# Hokkaido

TRIP&TRAVEL
Local rider Noriko guides you through the Hokkaido Gourmet Road to Lake Kussharo.

Hello! I’m Noriko, a local rider from the Okhotsk region of Hokkaido.As the drift ice recedes and the snow melts away, the cycling season is finally here!This time, since it’s the beginning of the season, I’d like to take you on a route where you can feel the breath of nature while warping by car. So let’s start right away from Memanbetsu Airport! In the pleasant seasons ahead, you can enjoy leisurely rides along the stretches of roads in Hokkaido, surrounded by the great outdoors. Passing by viewpoints like the ‘Märchen Hill Memanbetsu’ and ‘Märchen Hill Road Station,’ our first stop is ‘Gelateria Rimo’ in Yobito (Abashiri City). T […]

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EVENT
Tourist City Niseko and two ride events (3)
Experience a real course with public roads closed off.

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.

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