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Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival was held in Port Douglas (Queensland, Australia) for the first time in 2022. My partner and I participated in the 100km course of the main long ride event, “Port Douglas Gran Fondo.” Here is the report (Part 1) of the ride through the World Heritage rainforest and the coral reef sea, a paradise with spectacular views. （Part2 is scheduled to be released on June 4th.） Table of Contents Cycling events under COVID-19 in Australia This event, held in September 2022, was almost the same as before COVID-19 disaster. The event was held under blue skies, and participants were able to enjoy themselves while breathing fresh air to their heart’s content. Australia […]
“BIKE TALK” – Hawaii HBL Edition -, an online talk event organized by Global Ride, was held. The Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) is a non-profit organization that organizes the Honolulu Century Ride, the largest and most popular ride event in Hawaii that every rider wants to ride at least once. Travis Counsell, Executive Director, and Abecchi A-1 of Sponavi Hawaii, an expert on Hawaii’s sporting events, were our guests to talk about Hawaii’s amazing scenery, new ways to enjoy bicycles that add color to your trip, life’s work, and the courses and culture popular among local riders. The talk will be facilitated by Taro Shirato (sports navigator and representative of […]
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.
The first 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, we’ll show you everything from visiting local bike stores to checking into a hotel. *This article is a reprint of October 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 […]