Great Earth Miyazaki Nichinan Ride
Samurai Sports Advantage
Come ride with us along the Nichinan Coast of Miyazaki Prefecture! Enjoy a day out on two wheels as you pedal along the coastline and climb mountains made famous in Japanese mythology.
This isn’t a race so make sure to spend some time sampling local delicacies and snacking at the food aid stations. Don’t forget that the southern prefectures enjoy milder temperatures – take a spin outdoors and experience Miyazaki in all of its springtime glory!
Both the 100KM Long Course and 60KM Short course will start at the Kirishima Yamazakura Miyazaki Prefectural General Sports Park. Details about the nutrition/hydration provided at each aid station will be enclosed in the athlete guide. All aid stations will have water and at least one snack, such as oranges, rice balls, and Japanese-style snacks.
Please note that the course is not closed; cyclists will ride on public roads without road closures.
2019 (Until April 7, 2019)
2019 EVENT INFORMATION
Saturday, April 20 (2019)
at Kirishima Yamazakura Miyazaki Prefectural General Sports Park
1300-1600…Event packet collection, bike mechanics (fees may apply)
1400-1440…Taro Shirato’s beginner long ride workshop (free)
at Ariston Hotel Miyazaki
1800-2030…Meet and Greet dinner and pre-event festivities (add’l fees apply)
Sunday, April 21
at Kirishima Yamazakura Miyazaki Prefectural General Sports Park
0530-0730…Event packet collection
1530…Cut Off Time (applies to both distances)
Long Course 100KM
Children (high school students and younger)…¥7,000
Short Course 60KM
Children (high school students and younger)…¥6,000
Meet and Greet Dinner
Children (high school students and younger)…¥3,000
・Fees shown above include Samurai Sports service charge
・By request from Great Earth, if the entry fee is ¥9,999 or less, you will incur service charges amounting to a total of ¥2,000 (already incl. above).
・By request from Great Earth, if the entry fee is ¥10,000 or more, you will incur a service charge amounting to ¥2,000 + 10% of entry fee (already incl. above).
・If the total exceeds ¥9,999 due to add-on options, you will be charged an additional 10% of the total. Total will be reflected upon checkout when registering for the event.
・Stress less with Samurai Sports. Learn why Samurai Sports implements a service charge.
・Adults 18 or older
・Participants ages 6 to 18 (inclusive of high school students) may participate accompanied by a parent or guardian
・100KM: 9 hours
・60KM: 8 hours, 30 minutes
・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: Triathlon, TT bikes, and road bikes with aerobars are permitted, along with disc brakes and disc wheels – though not recommended
・NOT PERMITTED: fixed gear, recumbent, tandem, or BMX bikes
・REQUIRED: helmets, front light, tail light, and front/rear brakes
・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・proof of health insurance
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)
・sleeves or windbreaker
・tools to fix bike
Kirishima Yamazakura Miyazaki Prefectural General Sports Park
1443-12 Kumano, Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture 889-2151
Please ensure you have lodging AND transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
From JR Miyazaki Station, take the Nichinan Line towards Nango To JR Kibana Station (about 20 min). Then, walk or bike to Kirishima Yamazakura Miyazaki-ken Sougou Undou Koen (1.1KM, about 10 minutes).
・Limited free parking available at Kirishima Yamazakura Miyazaki Prefectural General Sports Park
・First-come, first-served; park at your own risk in surrounding areas
None, this is not a timed event
・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.
・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 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.
・ 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.
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.
・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.
・ 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.
・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.
・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.
・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.
Nichinankaigan Sunshine Miyazaki Ride Executive Committee
Official Website (Japanese)