Sakura Biking Challenge [40km]

2016 March 26 (Saturday)

Tsuchiura, Ibaraki

Let’s welcome spring in, on a bike! Let’s cycle along the "Ring Ring Road," a former train track converted into a 40km cycle way. This is a scenic ride with cherry blossoms in bloom and great views of Mt. Tsukuba. We will cover 40km in 6 hours, plenty of time for riding and our lunch stop. Finish a rewarding day in a relaxing onsen. No biking experience needed but reasonable fitness is required to join this trip.

Of all the Hanami outings you have on your schedule, this is a special one that shouldn’t be missed :)

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in front of the Marunouchi building outside of Tokyo station at 7am
  • Get on the bus
  • Short stops for breakfast/snacks on the way 
  • Arrive at the bike shop in Tsuchiura around 9:15am
  • Pick up a bike, stretch, and get ready
  • Start biking along the "Ring Ring Road" and stop for some sightseeing here and there
  • Have lunch at the restaurant around noon (provided)
  • Arrive at Iwase station
  • Finish biking and return the bikes at 3:30pm
  • Get on the bus and go back to Tsuchiura
  • Go to the nearby onsen at 4:45pm and refresh
  • Depart Tsuchiura by bus at 5:45pm
  • Arrive at Tokyo station around 7:45pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Bicycle and helmet rental 
  • Lunch
  • Onsen entrance fee
  • Bilingual and bike-loving guides
  • Travel insurance
  • Chance to meet a lot of people
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Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able to join.
  • Reasonable fitness required to join this event.
  • You must wear a helmet during biking.
  • You can bring your own bike (put in the trunk of the bus) but there is no discount.
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  • We will try to accommodate dietary preference for lunch, however it is recommended to bring your own if you are worried.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate to biking 
  • Small backpack
  • Change of clothes
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Gloves
  • Towels (small and big)
  • Onsen stuff (if you prefer)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Music player 
  • Camera 
  • Cellphone 
  • Cash

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