Night Pedal Cruising Hatsumōde Ride 2014

Byron Kidd
Hatsumōde is the first visit to a Shinto Shrine in the New Year and as such the destination for the first Night Pedal Cruising Ride for 2014 will be the Toyokawa Inari Shrine in Akasaka to pray for safe roads, family security, business prosperity and good health.

Unlike last months Christmas Ride Deluxe there is no dress code for this ride, although I'll have a freshly shaved head like a Shinto Priest which you can rub for good luck and fortune in 2014 ... come on! Its tradition!

Anyone else who turns up to this midwinter ride with a shaved head will earn my eternal respect!

The ride will take place on Saturday January 18, 2014, starting at the Aoyama United Nations University Farmers Market with registration beginning at 17:30 and the ride getting underway at 18:00. The exact route has yet to be announced but the destination is Toyokawa Inari Shrine in Akasaka which is very close by. If you're unsure of how to navigate your way home there is usually a group who will cycle with you back to the starting point of the ride.

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.

The Night Pedal Cruising Rides are short, and at a very slow pace so remember to dress for winter temperatures. While Night Pedal Cruising pace won't be enough to keep you warm you're sure to make some warm friendships at the event.

Full details about the ride can be found here.

I look forward to seeing you there and riding with you in 2014.

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