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Circle of Cycling Friends Ring-Tomo! #04 Kenichi Kawamura

Connecting people who enjoy rides. This edition of “Ring-Tomo,” introduced by Shinji Iwanami, the cycling guide at “HOSHINOYA Fuji,” features Kenichi Kawamura. He is not only a cycling guide for tourists visiting Japan but also the founder of “CYCLING JAPAN,” which offers cycling guide tours. We had the chance to ask Kawamura, who guides rides all over Japan, about various aspects related to cycling. Table of contents  Profile 1. What’s your beloved bicycle? 2. What’s your favorite cycling route? 3. The most recent ride event you participated in and your thoughts about it? 4. The ride event you’d like to participate in next and why? 5. The most memorable m […]

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Circle of Cycling Friends Ring-Tomo!
#03 Shinji Iwanami

Connecting people who enjoy rides.”Ring-Tomo” from the first Japanese Tour de France participant, Daisuke Imanaka, is here with Shinji Iwanami. He’s a professional cycling guide at “HOSHINOYA Fuji.” What kind of rides has he been doing recently? Table of Contents  Profile 1. What’s your beloved bicycle? 2. What’s your favorite cycling route? 3. The most recent ride event you participated in and your thoughts about it? 4. The ride event you’d like to participate in next and why? 5. The most memorable moment in your cycling life? 6. Your favorite cycling gear and why 7. What does cycling mean to you? Introduction of the next guest. Profile Name Shinji IwanamiJob H […]

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Introduction of HOW TO videos on Japanese bicycle traffic rules.

Introducing a How-To Video on Traffic Rules for foreign cyclists who are interested in cycling in Japan. In Ehime Prefecture, which hosts the largest cycling event in Japan called “Cycling Shimanami,” they promote bicycle tourism and provide an introduction to basic rules of cycling such as traffic regulations and riding on the left side of the road in English. They also explain exceptions where cycling on sidewalks is allowed and provide important points to note in such cases. Additionally, they provide clear explanations of prohibited behaviors. Please take a look at the video for more information. *Note: While basic bicycle traffic rules are generally the same nationwide, some municipalities may have their own unique rules.

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BIKE TALK 2022 「New York, BNY Edition」
About the state of bicycling in New York City and the tens of thousands of participatory fun-ride events held around the world.

“BIKE TALK” – New York, BNY Edition -, an online talk event organized by Global Ride, was held. Our guest speaker was “KENNETH J. PODZIBA,” President and CEO of BIKE NEW YORK, a non-profit organization that organizes the world’s largest cycling event, the Bike New York (Five Boro Bike Tour).

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BIKE TALK 2022 「Queensland, Australia Edition」
Cycling Conditions in Queensland, Australia

“BIKE TALK” – Queensland, Australia Edition -, an online talk event organized by Global Ride, was held. Paul Summers, Director of Tourism Queensland Japan, was our guest and spoke about the state of cycling in Queensland, Australia, and some of the major ride events. The talk will be facilitated by Taro Shirato (sports navigator and representative of Athlonia), a triathlete and frequent visitor to Queensland himself. Please take a look.

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