Jul 28, 2015

New national cycle network program aims to promote tourism

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry will set up a system designating certain roads as recommended cycling routes to help spur development of the bicycle tourism industry. Certified roads will get subsidies for improvements such as additional signposts, bicycle parking lots and toilets, ...

| Jul 25, 2015

What goes around ...

An elderly man travels down a small street on a bike, constantly ringing his bell to let pedestrians know he is coming up behind them.

Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

| May 11, 2015

Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

On April 1, Aichi eased cycling regulations to let tandem bicycles use public roads, becoming the first prefecture in the Tokai region to do so. Previously, tandem bikes were only ridable in parks for leisure purposes. The change is expected to greatly benefit people ...

Exploring France's Loire Valley on two wheels

Oct 4, 2014

Exploring France's Loire Valley on two wheels

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There are hundreds of kilometers of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley in France — and that’s what tripped us up. We’d been trying to cycle the 27 km from Chenonceaux to Chaumont, but kept getting lost. We even asked ...

Cycling Sayama

Apr 5, 2014

Cycling Sayama

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A forested area bordering western Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture offers day-trippers a chance to experience the great outdoors on two wheels.