"The Infinity" The Shimanto-Ashizuri Infinity Challenge Ride
How would you like to cycle through the Shimanto ＆ Ashizuri area of Kochi in early spring on your favorite bike? You can enjoy nature and challenge your limit!!
This cycle event will be held for the 7th time. It starts and ends in Sukumo sports park (Sukumo city). Participants can come and enjoy the landscape of Shimanto River known as "Japan's last remaining limpid river"! Come experience the fresh air of the woodland trails and beauty of the Pacific coastal routes in Tosashimizu city and Otsuki town.
We provide tasty local food in resting area provided by residents in each area, who are looking forward to welcoming you with their heartful treat!
All course are designed in a way that you can enjoy the full scenic view and cultures of the South-West area of Kochi. Let’s have a fun and special time together. We are awaiting the participation of all the nature-loving bike riders from around the world.
Shimanto Long Course (March, 9th)
The course will start at 8:00am from Sukumo sports park and lead to Shimanto city.
It is approximately 150.1km. You will cross the Shimanto long bridge, go through Kuroshio town, circle around Shimanto town and turn back to Shimanto city. The maximum difference of elevation is 224m. Participants have to reach the finish line by 5:30pm.
Ashizuri Challenge Course (March, 10th)
The course will start at 8:00am from Sukumo sports park. It is approximately 130.5km. You will first cycle to Mihara village, them circle around the cape of Ashizuri in Tosashimizu city , go through Otsuki town and finally return back to Sukumo sports park. The maximum difference of elevation is 408m. Participants have to reach the finish gate by 5:30pm.
※In the event of rain, the course will be changed so that participants cycle westward around the cape of Ashizuri.Please check the course in the event of rainy weather.
Ashizuri Middle Course (March, 10th)
The course will start at 8:30am from Sukumo sports park. It is basically the same as the “Ashizuri Challenge Course” but in the Ashizuri Middle Course participants will not circle around the cape of Ashizuri. It is approximately 104.0km. The maximum difference of elevation is 188m. Participants have to reach the finish line by 5:30pm.
The Infinity Course (March, 9th & 10th)
You can also challenge yourself by participating the two-day "Infinity" course which is the combination of Shimanto Long Course (1st day) and Ashizuri Challenge or Middle Course (2nd day). With those courses, you can draw Infinity mark ∞ on your map and achieve over 280km cycling experience in great scenic area of Japan.
●Shimanto Long Course
●Ashizuri Challenge Course
●Ashizuri Middle Course