On August 27, 2016 the Cycling Embassy of Japan will once again be hosting Tokyo's one and only annual illuminated group ride, the Firefly Ride and you're all invited!
Cyclists will gather at the Harajuku gates of Yoyogi park at 6pm to put the finishing touches on their bicycles then set off on a short easygoing ride through the center of Tokyo with the occasional stop for food beverages and a chat before ending back at Yoyogi where prizes will be awarded for the best illuminated bicycles (and riders!) and the celebrations can continue well into the night.
A grand spectacle of colour, light and sound, featuring bicycles of every type imaginable, the Firefly Ride aims to promote the fun, friendly and social side of cycling.
Check out photos from last years event here!
For more information including a guide to decorating your bicycle visit the Firefly Ride homepage and let us know you're coming via the Facebook Event Page.
I hope to see you there!
August 04, 2016
Firefly Ride in Tokyo 2016
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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