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Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

[TMG] Recruiting Participants for “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE” – Ride across the Rainbow and Tokyo Gate bridges on a bicycle!


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Also recruiting participants for Tama region “Challenge Race in Ajinomoto Stadium”!

  The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is promoting “GRAND CYCLE TOKYO”, a series of events that seek to familiarize the public with cycling as a mode of getting around that is both environmentally-friendly and good for health.

  We are now accepting applications for “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE,” a cycling event 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.

1. Application Overview for “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE” (Tokyo Waterfront Area)
(1) Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023 (national holiday)

(2) Course
  Please see the attached map.

(3) Number of Participants and Participation Fee
  Please see the attached table.

(4) How to Apply
  Please see the attached table.

(5) Other
 - This ride event is for enjoyment, not a competition of rankings or times.
 - Each course has several long uphill slopes, such as an average slope of 5% that lasts about 1.5 km.
 - Participants can use bicycles equipped with multiple gears or an electric power-assist system. (Tandem bicycles are also allowed)
 - Traffic regulations will be enforced in the vicinity of courses on the day of the event (details to be announced in the future). We ask for your cooperation.

2. Application Overview for “Challenge Race in Ajinomoto Stadium” (Tama Region)
  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 sports cycling enthusiasts.

(1) Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

(2) Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium Outer Circuit Course (Start/Goal: Ajipen Hiroba)

(3) Course Map (1 lap: approx. 1.15 km)
  Please see the attached map.

(4) Program
<1> Cycle School
  Classes are divided by level, such as beginners with no racing experience. The coach will deliver lessons on the correct way to ride a sports bicycle, riding techniques, etc., and at the end, a simulated race experience will be held.

<2> Guided Short Race
  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.

<3> Exhibition Race (Spectator Event/ Free)
  This is an exhibition race by the athletes who will participate in the road race on the following day. You can experience the powerful cycling of top athletes right in front of you.

<4> Cycle Marathon
  This is a race in which teams of 2 to 5 people take turns and compete for the highest number of laps completed in 80 minutes.
 * Please see the website for details about each program.

(5) Number of Applicants and Participation Fee
  Please see the attached table.

(6) How to Apply
  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.

[Application Period] From Tuesday, August 1 to Sunday, September 10

3.  Change to Starting Point for Para-cycling Race
  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.

(1)     Para-cycling Race Overview
  Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
  Category: Tandem time trial (Men/Women)
  Course: Musashinonomori Park / Ajinomoto Stadium Outer Circuit Course

(2)     Details of Changes
  ・Starting Point: Ajinomoto Stadium premises Ajipen Hiroba (Before Change: Stadium-dori Avenue along Musashinonomori Park)
  ・Distance: Men: 23.7 km, Women: 17.6 km (Before Change: 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]
  Please see the attached map.

4. Other Scheduled Events
  In conjunction with the “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE” event on Thursday, November 23 (national holiday), “MULTISPORTS”, a sports experience event, 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) (Japanese)

For Tokyo waterfront area
IMANARI Tatsuo (Mr.)
Director for Cycling Promotion

For Tama region
MATSUZAKA Tomohito (Mr.)
Director for Cycling Promotion

International Sports Projects Division
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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