TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant employees welcomed home a group of its global general managers earlier this week as they completed their eight-day cycling tour through Taiwan and finished right back where they started—at Giant headquarters in Tachia.
Giant CEO Tony Lo led the group of 21 general managers from Giant’s global sales companies on a challenging 900-kilometer tour called the Formosa 900, according to a press release. The group toured the circumference of the island in a counter-clockwise circuit.
The Formosa 900 was the latest in a series of tours Giant calls Green World on Wheels. The initiative started in 2007 when, at age 73, the company’s founder King Liu renewed his passion for cycling by riding across Taiwan. King has participated in several tours since; the most recent adventure is part of a larger movement within Giant to promote the positive virtues of the cycling lifestyle.
Facing long hills, headwinds and some adverse weather, the Formosa 900 group—with riders from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia all riding together—relied on teamwork to get through some long days in the saddle. They climbed tall peaks, rode through ancient cities and took in breathtaking views of the mountains and sea. Each day, riders from different nations took turns as ride leaders.