Cycling events were held all over Taiwan over the weekend in celebration of the International Car Free Day. David Reid has an excellent report of the events held in Taipei County and Taipei City. This morning I attended the event held in Ershui, Changhua County.
The event had two paths: one was a 50km race while the other was a 15km family route. Here a group begins the race:
Our scenic path mostly followed the Ershui Bikeway, our first stop was to grab a quick picture of the Bobao Canal [八堡圳], which intakes the water from the Choshui [濁水溪] and irrigates the farmlands of Changhua.
Although overcast, the weather was great for cycling through Ershui.
Ershui is filled with plenty of lovely, old houses, like the one below:
Trains roar parallel to the bikeway:
Ershui Station serves as a transfer station between the TRA Western Line and the Jiji Branch Line:
Once we made it back we grabbed lunch before waiting for the raffle to hear 25 other people’s names called for the bikes they were giving way.
In this picture you can see the foothills of Baguashan [八卦山], which serves as a natural border between Nantou and Changhua counties: