A fabulous chance to tour Sakuragawa by bicycle, with 3 different courses depending on skill level and interests. This is not a competition, and all cyclists will be expected to follow the rules of the road, but those who finish the course in under 7 hours will receive a certificate of recognition. The Start and Goal are at the Sakuragawa Makabe Fukushi Center.
Date: May 20th, rain or shine
Entrance fee: 4500yen (includes gifts, insurance, etc). No refunds.
Must be 12 years of age or older, capable of completing the course within 7 hours while obeying the rules of the road. The puttering course is for ages 10 and up, minors need the permission of their parents.
Number of participants: First 600 applicants
Schedule: May 19th, 1-3pm…advance registration (giving out of numbers, etc)
May 20th, 5:30-7am…registration (giving out of numbers, etc)
7:15-7:45am…opening ceremony, course information, explanation
of points to be aware of
8am on…start of Challenge course, 1st group (10 people per group, starting at 1min intervals)
8:50am on…start of Puttering course
9am on…start of 88 course, 1st group (10 people per group, starting at 1min intervals)
Course overviews: A) Challenge Course (for Intermediates) 90km, limit 350 people
An intermediate course aiming to cover 3 climbing points, the Yubukuro Toge, Irinorindo Hill, and the Golden Lakes Hill. With a cumulative elevation of 1000m, there will be restrictions on cars on the route.
B) 88 Fun Course, 88km, limit 230 people
A flat-level course that runs through the natural scenery of Sakuragawa and environs. There are a few ups and downs, but no hills. This is a beginner cycling course.
C) Puttering Course, around Sakuragawa, limit 20 people
This course will take you to Sakuragawa’s famous historical and cultural spots, led by a guide.
Application method: Send the entrance fee by bank transfer to the account below and send both 1 and 2 to the office.
1. Participation form 2. the Entrance fee receipt (please write your name on the receipt)
Entrance fee payment account: Bank: Yuucho Financial Institution Code: 9900
Branch Name: 019 (zero ichi kyu) Branch Number: 019
Account Type: Current Account Number: 0316793
Receiver Name: Tour de Sakuragawa Jikkouiinkai
For applications/inquiries: 309-1213 Ibaraki, Sakuragawa, Nishi- Sakuragawa 1-1, Tsuchida Denki-nai Tour de Sakuragawa Jikkoiinkai Office
Tel: (weekdays 9am-7pm only) 0296-75-2304
Application deadline: April 28th
For inquiries about accommodation: Iseya Ryokan, 0296-55-0176