Saturday, October 16, 2010

Taiwan Cycling Festival Opening Ceremony!

(photo by Mark Blacknell
Ceremonial ride with the Transportation Minister of Taiwan and other Government and Cycling promoting dignitaries.
Mark Blacknell, Beverly Garrity -bevcycle.blogspot
spot, Mark Villegas, Kate LaCroix -Global Soul Adventures, Mr. Mao -Minster of Transportation, Chieh-Ting -Magistrate of Taitung, Janice She-Jen Lai -Director Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Niamh Kavanaugh -Adventures-abroad, King Liu -Cycling Lifestyle Foundation and Chairman of Giant (Bicycles) Manufacturing.

Kate has everybody's undivided attention explaining she is trying to put together an expedition on Taiwan for her touring company, along with her dual purpose of being here for cycling, and media PR for tourism.

Mark Blacknell knows how to interview - and dove right in asking about their ambitious plans to become a destination not just for manufacturing bikes, but for cycling the beautiful island as well.
The ceremony was full of photo ops and positive energy. They are so proud of their mission - as Taiwan should be. From what I've seen in 3 short - jammed packed days - they are setting the Country up with amazing lanes and bike paths and "Cycling Stations" to assist the tourist on bicycle.
Beverly Garrity and Taiwan Transportation Minister - Mr. Mao. Avid cyclist and fantastic mission for increasing tourism and sustainable living!

We were treated like VIP's in every way this day, acknowledged as the "English Speaking" media from Los Angeles - front row seats, and photographers everywhere.

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