Tour de DMZ 2022, A Race for Peace to Take Place After a Three-Year Hiatus

Createdd 2022-08-16 Hit 31


○ Tour de DMZ International Road Cycling Tour to take place after three-year hiatus
– Five-day event runs from August 26 to 30 through Gyeonggi Province, Gangwon Province and Incheon
– Tour de DMZ International Junior Road Cycling Race and Masters Cycling Tour Korea also featured
– Event enhanced by various competitions held for general public and athletes

The 2022 Tour de DMZ International Road Cycling Tour — co-hosted by the Ministry of Interior and Safety, Gyeonggi Province, Incheon Metropolitan City and Gangwon Province, and supervised by the Korea Cycling Federation — is taking place again after a three-year hiatus.

Marking its 5th anniversary this year, the Tour de DMZ has been held since 2016 to promote the balanced development of border regions, aspirations for peace on the Korean Peninsula, and interest in cycling.

In 2020 and 2021, the event was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the competition will run from Friday, August 26, to Tuesday, August 30, under the theme of “Challenge, Passion, and Running on the Path of Peace.”

Participants will embark on an epic five-day journey in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and border region, passing through ten cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province, Gangwon Province, and Incheon — moving from Ganghwa to Paju and Cheorwon before finishing in Goseong.

The event will also feature the Tour de DMZ International Junior Road Cycling Race, in which Korean and international cyclists will show their skills, as well as the Masters Cycling Tour, in which registered members of the Korea Cycling Federation will participate.

In addition, to enhance the overall event, a cycling event for the general public will be held in Goyang City, a BMX competition will be held in Ganghwa County, and a bike tour will be held in Inje County.

A Gyeonggi Province official said, “As it is the first event to be held in three years, this year’s Tour de DMZ is expected to serve as an opportunity to share the importance of peace on the Korean Peninsula, the value of the DMZ, and a message of hope to the world.”

Meanwhile, the 2019 Tour de DMZ was successfully held with the participation of 142 youths from 16 overseas teams including those from Kazakhstan, the United States, Finland, Ireland, and Hong Kong as well as cycling teams from Gapyeong High School, Bucheon High School, and Uijeongbu Public High School of Gyeonggi Province.