Wash away your bad Valentines Day experiences at the Night Pedal Cruising Onsen Ride on February 15th!
Riders will gather under the Night Pedal Cruising banner at the Aoyama United Nations University Farmers Market at 5:30pm on Saturday February 15, and will set off at 6:00pm. Unlike most Night Pedal Cruising rides instead of cruising around the centre of Tokyo this ride heads west away from the city centre to the onsen "Utsukushi no Yu" in Takaido.
Along the way we'll cycle along Suidō dōro which features one of Tokyo's finest bicycle lanes, a rare opportunity indeed to cycle in a bike lane in Tokyo! Don't miss it!
At the end of the cold winters ride you can relax in the warm waters of Utsukushi no Yu which features attractive outdoor rotenburo baths, a range of indoor tubs and a 'relaxation room' fitted out with rows of reclining massage chairs. I believe you're also free to use the 25m swimming pool.
There is a small restaurant on site which serves good cheap food and drink. Living local I know some restaurants in the area, but I expect few could handle the vast number of Night Pedal Cruising members!
To bathe at the onsen or not is completely up to you. Utsukushi no Yu charges ¥1,200 for use of the facilities and you can rent face towels, and bath towels for ¥50 and ¥100 respectively.
As always dress warm as Night Pedal Cruising rides travel at a leisurely pace, and remember to bring lights, cameras (no nude pictures in the onsen please!) bells, whistles, and any kind of mobile sound system you may have.
As many of you know I'm suffering from a back injury, but thanks to strong painkillers and a daily stretching routine I'm on the mend and this will be my comeback ride after two weeks of no cycling. If I haven't fully recovered I will still meet the ride as it cruises past my neighbourhood and hang out at the onsen. Look forward to seeing everyone there!
For more information visit the Night Pedal Cruising event page.
February 07, 2014
Night Pedal Cruising Valentines Bash and Onsen Ride 2014
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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