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The Half-Fast Bike Rides

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To see all our routes (and lots more) visit MapMyRide.

If you think you would like to organise a ride, please see the guidance and get in touch.

Many of our rides start and finish by the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills.


Beginners' Rides

"Beginner ride" means we all go at the pace of the slowest rider, and no-one gets left behind. Use these rides to build strength, confidence, and alcohol tolerance.

MAP Haneda (the original half-fast urban flash mob ride)

A 30 km ride from the Grand Hyatt at Roppongi Hills to the beach at Jonan-jima seaside park near Haneda Airport, and back. Almost completely flat.
Original Metropolis article | Route map

MAP Odaiba

A 30 km ride from the Grand Hyatt at Roppongi Hills to the beach at Odaiba, and back. A couple of bridges to cross but no hills.
Original Metropolis article | Route map


Intermediate rides

Slightly longer, but still very flat and scenic. Good sections of riverside cycle paths to build up a little speed, if you want to.

MAP Tamagawa Loop (it's the name of a river)

52 km. Out of central Tokyo via Ebisu and Komazawa. Hit the river at Futago-bashi. Head seaward until just after R15 then a cool urban route to Tokyo Bay. Break at the same spot as the Haneda ride, then back to Roppongi Hills.

MAP Yamanote Loop

Approx. 50km. Starting from various places, but most often Shinagawa Station. Following the course of the Yamanote line all the way around the city. Even made a movie.

MAP Miura Peninsula

A beautiful coastal ride in Kanagawa-ken - requires a bike bag for the train rides there and back. 60 km.

MAP Arakawa Loop (it's the name of a river)

75 km. Out of central Tokyo past the Imperial Palace, through Ochanomizu, round the back of Ueno, Yanaka-Ginza, across the Sumida-gawa to the Arakawa. Then a solid 16 km downstream to Tokyo Bay before crossing over to Kasai Seaside Park for a picnic. Come back via most of the Odaiba ride route to Roppongi Hills.

Lunatic rides

MAP Takao & Yabitsu - an extension of the Takao-san ride past three reservoirs in Kanagawa and over the Yabitsu mountain pass in Tanzawa - requires a bike bag for the train ride back. 110 km.

MAP Super Looper - a 150 km loop along the Tokyo waterfront, up the Tamagawa, through northern Tokyo, and back down the Arakawa. Reverse variations and unexpected detours not infrequent.

And more and more...

Other important regular rides include:

MAP Takao-san - a gentle introduction to hill climbing. 120 km

MAP Takao-san and Jinba-san - a real test of your climbing legs! 150 km

MAP Izu-Oshima - island ride in Tokyo Bay - requires a bike bag for the ferry there and back. 46 km

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