One of the most challenging bike races in the country, the Tour of the Dragon flags off at 2 am from Bumthang on September 6. More than four international bikers will be joining around 30 bikers from around the country for the event. This is the fifth time that the bike race which covers 255.5 Km is being held. It will cover elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,340m crossing four mountain passes before ending at Thimphu in a day. All the competitors will have to cover the 16 aid stations in five districts at Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdue, Punakha and the capital. Bhutan Olympic Committee is the organizer of the event. The event is held mainly to offer a unique and supreme holiday experience to guests and strives to bond them to the country. It also aims to promote an appreciation for the national environment and the country as a tourist destination.