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Shimanami Weekend Cycle Rally
March 24, 2012 - March 25, 2012| Free
Join a whole load of people biking and walking across the Shimanami Kaido route hopping across 6 islands connected by some very impressive bridges between Onomichi and the Itoyama Cycling Terminal in Imabari.That’s a distance of 70km one way, and as transport back from Imabari to Hiroshima is a bit of a hassle (especially with a bike), you will have to plan on doing the round trip in one go, staying overnight and returning the next day, or arranging your own transport back. You could, of course, always turn back when you think you’ve had enough for the day.
There event is free (although cyclists are expected to pay the minimal bike tolls when they cross the bridges) and there is no need to sign up before hand.
There 16 checkpoints at which you can get your card stamped, open between 7am and 5pm.