Bike New York, to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020, is a ride event that will take cyclists around the five boroughs(boro) of New York State: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. This is why it is called the “Five Boro Bike Tour” in the U.S. mainland. Although little known to the Japanese, the event is of a very large scale with more than 30,000 participants from all over the world. The course is 40 miles (about 64 km). The course is closed to traffic, allowing visitors to drive at a leisurely pace. This article introduces the highlights of the course, which is full of attractions that New York City has to offer. *This article is a reprint of a February 2020 a […]
The Second installment of a Brisbane travelogue by popular bicycle youtuber, Kenta-san.Kenta-san participated in B2CG 2019, and his video from Brisbane is now available.This time it’s finally the day of B2GC!Roadie’s ideal world (?) Click here to watch the video of the B2GC! *This article is a reprint of November 2019 article.
On the first weekend of July, two cycling events were held in the Niseko area of Hokkaido. One is the Niseko Classic, a UCI-sanctioned citizens’ race, and the other is the Niseko Yotei Fun Ride, a loop around Mt. Yotei. With many entrants from overseas, the two-day event had a rich international flavor that is typical of Niseko. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. Text: Yuichi Ohya, Photos/Composition: Global Ride Event Office Hokkaido occupies approximately 22% of Japan’s land area. Niseko is the generic name for the mountainous and hilly region consisting of Iwanai, Kyowa, Kutchan, Niseko, and Rankoshi Towns, all centered around Mount Yotei and Niseko Annupuri. I […]
The Niseko Classic has become so popular that there was a waiting list of over 100 people. 4 categories of 49 years old and under are eligible for the UCIGFWS for the 140km course (elevation gain: 2,362m) and 5 categories of 50 years old and over for the 70km course (elevation gain: 1,125m); all other categories are open to participants. It is interesting to note that the 70km course attracted the largest number of participants in this category, namely those aged 19-49, an open category not covered by the UCIGFWS. This is probably an indication that many people want to genuinely enjoy road racing regardless of participation rights. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. In the 19 […]
Now, one of the fun parts of a fun ride is the refreshments at the aid stations. AEON Hokkaido was a special sponsor of this event, and a large amount of AEON PB jellies, drinks, bananas, and other items were distributed to support the participants’ run. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. There are always sentinel staff stationed at points where turns are to be made on the course, as well as accompanying staff to deal with mechanical problems, and other support systems are in place so that participants can concentrate only on running. Incidentally, Mt. Yotei, which is rarely seen at this time of year, made an appearance, and together with the vast landscape typical of H […]
The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest tourist and recreational area. Brisbane, also in Queensland, has just launched a new cycle festival. Here is a report on one of the main events, the “Tour de Brisbane,” a fun ride that everyone is sure to enjoy. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. Text: Yuichi Ohya, Photos/Composition: Global Ride Event Office The state of Queensland is in the northeast of Australia. Brisbane, the state capital, is known as Australia’s third largest city after Sydney and Melbourne. Modern buildings, shopping malls, and historical buildings blend well with the large Brisbane River to create a unique landscape in this leading Oceania […]
The Tour de Brisbane was held on Sunday, April 14. A total of 3,209 riders entered the race, a very large number for a first-time event, and the South Bank, the start/finish line, was packed with cyclists from early in the morning. First, the UCI Gran Fondo road race waved off for each age class, followed by the Amy’s Ride, which departed from Southbank, divided by distance. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. After starting the race, we will proceed along the right bank of the Brisbane River for a while and first cross the Story Bridge, the iconic bridge in Brisbane. From here, you can see a panoramic view of the skyscrapers, and we would like to take our time and enjoy […]
Six Day emphasizes entertainment with background music by DJs and the use of lights. Its origins are said to date back to 1878. This truck race, which once included popular Tour de France athletes such as Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins, is especially popular in Europe, where world champions, Olympians, and next-generation stars can be seen running up close with a beer in hand. *This article is a reprint of a July 2019 article. A total of seven rounds will be held in the 2018-2019 season, and Brisbane was chosen as the location for the final round. And we are happy to announce that the upcoming 2019-2020 season will also be held in conjunction with the Brisbane Cycling Festival, scheduled […]
The fourth installment of the New York City travelogue by popular bicycle youtuber, Kenta-san.Kenta-san participated in Bike New York 2019, and his video from New York City is now available.This 4th installment is finally the day of Bike New York!Here’s a video of this exceptional event, where the streets of Manhattan are closed to traffic! *This article is a reprint of a June 2019 article.
The third installment of the New York City travelogue by popular bicycle youtuber, Kenta-san.Kenta-san participated in Bike New York 2019, and his video from New York City is now available.This time it’s at the Bike New York EXPO, which takes place the day before the event.Kenta-san came to the JAPAN booth to pick up his bib, and there were many goods of interest to Kenta-san for sale at the EXPO. *This article is a reprint of a June 2019 article. Click here to view the video.