Ashigara Long Ride

TBA

October 2020

Kaisei, Kanagawa

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change waves, athlete to athlete transfer, and self-edit up until 3-5 days before registration closes *fees may apply

  • Translated English event guide

    Information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Event day packet collection

    Pick up your event packet on the day of

  • Post event follow-up

    Receive links to photos

Race Standard

  • Event liability insurance

  • Bag deposit

  • Parking

  • Original souvenirs

  • On-course aid stations

about the ride

Head over to Kaisei Waterside Sports Park just 60 minutes from the heart of Tokyo and surround yourself in nature’s splendor! With four courses to choose from, riders of varying levels will feel welcome at the Ashigara Long Ride.

Experienced cyclists will enjoy the longer distance and the added challenge of a climb reaching an altitude of more than 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). This year, the Ashigara Long Ride offers a 100KM course, along with the 120KM, 80KM, and 50KM courses. All courses feature spectacular views of Tanzawa Lake! Come for the ride, stay for the weekend!

Highlights
・Located just an hour from the heart of Tokyo, venture into the countryside and bask in the calm of rural Japan!
・Cycle amidst picturesque scenes specific to Japan, past mountains, rivers, and lakes reflecting nature’s abundance.
・Can’t pass up on a challenge? The 120KM course includes a formidable climb up and over Ashigara Pass – perfect for the serious cyclist seeking a long ride with elevation!

Course Descriptions
The course you select should be suitable according to your experience and fitness level.
120KM: A challenging 120KM course reaching an elevation of 2,300 meters (7,546 feet), if you’re looking to test your mettle, you’ve found your challenge! You’ll traverse the Ashigara Pass en route to the finish – it’s an advanced course with a punch. With the ultimate combination of hill climbs, rolling hills, and distance, there’s no doubt you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment when you finish!
100KM: All aboard for tough climbs and a metric century! Those looking for a little less crazy than the 120KM should sign up for the 100KM, which will take you to a total elevation gain of 1,690 meters (5,545 feet). You’ll go towards Ashigara Pass but take a shortened course that cuts to the north side of Lake Tanzawa.
80KM: With about 1,255 meters of climbing, the 80KM is a solid day out for the more casual cyclist! Pass through the Minami (south) Ashigara area and cruise on flat terrains towards Lake Tanzawa before a gentle downhill route in the second half of the course. Conquer two medium climbs and you’ll be finished in no time!
50KM: Beginners and families will appreciate the 50KM course! If you’re seeking a leisurely ride through the mountains, this is the course for a fun day of exploration on two wheels. If you’re looking forward to spending part of the day sightseeing (and don’t want the cycling to take all day), this shortened course is perfect.

The course is not closed; cyclists will ride on public roads without road closures.

IMPORTANT
・This is not a race – there are no timing chips. No drafting, no peletons.
・Roads are not closed for this event. You should be comfortable with sharing the roads.
・Participants may move about freely on the course as their pace dictates. However, participants should not be ahead of his/her group’s leading guide cyclist.
・This event is not for experienced cyclists seeking a fast and furious training day – no pelotons, drafting, or timing chip.

サムライスポーツは日本国籍以外を対象とした外国人向け専用受付サイトです。日本国籍の方は日本語サイトからお申込みください。日本国籍以外の方がエントリーした場合、無効となる場合があります 。無効となった場合には、返金手数料を差し引き、参加費をご返金させていただきます。

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Registration Period

TBA

2019 (June 18, 2019 - September 30, 2019)

2019 Event Details

2020 schedule TBA

October 5, 2019 (Sat)
at Kaisei Waterside Sports Park
1300 – 1700…packet collection (all distances)

October 6, 2019 (Sun)
at Kaisei Waterside Sports Park
0500…Parking lot opens
0530 – 0615…120KM packet collection
0530 – 0700…100KM packet collection
0700 – 0800…80KM packet collection
0700 – 0845…50KM packet collection
0630…120KM starts
0715…100KM starts
0815…80KM starts
0900…50KM starts
1530…Last aid station (AS 6) closes
1700…COT (all distances)
1730…Venue closes
1800…Parking lot closes

120KM: ¥11,000
100KM: ¥10,000
80KM: ¥9,000 
50KM: ¥7,000

Additional Surcharges
・Fees above include service charge
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why does Samurai Sports implement a service charge? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event. 

Age Eligibility
・Must be 13 or older in good health and able to complete course.
・Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent

Cut-Off Time
・120KM (74.6 miles): 9 hours 30 minutes
・100KM (62.1 miles):
8 hours 45 minutes
・80KM (49.7 miles):
7 hours 45 minutes
・50KM (31.1 miles):
7 hours

Important
・All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and demonstrate good cycling manners.
・Be mindful of other cyclists and vehicles on the road. You should understand laws in Japan pertaining to cycling on public roads and cycling insurance.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.

BICYCLE REGULATIONS
・Your bicycle must conform with event regulations and cyclists must follow all safety requirements listed by the event organizers. 
・All bicycles must have brakes in BOTH the front and rear.

Required
・helmet
・front light
・tail light
・water bottle (bidon)
・gloves (work gloves – in Japanese, gunte – are ok)

Permitted
・Road bikes
・Cyclo-cross bikes
・Gravel bikes
・Mountain bikes
・Mini-velos
・Hybrid bikes
・Track bikes (with front and rear brakes)
・Single gear bicycles with equipped free-hub front and rear breaks
・Regular city bicycles (mama-chari) with no kickstand
・Disc wheels
・Disc brakes
・Flat bar handles 

Prohibited
・Trailers
・Recumbent bicycles
・Tandem bicycles
・Bicycles with no brakes
・DH/aero bars and clip on handle bars
・Triathlon bikes 
・Time Trial (TT) bikes
・Spinacci handlebars 

Recommended
・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・health insurance card (not a copy)
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)
・sunglasses
・sleeves or windbreaker
・sunscreen
・tools to fix bike

120KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +2,303m (7,556ft)

100KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +1,687m (5,535ft)

80KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +1,255m (4,117ft)

50KM (view course map)
Total ascent: +642m (2,106ft)

Kaisei Waterside Sports Park (start/finish)
2710 Yoshidajima, Kaisei, Ashigarakami, Kanagawa, 258-0021
Google Maps

Please ensure you have lodging AND transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

By Car
From Yokosuka, about 1 hour 15 minutes
From Yokota AB, about 1 hour 15 minutes
From Haneda Airport, about 1 hours 20 minutes
From Narita Airport, about 2 hours 15 minutes

Click here for more information on access to Kaisei Waterside Sports Park (Japanese).

Parking
・Free parking; Samurai Sports registrants may park without a parking pass at the Kaisei Waterside Sports Park parking lot 
・Parking lots will open Saturday 1300-1700 and Sunday 0500-1800
・No overnight parking​

None, this is not a timed event

Road Rules
・Ride on the LEFT single file (not two or more abreast)
・Come to a complete stop at red lights.
・Cell phone usage is prohibited while on the road.
・You MUST follow all traffic rules.

Rider Courtesy

・Keep a respectable distance from other cyclists.
・When passing a cyclist, make sure to check your rear and call ahead from the right side.
・Come to a complete stop when taking videos and pictures.
・It is strictly prohibited to take pictures or videos while riding, unless it is mounted on the bicycle or attached to your helmet.
・Earphones, headphones, and anything in the ears that may prevent you from adequately hearing your surroundings are prohibited.

Aid Stations

・Aid stations include bathrooms, water stations, and snacks.
・Support cars will pick up cyclists who do not or are unable to meet the designated cut off times.

General
・ No refunds, deferrals, or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 3-5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.

Participants determined to be violating the policies below may be disqualified without a refund:
・Any person found to be bib-swapping (illegal transfer of bib); the person will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event.
・Any person found to be registering with inaccurate information, i.e. false declarations of the participants name, age, or gender.

Insurance
・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us – it is your responsibility to be prepared.

Privacy
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer’s privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.

Athlete Guides
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-21 days before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.

Additional Surcharges
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.

Tour de Nippon

IMPORTANT
Samurai Sports is NOT the event organizer. We are a third party assisting in the event organizer’s efforts to diversify their audience and support international athletes through our English-language services.

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
03-3354-2300

Official Website (Japanese)
http://www.tour-de-nippon.jp/series/ashigara/