Cycling Shimanami 2018, an annual international cycling event along the famous Shimanami Kaido Expressway, is now accepting applications from around the world. You can enjoy the stunning views of Ehime Prefecture, as well as the Seto Inland Sea on all the courses of this event!!
■Cycling Shimanami 2018 Event Overview
・Date ：【Reception】October 27, 2018（Sat）【Event】October 28, 2018（Sun）
・Course： The Seto Inland Shimanami Sea Route and its surrounding areas
(7 courses that range from approximately 30km~140km）
・Number of Participants：7,000
(Applicants will be chosen by lottery should applications exceed the capacity of the venue)
・Application Period ： April 25, 2018 (Wed) ~ May 31, 2018 (Thu)
・Application Method ：Internet
Every course includes the unique chance to run directly on the highway bridges that connect the islands. Come enjoy a sense of freedom as you travel on a course normally closed off to cyclists. “Cycling Shimanami 2018” is the only cycling event in Japan that allows participants to ride across the main road of an in service highway.
The seven courses allow for participants of various levels to enjoy the event, such as the long course which has cyclists make a round trip across the Shimanami Kaido, the middle course that allows participants to enjoy the refreshing scenery between Imabari and Onomichi and finally the Enjoy Course for beginners and families that would like to travel carefree during the event. The scenery, history, culture, delicious foods and welcoming hearts of the people on these beautiful islands are waiting for you.