Nasu Kogen Long Ride with Nasu Blasen and Utsunomiya Blitzen 2018 (8th Annual Nasu Kogen Long Ride)
- 8 Jul 2018(Sun)
- Application period:
- 14 Apr 2018(Wed) - 27 May 2018(Sun)
- Tochigi prefecture, Nasu district, Nasu-machi, Terakootsu 2567-10 Nasu city Culture Centre
- This is a cycling event that aims to promote a healthy and active lifestyle whilst also being eco-friendly. Bicycles have low impact on the environment, and set in the Nasu Kogen highlands, you'll be able to appreciate the area and scenery amongst the mountain ranges. We hope to encourage people to visit Nasu.
- In addition, the course follows a scenic route through the Ashino and Iouno districts through historical and cultural points of interest in Nasu such as Sessho seki (the "Killing stone" - a part of Japanese mythology). Through this event, we hope to promote and revitalise tourism in Nasu. Whilst enjoying cycling we can appreciate the environment and acquire safe cycling road rules and awareness.
|Hill climb 100 (approx. 107km) (Advanced): Adult||9,000JPY||Closed|
|Hill climb 100 (approx. 107km) (Advanced): Junior high school and high school students||4,500JPY||Closed|
|Nasu Dake 80 (approx. 80km) (Advanced): Adult||8,000JPY||Closed|
|Nasu Dake 80 (approx. 80km) (Advanced): Junior high school and high school students||4,000JPY||Closed|
|Basho Penance 75 Plus (approx. 75km) (Intermediate-Advanced): Adult||7,000JPY||Open|
|Basho Penance 75 Plus (approx. 75km) (Intermediate-Advanced): Junior high school and high school students||4,000JPY||Open|
|Challenge 70 (approx. 70km) (Intermediate-Advanced): Adult||7,000JPY||Closed|
|Challenge 70 (approx. 70km) (Intermediate-Advanced): Junior high school and high school students||4,000JPY||Closed|
|Enjoy 55 (approx. 58km) (Beginner-Intermediate participants): Adult||6,000JPY||Open|
|Enjoy 55 (approx. 58km) (Beginner-Intermediate participants): Junior high school and high school students||3,000JPY||Open|
|Enjoy 55 (approx. 58km) (Beginner-Intermediate participants): Elementary-school students||3,000JPY||Open|
|Family 35 (approx. 35m) (Beginner - Family ): Adult||5,000JPY||Open|
|Family 35 (approx. 35m) (Beginner - Family ): Junior high school and high school students||3,000JPY||Open|
|Family 35 (approx. 35m) (Beginner - Family ): Elementary school students||3,000JPY||Open|
|Pre-event party : Junior high school students or older||2,000JPY||Open|
|Pre-event party : Elementary school students||1,000JPY||Open|
|Pre-event party : Pre-school children||free||Open|
Points to note at the time of entering:
Elementary school students who wish to participate must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Accompanying parent/guardian are also required to register for the same event category.
|Registration Fee||[Hill climb 100] Adult 9000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4500yen [Nasu Dake 80] Adult 8000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4000yen [Basho Penance 75 Plus] Adult 7000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4000yen [Challenge 70] Adult 7000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4000yen [Enjoy 55] Adult 6000yen, Junior high school and high school students 3000yen [Family 35] Adult 5000yen, Junior high school and high school students 3000yen [Pre-event party] Junior high school students or older 2000yen, elementary-school students 1000yen, Pre-school children free ※ The entry fee includes a souvenir item, supplementary meal, accident insurance fee, and consumption tax.|
|Insurance||Accident insurance All participants will be covered by accident insurance. (Insurance coverage: Death/permanent disability: 4,400.000 yen; daily hospital allowance: 3000yen per day; Daily outpatient allowance: 2000yen per day|
|Participant notification/confirmation card||The participant notification/confirmation card will be mailed out by the race organiser 1-2 weeks before the race.|
|Carparking details||We will send the designated parking ticket only to those who need it together with the postage of the participation notice.|
Based on registration entries, we will take into account whether parking is needed or not.
|Course details||Course particulars Hill climb 100 About 15 km from the start point is a forest course with a gentle incline. From the flower world intersection, it will become a full on incline and great views along this stretch of the course. The course will pass through the Nasu mountain range and the various peaks, passing by the Nasu Animal Kingdom. There'll be some ups and downs along Koshi road, passing Daimaru hot spring and then to the teahouse at the top of the course. after going up and down of Koshi Road, you'll pass volcano highway and Daimaru hot spring to the teahouse at the top of the course which is 30km from the starting point (altitude 1,462m). The descent is fixed at a pre-determined point and will pass by the Killing Stone (historical rock) and Yumoto hot springs. From there you'll continue down the Nasu Kogen skyline route, and then a left turn at Aoki. heading towards Rindo Lake. From Rindo Lake proceed to the Rindo Line and then to Iouno. Continue north on Route 294, to Ashino and Kurodahara and then loop around to the goal/finish. This course has an altitude of about 2,000m and a distance of about 107km. Nasu Dake 80 From the starting point for the first 30km until the hut on the pass (altitude of 1,462/elevation difference: 1,133m) which follows the same avdance course as the Hill Climb. The challenge section of the course, is for those cyclists who want to go for the attack, they can aim for the mountain peak. A hillcimb of 5km with a elevation difference of 420m up to Yahata (altitude 1,040m) A challenging course from Ichiya that returns back to Nasu. Basho Penance 75 Plus Unlike Nasu Highland Course, this course will run along Satoyama where Matsuo Basho walked, and traveled around Satoyama. This is a historical tour passing through of Yunnji Temple. However, the elevation climb exceeds 900m, with a gradient of 12% hence the Road of penance! This is a course aimed at intermediate and advanced riders. Since last year's event, those we reached the entrance of Koteya-san by the designated time, and who wish to do so, can proceed to a bonus course - an extra 5km to the peak of Koteya-san (altitude of 512m. Elevation change of 300m). The incline is over 10% for approx. 5km. Ifyou opt to cycle the bonus section. the total mileage will be approximately 86 km and the elevation climbed over this course will be approximately will be announced later on and on the official website etc. Challenge 70 From the starting point to flower world, it follows the same course as the Hill Climb, until Yahata at the end ppoint of Koshi Road (altitude 1,040 m). From here, you'll pass the Killing Stone, the tea hut, and then continue downwards. The course is approx. 70km with the end point at Rindo Lake. and long downwards continue, and a course of about 70 km back to the goal from the Rindo Lake with the same course as Hill Climb. Altitude of 1,040m elevation change over 25km. Enjoy 55 From the start to flower world, the course is the same as the Hill Climb 100, Nasu DAKE 80 and Challenge 70. However from there, at Ikeda, take a left (instead of continuing up) and aim for Rindo lake. All three course will finish at Rindo Lake. An easy to cycle relatively flat 58km course with no high long inclines. Family 35 Same as the Enjoy 55 course but a short cut (Plan B) from the south side of the event venue. Distance to the goal/end is 35km. This course is aimed at beginners and families to enjoy Nasu Kogen at a lesiurely pace.|
|Competition process||■Cycling process From the start time, 30 people at a time, will set off in wave starts at 1min intervals. Please follow and obey the Road Traffic Regulations and cycle in single file on the left side of the road. The descending section from the hut on the Pass to the tea hut is a fixed cycling section where an event leader will be placed to ensure safety, and groups of 15-20 cyclists at a time will be allowed to pass through this descent section. Please take a break at the designated point and make the descent safely. ■Event category and entry fee Hill climb 100 (Advanced) [Entry fee]Adult 9000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4500yen [Capacity] 700 people [Distance] Approx. 107km [Altitude elevation] Approx. 2,000m [Leg cut off times] (1) Yahata: 11;20am (2) Ichiya: 1pm (3) Nasu city culture centre (south): 2.:30pm Please participate only if you have experience of cycling in mountain ranges of a distance of 100km in a day. Please take note of the altitude/elevation. Traffic regulations need to be adhered to during the trial run. Please refrain from cycling with too much speed. At the descent, speed will come out naturally. During rest breaks, please cycle/travel safely. Nasu Dake 80 (Advanced) [Entry fee]Adult 8000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4000yen [Capacity] 300 people [Distance] Approx. 107km [Altitude elevation] Approx. 1,520m [Leg cut off times] (1) Yahata: 12;00pm (2) Nasu city culture centre (south): 2.:30pm Please participate only if you have experience of cycling in mountain ranges of a distance of 80km in a day. Please take note of the altitude/elevation. Traffic regulations need to be adhered to during the trial run. Please refrain from cycling with too much speed. At the descent, speed will come out naturally. During rest breaks, please cycle/travel safely. Basho Penance 75 Plus (approx. 75km) (Intermediate-Advanced) [Entry fee] Adult 7000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4000yen [Capacity] 500 people [Distance] Approx. 75km (In the case of the Mt Koteya (Koteya-san) attack course: approx. 86km) [Altitude elevation] Approx. 900m (In the case of the Mt Koteya (Koteya-san) attack course: approx. Approx. 1250m) Satoyama has a 12% gradient incline. Please take careful note of the elevation/altitude. The Mount Koteyama attack course will be available for those who participants who make the designated point within the designated time limit. For details of the course, please read the explanations/details carefully below The Koteyama attack course is an optional challenge. Please feel free to decide for yourself whether you opt to do it or not. Traffic regulations need to be adhered to during the trial run. Please refrain from cycling with too much speed. At the descent, speed will come out naturally. During rest breaks, please cycle/travel safely. Challenge 70 (Beginner-Intermediate participants) [Entry fee] Adult 7000yen, Junior high school and high school students 4000yen [Capacity] 550 people [Distance] Approx. 70km [Altitude elevation] Approx. 1,110km [Leg cut off times] Nasu city culture centre (south): 2:30pm Please participate only if you have experience of cycling in mountain ranges of a distance of 70km in a day. Please take note of the altitude/elevation. Traffic regulations need to be adhered to during the trial run. Please refrain from cycling with too much speed. At the descent, speed will come out naturally. During rest breaks, please cycle/travel safely. Enjoy 55 (Beginner-Intermediate participants) [Entry fee] Adult 6000yen, Junior high school and high school students 3000yen [Capacity] 550 people [Distance] Approx. 58km [Altitude elevation] Approx. 580m [Leg cut off times] Nasu city culture centre (south): 2:30pm Traffic regulations need to be adhered to during the trial run. Please refrain from cycling with too much speed. At the descent, speed will come out naturally. During rest breaks, please cycle/travel safely. Family 35 (Beginner - Family ) [Entry fee] Adult 5000yen, Junior high school and high school students 3000yen [Capacity] 100 people [Distance] Approx. 35km [Altitude elevation] Approx. 350m Traffic regulations need to be adhered to during the trial run. Please refrain from cycling with too much speed. At the descent, speed will come out naturally. During rest breaks, please cycle/travel safely. ■Pre-event party [Fee] Junior high school students or older 2000yen, elementary-school students 1000yen, Pre-school children free [Capacity] 500 people Registration will close prior to the entry cut-off if capacity is reached out earlier. ※ Elementary school students can participate in the Enjoy 55 course and Family 35 course subject to guardian/parents' accompanying them, so please apply together. The entry fee includes a souvenir item, refreshment, insurance fee, and tax.|
|Pre-event day||July 7 (Sat) 4pm - 5pm Nasu Brassen and Utsunomiya Blitzen (Riding school) 6:30pm - 8:30pm Pre-event party (the day before) (Venue: Sapporo Nasu beer garden) Pre-event party Date/Time: Saturday 7 July 6:30pm - 8:30pm (registration open from 6pm) Dinner serving time: 6:30pm - 8pm Venue: Sapporo Nasu Beer Garden - buffet restaurant Address: Tochigi prefecture, Nasu district, Nasu town, Takakuko 4453-49 WEB : http://www.nasu-morinobeer.jp/index.html At the pre-event party, athletes from the Nasu Brassen and Utsunomiya Blitzen cycling club and you'll have the opportunity to mingle and interact and enjoy festivities with them. In addition, please join us at the pre-event party, where there will be a DVD display and various merchandise and products exhibition. Advance registration is required to attend the party. To those who pre-register for the party in advance, the party reception ticket will be mailed to be you. Please be sure to bring the party ticket with you on the day. All you can drink softdrink bar! An abundant dessert corner will also be prepared. The buffet will have about 40 kinds of dishes (both Western and Japanese cuisine). One toasting beer drink included (Sapporo Black label beer). Nasu factory limited beer "sky" can be enjoyed for a special price of 500 yen. As parking spots are limited, please use the shuttle buses provided by your accommodation facility to reach your lodgings, and car-share etc. If demand necessitates, more temporary parking facilities may be provided. All details are subject to change depending on the circumstances.|
|Event day||July 8 (Sun) 7:00～ Opening ceremony 7:30～ Start 16:00 Closing ceremony The start schedule for each course 7:30～ Hill climb 100 Start (30 people at a time, in group waves at 1min intervals) 700 people (limit) 8:00～ Challenge 70 Start (30 people at a time, in group waves at 1min intervals) 500 people (limit) 8:25～ Nasu Dake 80 Start (30 people at a time, in group waves at 1min intervals) 300 people (limit) 8:40～ Enjoy 55 Start (30 people at a time, in group waves at 1min intervals) 550 people (limit) 8:50～ Basho Penance 75 Plus Start (30 people at a time, in group waves at 1min intervals) 500 people (limit) 9:10～ Family 35 Start (30 people at a time, in group waves at 1min intervals) 100 people (limit)|
|Event rules and regulations||■Participation criteria/Event rules and regulations
This event is a cycling event aimed at promoting cycling and improving cycling conduct, manners and sportsmanship.
We do not regulate traffic on the general (public) road sections of the course. so please do not cycle parallel to eachother or cause disruption. Please comply with regular traffic rules such as giving way, stopping at red lights, and cycling on the left side of the road.
Healthy children in good physical condition who are elementary school age or older, with the likelihood of being able to complete the the course, are eligible to enter. However, elementary school students are only able to participate in the Enjoy 55 and Family 35 categories if they are accompanied by parents/guardian.
Participants under high school age must obtain the consent of parent/guardian
Participants will obey road traffic laws and exercise manners/sportsmanship
Participants accept the contents of the Event rules and regulations
Bike equipment and regulations/bike model
Bicycles must conform to Article 9-2 of the Enforcement Regulations of the Road Traffic Act (also applicable to small vehicles and recumbent bikes).
DH bars affixed to the bicycle are prohibited.
If using a child trailer, please travel with sufficient care so as not to inconvenience others around you. In addition, only the "Enjoy 55" and "Family 35" courses are permitted to use child trailers.
Helmets are mandatory and must be worn.
If you decide to retire for any reason, please declare it to the event staff and follow their instructions.
If a traffic accident occurs between participants or another vehicle, immediately contact the event headquarters and staff and follow their instructions.
The Event Organizer retains all rights to any videos, photos, article, recordings etc of participants taken during the course of the event and may be published in newspapers, magazines, the Internet etc.
No refund will be made after paying the participation fee. Even if the event is canceled, or any contents/details change or if you cannot attend, no refund will be given.
In the event of bad weather, the event may be cancelled. The Event Organiser will reserve judgment on whether the course details will change or to cancel the event.
If you become ill or injured whilst cycling or during the event, the event staff/race organiser will provide emergency medical treatment. All treatment and responsibility thereafter is up to the individual participant. Please be sure to bring your health insurance card.
The course layout/route/length etc. may be changed due to changes in road condition or other circumstances.
Inspection and maintenance of bicycles
In recent years, troubles and malfunctions have occurred due to improper maintenance which may cause a serious accident. In order to prevent and reduce the likelihood of accidents and to enjoy the event safely, please be sure to carry out an inspection and maintenance of the bicycle to be used in the event. Please check the following checklist and make sure you comply with the checklist prior to participating in the event.
■Bicycle inspection/maintenance (bike condition) checklist Brakes Brake shoe lining Mounting position Brake wire Effective/working condition Shift gear Front shift Rear shift Shift wire Tyre/Wheel Tyre wear/tread Tyre damage/deterioration Wheel deflection/rattling Spoke tension Quick lever fixed/set Equipment Bell Front light Rear light or reflector Light fixtures Other Frame damage/cracks Handle adjustments Stem adjustments Head adjustments (tight) Saddle adjustment Pedal adjustments (tight) Cleat wear Re-tightening of each bolt Lubrication (chain, frame etc) If you do not observe the above convention rules and you receive a warning from the event staff and you are not able to improve or rectify it, you will be prevented from participating or continuing.
■Terms/Conditions - oath In participating in the Nasu Kogen Long Ride, I pledge to accept the following below matters: Compliance with convention rules and regulations In addition to complying with general traffic laws and regulations, I acknowledge the convention rules prescribed by the organizer by participating in this event. Also, because of the nature of this event, I realize that my physical condition may change suddenly, and I pledge that I will promptly withdraw my participation from the event if any abnormality or deterioration of my physical condition occurs. Self-assessment of health status I confirm that I am currently in healthy condition and that I do not anticipate any problem participating in the event. In addition, I will report to the organizers in advance if there is something they need to be aware of in the case of emergency or medical treatment including any abnormalities, past illnesses, medication etc. 3. Self-management responsibility and compliance with first aid I pledge to pay attention to my safety, health and wellbeing, and take personal responsibility for participating in the event. In the event that I may have an accident or get injured during the event, I confirm and pledge that I will not hold the Event Organiser responsible. In the event of injury/illness, I will accept any emergency treatment provided to me by the Race Organiser, and will not object to the method of treatment or any subsequent aftermath as a result. 4. Scope of compensation in the event of death or injury/accident Myself and my family / relatives or guardians are familiar with the contents of this event and are aware of my participation in this event. all parties are aware that no liability will be accepted by the Event Organiser for any injury or illness or death sustained during the event. The Event Organiser and related stakeholders will be exempted from any responsibility from the participant or the participant's family/relatives as a result of any illness, injury, death or subsequent after effects. In addition, we acknowledge that compensation for participants will be limited to the scope range covered by the applicable insurance coverage. 5. Disclaimer The event may be cancelled or contents may be changed as a result of bad weather or other reasons such as force majeure. We will not accept any invoices or requests for payment of expenses (including participation fee) required to participate in this event. In addition, we not accept any responsibility for loss or theft of any equipment during the event period unless there is serious negligence of the Event organizer. Handling of image rights and personal information I acknowledge that my personal information including image/portrait may be used in websites, pamphlets, public relations materials and information media created by the organizer, and may also be published unrelated printed materials and videos etc. for commercial use. If there any doubts or disputes that arise as a result of the content of this written oath or concerning matters not stipulated in this pledge, we hereby consent to resolve in accordance with the rules of this Event regulation convention.
|Organising Committee||Tochigi prefecture, Nasu Kogen Long Ride Organising Committee (Cycle Sports Management KK)|
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