[Entry Start!!] Sunday, October 27, 2024 – Cycling Shimanami 2024 (Ehime, Japan)

Join us for Cycling Shimanami 2024, one of the largest casual cycling events in Japan with 3,500 participants! It will be held in Ehime Prefecture on Sunday, October 27, 2024 and registration for all eight courses ranging from 40 to 140km will open on April 15, 2024 at 8:00pm JST(*). This is your chance to bike on the world-class Shimanami Kaido, which is a National Cycle Route of Japan and cyclist’s paradise.
*The entry start in New York time is from 7:00 AM on Monday, April 15th.

The Shimanami Kaido is an approximately 60km-long expressway spanning across the Seto Inland Sea, connecting Imabari City, Ehime to Onomichi City, Hiroshima. There will be eight different courses, including a comprehensive roundtrip across the entire Shinamani Kaido, medium-level one-way trips between Imabari and Onomichi, a course that includes a ferry ride, and a casual one perfect for beginners and families. Choose the one fit for your skill level and preference.

Visit Ehime and enjoy the calm and scenic archipelago of the Seto Inland Sea!

Please visit our website for further information on courses and registration for Cycling Shimanami 2024.

https://cycling-shimanami.jp/english/

CULTURE
CYCLE CINEMA #04
“The Kid With a Bike (Le gamin au vélo)”
The boy abandoned by his father searches for hope on a bicycle.

“The Kid With a Bike (Le gamin au vélo)” (2012, directed by the Dardenne brothers) is, as the title suggests, a story centered around a boy and his bicycle. The protagonist is Cyril, a boy living in a Belgian foster care facility. One day, his cell phone with his father suddenly goes offline. When he contacts the apartment manager, they claim that his father has moved away. He can’t believe it. His father wouldn’t just move without telling him. Moreover, his precious means of transportation, his bicycle, is still in his father’s apartment. Cyril runs away from the facility and visits the apartment, but as the manager said, his father has already moved, and there’s no sign of the bicycle. Cyril has been abandoned by his father.

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FEATURE TRIP&TRAVEL
Breezing Through Setouchi in Ehime
Navigated by Jeremy from the U.S
#02 Getting Your Feet Wet in Ehime with the Shimanami Kaido

When it comes to cycling across Japan, Ehime prefecture should be part of anybody’s bucket list. From mountain to inland sea, there is plenty to see and do while cruising along one of the multitudes of well-planned routes crisscrossing the island of Shikoku’s northwestern side. First let’s take a ride through one of the most sought-after destinations for cyclists across the world over, the Shimanami Kaido. For hardcore folk, the entire ride is about 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) but for the purposes of this article we’ll only be going as far as the border to Hiroshima prefecture on the Honshu-side of the Setouchi sea, split between two relatively leisurely afternoons. Table of Contents  1 […]

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TRIP&TRAVEL CULTURE
Tokyo old town bicycle stroll #02
Searching for the remnants of Edo’s oldtown legend, Hokusai.(Part 1)

In 1856, the young French printmaker Bracquemond was shown a collection of ceramics by an acquaintance. These ceramics, imported from Japan, a country then closed to foreign relations, would likely have been rare in Western Europe. However, what captured his attention was not the ceramics themselves but their wrapping paper. It was a page from Katsushika Hokusai’s “Hokusai Manga.(Hokusai Sketch)” Impressed by the artwork, Bracquemond went on to obtain a copy of “Hokusai Manga” through great effort and introduced it to his painter friends in Paris, eventually leading to Hokusai becoming widely known across Europe from France. …Unfortunately, the story is sa […]

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