29(1988 – 1992)
3. M 30 – Age 30 ~ 34(1983 – 1987)
4. M 35 – Age 35 ~ 39(1978 – 1982)
5. M 40 – Age 40 ~ 44(1973 – 1977)
6. M 45 – Age 45 ~ 49(1968 – 1972)
7. M 50 – Age 50 and above(~1967)
8. W 20 – Female Age 15 ~ 29(1988 - 2002)
9. W 30 – Female Age 30 ~ 39(1978 -1987)
10. W 40 – Female Age 40 and above(~1977)
13. Registration:
On-line registration by visiting www.cyclist.org.tw and clicking the event registration announcement. Online registration starts from Feb.9th (via www.cyclist.org.tw homepage announcement) and ends on Mar. 13th, 2017. Rider’s entry list will be announced in the website on Mar. 15th.
Payment: Following the registration webpage instruction you may proceed the credit card payment. Once you want to change order or to cancel registration, please kindly inform us by emailing to service@cyclist.org.tw before Mar.16th. From Mar.17th on, any cancellation, refunding or order change will NOT be acceptable.
Event T-Shirt
Event T-Shirt _ Size chart
Event Finish medal (Day 1 and Day 2)
Extra order item – Event Jersey
Extra order item – Event Jersey _ Size chart
14. Rules and Regulations:
1. Riders are only permitted to ride bike with full breaking system. The bicycle must be mounted with front and rear lighting for illumination when passing tunnels.
2. Riders must wear cycling jersey and helmet during riding.
3. Please make sure that your bike is properly maintained prior to the event and remember to bring your personal bicycle repairs or parts.
4. Riders with no event identification materials will be ruled out from the event.
5. Riders must ride on the right side of road and follow traffic rules. Riding on 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 aside of the road to approach the feeding zone to take supply.
7. Luggage claim:
Apr. 15th – You will receive your luggage at 3F- Building C of Goya Hot Springs Hotel & Spa Chiben.
Apr. 16th – You will receive your luggage at 1F at Astar Hotel HuaLien.
Please make sure each piece of your luggage has a clear and easy-to-read   luggage tag for identifying your luggage.
Please hand over your luggage on the organizer’s luggage transportation truck in time before you start the riding.
We recommend you to bring just one luggage which you can carry on.
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.  Participants should evaluate his/her own safety regarding personal healthy condition when deciding whether participating this event. Participants should apply other personal insurance policy at his/her own cost when considering aforementioned insurance is insufficient. Please refer to Insurance Policy Website for the coverage details of the Travel Insurance and the Public Liability Insurance. Organizer is only responsible for the indemnity amount with the maximum payment of claims per person as the insurance policies 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, any hospital medical treat caused by event accident, please keep all receipt and diagnosis certificate (issued by doctor) and gives to Taiwan Cyclist Federation for insurance payment application needs.
12. This event is a hard challenge. Riders who has hypertension, cardiopathy, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, epileptoid, are not properly to join this challenge.
13. Organizer has the right to stop riders go on riding depends on rider's health condition.
14. Riders with time chip installed must pass the time recording zone at the Start Point for official time records.
15. Depends on the weather or inevitable natural disaster, organizer has the right to do the emergent decision of the event, including stopping or cancellation of the challenge.
16. As cycling is an environmental friendly activity, riders shall not dispose any rubbish throughout the route and event area.
17. Please take notice of information update on T.C.F. website: www.cyclist.org.tw & our Facebook fans page: www.facebook.com/tcf1999.
15. 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, Sec. 2, ChungXing Rd., Xindian Dist., XinBei City 231, Taiwan (R.O.C.)