ZUNYI, China, Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a hundred cyclists participated a 235.4-km cycling trip started in Liping County of China's southwest Guizhou province on September 18, in honor of the Long March, a strategic movement of the Chinese Red Army back in 1934. The cyclists traveled through the cities of Liping, Zhengyuan, Weng'an, Zunyi, Chishui, Xishui and reached Renhuai, the destination in the mountainous western part of the Province in 11 days. Huanqiu.com helped organizing, scheduling and coordinating of the whole trip.
During the 11-day trip, participants cycled along a part of the Long March route and visited towns and cities that are of great significance in modern Chinese history as a tribute to martyrs of the revolution.
"There is always a magic connection between the history and modern people who live in cities," said Chanjie (pseudonym), a college teacher from Shenzhen. "Every place we have been to is like a flashback from history," she said.
Cycling participants visited the venue of the conference and laid wreaths for martyrs in the local cemetery to commemorate the Long March and the Zunyi Conference. "It is a cleansing for both your body and your mind," said a fellow cyclist from China's coastal Zhejiang province.
The rapid economic development of Guizhou province also amazed the cycling group. Zhenyuan County, an ancient town that used to a crucial military post, has now become a booming metropolis.
Most of the group members are young cycling enthusiasts born after 1980. For them, this trip is a journey of reliving history, which reminds them of the perseverance and determination of the Red Army.
"Though the past 11 days have been tough, it worth every effort we have devoted to it," one of the cyclists said.
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