Bicycle Ride in Tokyo

April 19, 2020

Chiyoda, Tokyo

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Rental bikes available

    Reserve a rental bike for a fee

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change waves, transfer entry, 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, if any

Race Standard

  • Event insurance

  • Sacoche cross-body bike bag

  • On-course aid stations

about the ride

Join us for the 18th Annual Bicycle Ride in Tokyo event this April and welcome the first signs of spring with friends and family! “Mama-chari” bikes are welcome; rental bikes will also be available (advance reservations required; limited quantity).

2020 is a special year that brings the Olympics to Tokyo, so it only makes sense to view some of the spectacular sites that will host various events this coming summer. The Bicycle Ride in Tokyo always starts at Hibiya Park but to keep things exciting, the course changes every year!

This year, the first half of the cycling route will prominently feature the Toyosu area, a central hosting site for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Participants will ride along the bike lanes on the Kanni-dori Ave. and be treated to expansive views of Tokyo Bay. After circling Toyosu, take a break at an aid station before embarking on the second half of the course.

The latter part of the route takes participants through Tsukishima, Fukagawa, Monzen-Nakacho, Yanagibashi, and Ningyocho. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the “shita-machi” and peek at nostalgia-inducing scenes of days past from the Edo period. Altogether, participants will experience a memorable 30KM ride through the ever-changing landscapes of Tokyo ranging from urban sophistication to historical throwback.

The Bicycle Ride in Tokyo is a charity ride and a portion of entry fees are donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Japan.

Please note that the course is not closed; cyclists will ride on public roads without road closures.

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

December 1, 2019 - March 20, 2020

April 19, 2020 (Sunday)
0730 Event starts
0730-0915 Check-in and event packet collection
0830 Wave 1 Start (10-15 participants in 1 minute intervals)
0900 Wave 2 Start (10-15 participants in 1 minute intervals)
0930 Wave 3 Start (10-15 participants in 1 minute intervals)
1400 Closing ceremony & raffle

Adult: ¥7,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
Child – riding own bike (13 & under): ¥2,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Add-On Options
Rental Bikes (Bridgestone electric pedal assist bikes): ¥3,000 (must be 145cm (4’8″) or taller)
Insurance for one child in child seat on bike with adult (18+): ¥1,000

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 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. Learn more about Samurai Sports’ service charge. 

Age Eligibility
・Adults 18 or older
・Participants ages 6 to 18 (inclusive of high school students) may participate accompanied by a parent or guardian

Cut-Off Time
No time limit

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.

ACCEPTABLE: road bicycles, cross bicycles, mountain bicycles, velobikes, track bicycles (with front and rear brakes), tandem bicycles, recumbent bicycles, handcycles, and electric bicycles
・NOT PERMITTED: costumes, aero bars, Spinaci handlebars, recumbent bikes, disc wheels
・REQUIRED: bike, front brakes, participation confirmation (required to check-in)
・Recommended: helmet, sunglasses, lights (front/rear), water bottle(s), sleeves or a lightweight windbreaker, sunscreen, tools to fix a flat, gloves, proof of health insurance, nutrition/hydration (if necessary), mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)

View course map here

The course route will ride past or through the following areas:
Hibiya Park – National Diet Building – Tokyo Tower – Zojoji – Ginza Miyuki-dori – Tsukiji – Toyosu Market – Toyosu Gurui Park – Toyosu Ohashi – Monzen Nakacho – Fukagawa – Ryogoku Bashi – Yanagi Bashi – Ningyocho – Hitotsubashi – Kodenmacho – Imperial Palace cycling route – Hibiya Park (approx. 30KM)

Elevation Profile
・No elevation profile was provided by the event organizer.
・Course is relatively flat but cyclists may encounter strong winds.

Hibiya Park (start/finish)
1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0012
Google Maps

Yurakucho Station (closest station)
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Please ensure you have transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

By JR Train
・Exit Yurakucho Station and walk about 8 minutes.

 By Subway
・Take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or Chiyoda Line and exit Kasumigaseki Station.
・Take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or Chiyoda Line and exit Hibiya Station.
・Take the Toei Mita Line and exit Hibiya Station and use exits A10 or A14.

Parking
・Limited public underground paid parking available at Hibiya Park (click here for more information).
・Very limited paid street parking may be available.
・Participants are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

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.
・Cellphone 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

・There will be aid stations on the course route; cyclists are permitted to stop at any time for hydration and/or nutrition at convenience stores
・Aid stations will close after the time indicated on the course map

RULES AND GOOD TO KNOW INFORMATION
・All bicycles must have front brakes
・Recumbent bicycles, handcycles, and electric bicycles are permitted
・Helmet and gloves are recommended (but not required)
・Bridgestone electric pedal assist bicycle will be brought to the starting area. All bicycle rentals must be booked and paid for in advance. Participants will not be able to rent a bike purely by showing up on the day of the event.
・You can choose between 3 waves, but they are first come, first served. Make sure you register early!
・10-15 participants will start at a time in 1 minute intervals
・Groups wanting to start together, please email info@samuraisports.co.jp
・For those who want to use a child seat, the cyclist must be 16 years or older and the child must be under 6 years old.
・The insurance will only cover the cyclist, not the child in the child seat. Cyclists may purchase additional insurance for a (1) child in a child seat for ¥1,000.
・A portion of entry fees will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Japan.
・Registration fees include event insurance for participants but do not extend to property damage or collisions with non-participants
・There is no bag check – be prepared to ride with everything you show up to the event with.
・There will be aid stations on the course route; cyclists are permitted to stop at any time for hydration and/or nutrition at convenience stores

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.

Bicycle Ride in Tokyo Executive Office

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
03-3429-8970

Official Website (Japanese)
https://www.bicycleride.jp/index.html

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