Join us for the 18th Annual Bicycle Ride in Tokyo event this April and welcome the first signs of spring with friends and family! “Mama-chari” bikes are welcome; rental bikes will also be available (advance reservations required; limited quantity).
2020 is a special year that brings the Olympics to Tokyo, so it only makes sense to view some of the spectacular sites that will host various events this coming summer. The Bicycle Ride in Tokyo always starts at Hibiya Park but to keep things exciting, the course changes every year!
This year, the first half of the cycling route will prominently feature the Toyosu area, a central hosting site for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Participants will ride along the bike lanes on the Kanni-dori Ave. and be treated to expansive views of Tokyo Bay. After circling Toyosu, take a break at an aid station before embarking on the second half of the course.
The latter part of the route takes participants through Tsukishima, Fukagawa, Monzen-Nakacho, Yanagibashi, and Ningyocho. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the “shita-machi” and peek at nostalgia-inducing scenes of days past from the Edo period. Altogether, participants will experience a memorable 30KM ride through the ever-changing landscapes of Tokyo ranging from urban sophistication to historical throwback.
The Bicycle Ride in Tokyo is a charity ride and a portion of entry fees are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where your donations can help a child with life-threatening illnesses and make their wish come true.
Please note that the course is not closed; cyclists will ride on public roads without road closures.
Dec 1, 2019 to March 20, 2020
|Directions|| By JR Train
・Exit Yurakucho Station and walk about 8 minutes.
・Take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or Chiyoda Line and exit Kasumigaseki Station.
・Take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or Chiyoda Line and exit Hibiya Station.
・Take the Toei Mita Line and exit Hibiya Station and use exits A10 or A14.
|Registration Period||Dec 1, 2019 to March 20, 2020|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
・Adults 18 or older
・Participants ages 6 to 18 (inclusive of high school students) may participate accompanied by a parent or guardian
・No time limit
・All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and demonstrate good cycling manners.
・Be mindful of other cyclists and vehicles on the road. You should understand laws in Japan pertaining to cycling on public roads and cycling insurance.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.
|Entry Fee||・Adult: ¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
・Child - riding own bike (13 & under): ¥1,000 (¥2,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
・Insurance for one child in child seat on bike with adult (18+): ¥1,000 (¥2,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
Rental Bikes (must be pre-booked)
・Bridgestone electric pedal assist bikes: ¥3,000 (must be 145cm (4'8") or taller)
|Samurai assist||・All participants registered through Samurai Sports, including domestic registrants and those using international addresses, i.e. not based in Japan (including FPO/APO) will collect their event packets at the event site on the day of the event.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports may change their wave/start time until March 17, 2020 through the self edit process (refer to the registration page) for no charge. Participants may not change from adult to youth or youth to adult.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports will receive a downloadable athlete guide in English via email 7-21 days before the race. All necessary information and good-to-know details will be included in the athlete guide.
|Start Time||Wave 1
8:30 AM (check-in 07:30 - 8:15)
9:00 AM (check-in 8:00 - 8:45)
9:30 AM (check-in 8:30 - 9:15)
|Event Schedule||Sunday, April 21, 2019
(subject to change)
0730-0915...Check-in and event packet collection
0830...Wave 1 Start (10-15 participants in 1 minute intervals)
0900...Wave 2 Start (10-15 participants in 1 minute intervals)
0930...Wave 3 Start (10-15 participants in 1 minute intervals)
1400...Closing ceremony & raffle
|Samurai's Recommended Schedule||・While there is no cut-off time, we recommend finishing in time for the closing ceremony and raffle draw at 1400
・Rental bikes must be returned by 1400
・Aid stations will close after the time indicated on the course map
|Start Line||Hibiya Park|
|Finish Line||Hibiya Park|
|Course Map||・Course maps will be provided on the day of the event.
・The course route will ride past or through the following areas:
Hibiya Park – National Diet Building – Tokyo Tower – Zojoji – Ginza Miyuki-dori – Tsukiji – Toyosu Market – Toyosu Gurui Park – Toyosu Ohashi – Monzen Nakacho – Fukagawa – Ryogoku Bashi – Yanagi Bashi – Ningyocho – Kodenmacho – Imperial Palace cycling route – Hibiya Park (approx. 30KM)
|Course Elevation||・No elevation profile was provided by the event organizer.
・Course is relatively flat but cyclists may encounter strong winds.
|Awards||None; this is not a timed event nor a race|
|Participants Prize||Bicycle Ride in Tokyo sacoche cross-body bike bag|
|Last Year's Finishers||about 1,200|
|Remarks||RULES AND GOOD TO KNOW INFORMATION
・All bicycles must have front brakes
・Recumbent bicycles, handcycles, and electric bicycles are permitted
・Helmet and gloves are recommended (but not required)
・Bridgestone electric pedal assist bicycle will be brought to the starting area. All bicycle rentals must be booked and paid for in advance. Participants will not be able to rent a bike purely by showing up on the day of the event.
・You can choose between 3 waves, but they are first come, first served. Make sure you register early!
・10-15 participants will start at a time in 1 minute intervals
・Groups wanting to start together, please email email@example.com
・For those who want to use a child seat, the cyclist must be 16 years or older and the child must be under 6 years old.
・The insurance will only cover the cyclist, not the child in the child seat. Cyclists may purchase additional insurance for a (1) child in a child seat for ¥1,000.
・A portion of entry fees will be donated to MAWJ (Make a Wish of Japan)
・Registration fees include event insurance for participants but do not extend to property damage or collisions with non-participants
・There is no bag check - be prepared to ride with everything you show up to the event with.
・There will be aid stations on the course route; cyclists are permitted to stop at any time for hydration and/or nutrition at convenience stores
・ No refunds, credits, or deferrals will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason, including personal circumstances of the participant (such as illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters. Requests for refunds for incorrect entries or duplicate/redundant payments will not be honored.
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 3-5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
Participants determined to be violating the policies below may be disqualified without a refund:
・Any person found to be bib-swapping (illegal transfer of bib); the person will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event.
・Any person found to be registering with inaccurate information, i.e. false declarations of the participants name, age, or gender.
・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.
・In most cases, event guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7 to 21 days before the event. However, the delivery of event guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese event guide to translate into English.
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is ¥10,001 or more, 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 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.
・Please carefully read through the "Remarks" section of the event listing (http://samuraisports.org/event/bicyclerideintokyo/). You are responsible for reading through each section carefully. Should you require clarification or have questions, you must contact Samurai Sports (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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|Parking||・Limited public underground paid parking available (refer to link below).
・Very limited paid street parking may be available.
・Participants are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||Bicycle Ride in Tokyo Executive Office|
|Phone||03-3429-8970 (weekdays 1000-1800; closed 12/29 - 1/6, weekends)|
|Official Race Website||https://www.bicycleride.jp|