Explore the spectacular coasts and rolling hills of Okinawa on two wheels! Ride a beautiful scenic course alongside Japan's southernmost coast with no stoplights. Witness Okinawa's natural beauty while riding along the coast of the emerald green ocean, past hills and rocky terrain.
Replenish throughout the long ride at food aid stations and sample Okinawan delicacies! The course includes food aid stations including Okinawa's delicacies such as sugar cane juice, Okinawa dango, goya champuru (bitter melon stir fry), and more! After the ride, treat yourself to the finisher's "Bukarinōshi" party.
For the first time in the event's history, a sunset cruise party is available on the night before the ride (fees apply)!
View photos and read about the 2017 Great Earth Ishigakijima and Iriomotejima Ride .
Until Oct. 14, 2018
|Directions|| By Car
About 30 min from New Ishigaki Airport
Ishigaki is served by several air carriers with direct flights from Japan (various), Taiwan (China Airlines), and Hong Kong (HK Express). Please check specific guidelines regarding travel with bikes before booking flights.
Taxi drivers in Ishigaki are very relaxed about bikes and bike boxes. Even if they do not completely fit in the trunk, they do not mind driving slowly with the trunk strapped down. Jumbo taxis are available but finding them is largely based on luck.
|Registration Period||Until Oct. 14, 2018|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Bikes must have front and rear bicycle lights.
All cyclists must wear a helmet, obey traffic rules, and follow proper cycling etiquette.
For all distances, parent or guardian permission is required if under 18 years of age and must be accompanied if under 15 years of age.
Cut Off Time
4:00PM for all distances
|Entry Fee||125KM Adult…¥13,000
125KM Youth (under 18)…¥7,000
90KM Youth (under 18)…¥7,000
60KM Youth (under 18)…¥5,500
Oct. 27(Sat) Sunset cruise party (limited to 80 persons)
Adult…¥7,500, Youth (under 18)…¥3,500
|Event Schedule||Oct. 27 (Sat)
11:00AM - 3:00PM: Early check-in at Funakurajido Park
1:00PM - 2:00PM: Bicycle safety lesson (optional)
4:30PM - 6:30PM: Sunset cruise party at Ishigakijima Pier
Oct. 28 (Sun)
7:30AM - 8:00AM: Day-of checkin at Funakurajido Park
7:45AM - 8:00AM: Opening ceremony (Ishigaki Mayor Nakashima)
8:00AM - 4:00PM: 125KM Long Distance Course starts
8:15AM - 4:00PM: 90KM Middle Distance Course starts
8:30AM - 4:00PM: 60KM Short Distance Course starts
4:00PM - 5:00PM: Bugarinōshi (Finisher's Party)
|Samurai's Recommended Schedule||Check out Leon's schedule from the 2017 Great Earth Ishigakijima and Iriomotejima Ride .|
|Start Line||Funakurajido Park|
|Finish Line||Funakurajido Park|
View a Relive from the 2017 Great Earth Ishigakijima Ride
View a Relive from the 2017 Great Earth Ishigakijima Ride
|Awards||None, this is not a timed race or competition.|
|Participants Prize||Event T-Shirt, Certificate of Completion|
|Last Year's Finishers||300|
Marugen Shinei Bicycle 0980-82-4636
Pottering Ijubawa 090-7921-7349
Refer to http://pottering.okinawa/ for more information (in Japanese).
The insurance included in the entry fee only covers the day of the event for 24 hours. Riders requiring longer coverage must purchase additional insurance on their own.
・ Must be over 18 years old on day of event. High school students are not permitted to participate.
・ No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to be violating this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.
・ Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer's privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 2-3 weeks before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.
・If total cost is ¥5,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥500.
・If total cost is more than ¥5,000, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
・Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.
The following are PERMITTED:
Single gear bicycles with equipped free-hub front and rear breaks
Regular city bicycles
Handlebar end grips
The following are PROHIBITED:
Bicycles with no brakes
DH/aero bars and clip on handle bars
|Parking Address||Parking lots and spaces will not be available at the event site. Please ride your bicycles to the event.|
|Where to Stay|
|Organizer||Ishigakijima Ride Executive Committee|
|Official Race Website||http://great-earth.jp/ishigaki/ishigaki_gaiyou.php|