Keiren Calendar in English?

Jan 27, 2015
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Hi Guys,

First post on here so be gentle! I’m going to be in Tokyo at the end of February for a few days and then for 2 weeks at the end of September and would really like to watch some Keiren racing.

I don’t speak/read any Japanese so I’m struggling to work out if there are any race meets on in Tokyo (the Izu Velodrome looks awesome, do they race there?) on February 20-22 or any time September 26th to October 6th.

If you could point me to a race Calendar that would be ideal.

Many thanks in advance
 

Gunjira

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I second Tomity, an ex-Keirin racer who speaks English, has great passion for cycling and his own shop somewhat out West in the Tokyo sprawl.

The race calendar is here:
http://keirin.jp/pc/dfw/dataplaza/guest/racecalendar
The blue lettered Kanji listed horizontally on the left are the velodrome names all over Japan. for greater tokyo area you should at numbers 23-37. Closest to tokyo center are 25, 27, 28, 34. You are in luck, Keiokaku (27) has a meet just for you in Feb.
Izu velodrome is for uci and amateur events and not Keirin (betting). They also have meets and you can visit, but it's a hell of a place to get to without a car.