Niseko Classic - Yotei Circuit Fun Ride

Niseko Classic - Yotei Circuit Fun Ride! (Scroll down to read the information in Japanese)

  • Each July the Niseko District is proud to host the UCI Niseko Classic, this prestigious cycling event is one of only two qualifying events held in Asia for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. In celebration of the UCI Niseko Classic and as a fun preliminary event for entrants and their friends and families, the Niseko Classic Yotei Circuit fun ride has been mapped out on the most stunning course for a fun ride. Don’t miss out on the fun, register early and enjoy the lead up to the UCI Niseko Classic. The route takes in 58 kilometres of Niseko’s best scenery and circumnavigates the majestic Mount Yotei, known as Hokkaido’s Mt Fuji. The course is suitable for beginners to advanced riders and provides something for everyone.

About Niseko

Niseko is without doubt, Japan’s best cycling destination. The district has a seemingly endless network of smooth paved roads; there are different gradients, catering for different riders preferences and rider types. In Niseko it doesn’t matter which course you plot out for a ride the scenery is stunning and best of all the humidity and heat is substantially less than anywhere else in Asia.

Ride Content and Sponsor

Niseko Classic Yotei Fun Ride starts from in front of AYA NISEKO. Ride to NISEKO NATURE CENTER(Higashiyama) 1st Rest Stop, continue to Makkari Hot Spring 2nd Rest Stop, ride to Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (Mineral Water Spring) 3rd Stop. After the 3rd rest stop, riders continue to Agri station Yotei and take a final short break before heading back to the goal at Aya Niseko. The total distance of the ride is 58 km.

This event is sponsored by IKEUCHI GROUP, one of Hokkaido’s largest outdoor and cycling specialist retailers. While you are in Niseko check out the extensive range of accessories and equipment on sale in the iGATE stores in Hirafu at Aya Niseko and Hirafu 188 and in Higashiyama at Niseko Village and at the purpose built cycling, camping and outdoor facility NISEKO NATURE SCHOOL.


20th February 2017 to 20th June 2017
*Applications close when the maximum prescribed number of applicants (200) is reached.

Email: [email protected]
Email your interest to participate in this event, and an application form in English for you to complete will be emailed back to you.

Event Contents

Saturday 8th July 2017

Mt Yotei 58km Circuit Course
*Course - AID station locations are subject to change.

200 people

Entry fee includes the following
・After Ride Party
・Entry in prize draws etc. at the After Ride Party
・Commemorative T-Shirt
・Free download of Action photos taken of riders during the event.
・Extra benefits for entrants that download the Ikeuchi Group Mobile App.

Entry Requirements:
Entrants must be over 16 years old (participants under the age of 20 are required to have a guardian’s signature of consent). Event, traffic rules must be obeyed.


7:00  Reception, Participant set, Distribution of bibs
8:00  Departure ceremony
8:30  Start
10:30 First runner will reach the goal (*estimation)
13:30 Last runner will reach the goal (*estimation)
13:30 Celebration party will start
15:00 Celebration party will be finished

*Time Schedule might be changed

Yotei Circuit Fun Ride Course map

Download Course Map (PDF)
*Course - AID station locations subject to changed


Event Office:

Tel: +81-11-242-0404 (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00)
Fax: 011-241-5000
Email: [email protected]

Please feel free to ask any question!

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