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Tokyo, it's better by bike.
Tokyo, it's better by bike.

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What Tokyo's Cycling Infrastructure Can Learn From Rail
Tokyo is a paradox in that cyclist numbers are outrageously huge yet quality cycling lanes are few and far between. It all comes down to how the Japanese public use bicycles which I’ve covered before, but to summarize most Japanese use their bicycles for sh...
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How Can Tokyo Be Ranked the 9th Most Bicycle Friendly City?
Tokyo has returned to the biennial Copenhagenize Bicycle Friendly Cities Index in position 9 after having been ejected from the 2015 ranking of the most thriving cycling cities around the world. Ranked 4th in 2011 and 12th in 2013 Tokyo slipped from the ran...
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After a lifetime of "hand me down " bicycles my youngest daughter finally got to choose her own part by part and this is the design she came up with. Looks great!
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Bicycle Shows For The 1%, Not Me.
At the beginning of November Japan's largest bicycle show Cyclemode has held at Makuhari Messe just outside Tokyo attracting tens of thousands of visitors over 3 days. You'd think as someone with a tad of notoriety in Japanese cycling circles and with exhib...
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Preparing Your Bicycle for a Night Ride.
Social night rides are taking off around the world. Inspired by the San Jose Bike party Tokyo's monthly Night Pedal Cruising and Melbourne's Ride the Night are gathering increasingly large numbers of cyclists and the concept is taking off all over the world...
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Nude Pedal Cruising in Tokyo tonight. Our fully clothed hat tip to nude cycling around the world.

(I've never really understood the whole nude cycling thing but .. Hey .. Whatever floats your boat!)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=mUt1rusvLEg
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The Cyclist's Guide to Tokyo, a video by CNN
In June myself, Chad Feyen of the Cycling Embassy of Japan , Brad Bennet from Freewheeling Japan and the team from Blue Lug Hatagaya had the pleasure of guiding a crew from CNN around the backstreets of our local neighborhood by bicycle for their CNN Asia t...
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A cyclist's guide to Tokyo.

Byron Kidd, editor of "Tokyo by Bike," shares a cyclist's perspective on the city, as part of the CNN International travel series "Tokyo POV." Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/travel/2016/08/08/byron-kidd-biking.cnn
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We will be hosting the Annual Firefly Ride in Tokyo on August 27th. Hope to see you there!
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A wonderful summary of what its like to cycle in Japanese cities that should serve as a valuable guide for others considering doing the same.


http://www.diybiking.com/2016/08/biking-nations-kyoto-and-tokyo-japan.html
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