Cycling

Shigakougen Long Ride 2017

Tour de Nippon Series

  • Date and Start TimeOctober 1, 2017
    115KM at 6:30AM
    85KM at 7:15AM
    50KM at 8:00AM
  • Category115KM Mountain Course
    85KM Forest Course
    50KM Plateau Course
  • Start LocationShigakougen Panorama Parking Lot
    〒381-0401 Nagano Prefecture, Shimotakai District, Yamanouchi-machi, Hirao
  • IncludedEvent Insurance

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About the Race

Shigakougen (aka Shiga Highlands) is a popular destination for ski resorts and hot springs, but it is also home to fantastic cycling routes! Although the initial hill climb is a challenge, you won't regret the spectacular picture-perfect view of autumn in Japan. Look forward to the aid stations with Shigakougen's delicacies that will be prepared specifically for this race. While you're there, visit the famous snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park, various hiking trails, and of course, the Onsen Village just to name a few.

The Shigakogen Long Ride features 3 different rides of varying distances, as listed below.
115 KM course for those who want to push their limits
85 KM course for those seeking a leisurely ride
50 KM course for families and beginners

History of the Town

Nagano Prefecture
Shiga Kougen Ski Resort

Registration Period

June 14, 2017 - September 24, 2017

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Directions By Car
From Tokyo station (about 4 hours). 
From Nagoya station (about 4 hours).
From Niigata station (about 3 hours). 

By Train
From Tokyo station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Asama, Hakutaka, or Kagayaki) towards Kanazawa (about 90 min). Get off at Nagano station and take a bus to Shigakogen (about 70 min).

Click here for more directions to the race site (in Japanese).
Registration Period June 14, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Eligibility & Time Limit Age Eligibility
115KM - 12 years of age or older
85KM - 12 years of age or older
50KM - 9 years of age or older

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
4:30PM for all courses
Entry Fee 115KM Mountain Course
Before 9/30/17: ¥9,500
Race day: ¥11,500

85KM Forest Course
Before 9/30/17: ¥8,000
Race day: ¥10,000

50KM Plateau Course
Before 9/30/17: ¥5,500
Race day: ¥7,500
Start Time 115KM at 6:30AM
85KM at 7:15AM
50KM at 8:00AM
Event Schedule Pre Race Day (September 30, 2017)
1:00PM - 5:00PM - Race Registration (for all races) at Shiga Park Hotel

Race Day (October 1, 2017)
Where: Shigakogen Panorama Parking Lot
5:30AM: Venue and parking Lots open
5:30AM - 6:00AM: 115KM Race Registration
5:30AM - 6:45AM: 85KM Race Registration
5:30AM - 7:30AM: 50KM Race Registration
5:45AM - 6:20AM: Find your wave and warm up
6:20AM: Opening ceremony
6:30AM: 115KM starts
7:15AM: 85KM starts
8:00AM: 50KM starts
4:30PM: Cut off time for all races
5:00PM: Venue closes
Start Line Shigakogen Panorama Parking Lot
Finish Line Shigakogen Panorama Parking Lot
Course Map 115KM Mountain Course
85KM Forest Course
50KM Plateau Course
Course Elevation 115KM Mountain Course
85KM Forest Course
50KM Plateau Course
Awards Not applicable
Participants Prize Event Insurance
Early Bird Early bird registration has closed
Last Year's Finishers 1,000
Remarks Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event.
If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers.
If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Front and rear lights mandatory.
Helmets and gloves mandatory.
Rain jackets and windbreakers strongly recommended.
Spare tube and tools to fix a flat strongly recommended.

Refund Policy
There will no fee refunds due to inclement weather, or for participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Transfers
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.

Bicycle Regulations
1. Please check that your bicycle conforms with the event regulations and follows all safety requirements listed by the event organizers. We will send you a safety check list 2 weeks prior to the event, which you will need to print, sign, and hand in to reception on race day.
2. All bicycles must have brakes in BOTH the front and rear.

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:
Trailers
Recumbent bicycles
Tandem bicycles
Bicycles with no brakes
DH/aero bars and clip on handle bars
Parking Free Parking
Parking Address Shigakougen Panorama Parking Lot
〒381-0401 Nagano Prefecture, Shimotakai District, Yamanouchi-machi, Hirao
Where to Stay
Organizer Shiga Long Ride Executive Committee
Roots Sports Japan Co., Ltd.
Phone None
Email info@samuraisports.co.jp
Official Race Website http://www.tour-de-nippon.jp/series/shigakogen-longride2017/

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