Your bike deserves a vacation! Ride past lush shades of greens and blue with Tour de Nippon this fall at Izu Ichi – Cycling Around Izu Peninsula. From the coastal roads to mountain paths, there’s no better way to weave through the Izu Peninsula than on a bicycle! No matter the distance you choose, don’t forget to indulge yourself in fresh seafood, relax in hot spring baths, and recover amidst nature’s abundance!
Famous for hot spring resorts, rugged coastlines, and sandy beaches, Izu is a popular getaway for city dwellers and cyclists. Renown as a vacation hotspot, you’ll never want to leave Izu’s serene outdoors and diverse landscapes. Whether you’re seeking tropical resort vibes or serenity in the woods, the Peninsula attracts a wide spectrum of visitors from within Japan and abroad.
・Expect picturesque views on the course. You’ll swing by Instagram-worthy sightseeing spots worth “Ooh”ing and “Aah”ing over - but expect some huffing and puffing on each course. Bring your smartphone along and Instagram your journey (but not while pedaling)!
・Fuel your ride at aid stations offering a spread of local delicacies and snacks from the mountains and waters of the Izu Peninsula. Colorful and delicious, you can look forward to seafood, sweets, and local delicacies.
・Izu Ichi offers a handful of distances challenging everyone from the weekend warrior to the data-crunching champion cyclist. Climb mountains, ride along the coast, and admire the perfectly conically shaped (dormant) volcano, Mt. Omuro! Plenty of tough climbs but pedal forth steadfast!
50KM (+787m) / 31 miles (+2,582 ft)
Meet at Izu Kogen station and take the cycle train to the start point at Shimoda. Ride from Shimoda to Izu Kogen station. Beginners are welcome to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Izu solo or with friends – with plenty of time to save the day for other leisurely activities!
Difficulty: 50KM ★★☆☆☆
85KM (+1,876m) / 63 miles (+6,155 ft)
Spectacular views of the west Izu Peninsula skyline await cyclists on the 85KM course. Of course, it takes a little bit of work to enjoy those kinds of views…prepare yourself for a steady 15KM grind uphill! Don’t let the distance fool you – but you’ll be glad you did it.
Difficulty: 85KM ★★★☆☆
160KM (+2,788m) / 100 miles (+9.147 ft)
Complete a century ride around Izu! Take in the views and enjoy the scenery…but prepare to put in a lot of watts conquering this course. A great century challenge for first-timers and the experienced, it’ll be a ride to remember.
Difficulty: 160KM ★★★★☆
200KM (+3,466m) / 124 miles (+11,371 ft)
Take the day to cycle around the Izu Peninsula! With a total ascent equal to that of scaling Mt. Fuji from sea to summit, this is a massive ride meant for serious cyclists. Fuel up at the Minami Izu aid station with a bento only for 200KM riders! Ride hard or easy, fast or slow – just finish by 1630 (about 10.5 hours).
・This is not a race – there are no timing chips. No drafting, no peletons.
・Roads are not closed for this event. Incredible Izu is best for intermediate to advanced cyclists comfortable with sharing the roads. Be a responsible athlete – please consider whether you have the physical ability to complete the course in time.
・Participants may move about freely on the course as their pace dictates. However, participants should not be ahead of his/her group’s leading guide cyclist.
June 20, 2019 - October 21, 2019
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 50 minutes
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 50 minutes
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours 20 minutes
From Nagoya, about 3 hours
Closest train station is Takyo station on the Izu Hakone Railway Sunzu Line
From Tokyo, about 2 hour 10 minutes (145KM / 90.1 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 5 minutes (139KM / 86.4 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours 10 minutes (146KM / 90.7 miles)
From Nagoya, 3 hours 10 minutes (256KM / 159.1 miles)
By Highway Bus
Take the Izu Nagaoka Shuzenji Onsen Liner (伊⾖⻑岡・修善寺温泉ライナー) from Shinjuku bus terminal.
Departs Shinjuku at 0915 / arrives Izu Village at 1130 (everyday)
Departs Shinjuku at 1315 / arrives Izu Village at 1558 (weekends only)
Departs Izu Village at 1555 / arrives Shinjuku at 1815 (everyday)
Departs Izu Village at 0955 / arrives Shinjuku at 1245 (weekends only)
¥2,570 one way or ¥4,600 round-trip (must purchase by day before)
To learn more, click here (Japanese).
|Registration Period||June 20, 2019 - October 21, 2019|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
Must be 13 or older
Minors need parental consent and be partnered with adult for ride
Must be able to complete the ride within the time limit for each course
Cut Off Time
200KM (124.3 mi): 10 hours 30 minutes (finish by 1630)
160KM (99.4 mi): 10 hours 15 minutes (finish by 1630)
85KM (52.8 mi): 8 hours 30 minutes (finish by 1630)
50KM (31.1 mi): 6 hours 30 minutes (finish by 1630)
200KM: 50 people
160KM: 500 people
85KM: 500 people
50KM: 200 people
General: ¥12,000 (¥13,200 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
General: ¥10,000 (¥11,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
General: ¥8,000 (¥9,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
General: ¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
・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.
|Samurai assist||・Participants registered through Samurai Sports will not receive a 'participant postcard' to exchange for their event packet on the day of the event. Instead, participants will simply state their name to collect their event packets.
・All participants will receive a map of the course on the day of the event.
・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. Click to learn more.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports are eligible to ask questions about the race and relevant topics in English to Samurai Sports. We will do our best to provide answers and solutions promptly.
|Start Time||200KM: 6:00AM
|Event Schedule||October 26, 2019
at Merida X Base
13:00-16:30: Packet collection (200KM, 160KM, 85KM)
17:30: Parking lot closes
October 27, 2019
at Merida X Base
04:30: Parking lot opens
05:00: Packet collection (200KM, 160KM, 85KM)
06:00: 200KM start
06:15: 160KM start
8:00: 85KM start
08:30-09:45: 50KM Reception, Check-in
10:00: 50KM start
16:30: COT (all courses)
|Start Line||Merida X Base
|Finish Line||Same as start|
|Course Map||20oKM course map
160KM course map
85KM course map
50KM course map
|Course Elevation||200KM elevation profile (+3,486m / 11,437 ft)
160KM elevation profile (+2,804m / 9,120 ft)
85KM elevation profile (+1,890m / 6,201 ft)
50KM elevation profile (+717m / 2,352 ft)
|Awards||None; this is not a timed event|
|Participants Prize||Certificate of Completion, other race entitlements TBA|
|Remarks||・There will be no dressing/changing room. Please arrive ready to participate in the event.
・There are no coin lockers available.
・Pets are allowed at the venue; please keep pets away from the bike course.
・Free bag deposit is available at the reception desk near the start/finish. Keep all valuables with you. Neither Samurai Sports nor the event organizers will be held responsible for any losses or damage. If driving to the venue, please securely store your personal items in vehicle.
・ 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 (but not limited to) Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.
・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ 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 - it is your responsibility to be prepared.
1. Your bicycle must conform with event regulations and cyclists must follow all safety requirements listed by the event organizers.
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 brakes
Regular city bicycles ("mamachari")
Electric power-assisted bicycles
The following are PROHIBITED:
Bicycles with no brakes
Bicycles carrying more than one individual, i.e. adult and baby/child
*Permitted through Japanese registration only
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-14 days 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.
|Parking||Free. Details TBA|
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||Tour de Nippon Executive Office
|Official Race Website||http://www.tour-de-nippon.jp/series/izu-ichi/|