By: Wu Che-hao and Christie Chen
Taipei, June 21 (CNA) A team of four Taiwanese bikers on Saturday (U.S. time) joined competitors from around the world in the Race Across America team event, a strenuous bike ride covering 3,000 miles from California to Maryland.
The four bikers are Hsiao Yi-ting (蕭依婷), a doctor, Juan Chien-yeh (阮建瞱), a software engineer, and sales managers Huang Yi-kuang (黃儀光) and Lu Hsuan-chiu (盧玄梂).
“All four of us are not the kind of people who give up easily. We joined this event to challenge ourselves,” said Juan, the team’s captain, before they set off.
Over the next week or so, the group of four will pedal 3,000 miles in a relay format from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland in the annual race, one of the world’s toughest and most grueling bicycle events. [FULL STORY]