LIVESTRONG Century Charity Ride September 21-23rd 2009

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
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Yokohama
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Northstar is stoked to offer you a special, special event called LIVESTRONG Century Charity Ride on 9/21-23 (actual ride on 9/22). The focus of this event is to (A) increase awareness of cancer research and prevention (all proceeds will go to LIVESTRONG), (B) ride with friend and make new friends, and (C) to be physically challenged. Many of us have dreamed of riding around Mount Norikura but would never do it alone. Now you have this great opportunity to experience an epic European style GRAN FONDO here in Japan! At an amazing 100 miles (160 kilometers), we have created this challenge for the cyclist who is willing to see what they are made of. (THIS IS NOT A RACE but a personal challenge to be done with your friends.)

I am personally stoked about this as it will mark ONE YEAR since I found out I had melanoma, and it will be a grand time to celebrate life …. to remember that REAL ADVENTURE and REAL LIFE is what we were designed for. I am thankful for the prayers from many friends and many guests to pull me through these tough times. Will you ride with me on this challenge?
- Dan


When: September 21-23rd 2009

Who: Road Riders over the age of 18*
*You must be in good shape and be able to do basic bike repairs yourself on the road. The Norikura Century is technical and climbing century with long ascents and descents (the object is NOT to do rapid descents) and should only be attempted by competent, experienced riders.

How Many: 40
*This ride is a team event (minimum 4 riders per team *if you don’t have a team, we will recommend other “mates” to ride with you).

Cost: 23,000 Yen
Includes (2 Nights 4 Meals, 5,000 Yen donation to the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Riding Support for the Event day and Party)

The rides go through the best scenery around Norikura. From the classic hillclimb of Norikura, to the rolling traverse above Takayama, following the historical route of Nomugi, and finally the last climb through Nagawa into Norikura. There really is no better way to enjoy this part of the Northern Japan Alps than on this group ride. This is our first year and our focus is to put on an enjoyable, safe ride however the roads will not be closed and bicycle safety will ultimately be your personal responsibility. In addition we provide detailed course maps, marked turns, and Saftey vehicles for unexpected events. It is however the responsibility of the rider to have a well maintained bicycle, all necessary repair equipment including a pump, extra tubes, sunscreen, and enough power gel and water. Riding in a group is suggested, and helmets are always mandatory.It is a requirement that riders obey all traffic laws. That means STOPPING at all stop signs. Riders also need to watch speed limits. Police will ticket offenders! Also, iPODS or other MP3 or Radios if worn while cycling are extremely DANGEROUS, for your safety and the safety of others, don’t use your iPod while riding!Each team of riders will “check-in” for safety reasons at 3 check points (A), (B), (C). Each team must arrive at each check point by the assigned times and if it is later then there will be a “pick up” by our support vehicles.Riders should expect the ride to be 8-12 hours long, with most getting back from 3pm-5pm. After the finish of the ride there will be an onsen ticket available for all participants. Also, each rider will receive a basic lunch which will be located in the support van at mid-Century. Finally, we will be having a American style BBQ, ta party atmosphere including music, and videos.There is a lot of information regarding this event on this website. Please familiarize yourself with the information that you need. If there is a question that you can not answer with the information on this site, you can contact info@ridenorthstar.com Complete ride descriptions and maps are available in other sections of this site.

Introduction

NORTHSTAR invites you to participate in the ultimate Norikura Classic called The Norikura Century-Livestrong Charity Ride that circles Mount Norikura on challenging yet historic 100 mile (160 kilometer) ride in the tradition of the epic European style GRAN FONDO.

Schedule

DAY ONE

3:00 Check-in and final registration

6:00 Dinner

7:30 Livestrong Orientation at NORTHSTAR

*10% of all lodging will go to LIVESTRONG.

DAY TWO

4:30 Breakfast

5:45 Meet at Northstar

6:00 START OF THE CENTURY RIDE

*Lunch will be on your own and can be purchased at a connivence store along the route of the ride.

**3 check-ins

A) Hida Nouen Kaido (entrance) going toward ROUTE 361

B) Asahi Junction

C) Nomugi Touge

6:00 Last arrival

6:30 LIVESTRONG PARTY: Celebration and BBQ

DAY THREE

8:00 Breakfast at own lodge
9:00 *Optional MTB tour (total number 20) for the ‘GENKI’

*Own bike
**Northstar has a limited fleet of 10 MTB rental bikes.
*** 10% of Optional MTB tour will go to LIVESTRONG.

Route

The 2009 charity ride is scheduled for September 21-23, 2009 with the century ride being 9/22 6am-6pm. The rides will start and finish at Norikura Kanko Center. The night before, at NORTHSTAR, there will be a course explanation and key details stated.

This ride is a team event (minimum 4 riders per team *if you don’t have a team, we will recommend other “mates” to ride with you) and the course will be challenging. You must be in good shape and be able to do basic bike repairs yourself on the road. The Norikura Century is technical and climbing century with long ascents and descents (the object is NOT to do rapid descents) and should only be attempted by competent, experienced riders. All riders start and finish at the same location, however since this is not a timed event, there will be no official recorded time nor an official starting time. There will be a initial start for the riders at 6 am.

The ride will go through the best scenery around Mt. Norikura. From the classic hillclimb of Norikura, to the rolling traverse above Takayama, following the historical route of Nomugi, and finally the last climb through Nagawa into Norikura. There really is no better way to enjoy this part of the Northern Japan Alps.


Riding Safety

This is our first year and our focus is to put on an enjoyable, safe ride however the roads will not be closed to cars and bicycle safety will ultimately be your personal responsibility. In addition we will provide detailed course maps, marked turns, and Saftey vehicles for unexpected events. It is however the responsibility of the rider to have a well maintained bicycle, all necessary repair equipment including a pump, extra tubes, sunscreen, and enough water and power gel. Riding in your group is suggested, and helmets are always mandatory.

It is a requirement that riders obey all traffic laws. That means STOPPING at all stop signs. Riders also need to watch speed limits. Police will ticket offenders! Also, iPODS or other MP3 or Radios if worn while cycling are extremely DANGEROUS, for your safety and the safety of others, don’t use your iPod while riding!

Each team of riders will “check-in” for safety reasons at 3 check points (A), (B), (C). Each team must arrive at each check point by the assigned times. If your team is late to the checkpoint you will be picked up by one of our support vehicles.

Riders should expect the ride to be 8-12 hours long, with most riders arriving back to the star point from 3pm-5pm. After the ride there will be a Yukemurikan Onsen ticket available for all participants. Finally, we will end the evening by having a American style BBQ and Celebration.

Reservations: Please visit our Reservation Page

Contact: eMail or Phone (0263−93−1688)
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
5,528
538
193
Yokohama
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ノーススターでは来る9月に日本初となるLIVESTRONGイベント、センチュリーライドを行うことになりました。このイベントはランス・アームストロング・ファンデーションを通してガン治療研究及び予防のための活動に寄付を募るチャリティイベントです。同時に仲間と一緒に走ることでその大切さを再確認し、さらに肉体的にチャレンジするることを目的としています。多くのロードバイカーから乗鞍岳を1周するルートを走りたいという声を聞いていますが、なかなか1人でできるものではありません。このイベントではヨーロッパで行われるグランフォンドのような体験を乗鞍岳を巡る160kmのルートをロードバイクライダーのみなさんにしてもらうことができます。また、レースではなく4人1組でのチームチャレンジとなりますので、それぞれが走りながら、仲間の大切さと自分の生き方を考える時となればと願っています。

“このイベントが自分自身がメラノーマという悪性の皮膚ガンであることを発見してちょうど1年になる。今は快方に向かっているが、この1年は自分が何のために生かされているのかということとノーススターのモットーでもある「REAL ADVENTURE REAL LIFE」(=本気の人生こそ本当の冒険)を考えさせられた。この大変な時を支えてくれた多くのゲストの方々の祈りに感謝している。一緒にこのイベントにチャレンジしましょう。”
− ダニエル・ジャンカー(ノーススター ディレクター)



日時: 2009年9月21日(月)−23日(水) – 5連休後半

対象: 18歳以上のロードバイカー*
*乗鞍センチュリーライドは標高差1500mを超える長距離の上り下りを繰り返すテクニカルでタフなライドとなります。そのため初心者の参加はできません。バイクライディングに精通し、基本的な修理ができる経験のあるライダーに参加は限られます。

定員: 第1次募集 40名
*チームイベントのため、1チーム4名以上のチームでの申し込みが基本となりますが、個人でのお申し込みの場合は個人参加者で作成するチーム、もしくは他のチームに加わって頂きます。

参加費: ¥23,000(2泊4食、寄付金¥5,000、ライディングサポート費、パーティ代を含む)

スケジュール:
1日目
3:00PM 受付
6:00PM 夕食
7:30PM オリエンテーション&ウェルカムパーティ

2日目
4:30AM 朝食
5:45AM 出発準備
6:00AM センチュリーライドスタート
昼食は各自道中のコンビニ等を利用(サポートカーには補給用食品を用意)
6:00PM ゴール
6:30PM リブストロングパーティ
BBQ&オークション(予定)

3日目
8:00AM 朝食
9:00AM オプショナルMTBツアー(希望者のみ)

ルート:
乗鞍岳を目指し、美しい景色を眺めながら、毎年ベストオブ峠に選ばれる乗鞍エコーラインを上り、岐阜県側の乗鞍スカイラインを下る。平湯峠から高山市内を眼下に木曽街道で乗鞍山麓を南側へトラバース。歴史的にも有名な野麦峠を超え、上高地スーパー林道を進み、奈川村へ。最後の白樺峠を超えて乗鞍高原に戻る160kmのセンチュリーライド。ロードバイクで北アルプスを楽しむという意味では、このルート以外には考えられないでしょう。

ノーススター(1500m) − 乗鞍エコーライン − 乗鞍山頂(2700m) − 乗鞍スカイライン − 平湯峠 − 国道158号線 − 国道381号線(木曽街道) − 野麦街道 − 野麦峠 − スーパー林道A線 − 白樺峠 − ノーススター



注意事項:

ノーススターはルートマップ、サポートカーによる補給食品、飲料水及び緊急時のレスキュー対応を提供しますが、ライダー各自はバイクの整備、必要な修理用品及び工具、エアポンプ、スペアチューブ、日焼け止め、飲料水、補給食品、防寒着等を個々の責任で準備して下さい。またヘルメットの着用は必須となります。
他の車両も通行する一般道を利用するため「楽しく、安全に」をモットーにライダー各自が自己責任をもってイベントを成功させることを願っています。ライダーは停止線、信号での停止、最高制限速度等、全ての交通法規を遵守して下さい。最悪の場合、交通違反によりイベントが中止されるということもあり得ます。加えて、iPodやMP3プレーヤーを聞きながらの走行は大変危険ですので、本イベントでの使用は禁止します。
レースではないため公式の時間計測等は行われませんが、安全のためルート上にはA、B、Cの3つのチェックポイントが用意されています。各ポイントには規定時刻が設定されており、その時刻に遅れた場合は棄権扱いとなり、サポートカーに乗車して頂きます。
8−12時間をかけてのロングライドとなります。多くのライダーは午後3時から5時の間にゴールすることになるでしょう。ゴール後は湯けむり館の温泉チケットが用意されていますので、乳白色の温泉で疲れを癒して下さい。夕食は参加者全員でのアメリカンスタイルBBQ! みんなで完走を祝いましょう。完走者全員に完走証明書が発行されます。
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ongd

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Aug 28, 2009
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Roppongi
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Wow. This looks really good. If I had started biking and training a year earlier I would definately do this with you but as "The Norikura Century is technical and climbing century with long ascents and descents and should only be attempted by competent, experienced riders", I don't think this is suitable first century for me.