China News Service, Fujian, Meizhou Island, June 26 (Xu Shuangping and Lin Chunsheng) On the 26th, the "Ride Around the Island and Travel to Meizhou" Three Trees 2022 Meizhou Island Cross-strait Cycling Parade kicked off, with nearly 500 cyclists on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Travel enthusiasts share the feast of cycling and deepen exchanges in sports, culture, tourism and other aspects of the two sides of the strait.

Nearly 500 cycling enthusiasts on both sides of the Taiwan Strait shared the feast of cycling.

Photo by Lin Chunsheng

  At 8:40 in the morning, with the sound of the whistle, the riders were full of enthusiasm and mighty. They started from Tianhou Square and rode along Huandao Road, passing Tianhou Palace, Mazu Ping'anli, Lianchi Beach, and Sanfoshan Tunnel. , Lianchi Beach and other major attractions in Meizhou Island, the whole journey is 20 kilometers, allowing riders to experience the beautiful ecological environment of Meizhou Island and the magic of nature in speed and passion, and experience the unique customs and customs.

  According to reports, the 2022 Meizhou Island Cross-strait Cycling Parade is a supporting event for the 14th Straits Forum·Mazu Cultural Activities Week, and it is also one of the events of Meizhou Island's efforts to build a cross-strait brand.

There is no ranking for the event. All athletes can receive gifts and participate in lottery activities after punching in and stamping according to regulations.

There will be 1 special prize, 50 first prizes, 20 second prizes, 50 third prizes, 50 fourth prizes, and 375 commemorative prizes.

Photo by Lin Chunsheng, a family mobilization of Taiwan compatriots

  The event also attracted many Taiwan compatriots to participate. Huang Jiguan, a Taiwanese compatriot who started a business in Fuzhou, mobilized the whole family to experience the joy of cycling together. Huang Jiguan said that his father came to Fuzhou to set up a factory in 1993, and he and his family also lived in Fujian. For more than ten years, I usually take my children to ride on holidays.

Moreover, he has a deep relationship with Mazu. He comes to Meizhou Island every year. This time, he took advantage of the event to take the whole family to ride around the island. Many cyclists along the way cheered for the children, which is a special experience for children. .

Huang Jiguan, a Taiwanese compatriot who started a business in Fuzhou, mobilized his family and enjoyed cycling on the island.

Photo by Lin Chunsheng

  It is understood that this activity is aimed at advocating national fitness and enjoying a low-carbon life.

In recent years, Meizhou Island has actively implemented the national strategy of national fitness, and has carried out many national fitness activities with island characteristics, including the Mazu (Meizhou Island) Women's Half Marathon, the "Mazu Cup" Healthy Rainbow Run, Cycling around the island of Meizhou, the national fitness square dance competition, etc., further deepened the concept of "tourism + sports", and formed a good development trend of "promoting tourism development with sports and promoting sports promotion with tourism", and the people's enthusiasm for fitness continues to grow improve.

  Meizhou Island, the hometown of Mazu, the "goddess of the sea", is famous for its Mazu culture and coastal scenery.

The land area of ​​the whole island is 14.35 square kilometers, and it has high-quality coastal tourism resources. The coastline of the whole island is 30.4 kilometers long, surrounded by 13 golden beaches with a total length of 20 kilometers and 5 kilometers of sea-eroded landform wonders. There are more than 30 scenic spots of various types. place.

At present, there are tens of thousands of Mazu temples in 47 countries and regions around the world, with more than 300 million worshippers.

The 2022 Meizhou Island Cross-strait Bicycle Parade is a supporting event for the 14th Straits Forum·Mazu Cultural Activities Week.

Photo by Lin Chunsheng

  After 30 years of development and construction, Meizhou Island's tourism facilities have been continuously improved, the tourism environment has been continuously optimized, and the tourism industry has been continuously improved. , 1 world-class and 4 national-level tourism brands including national 5A-level tourist attractions.

  The event was hosted by the Management Committee of Meizhou Island National Tourism Resort, and undertaken by the Tourism, Culture and Sports Bureau of Meizhou Island National Tourism Resort, and the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the Management Committee of Meizhou Island National Tourism and Resort.

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