By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je plans to bike from Taipei to Kaohsiung, a
distance of 380km, in 21 hours on January 9 to promote Velo City 2016.
Taipei has taken over from Nantes to organize Velo-city conferences from February 27 to March 1, 2016.
Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programs from around the world to build effective trans-national partnerships.
Last time Ko rode from Taipei to Yunlin, a distance of 260km, on December 13. Along the way, a total of 10 candidates in the legislative race set up rest areas fro him and came to root for him, transforming his biking journey into a different way of election campaign. [FULL STORY]