Night Pedal Cruising Onsen Ride 2015

Byron Kidd
Splish, splash we're takin' a bath on the Night Pedal Cruising Onsen Ride Saturday February 21st!

This month, as we do in February each year we're cycling to Shinagawa where we'll visit the beautiful onsen "Shumizu Yu" to warm our bodies in one of the many hot, hot indoor and outdoor baths.

Riders will gather under the Night Pedal Cruising banner at the Aoyama United Nations University Farmers Market at 5:00pm on Saturday February 21, and will set off at 5:30pm.  We'll cycle a meandering course around the city taking in the sights of the nigh before finishing up at the onsen in in Shinagawa.

To bathe at the onsen or not is completely up to you. But as Shimizu Yu charges just ¥460 for use of the facilities you'd be crazy no to on a cold February night.

A the first man to cycle around the world, Thomas Stevens, noted on his travels in Japan in 1886 (Before he whipped off his trousers and waltzed into the tub):

The Japanese are more addicted to hot water bathing than the people of any other country.

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.

For more information visit the Night Pedal Cruising event page.

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