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Did you know that Taiwan has long been a hot spot for cyclists?This small island is home to mountains higher than Mt. Fuji, and hill climbing is as popular an activity as long rides. In addition, there is a large number of bicycle manufacturers, including Giant and Merida, which are well-known to anyone who has even once tried to buy a road bike.In this issue, Mr. Yasuda, a Japanese rider who has been living in Taiwan for 15 years and was attracted to Taiwan from early on, introduces the charm of hill climbing and his cycling lifestyle.*This article is a reprint of October 2021 article. Table of Contents What is Taiwan like for cyclists? Status of New Corona in Taiwan New Cycling Rules Hill […]
This is a 14-mile (23 km, 47 km round trip) one-way ride from Aiea, the northern area of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii, to Ewa Village, Kapolei and Ko Olina on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path.Following the Waikiki Ride and the Kakaako Ride, Rod, a loco(local) rider, will introduce the Pearl Harbor Bike Path, a popular cycling course unknown to tourists, from “Hawaii,” a foreign country with which Japanese people feel familiar. *This article is a reprint of September 2021 article. Table of Contents Course Makule Riders Gather! What is the Pearl Harbor Bike Pass? Ride with a view of the Battleship Memorial, a tourist attraction A Glimpse of Hawaii’s Agriculture […]
Following the Waikiki Ride, we asked Rod, a Loco(local) rider, to introduce Kakaako, a popular area for cycling, through his bicycle. *This article is a reprint of August 2021 article. Table of Contents Course Departs from Ala Moana Beach Park Kewalo Basin is full of people enjoying ocean activities. Kakaako Waterfront Park, a loco favorite Arriving in the heart of Kakaako, wall painting and restaurant updates The City of Waikiki’s new “Parklet” initiative Some interesting stores that are not standard tourist attractions. Riding Hawaii’s Bike Lanes Around Town What it felt like to run Kakaako Riders Course The 13-mile (21 km) ride starts at Ala Moana Beach Park, strol […]
As it is difficult for Japanese people to visit foreign countries, we asked Rod, a Loco(local) rider, to introduce Waikiki, the Mecca of tourist attractions, through a bicycle from “Hawaii,” a place that Japanese people feel close to. *This article is a reprint of June 2021 article. Table of Contents Course Start east of the Ala Wai Canal adjacent to the Waikiki area. An 8-mile (13 km) ride from the Waikiki Beach Walk on the west, circling around downtown Waikiki and Diamond Head. New stores are opening, and popular stores with long lines are also opening. All tourism and retail businesses were closed during the lockdown that began in the spring of 2020, but have since gradua […]
Mr. Kurimura, the event director of Japan’s largest international cycling road race “Tour of Japan,” participated in the “Mele of Bicycling”! Here is Mr. Kurimura’s report on his participation.*The event is currently closed.*This article is a reprint of May 2021 article. Participation report by Osamu Kurimura I participated in Mele of Bicycling, a new type of online event organized and managed by Global Ride Events! This online ride event is a new style of online ride event that was created after the Haleiwa Metric Century Ride, a real ride event held every April on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, was cancelled due to the Corona Disaster. I immediately pe […]
Golden Week is the perfect season for riding, as it should be said. A state of emergency has been declared, forcing many events to be canceled, but the Mele of Bicycling, run by the Global Ride office, is an online event that you can still participate in. Participants who complete the event, which is based on the keyword “Feel Hawaii,” will receive a wonderful souvenir from Hawaii. In addition, there are partnerships with stores that offer special services to participating riders as Special Aids. The plan is to have Hawaiian food during the aid stations and ride the whole day in the Hawaiian spirit. The Global Ride editorial staff also took on the challenge as a participant to re […]
Table of Contents 1. Review of Oku-Nikko once again 2. Ride begins at Tobu Nikko Station 3. First, visit the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a staple of Nikko. 4. Lightly refuel before today’s main course. 5. Iroha slope Ride, start! 6. Through the tunnel, the goal! & Lake Chuzenji, the beginning of Oku-Nikko 7. Start of Chapter 2, Oku-Nikko Ride 8. Beyond the closed gates, a bike path like something out of a movie! 9. Arrive at Senjugahama Beach, on the other side of Lake Chuzenji! 10. Bonus: The way home is also spectacular. 11. summary ・Nikko & Oku-Nikko Cycling, with its sights and varied ups and downs ・I’m not half as excited about the fall foliage as I should be! ・A sense of […]
Table of Contents １. The second day’s “Old Tsukuba Railway Course” is a nostalgic ride like a summer vacation in the countryside. ２. Abandoned railway tracks have been turned into a bike path. A rare course that does not run “side by side” with a roadway or sidewalk. ３. Healing in the shade of natural trees at a rest spot that retains the look of the platform. ４. Castle ruins, ranch, popsicles, ideal summer vacation! ５. The landmark is Mount Tsukuba, one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains. Simple single track is safe even for beginner riders. ６. Excellent perko noodles served in a Showa-style diner in Makabe. ７. Heading home while admiring the abundance […]
Table of Contents １. Isn’t it time to start planning your outdoor rides? ２. Enjoy the feeling of traveling in 45 minutes from Ueno Station! We recommend the Ring Ring Road. ３. What is Ring Ring Road anyway? First, a brief review. ４. The first day was a long-distance ride of 110 km, “Around Lake Kasumigaura!” ５. Lake Kasumigaura comes into view! ６. Tour of the Zero fighter model at the Yokaren Peace Memorial Museum. ７. Riding between lotus root fields ８. Overlooking Lake Kasumigaura at Osukazu Agricultural Village Park ９. Recharge your stamina with the Unaju Burger 10. Stopover at the old town “Sawara” 11. The second half of the ride runs alongside the waterfront 12. L […]