Grand Cycle Tokyo

Guide for Participants

Guide for Participants
Application Period
Thu Jul 20, 2023 – Mon Aug 28, 2023
Additional Entry
Tue Aug 29, 2023 – Tue Sep 12, 2023
Date of event
Thu Nov 23 2023
Scheduled to start sequentially from around 7:30 a.m.
Start times are subject to change.
(Scheduled start times: Long: around 7:30 a.m., Short: around 8:30 a.m., Middle: around 9:20 a.m.)

About Courses

This is a ride event that takes cyclists through Tokyo’s landmark locations, such as the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Gate Bridge, which are not normally accessible by bicycle.
The course is suitable for a wide range of participants, including families and cycling enthusiasts as well.
Entry fees vary depending on the course and age category.

Rainbow & Gate Bridge Course

 ①Rainbow Long 32km

Rainbow Bridge Course

 ②Rainbow Middle 19km
 ③Rainbow Short 8km

【How to apply】

application limitApplication periodCourseHow to determine participantsNote
General QuotaGeneral QuotaJuly 20, 2023 (Thu) – August 28, 2023 (Mon)
Additional Entries
August 29, 2023 (Tue) – September 12, 2023 (Tue)
①〜③Lottery will be held in case of oversubscriptionGroups of up to 6 people may apply.
Winners are determined on a group basis
Priority Quota for Ward CitizensResidents of Minato-ku and Koto-ku can apply.
VIP QuotaJuly 28, 2023 (Fri) –
*Application for VIP entry has been closed.
①〜②First-come, first-served basis
(Closing as soon as the number of participants reaches capacity)
Guaranteed right to run, preferential starting positions, VIP-only participation prizes, etc.
※You cannot apply for the general public, ward residents’ priority slot, and VIP slot at the same time.

Number of participants and participation fee

CourseDistanceNumber of participantsFee
Minato or Koto Ward ResidentsAdult
(18 years and older)
3rd grade and aboveVIP
Rainbow Bridge &
Gate Bridge Course
Rainbow Bridge Course

・Entry is available for general, for ward residents (Minato-ku and Koto-ku), VIP, and groups.

・If you use a rental bicycle, the fee will be ¥ 1,500. (Helmets are also available for rent.)

・Bicycle rental is available only for those who are 145cm tall or taller.

■VIP Benefits

・Confirmation of right to run
・Exclusive VIP reception area
・Preferential starting position
・Special VIP novelties
・Use of the VIP lounge before and after the ride event (drinks and snacks available).

■Participation Requirements and Course Selection Guidelines

Please check the following table for the entry requirements for each course, and only those who are able to judge for themselves that they are fit and able to ride safely are eligible.
Please note that the standard for participation in this event is that you must have experience in similar riding events and ride a bicycle on a daily basis. If you do not meet these criteria, please consider participating with an electric bicycle.

CouseDistanceEstimated time to complete the raceGeneral (18 years and older), high school, junior high school, primary schools grades 3- High School
Rainbow Bridge &
Gate Bridge Course
Rainbow Long32 kmWithin 3 hours※There are 1.5km of slopes with a gradient of 5% and 1.3km of slopes with a gradient of 4% in the course.
Rainbow Bridge CourseRainbow Middle19 kmWithin 1 hour and 40 minutes※There is a 1.5km slope with a 5% gradient in the course
Rainbow Short8 kmWithin 50 minutes

〇Minors (under 18) participants

 Minors (under 18 years old) participants require the consent of a parent or guardian.

〇Primary School Participants

Participants must be in the third grade of primary school or above, in good health and able to ride safely without straining themselves.
However, one parent/guardian(over 18 years old) must accompany each participant who is in the third grade of primary school or above.

〇Pre-school children
 Only pre-school children whose parents/guardians consider them healthy and able to participate safely and without strain may participate in the event in a specific vehicle.
※Specified vehicles: City Cycle (Mamachari) (electrically assisted bicycle with infant seat attachment and 2-person rides only) and trailer rides (2-person rides only).
However, helmets and seatbelts must be worn.

Vehicles that can be used

Road Bike
(multi-stage gears)
Sports Cycle
(multi-stage gears or electric assist)
City Cycle
(multi-stage gears or electric assist.)
*Rear seat-mounted bicycle for infants
Rental Cycle
(multiple gears and electric assist)
(multi-stage gears or electric assist)


  • The event is a fun ride event, not a race for rankings or times.
  • Participants are requested to put safety first, enjoy the fun ride and cooperate with the smooth running of the event.
  • Please ensure that you have sufficient training and are in good physical condition as there are steep hills.
  • The organisers reserve the right to change the course or cancel or suspend the event itself in the event of natural disasters such as earthquakes, windstorms, floods, strong winds, weather conditions, incidents, accidents, infectious diseases or other hazards that are predicted to be dangerous.
  • In the event of stormy weather, riding on the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Gate Bridge may be impossible.
  • For safety reasons, a rider in charge of the event will be stationed in front of and behind the participants to lead the way. Overtaking of the control riders while riding is prohibited.
  • No stopping to take photographs on the course (public roads and highways).
  • Cameras may be used if they are fixed to the bike or helmet and safety measures have been taken.
  • Taking photographs while riding with one hand is not permitted.
  • Helmets must be worn by all participants. Helmets have become mandatory as of April 1, 2023.
  • The organisers will not be liable for any accident, injury (including death), loss or damage to property resulting from the participant’s participation in the event, except in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the organisers.
  • There may be an additional charge for testing for new coronavirus infection.


In order to ride safely, please study the Tokyo Metropolitan Bicycle Safety Learning App “Rintore” in advance. If you pass the test on the app, you will receive a pass number. Those who pass the test will receive novelty goods on the day of the event.

Rintore” can be downloaded from the following stores

Only Android and iOS versions are supported.


Rintore can be downloaded from the following stores
Only Android and iOS versions are supported.

the Tokyo Metropolitan Bicycle Safety Learning App “Rintore”


*Registration with JTB Sports Station is required.

All entries have been closed.

<To applicants with additional entries>
Applicants who have applied by September 12 (Tue.) will be notified

of the results by September 21 (Thu.).

Application for VIP entry has been closed.