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July 20 2023
Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government （TMG） is promoting different events as “GRAND CYCLE TOKYO” in order to familiarize the public with bicycles that are friendly to the environment and good for health.
We are now accepting applications for “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE,” a ride event for cycling across the Rainbow and Tokyo Gate bridges to be held on Thursday, November 23 （national holiday）, and “Challenge Race in Ajinomoto Stadium,” a race experience program for general cyclists to be held on Saturday, December 2, the day before “THE ROAD RACE TOKYO,” a full-fledged bicycle road race in the Tama region.
Thursday, November 23, 2023 （national holiday）
On the day before “THE ROAD RACE TOKYO” is held in the Tama region on Sunday, December 3, we will hold various race experience programs that general cyclists can participate in, from beginners to enthusiasts of sports cycling.
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Ajinomoto Stadium Outer Circuit Course （Start/Goal: Ajipen Hiroba）
Classes are divided by level, such as those who have no racing experience, and the coach will give a lecture on the correct way to ride a sports bicycle, riding techniques, etc., and at the end, a simulated race experience will be held.
Guide riders lead at a constant speed and participants will ride the course as a group. This is a race-style program in which participants compete only on the final lap while ensuring safety.
This is an exhibition race by the athletes who will participate in the road race on the following day. You can experience the powerful riding of top athletes right in front of you.
This is a race in which teams of 2 to 5 people take turns and compete for the number of laps completed in 80 minutes.
* Please see the website for details about each program.( External link )
|Program||Application||No. of Participants||Participation Fee|
|1||Cycle School||As individual||200 people||3,500 JPY|
|2||Guided Short Race||210 people||3,000 JPY|
|3||Cycle Marathon||As team||140 teams
(70 teams x 2 races)
(*2 to 5 people per team)
|2-person team: 9,000 JPY|
|3-person team: 12,000 JPY|
|4-person team: 14,000 JPY|
|5-person team: 15,000 JPY|
Please apply through the website. For safety reasons, applicants for each program must be junior high school students or older. A lottery will be held if there are too many applicants.
From Tuesday, August 1 to Sunday, September 10
For “THE ROAD RACE TOKYO” para-cycling race, the starting point has been changed as follows in order to accommodate more spectators and improve safety.
|After Change||(Before Change)|
|Starting Point||Ajinomoto Stadium premises
|(Stadium-dori Avenue along Musashinonomori Park)|
|Distance||Men: 23.7 km
Women: 17.6 km
|(Men: 24.4 km)
(Women: 18.3 km)
* The finishing point will remain the same: Stadium-dori Avenue along Musashinonomori Park.
Para-cycling: Changed course map
In conjunction with the “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE” event on Thursday, November 23 （national holiday）, a sports experience event called “MULTISPORTS” will be held at the finishing point of the Ride event and at telecom Center.
In addition, along with “Challenge Race in Ajinomoto Stadium” and “THE ROAD RACE TOKYO,” we will hold events to promote the local area and cycle events on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 at Ajinomoto Stadium. More information will be provided separately.
GRAND CYCLE TOKYO official website:
English( External link )
※Please click here for the original Japanese release.
Cycling Promotion, International Sports Projects Division, Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports