Station Ride in Minami Boso

March 28, 2020

Tateyama, Chiba

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • 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

Event Standard

  • Event insurance

  • Varying speed groups

  • Free bag check

  • On-course aid stations

  • Finisher certificate

about the ride

Get on your saddle and pedal the Chiba Peninsula!

The Station Ride is a fully supported cycling tours that takes you through the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture – just two hours from Tokyo. Ride along the coast to explore the natural beauty of Japan with friends and family – or solo!

Whether you’re a city commuter cyclist or a weekend warrior, the Station Ride welcomes everyone to hop on a bike. Supported by numerous aid stations packed with a wide range of locally-produced foods, don’t miss this ride of a lifetime in Japan!

Pick from four distances: 50KM, 80KM, 100KM, and 120KM
Pick your speed group: 120KM (ave. 30KPH, ave. 25KPH), 100KM (ave. 30KPH, ave. 25KPH, ave. 20KPH), 80KM (ave. 20KPH, ave.15-18KPH), 50KM (ave. 15-18KPH) 

・No changes or modifications to your registration once submitted. 

Why join the Station Ride in Minami Boso, Chiba?
1. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride and explore the coastal region of the Boso Peninsula!
2. Discover scenic cycling routes with picture-perfect views of Tateyama’s golden sands and the deep blue waves of the Pacific Ocean
3. Visit “Michi no Eki” (roadside rest stations) that become aid stations where you can enjoy local food to fuel your ride

For Reference
・120KM | 75 miles
・100KM | 62 miles
・80KM | 50 miles
・50KM | 31 miles

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Registration Period

January 17, 2020 - February 29, 2020

2020 Schedule

*2019 Schedule
October 29, 2019
0650 BBBase Train departure from Ryogoku
0800 Reception, packet pick up 
0907 BBBase Train arrives at Tateyama Station
0925-0940 Opening Ceremony
0945 Start (all distances)
1630 Cut off time (50KM, 80KM)
1730 Cut off time (100KM, 120KM)
1752 BBBase Train departs Tateyama
2015 BBBase Train arrives Ryogoku

50KM / 80KM
¥9,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

100KM / 120KM
¥10,000 (incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

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.

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

Cut-Off Time
2020 TBA
50KM & 80KM (2019)…finish by 1630
100KM & 120KM (2019)…finish by 1730

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, e-bikes, mini velos
・NOT PERMITTED: costumes, TT bikes, tri bikes, aerobars, Spinaci handlebars, recumbent bikes, disc wheels
・REQUIRED: helmets, brakes (front & rear), gloves, bell, and light (front & rear)

Recommended
・nutrition/hydration (as necessary)
・proof of health insurance
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)

120KM | 75 miles (view course map)
Total ascent: +1,000m (3,281ft)

100KM | 62 miles (view course map)
Total ascent: +550m (1,804ft)

80KM | 50 miles (view course map)
Total ascent: +390m (1,280ft)

50KM | 31 miles (view course map)
Total ascent: +313m (1,027ft)

View all course maps and elevation profiles (in Japanese)

Hojo Beach (start/finish)
Tateyama, Chiba 294-0054
Google Maps

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

By Car
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 30 minutes (97KM/60 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 30 minutes (141KM/87.6 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 1 hour 45 minutes

By Train
Alight at Tateyama Station (via JR Uchibo Line) and take the West Exit. Then, walk about 5 minutes.

BBBase Train (50KM & 80KM only)
*BBBase has reached capacity for 2020
Round trip…¥6,800
One way trip…¥3,900
*prices subject to change
Capacity: 100 people
Schedule: March 28
・Depart Ryogoku 0650 – Arrive Tateyama 0905
・Depart Tateyama 1750 – Arrive Ryogoku 2015

Parking
・Free parking at Tateyama Hojo Beach parking lot; first come, first served
・Free parking at Aeon Town Tateyama mall parking lot

*For more information on access & parking, click here.

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 will have bathrooms, water, and snacks.

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.

Look for lodging near Tateyama station; options include: 

・Tateyama Seaside Hotel
・Hotel Mai Grant
・Tateyama Yuhi Kaigan
・Familio Tateyama (more than 4KM)

・Station Ride Executive Committee
・East Japan Japan Railway
with support from the city of Minami Boso, city of Tateyama, city of Kamogawa, Ginnnan township, Chiba Triathlon Union, Awano no Kuni Cycle Tourism Association, Mavic Japan, Aeon Town Tateyama, K.S. International, and Rapha

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
03-3708-1793
event@ei-publishing.co.jp

Official Website (Japanese)
http://stationride.com/index.html