Cyclists Shine On! Up Mt. Norikura
(by Mike Sims-Williams of Half-Fast Cycling)
On 28th & 29th July, 2012, Tokyo-based Half-Fast Cycling held the Shine On! Cycle Challenge in Norikura, to raise money for Tyler Foundation.
This annual event, in its fourth year, brought together 34 cyclists with a wide range of experience and ability, pledging their personal challenges to the Beads of Courage® program and other Tyler Foundation activities.
On day one, three groups tackled rides of 130 km, 85 km, and 15 km, through the July heat and, for the last few, rain. The group stayed overnight at the friendly and supportive NorthStar lodge in Norikura Kogen, Nagano Prefecture, before heading to the top of the mountain pass, on the border with Gifu Prefecture, on day two.
A wonderful time was had by all, and the event raised a total donation of
JPY 212,408 for Tyler Foundation.