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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 […]
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 […]