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Oct 28

Cycling Shimanami 2018

October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm JST

Cycling Shimanami 2018 - Cycling Event Japan - Race Connections

International Cycling Event in Japan

Welcome to the Cycling Shimanami 2018 event!

The Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道, Shimanami Kaidō) is a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan’s main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. It is also known as the Nishiseto Expressway. There are two other land connections between Shikoku and Honshu, but the Shimanami Kaido is the only one traversable by foot or bicycle.

A massive cycling event featuring a famous expressway and spectacular islands
The only cycling event in Japan that takes place on an expressway. All courses include expressways traveling across the bridges from island to island.Participants are able to cycle on roads that are normally reserved for vehicles and enjoy a sense of freedom as they ride during this cycling event.Cycling Shimanami 2018 is the only cycling event in Japan in which participants can ride on the main roads of an in-use expressway.

International fun riding event using a world-class cycling course
This is an international cycling event that welcomes 7,000 participants from inside and outside of Japan to the Seto Inland Sea Shimanami Kaido, which was selected by CNN as one of the top seven cycling courses in the world. The cycling road, which travels over the splendid Seto Inland Sea featuring many tiny islands floating on a calm ocean, is widely known throughout the world as a “Mecca for cyclists.”

Course features for true enjoyment of the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea Shimanami Kaido
The diverse courses that allow participants to enjoy the wonderful scenery and beautiful natural features of the Seto Inland Sea Shimanami Kaido are a major attraction of Cycling Shimanami 2018.Seven courses in accordance with skill level and preference have been prepared.

These include: a long course with a round trip over the Seto Inland Sea Shimanami Kaido; a middle course that travels refreshingly through Imabari and Onomichi; a course for fully enjoying scenery in travels throughout various islands; a cruising course that involves a ferry ride together with cycling; and a fun course that can also be enjoyed by beginners and families.

Experience “Omotenashi” Hospitality from the Islanders of Setouchi
Participants will be able to enjoy the natural landscape, including the beauty of the tiny dotted islands, the history and culture of each island, and delicious food produced in the rich nature of the Seto Inland Sea. Besides all of this, they will experience the warm heart of all islanders through the roadside aid stations and spectators on each island.


Travel Information

You may choose either to book a flight on your own or you may contact JTB to find out more of available flight offers by them. You may contact Wan Shing at wanshing_t.my@jtbap.com for more information.

If you opted to travel on your own, you must ensure that you reach the race kit collection venue on the 27th October 2018 and to check in at your designated hotel along with your bike

Flag Off
B. Omishima 110 – 7.35am
C. Complete Shimanami 140 – 8.05am
D. Onomichi 70 – 8.13am
E. Ikuchijima 110 – 8.37am
F. Yumeshima 70 – 8.53am
G. Oshima 30 – 9.30am

Cut-off Time
B – Within 9 hours
C – Within 8.5 hours
D – Within 5.5 hours
E – Within 8 hours
F – Within 7 hours
G – Within 6.5 hours

Race Kit Collection
Date: 27th October 2018
Time: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm (Japan time)

Imabari:Shimanami Earthland
Matsuyama:Ehime Prefectural Office
Onomichi:Shimanami Koryukan (Teatro Shell-rune)

Categories and Fees
Categories and Fees

* course A is not available
* Inclusive of service fees only.

Participant Entitlements
All participants will stand to receive the following entitlements:

Official T-Shirt
T-shirt Design
* To Be Confirmed

T-shirt Sizing Chart
Sizes available:
M, L and LL (LL equivalent to XL)


October 28, 2018
6:00 am - 1:00 pm JST
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