We couldn’t be more excited to be heading back to the magical countryside of Aichi, Japan. The ride will take place just outside of Nagoya and will feature 100 kilometers of awe inspiring rolling hills in an experience that is sure to last a lifetime.


Chef Chris DiMinno will be working very closely with Keita Odaira, the head chef at Early Birds Café in Nagoya, continuing a collaboration that started a year ago at the first Japan GC. Chef Nick Demarest of the Harvest Moon Cafe in Sonoma, California will also be joining us this year bringing the influence of the Northern California wine country to the menu and helping to create a well rounded west coast food experience in Japan.


We recommend that riders bring a capable road or touring bike. The route has many climbing sections where a wide selection of gears will be helpful. Bring your essential riding gear; shoes, helmet, shorts, etc. The weather should be temperate and comfortable but bring along a windbreaker, a light jacket or some arm warmers just in case. Be sure to check the most up to date forecast before packing for the event. Sunglasses or eye protection as well as sunscreen are strongly encouraged. We recommend that you ride with at least two full water bottles or a full hydration pack and bring the necessary materials needed for common ride mechanicals. Riders should bring a change of clothes for dinner so you can be comfortable and casual during your meal. Onsite showers will not be available.