This months Night Pedal Cruising ride takes in some of the more popular sightseeing spots of Tokyo and is one not to miss.
Aoyama United Nations University Farmers Market at 5:30pm on Saturday May 17, and will set off at 6:00pm. A little longer than the usual Night Pedal Cruising rides the route will pass through Aoyama Ichome and Akasakamitsuke before swinging by the Imperial Palace to Tokyo Station where riders can enjoy a short break and great night time photo opportunities. Frm there the ride will continue through Akihabara to Ueno Park and Ueno Station before ending up in front of Kaminari-mon in Asakusa.
If you're new to Tokyo or just visiting this is a great way to take in the sights of the city, at night, from the vantage point of your bicycle which allows you to really experience the city, not just observe it from behind the window of a car or bus.
The pace is slow, the distance not too great, and the company is excellent.
I always like to dress up or decorate my bike in a way that fits the theme of the ride so I believe on this rile I'll be wearing a chonmage wig and jinbei. Don't be shy!
As always it is recommended that you ride with both front and rear lights, bring your camera and if possible a radio or other sound system.
Full details about the ride can be found here.
May 08, 2014
Night Pedal Cruising, The Tokyo Ride
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.
Day Job, Software Developer.
Writing code and stuff, for games and things.