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Xiamen Cycling Association takes shape

Updated: 2009-06-11
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The Cycling Champions League Match in Xiamen
  
Cycling enjoys a great popularity among the people of Xiamen. Currently, there are thousands of cycling fans which regularly participate in various levels of cycling in Xiamen.
 
Particularly, the Xiamen Cycling Champions League Match, which started at the beginning of this year, has now entered the 5th station. Each station has attracted many enthusiasts to participate in and it has become the most attractive cycling race in Southern Fujian regions.
 
To further promote the development of cycling in Xiamen, as well as to strengthen the sports exchanges across the Taiwan Strait and abroad, the foundation of the Xiamen Cycling Association was recently approved by the Xiamen Sports Federation and the Xiamen Civil Affairs Department.
 
The Xiamen Cycling Association was officially founded on June 7, 2009. The ceremony was held at the Xiamen Olympic Museum on the same day.
 
The association is jointly organized by the Xiamen Jingding Sports Culture Development Corporation, Xiamen Evening News, and bicycle enthusiasts.
 
Many bicycle shops, trading companies, cycling clubs, major media, colleges and universities, as well as cycling enthusiasts have registered as members of the association.
 
The first board of the association is composed of 26 people including individuals, coaches, retired cyclists recommended by bicycle shops, bicycle trading companies, major media, universities, district culture, and sports departments.
 
The Xiamen Cycling Association will be committed to carry out trainings on cycling technology, cycling safety, commonsense knowledge of cycling racing, other trainings, host various levels of cycling competitions, and cultural & sports activities.
 
Their mission is to organize members to participate in all types of cycling races, bike riding fitness, sightseeing, and other activities. Also to carry out exchanges with foreign countries and other parts of China, as well as to promote the cross-strait exchanges and development of cycling.
 
How to join Xiamen Cycling Association:
 
1.  Bring a photocopy of your ID card or passport, and one inch photograph to the liaison office. Fill in the  application form.
 
2.  Liaison office: Dahang Folding Bikes Shop 美国大行折叠车滨南专卖店
Address: Shop 110, No. 294, Hubin Nan Road (a bikes shop with blue signboard)
Tel: 0592- 5880294
Contact person: Mr. Wu
Bus: 10, 18, 23, 26, 27, 43, 45, 99, 201, 616, 810, get off at Hu Dong Lu Xi (湖东路西) Bus Stop
Opening hours: 9:00-21:00
 
3.   Admission fees: Free of charge for the first year, 50rmb per year starting from the next year. 
 
SOURCE: WOX info 
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