August 15, 2012
Pedal Day 2012. Three day bicycle festival in Tokyo.
Three days of bike events spread over three venues in Tokyo will bring the super cool Tokyo cycling community, as well as local artists and cafe owners together to share their talents, and a few drinks.
This bicycle festival promotes all genres of bike and the idea that owning and riding one should be fun, and it have a few ways of showing it.
On Friday 17th, at Yoyogi Park, there will be a Tokyo Bicycle Beauty show (think fashion, girls and bikes), Tokyo Bicycle Builders Award (“The best and most original bicycle award” – eight wheels, anyone?), a Pedal Market (check out the skills of and order original frames from Tokyo’s best builders) and even a bunny hop contest to round things off from 8 p.m. Head there from around 2 p.m. to catch things warming up.
On Saturday and Sunday, the action moves to Aoyama. Out the front of the United Nations University is the Farmer’s Market venue – and just along the street near Omotesando Station is 246 Common, a neat collection of temporary cafes and bars selling drinks and organic grub from stylishly retro caravans and tents between the buildings.
Read more about the event in English in this great article by Tokyo Weekender, or visit the official Pedal Day 2012 site.
Unfortunately I'm out of town this weekend, but partner in crime Gavin Dixon will be at the festivities collecting interviews for the next Pedal Asia Podcast.
Father of two, husband of one, lover of family, bicycles and running.
Urban Cycling Consultant, Tokyo By Bike.
Byron Kidd is the founder of the Tokyo By Bike website, writer, experienced urban cyclist, and expert on cycling in the staggering metropolis of Tokyo.
Working with NPO's and cycling activists to improve cycling infrastructure in Japan, Byron also operates internationally via a vast network of renowned urban mobility experts to promote Japanese cycling culture, and demonstrate how everyday cycling can work in megacities around the world. No city is too big for the bicycle.
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