LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From October 10-11, the first-ever Hong Kong Cyclothon will welcome cyclists from around the world to immerse in the culture and breathtaking landscape only offered by Asia's World City. With more than 5,500 participants from Asia and around the globe, the brand new cycling event promises to be a popular addition to the list of large-scale athletic competitions held in Hong Kong.
With eight different riding categories, cyclists of all skill levels have the opportunity to participate and experience the beauty of Hong Kong. The two-day event kicks off the evening of October 10 as professional riders embark on night races through the neon-lit streets of Kowloon. Casual races begin the following morning on October 11. Spectators can enjoy the Hong Kong Cyclothon's free weekend carnival held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza on the picturesque Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront.
Visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board online at www.DiscoverHongKong.com/Cyclothon for more information and to register.
Eight riding categories include:
- International Criterium Race (Oct. 10)
- Women's Open (Oct. 10)
- Men's Open (Oct. 10)
- CEO Charity Ride (Oct. 10)
- 35 km Challenge Ride (Oct. 11)
- 10 km Community Ride (Oct. 11)
- Kids & Youth Rides (Oct. 11)
- Family Fun Ride (Oct. 11)
WHEN: October 10-11, 2015
Cycling Activities: Tsim Sha Tsui and Nam Cheong/Ma Wan
Carnival: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui
MORE: Visit www.DiscoverHongKong.com/Cyclothon for news and updates about the Hong Kong Cyclothon. For more information on Hong Kong's sporting events, please visit www.DiscoverHongKong.com/USA and follow HKTB on Twitter, @HongKongTourism, for more news and trends on Asia's World City.
SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)