Autumn Culture Ride

Sep 11, 2019

Autumn Culture Ride

Join us for a ride event which embraces the diversity of the Nishi-Shinjuku, Hatsudai, and Yoyogi-Uehara areas. Feel the freshness of the coming season while riding a Tokyobike, which are designed to give you a newfound freedom. This ride is limited to 5 people each day so early reservation is recommended. The ride dates are September 22 (Sunday) or September 23 (Monday) at 12:45 – 16:00.

To book or find out more, click here.

The meeting point will be the lifestyle hotel right near Shinjuku Central Park, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku (THE KNOT). At THE KNOT, you can rent the bikes even if you are not a staying guest

After matching everyone with a bike and explaining the traffic rules, we will head to the first spot.

The first spot is Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, Japan’s largest mosque.

This most beautiful mosque in East Asia was built 19 years ago. More than 100 engineers, architects, and craftsmen came from Turkey to work on the construction. Enormous marble walls, traditional engravings, and beautiful calligraphy make it even more impressive on the suburban Tokyo landscape. Tokyo Camii is a cultural, historical, and aesthetic must-visit.

Please note, there will be no photography allowed inside and as the mosque will be open as usual, we must take care to respect the visitors. Further, since it is a place for prayer please wear (or bring with you) long sleeves and long pants/skirt.

After we have explored the Camii, we head to Hatagaya. Here you can wander this interesting neighbourhood and stop for a coffee.

Riding Tokyo in a group offers a very different perspective from riding alone. The below is a photo from a previous group ride!

The second spot is Hatagaya gallery and shop, commune. Here you can see rotating works from both domestic and foreign artists, and browse independent photo collections and zines which are for sale.

After commune, we head to the final spot. This final gallery is large and infinitely entertaining. Here, we explain a bit about the exhibits and then leave you to discover the space to your heart’s content. The next part of the itinerary is up to you, just so long as the bikes are returned to THE KNOT before 6pm.


【Event Schedule】
・12:45 gather at THE KNOT
・12:45 – 13:00 safety and traffic rules for riding
・13:00 – 13:15 head to Tokyo Camii
・13:15 – 14:15 look around
・14:15 – 14:30 head to Hatagaya
・14:30 – 15:00 coffee break
・15:00 – 15:10 head to commune gallery
・15:10 – 15:40 look around
・15:40 – 16:00 head to final spot
・16:00 – tour ends (please note, you are free to use the bikes until 6pm)

【Important Notes】
・Loose pants and skirts could get caught in the bike chain
・Please enquire in advance if you need a bike helmet
・No refunds will be given for cancellations
・You are responsible for any damage to the bike while it is rented to you
・We will inform you as soon as possible if the event is cancelled due to rain and you will be refunded. If you paid at the convenience store, the fee charged by Peatix (¥540) won’t be refunded.
・We will be posting photos and messages about the event on social media. Please tell us in advance if you don’t
want your photo or information posted.

【Number of Participants】
Maximum 5 people

【Meeting Place】

【Reservation Closing Date】
By 8am, September 22

For any enquiries, please contact Daisuke of Tokyobike Rentals Shinjuku

The inspiration and ethos for Tokyobike begun with the name.
In the same way that a mountain bike is suitable for riding across mountains, Tokyobike is for pedalling around Tokyo. We want you to forget the bicycle itself and simply enjoy the ride. That is why we emphasise comfort over speed, and a feeling of lightness at the first turn of the pedal. All our frames and parts are based on this concept of ” TOKYO SLOW ” – that is what Tokyobike is all about.