March 3, 2017 - Willie Weir blogs for Adventure Cycling every other Friday.
Odds are that your bike, or something on your bike, was manufactured in Taiwan. Giant Bicycles alone produces over 5,000 bikes a day, and most of those bikes leave the island. As is the case in the United States, bicycles are vastly outnumbered by motorized transport. The Taiwanese prefer the scooter.
But there’s a bike resurgence in Taiwan — more kids and adults on bikes, more bike lanes and bike paths.
And Taiwan is getting a well-deserved reputation as a great place to bike tour. Adventure Cycling’s executive director paid a bike-travel visit in 2016. Here’s to more and more bike riders, and bike travelers, in Taiwan!
Photos by Willie Weir
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Willie Weir is a contributor for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can also find him at WillieWeir.com, Facebook, and Instagram.