Tokyo and MTB

I think image of Tokyo for most people (even for some Japanese people) is just a “city”.

Fashion, technology, skyscraper,
Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Harajuku, etc etc

But the best thing about Tokyo is,
for both visitors and those who actually have a life in Tokyo,
you can enjoy the nature and the city life at the same time.
Most of places are accessible with remarkable transportation system too.

From my place, it only takes 30min or less to Shinjuku/Shibuya the main shopping area by train,
and less than an hour I could get to

And there are some places you could ride your MTB around in Tokyo too.
Which is really a great thing.

So I am happy living in this city of tokyo so much but one prob occurred just recently.
It’s not like I wanna live in a real countryside with no electricity
no more shopper in Shibuya
getting tired of this super convenient life
No No No

It’s the announcement from Tokyo Metro Government.
They are trying to establish an official rule for getting in the mountains in Tokyo.
Which is for both hikers and runners and also for bikers.
do not leave trash in the mountain,
do not feed any wild animals,
be careful when you pass the hikers ( this one for trail runner),
etc etc etc
No prob
Prob is the rule for bikers.
It was,
to prevent the damage on trail and the nature, and not to scare the hikers.


Really, ouch.

I’m not sure what I could do but each bikers need to re-think about the manner and rule to share the mountain with other people for sure.


About mtbtokyogirl

Hey, I'm a super happy tokyo girl just started MTB for 6 months. other than MTB, I love traveling around southwest US and Hawaii, love run and swim, food, cooking, music. Just PLAY HARD as much as you can, and RIDE TOUGH enough to feel you are COOL and EAT a LOT!!!! That's how I enjoy my life now!!
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2 Responses to Tokyo and MTB

  1. Jeff Katzer says:

    Well that issue has been around since the “invention” of the mountain bike. But I’m glad you’re spreading the word about responsible riding. Well done.

    • mtbtokyogirl says:

      Yea I guessed so.
      Some MTBikers think we are all equal but that’s not true.
      Bike is much faster for one example. etc etc
      Difficult issue but important one to think about if we want to keep enjoying the ride 😉

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