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Sapporo & Ishikari River Bicycle Ride Tour (Half-Day)

Date July 8 (Monday), 9 (Tuesday), 10 (Wednesday), 11 (Thursday), 12 (Friday), 2024  ※Meet at 1:00 p.m. on each day and disperse at 5:00 p.m.
Registration period Open until July 10, 2024


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Category Registration Fee Status
Ride Tour【July 8 (Monday)】 ¥5,000 (JPY) (-2024-07-06) Open
Ride Tour【July 9 (Tuesday)】 ¥5,000 (JPY) (-2024-07-07) Open
Ride Tour【July 10 (Wednesday)】 ¥5,000 (JPY) (-2024-07-08) Open
Ride Tour【July 11 (Thursday)】 ¥5,000 (JPY) (-2024-07-09) Open
Ride Tour【July 12 (Friday)】 ¥5,000 (JPY) (-2024-07-10) Open


Event Details

Date July 8 (Monday), 9 (Tuesday), 10 (Wednesday), 11 (Thursday), 12 (Friday), 2024  ※Meet at 1:00 p.m. on each day and disperse at 5:00 p.m.
Registration period Open until July 10, 2024
PR Hokkaido is a special area where you can feel the magnificent nature that Japan is proud of, and the history of human beings coexisting with this natural environment.
Around July, when GEWEX is held, it is the beautiful green summer season, the perfect situation for outdoor activities.

Let’s enjoy this wonderful setting through all five senses via bicycles, which are gaining attention as a zero-emission means of transportation!

This half-day event consists of a 30km course to enjoy the scenery of Sapporo and Ishikari River and attractive stopover points.

Anyone who can ride a bicycle is welcome to participate in this program, supported by guide riders.
Two types of rental bicycles are available for all participants: cross bikes and e-bikes.
You can choose the one that best suits your fitness level.

Enjoy the food and ride with family and friends, and enjoy the bounty of Hokkaido in abundance!

Attractions of this tour
Professional guided riders with extensive knowledge of Hokkaido will take you on an amazing bike tour. This program is full of attractions, condensing the special scenery and delicious food of Hokkaido, Sapporo, and the Ishikari River area into a half-day ride.

1. A special guided tour to experience the Ishikari River near Sapporo, the stage of GEWEX-OSC 2024, through all five senses by bicycle
The Ishikari River is 268km long and the third longest river in Japan, flowing from midwestern Hokkaido into the Sea of Japan.
In the history of Hokkaido’s development, the river has contributed to people’s lives as a key cargo and transport link, while in recent years it has also attracted attention as a tourist resource due to its easy access to downtown Sapporo and the airport.

2. Safe tours by professional Hokkaido Bicycle Tour guides
To ensure that you can enjoy biking in an unfamiliar place, this program will be led by a professional guide who specializes in bicycle tours in Hokkaido. This is an original tour designed exclusively for GEWEX excursions, with a course that is easy to ride and has few ups and downs, so that anyone can feel free to participate.

3. A new tourist attraction, Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town, which opened in 2023!
Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town, located in Tobetsu-cho, Hokkaido, is an attraction where visitors can enjoy a ’’farm to bar’’ journey from cacao cultivation to chocolate production through factory tours and various hands-on experiences. Stop by for a short break and enjoy the fascinating food and snacks at the aid station

4. Exhilarating ride on a well-maintained rental bike!
No special preparation is required to participate in this program, as rental bicycles are included.
You can choose from a cross bike or e-bike depending on your physical condition and leg strength.
Bike models are subject to change without notice.

5. A support car will accompany you!
A support car will accompany you on the entire ride. You can leave your luggage and souvenirs in the car and ride in comfort.

We look forward to your participation!
Event capacity 12 people per session
*First come, first served
No minimum number of participants. The program will be held from 1 participant
Entry qualifications All of the following apply.
・At least 13 years old and over 150 cm in height and in good health.
・People who can provide themselves with appropriate equipment and clothing as specified in the ""Participant Preparations (Required)"" section below.
Participants must be able to follow the organizer's instructions and cooperate with other participants in order to ensure a safe and comfortable group cycling experience.

The route will include long-distance cycling. Support vehicles will ride alongside, but e-bikes are recommended for those who are not sure about their physical fitness.
If a participant's behavior is deemed to be disruptive to other participants or to interfere with the progress of the tour, we may ask the participant to withdraw from the rest of the tour, even if it is in the middle of the tour. No refunds will be made in such cases. No refunds will be made for such cancellations, and no guarantees will be made for any additional costs incurred as a result of such cancellations. Please understand this in advance.
Entrance fee 5,000 yen
Included in the participation fee *Each detail is subject to change without notice.
Guided rider assistance

Bicycle rental with helmet -
Cross bikes are available.
E-bikes are also available for those who are not confident in their physical strength, depending on availability.
Please inquire by e-mail if you wish to rent an E-bike.
Please note that we may not be able to provide the type of bike you request depending on the frame size and availability of the bike.
Please understand beforehand.

-Aid station and break at Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town
- Light refreshments will be provided exclusively for participants. Please let us know at the time of registration if you need special consideration regarding food.

Event insurance
-We recommend that you purchase your own additional insurance, such as overseas travel insurance or domestic travel insurance, if necessary.
The following is not included in the participation fee -Transportation to the start/finish venue
From Keio Plaza Hotel where GEWEX-OSC 2024 will be held, about 45 minutes by train

・Drinks, food and beverages other than those listed above, items purchased individually, and items not listed in the section titled ""Included in the Participation Fee."".
Insurance The organizers have purchased minimum insurance coverage, but individuals are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance and additional bicycle insurance, if necessary.
Invitation to participate in the tour You will receive an invitation to participate in the tour by e-mail to the address you have registered.
(Both Japanese and English will be available.)
From around 15th, the mid-June, those who have completed the application will receive an email with the subject line ""Sapporo & Ishikari River Bicycle Ride Tour (Half-Day): Program Guide"" from ""event@ttlink.co.jp"" to their registered email address.
You will receive an email with the subject ""Sapporo & Ishikari River Bicycle Ride Tour (Half-Day): Program Guide"" to your registered email address.

Please check your email settings in advance to ensure that you can receive emails from ""event@ttlink.co.jp"".

After June 30, if you do not receive an email even after one week from the completion of your application, please contact ""event@ttlink.co.jp"".
(Japanese and English are available).
Participant preparations for the ride event (required and recommended) -Sport cycling helmet (provided by the organizer). (Required)
-Must be worn while riding.
-Beverage bottles (recommended, plastic bottles are also acceptable)
-Certificate of insurance such as overseas travel insurance (recommended)
-Copy of passport (recommended)
-A set of clothing suitable for the weather conditions and intensity of cycling (required)
-The average temperature in Sapporo, Hokkaido in early July is 20.5℃. The average temperature is around 25°C during the day and 17°C at night.
-Arm covers and other clothing to regulate body temperature and protect against sunburn are useful.
-Rainwear suitable for biking and sunscreen are also recommended.
-Glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes from dust and insects (required).
-Cycling gloves to reduce fatigue and increase safety (recommended)
-Change of clothes after the ride (recommended)
-A change of clothes after the ride (recommended) ・Cycling may be cancelled in the event of sudden weather changes.
-Cash/credit card
Please bring cash or credit card for food, drink, and shopping at stops and rest stops, as you will be responsible for some of your own expenses.
-You can leave your change of clothes, bags, and other large items in the support car that will accompany you.
Route/distance traveled *Each detail is subject to change without notice
Distance traveled: approx. 30 km
Points along the route: Ishikari River riverbed, Sweden Hills Observation Deck, Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town
Introduction of stopover points ■Ishikari River Riverbed
The Ishikari River is 268km long and the third longest river in Japan, flowing from midwestern Hokkaido into the Sea of Japan.
It has supported people's lives as a key cargo and transport link in Hokkaido's pioneering history, and in recent years it has attracted attention as a tourist resource due to its easy access to downtown Sapporo and the airport.

■Sweden Hills Observatory (Leksand Memorial Park)
A residential area modeled after Sweden. In 2007, Leksand Observation Park was attached to the property to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Leksand, Kingdom of Sweden. It offers a panoramic view of the vast Ishikari Plain, and the ""Dalarna Horse,"" a large monument of a horse that brings happiness, is set up facing its hometown Leksand.

■Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town
Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town, located in Tobetsu-cho, Hokkaido and attached to the Lloyds Town factory, offers a ""farm to bar"" journey from cacao cultivation to chocolate production through factory tours and a variety of hands-on experiences.
Program Schedule *Each detail is subject to change without notice.
*Details will be provided to participants only.

■1:00 p.m.
Check-in at the start/finish venue
Meeting place: Cycling Frontier (Cycling Tour Company) next to Ainosato Park Station.
Please come to the start/finish venue and check in.
*You will be responsible for your own transportation to the venue.
*It takes about 45 minutes by train from Keio Plaza Hotel where GWEX-OSC 2024 will be held.

■Pick up your rental bicycle (until ~1:20pm).
Please pick up your pre-ordered rental bicycles as they are ready for you.

■1:20 p.m. -
Briefing.
Brief briefing on traffic laws and bicycle riding (Japanese and English).

■1:30 p.m. -
Ride starts
Planned stops: Ishikari River riverbed, Swedish Hills Observation Deck, Royce Cacao & Chocolate Town

■5:00p.m.
Arrive at start/finish venue and return bicycles
Return bicycles and disperse at the end of the event.
Contact information T2 Link Inc.
event@ttlink.co.jp
Depending on the content of your inquiry and the time of year, it may take some time for us to respond. Please be aware of this in advance and allow plenty of time for us to respond to your inquiry.

*A dedicated reception desk will be set up at the Keio Plaza Hotel. Specific inquiries can be made at the dedicated desk at the time of the visit.
Precautions 【About the application】
-Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
-Please make sure that you are in good physical condition before applying.
-You must agree to the ""Agreement"" for registration.

【Participation on the day of the event】
-Please strictly observe Japanese road traffic laws and regulations.
-We do not accept participants who have been drinking alcohol.
-Please follow the instructions of the staff.
-If you feel unwell during the event, please inform the staff immediately.
-The event may be extended, shortened, rerouted, or cancelled at the last minute or on the day of the event due to weather, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances.
-The cycling course is shared with general vehicles and is not for cyclists only. Please observe all traffic rules and regulations.
-Please be aware that we are not responsible for any damage caused by luggage left in the support vehicles.
-Please understand this beforehand.
-Please note that there is a possibility that YouTube videos will be filmed at this event. In such cases, the organizer and various media may cover the event, or you may be featured in the media. Please understand this beforehand.

【Other】
If a participant's behavior is deemed inappropriate by the tour management, the participant may be asked to withdraw from the rest of the tour even if the tour is in progress. No refunds will be made in such cases. No refunds will be made for such cancellations, and no guarantees will be made for any additional costs incurred as a result of such cancellations. Please understand this in advance.
Participation agreement I, the undersigned, hereby give my consent to the following matters in applying for participation in the "Sapporo & Ishikari River Bicycle Ride Tour (Half Day)" (hereinafter referred to as the "Event").
(1) I understand that schedule changes and cancellations cannot be made after application, and that overdeposits and duplicate deposits cannot be refunded.
(2) I understand that participation in this event involves potential risks of serious injury or death, including falls, contact with other participants or objects, weather effects (including high temperatures and humidity), cars and other traffic, road conditions, etc., and that in principle I assume all such risks. I understand that I shall bear all such risks in principle.
(3) In the event of any injury to myself or injury to any other participant in this event, regardless of the cause, the event organizer (T2 Link Inc.), affiliated companies, related organizations, and companies entrusted with the management of the event (hereinafter collectively referred to as "the organizer") shall be held liable for any and all damages arising from such injury. ) and our employees. I will not make any claim against the organizer (T2 Link Inc.), affiliated companies, related organizations, companies entrusted with the management of the event (hereinafter collectively referred to as "the organizer") or our employees for any expenses or damages related to injuries beyond the scope of insurance coverage provided by the organizer.
(4) I will keep my valuables and other possessions at my own risk while participating in this event, and will not pursue the organizer for any responsibility in the event of damage, theft, etc.
(5) While participating in this event, I will follow the organizer's instructions and observe the rules and precautions of the event.
(6) In participating in this event, I guarantee that I will not fall under any of the following conditions.
*Have been prohibited from exercising by a physician.
*Have an infectious disease, contagious skin disease or any other disease that could be transmitted to others.
*Have been diagnosed with the medical condition(s); angina pectoris, spinal cord infarction, or a congenital disease.
*Involved with or related to organized crime groups, antisocial groups, or currently suffering from drug-related disorders.
*Pregnant
(7) In the event of an emergency such as weather, natural disasters, or sudden changes in social conditions, the organizer may have to cancel or change the event immediately.
(8) During my participation in the event, the organizer may film, record audio, video, write, or in any other similar way record me (including the conversion of recordings into other media such as text or photographs, hereinafter collectively referred to as "recordings").
(9) The organizer may post the recordings specified in (8) above on its website, YouTube, Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram, or other media, or in third-party radio, print, or web media, for the purpose of disclosing information related to this event, without obtaining prior permission from me.
(10) Not to hold the organizer (or any affiliated company commissioned by the organizer) liable for any damage arising from the recording of the event or its publication in any media, regardless of whether such damage was caused by the organizer's (or its affiliated company's) intentional or negligent act.
(11) Not to take any action to invalidate, cancel, or terminate any part of this agreement.
Cancellation Policy No schedule changes or cancellations will be allowed after application. No refunds will be made for overdeposits or duplicate deposits.