Applicant Guidelines

【Category】

Course Distance
(Expressway)
Capacity
(Premium Entry)
Entry Fee (Premium Entry)
(※Elementary and junior high school students)
Bicycle Class Start &
Finish Venue
Number of Aid Stations Time limit &
Course Difficulty
A One-way course over Seto Inland Sea from Onomichi
—Ride through Shimanami to the south—

IMABARI 70
Onomichi (Mukaishima)⇒Imabari (one-way)
about 70km
(about 13km)
1,000 people
(100 people)
11,000 yen
(31,000 yen)
Sport Mukaishima Sports Park

Shimanami Earthland
3 Within 10 hours
※However, after departing the start venue, each 33 km section should be completed within 1 hour 45 minutes.
(Average speed of 19km)
Distance Difficulty:★★★
Speed Difficulty:★★★★★(Note)
B Satisfying middle course
—Ride around and past the island—

OMISHIMA 110
Imabari⇔Omishima (round trip)
about 110km
(about 30km)
1,500 people
(150 people)
11,000 yen
(31,000 yen)
Imabari IC

Shimanami Earthland
4 Within 9 hours
Distance Difficulty:★★★★
Speed Difficulty:★★★
C Longest course with a round trip over the Seto Inland Sea
—Fully enjoy the attractions of Shimanami Kaido—

COMPLETE SHIMANAMI 140
Imabari⇔Onomichi (round trip)
about 140km
(about 43km)
500 people
(50 people)
14,000 yen
(34,000 yen)
7 Within 8.5 hours
※Includes approximately 30 minutes boat travel time
Distance Difficulty:★★★★★
Speed Difficulty:★★★★
D One-way course over the Seto Inland Sea from Imabari
—Ride past Shimanami to the north—

ONOMICHI 70
Imabari⇒Onomichi (one-way)
about 70km
(about 43km)
1,500 people
(150 people)
12,000 yen
(32,000 yen)
Imabari IC

Shinhama Kenei Uwaya
3 Within 5.5 hours
Distance Difficulty:★★★
Speed Difficulty:★★
E Middle course over four bridges to cross the prefectural border
—Crossing islands, dreaming of islands—

IKUCHIJIMA 110
Imabari⇔Ikuchijima (round trip)
about 110km
(about 35km)
1,000 people
(100 people)
11,000 yen
(31,000 yen)
Imabari IC

Shimanami Earthland
5 Within 8 hours
Distance Difficulty:★★★★
Speed Difficulty:★★★
F Course devoted to islands, traveling over eight islands
—Traveling over two sea routes – Shimanami and Yumeshima—

YUMESHIMA 70
Imabari⇒Kamijima (one-way)
about 70km
(about 35km)
500 people
(50 people)
11,000 yen
(31,000 yen)
Imabari IC

Yuge Port
※Yuge→Imabari temporary ferry(for a fee)
3 Within 7 hours
※Includes approximately 30 minutes boat travel time
Distance Difficulty:★★★
Speed Difficulty:★★
G Fun course that can also be enjoyed by beginners and families
—Gazing over scenery from the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge—

OSHIMA 30
Imabari⇔Oshima (round trip)
about 30km
(about 8km)
1,000 people
(N/A)
4,000 yen
(※2,000 yen)
Sport
City
Tandem
Kurushima Kaikyo service area

Shimanami Earthland
1 Within 6.5 hours
Distance Difficulty:★
Speed Difficulty:★
  • ※In addition to entry fee, entry handling charge is separately necessary. Please note that entry fee is no-refundable in case of cancellation after the entry.
  • ※Applicants for A,B,C,D,E and F are required to provide the estimated time to complete the course by refering to their finish time in the past cycling event.
    Please be sure to include break times for each aid station.
  • ※Applicants for G are required to apply for a bicycle type. Please refer to the guidelines from the Official Home Page.
  • ※For tandem bikes(Applicants for G),registration as a pair is required. Entry fee is required for each person.
  • ※Consumption tax, insurance and ferry ticket fees are included in the entry fee.
  • (Note)
  • ・The general road (~20km) from the starting venue (Mukaijima Sports Park) to the highway (Inoshima IC) is typically traveled at a pace of 17km/h by cyclists. However, there is an elevated slope (3% for about 1.5 km at the Inoshima Ohashi installation road (Mukaishima side), and 9% for ~50m around the area after Shigei Touzaibashi).
  • ・There is the reasonable probability of a traffic jam near the entrance to Inoshima’s highway (7% incline slope for ~600m).
  • ・The average expected speed of cyclists on the highway is 20km/h or faster. However, a 4% slope continues for 5km up till the Ikuchijima Minami IC, and a constant speed is needed in this area.
  • ・Depending on the traffic situation and weather, if cyclists are not able to enter Ikuchijima Minami IC until after 8:25 AM, cyclists may be required to exit the highway at Ikuchijima Minami IC instead of Omishima IC and use the general road course to reach the finish line.

【Application Period】

《Premium Entry(First-come-first-served basis)》
Registration period: 8 p.m.Wednesday, April 25~ 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 31(Japan time)

Package of guaranteed participation and local specialties.

《General Entry (Lottery)》
Registration period: 8 p.m.Wednesday, April 25~ 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 31(Japan time)

Individual entry or group entry of up to five participants.
※A second registration may be available in early July(Subject to entry status).

【Application Procedure】

Online registration only. Register via the official website.

《Premium Entry(First-come-first-served basis)》

Entry is accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration will close when full capacity.
Please make your payment of entry and handling fees when you apply.

《General Entry(Lottery)》

Results of the lottery will be sent via email in mid-June. Successful applicants must make a payment of entry and handling fees by the specified due date.



【Notes for entry】

  • ●Participation rights may not be transferred. It is not allowed to change any registered information, including registered name with application error.
  • ●Application may be delayed or not be completed due to your internet connection or software.
  • ●If the event is cancelled or a participant is not able to join the event due to reasons not attributable to the event committee, including weather condition, participants’violation of terms and conditions of the event, or tardiness,entry fee is non-refundable.

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Schedule

Cycling Shimanami 2018 Co-located Events
Saturday, October 27
Check-in -Events
(Check-in is only the day before the event)
[Imabari / Matsuyama /
Onomichi check-in venue]

Applicant check-in(10:00~20:00)
●Imabari:Shimanami Earthland
●Matsuyama:Ehime Prefectural Office
●Onomichi:Shimanami Koryukan(Teatro Shell-rune)
[Cycling Shimanami 2018 Cycle Event
(subject to change)]
(10:00〜18:00)
●Imabari:Shimanami Earthland ●Onomichi:
Shimanami Koryukan(Teatro Shell-rune) etc.

[Shimanami Cycling Summit
(subject to change)]
(14:30〜19:30)
●Imabari:City Hotel
Sunday, October 28
Main Event Day
[Course A(1,000 people)]
(6:15〜)
[Course B〜F(5,000 people)]
(7:35〜)
[Course G(1,000 people)]
(9:30〜)
[Cycling Shimanami 2018 Cycle Event
(subject to change)]

●Imabari:Shimanami Earthland(9:30〜17:30)
●Onomichi:Shinhama Kenei Uwaya(10:30〜15:30)
●Kamijima:Yuge Port(12:30〜16:30)

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Notes

  • This event is not about position or time. Please obey traffic rules during the event.
  • During the event, follow the directions of police, security personnel and event officials.

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CYCLING SHIMANAMICYCLING SHIMANAMI

Cycling Shimanami is a cycling event held on the majestic "Shimanami Kaido". Join us to experience the amazing scenery of the glittering ocean and numerous islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea.