Cycling festival inaugurates cosplay-themed competition
CNATAIPEI -- An annual cycling festival will require cyclists to dress both themselves and their bicycles in fancy dress, an idea that the event organizers said Tuesday will make biking “more fun.”
October 2, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
Among a series of events at the 2013 Taiwan Cycling Festival, which runs Nov. 9-17, a cosplay competition will be held in southern Taiwan's Chiayi County for participating cyclists, the Tourism Bureau said.
Contestants will have to enter float-like bikes and dress themselves up according to a given theme, the bureau said.
To make sure that the bikes remain rideable, the contestants will be asked to ride their bikes along a single-log bridge 12 meters in length and 30-60 centimeters in width, it said.
Bureau Deputy Director-General Wayne Liu said the event, which will be the first of its kind, “is aimed at making cycling interesting.”
The game, which will be attended by riders from countries such as Australia, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea, will open Nov. 17.
Other events at the festival include a challenge that requires participants to climb from sea level to 3,275 meters in 100 km to Wulingin in central Taiwan which is the highest point of Taiwan's road system.