INFORMATION

2022年11月24日

Winter Closing 2022-2023 [2022/12/14 – 2023/2/17]


☆Winter Closing☆
 From:2022/12/14(Wed)Until:2023/2/17(Fri)


Thank you for supporting us as always.
Soon the season we could have snow coming, so our rental bike shop is closed during the winter as above.

How was the 2022 for us?
We would say it is much better than 2021 and 2020, because we could have more guests including guests from abroad finally in late autumn!
Moreover, the local Shiga government set a specific day for “Biwaichi Day” on November 3rd, and “Biwaichi Week” for the following week. Over the “Biwaichi Day” and “Biwaichi Week”, we had a lot of cycling events around Lake Biwa and other area in Shiga, in which you can get special local food for cyclists, you can join special cycling tours, or you can join ride events. In addition to the fact that you can fully enjoy the autumn leaves in November as its peak season, these events will make your bike trip more fun! If you missed them this year, then come to join us next November!
We are sorry that we have to close the shop for a while meanwhile more travelers would visit Japan, but winter is not for cycling. Should have fun in great ski resort in Japan. And don’t forget the wonderful spring season would be coming after winter with the fantastic Sakura blooming view! So, see you then.

Wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.
We are looking forward to seeing you next season!


【Regarding Business Days during Winter Closing】
★Reservations for the new season will be accepted from January 9th in 2023.

★During the winter closing, our business days are on weekdays only.
※We’re off for New Year holidays & break 【2022/12/29~2023/1/9】and every weekend during the winter closing so we will reply you only on weekdays if we get emails or online reservations when we’re off. Thank you for your understanding.


We update our Instagram and Facebook even during winter closing so please check them out and follow us!
➡Official Instagram @biwacycle
➡Official Facebook @biwaichirental

Best regards, all the staff of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE

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2022年11月12日

★FINISHED on Dec. 11th, 2022★ ”しが割(Shigawari)” coupon is available from Nov. 14th, 2022

Thank you for your supporting us as always.

★NOTE★The special offer with this coupon is over on December 11th, 2022.

A good info about the coupon you can use to get a discount for bike rental fee here!
Using this coupon, you can rent a bike from us 3000 yen off(*maximum/how much discount depends on the total fee)the rental fee.
Make good use of it and come to enjoy wonderful autumn cycling around Lake Biwa!

How to use the coupon;

1. Install the LINE App and resister.
2. Add the “しが割” account as a friend on LINE.
3. Every Monday the “しが割” issues a discount coupon and send it to you.
4. Let us know that you would like to use the coupon at the reception and show us the coupon on LINE, then we will apply the discount and show how much you should pay to us.


*NOTE*

・The coupon can be used only once in a week.
・You can’t cancell after using it once.
The period when the coupon is available is from November 14th in 2020 to February 26th in 2023, and our rental bike shop is closed during winter from December 15th, 2020 to February 17th, 2023, meanwhile you can’t use the coupon as well.

If you can read Japanese, you should refer to the “しが割” website to get the detailed info.
For more details ➡ しが割Website

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2022年8月28日

LATE-SUMMER FUNRIDE 2022 – Cycling tour around Maibara –

          ~ Let’s take a day bike trip with us! ~

Cycle around the beautiful countryside – Maibara!



Here’s the information about “Fun Ride”,in which you guests and we staff enjoy cycling together!

We will cycle around Maibara area stopping by some nice places like hidden small shrine, fresh spring water, popular theme park, and historical spot.

As it’s still hot enough to enjoy cold sweets and food, we will try some delicious shaved ice and soba noodle. Right now, from July 1st to the end of September, some cafes & restaurants provide special shaved ice using fresh spring water from Mt.Ibuki. There is a specific local food called “Ibuki soba”, which has been preserved by local people since Heian era. Let’s try them out while cycling!

Since we staff cycle with you, you can cycle easily without getting lost.

“I’m interested in riding a sport bike.“
“I want companions who enjoy cycling together.“
“I’d like to get more information about cycling route to explore local area.

If you are thinking like the above, why don’t you hang out with us!?


■Subject
・11 aged and over
・A person who will follow our instructions

■Date
September 11(Sun), 2022

■Time
10:00 am – 3:40 pm

■Meeting Point
JR Maibara station east gate

■Itinerary
JR Maibara station

Japanese-style Cafe “Tachiki”
 ↓
Taiko ceder
 ↓
Soba Noodle Restaurant “Sobanosato Ibuki”
 ↓
Rose & Berry Tawada
 ↓
JR Maibara Station

■Ride Distance
37 km

■Fee
 FREE
*Please prepare the budget for your lunch, etc.

■Rental Bicycle
If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent a bike from us.
Please let us know that at the application, if you’d like to rent one.
(Cross bike:5280 yen / Road bike:6380 yen )

■What to bring
・Bike & Helmet(Wearing helmet is necessary)
・Clothing for outdoors
・Drink/Water

■Number of Participants
Maximum 10 people

■In case of bad weather..
We make a decision according to the weather forecast two days before that day, and let you know if the event will take place or not.

■Our Wish
This is just a ride event in which both we and participants enjoy cycling easily. It’s not an official paid tour, so we won’t get insurance. Thank you for your understanding.
・Please get insurance by yourself, if you would like to do.
 ➩Recommended insurance: 1DAY Leisure Insurance by LINE(500 yen ~)
  https://www.ms-ins.com/personal/travel/oneday/

■Application
For an application, please let us know the information below via email, phone, or Instagram/Facebook message.
●Name
●Phone number
●Email address
●Rental Bike / Use or not
★Application deadline★ ➡September 9th(Fri)

■Application and Inquiries
BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE
Phone:090-3863-8453 / Email:mail@biwaichi-cycling.com

↓Mt.Ibuki in late summer


↓Ibuki soba

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2022年5月30日

SUMMER FUNRIDE 2022 – Cycling tour to Kawachi Wind Cave –

          ~ Let’s take a day bike trip with us! ~

Cycle to “Kawachi Wind Cave”!



Here’s the information about “Fun Ride”,in which you guests and we staff enjoy cycling together!

We will cycle for Kawachi Wind Cave in Taga Town.

Summer is coming.. let’s enjoy the COOL nature to cool off!
Here’s 3 ways to cool off during the Fun Ride.
1. Explore into a mysterious & fantastic wind cave.
2. Enjoy a yummy shaved ice!!
3. Cycle along the crystal clear river in the mountainous area.
– then perfect to refresh yourself!

Since we staff cycle with you, you can cycle easily without getting lost.

I’m interested in riding a sport bike.
I want companions who enjoy cycling together.
I’d like to get more information about cycling route to explore local area.

If you are thinking like the above, why don’t you hang out with us!?


■Subject
・11 aged and over
・A person who will follow our instructions

■Date
June 19(Sun), 2022

■Time
10:00 am – 3:30 pm

■Meeting Point
JR Maibara station east gate

■Itinerary
JR Maibara station

Kawachi Wind Cave
 ↓
Cafe Kazamidori
 ↓
Restaurant Yumeutsutsunoya
 ↓
JR Maibara Station

■Ride Distance
32.3 km

■Fee
 FREE
*Please prepare the budget for your lunch, etc.

■Rental Bicycle
If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent a bike from us.
Please let us know that at the application, if you’d like to rent one.
(Cross bike:5280 yen / Road bike:6380 yen )

■What to bring
・Bike & Helmet(Wearing helmet is necessary)
・Clothing for outdoors
・Drink/Water

■Number of Participants
Maximum 10 people

■In case of bad weather..
We make a decision according to the weather forecast two days before that day, and let you know if the event will take place or not.

■Our Wish
This is just a ride event in which both we and participants enjoy cycling easily. It’s not an official paid tour, so we won’t get insurance. Thank you for your understanding.
・Please get insurance by yourself, if you would like to do.
 ➩Recommended insurance: 1DAY Leisure Insurance by LINE(500 yen ~)
  https://www.ms-ins.com/personal/travel/oneday/

■Application
For an application, please let us know the information below via email, phone, or Instagram/Facebook message.
●Name
●Phone number
●Email address
●Rental Bike / Use or not
★Application deadline★ ➡June 17(Fri)

■Application and Inquiries
BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE
Phone:090-3863-8453 / Email:mail@biwaichi-cycling.com

↓Let’s enjoy such a great shaved ice!


↓Definitely worth visiting! Get a COOOOL!!

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2022年4月1日

SPRING FUNRIDE 2022 – SAKURA Cycling –

 ~ Let’s have a fun cycling day with us! ~

Here’s the information about “Fun Ride”,in which we staff and you guests enjoy cycling together!
Actually it’s for the first time in two years ..since we’d been worried about the situation. Now we think it’s time we can do it as before.
Let’s hang out! Looking forward to seeing you guys then!

This time we are heading for the north seeing sakura blooming along the lakeshore and stopped by some hot spots like Ho-park and Nishino Suido.

Since we staff cycle with you, you can cycle easily without getting lost.

I’m interested in riding a sport bike.
I want companions who enjoy cycling together.
I’d like to get more information about cycling route to explore local area.

If you are thinking like the above, why don’t you hang out with us!?


■Subject
・18 aged and over
・A person who will follow our instructions

■Date
April 10(Sun), 2022

■Time
10:00 am – 4:00 pm


■Meeting Point
JR Maibara station east gate

■Itinerary
JR Maibara station

Ho Park
 ↓
Mizudori station(Road station)
 ↓
Nishino suido
 ↓
Ichigo Cafe
 ↓
JR Maibara Station

■Ride Distance
46 km

■Fee
 FREE
*Please prepare the budget for your lunch, etc.

■Rental Bicycle
If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent a bike from us.
Please let us know that at the application, if you’d like to rent one.
(Cross bike:5280 yen / Road bike:6380 yen )

■What to bring
・Bike & Helmet(Wearing helmet is necessary)
・Clothing for outdoors
・Drink

■Number of Participants
Maximum 10 people

■In case of bad weather..
We make a decision according to the weather forecast two days before that day, and let you know if the event will take place or not.

■Our Wish
This is just a ride event in which both we and participants enjoy cycling easily. It’s not an official paid tour, so we won’t get insurance. Thank you for your understanding.
・Please get insurance by yourself, if you would like to do.
 ➩Recommended insurance: 1DAY Leisure Insurance by LINE(500 yen ~)
  https://www.ms-ins.com/personal/travel/oneday/

■Application
For an application, please let us know the information below via email, phone, or Instagram/Facebook message.
●Name
●Phone number
●Email address
●Rental Bike / Use or not
★Application deadline★ ➡April 8(Fri)

■Application and Inquiries
BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE
Phone:090-3863-8453 / Email:mail@biwaichi-cycling.com

*The below is just a sample photo when cycling by the lake in Sakura season but we’re not going there(Kaizuosaki)this time.

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2022年3月23日

Info about GW – Rental Fee & Return Option –


Thank you for using us always.



Due to the period of peak demand(Golden Week in 2022; 2022/4/29-2022/5/8), the weekend price is applied to the rental fee on 5/2(Mon)and 5/6(Fri), even though these dates are weekdays.


★ May 2(Mon), May 6(Fri)
➡ WEEKEND PRICE ★



We’re sorry but Bicycle Return Options is not available during Golden Week.

Because it’s the highest season and there will be a lot of use, we would like to give chances to use our bikes for as many customers as possible.



★During GW from April 28(Thu)to May 8(Sun)★
➡ “Bicycle Return Options” UNAVAILABLE



We hope you will understand.


Thanks.

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2022年3月8日

“Lake Glass Museum” is open at Maibara Cycle Station!

“Sea glass” is physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of salt water.

The similar glass is found on beaches around Lake Biwa as well, as a kind of “Beach glass”. We call it “Lake glass”, which is not known so well though.

From March 10th, the “Lake Glass Museum” that displays many pieces of lake glass is open.

If you pick a lake glass during your “Biwaichi” bike trip and bring it back here, we’re glad to let it be on display in the museum.
Also, you can get one from the display in exchange for yours, if you find your favorite one there.
(You can get only one piece.)

We wish this project lead you to the beach to try to find a lake glass, that would be one of exciting opportunities on your way, right?
Touch/see things in nature, even though/because they are artificial things, feel something through it, then let’s think about the lake, our environment, and our planet.

Thank you.


MLGs x BIWAICHI x Maibara Cycle Station
with Rethink Project

*MLGs(Mother Lake Goals) is a local version of SDGs which is specific to Shiga prefecture.

Exhibition: March, 10, 2022 – March, 31, 2023
Open hours: 11 am – 5 pm
Free to see, free to join!

Special thanks to:
Shiga prefecture
Maibara city



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2022年2月18日

We are reopen on Feb. 24th [*rescheduled]

Thank you for using us always.

We have been having too much snow this winter in the northern area in Shiga and it makes our life difficult as well as cycling.
We were supposed to reopen our bike rental shop on Feb. 19th but we decided to postpone the day to Feb. 24th for the above reason. Even though no snow is on the main road, it’s wet & slippery especially in the morning due to the low temperature and the snow piled up on the shoulder of the road makes the space for cycling too narrow, no space as for on the sidewalk.

Let’s wait for a while until the snow melts.
Thank you for your understanding.

 

 【RESCHEDULED REOPEN DAY】
 
 FEBRUARY 19TH ➡ FEBRUARY 24TH

 
We wish we will meet you all soon!
Stay warm & healthy.


Please follow us on SNS to get more new info!
Official Facebook @biwaichirental
Official Instagram @biwacycle

Now you can get a discount of 30% OFF the regular fee!
For details ➡ Winter Discount! 30% OFF [From Feb.24 To Mar.6, 2022]


【Regarding Business Days during Winter Closing】
★During the winter closing[Dec.15,2021-Feb.23,2022], our business days are on weekdays only. Thank you for your understanding.

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2022年1月25日

Winter Discount! 30% OFF [From Feb.24 To Mar.6, 2022]

Happy New Year!
Wish you all the best for the new year.

We wish we will see you coming from all over the country – and from all over the world hopefully- to enjoy cycling here in a beautiful countryside in Japan.

And first, we have a nice information for you who are planning to rent a bicycle from us some day during the following period.

 

 DISCOUNT! 30% OFF THE REGULAR RENTAL FEE
 (*EXCEPT FOR PAID OPTION
  & FREE CANCELLATION BY 5 PM THE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED RENTAL DATE
 【FROM FEBRUARY 19TH 24TH TO MARCH 6TH, 2022】

 
Because we would like to encourage customers who would be trying to enjoy cycling even in the cold weather, we decided to make a discount as a small gift.

As for the weather during the period, it would be cold but no snow on the flat (hopefully), in which you can cycle anyhow. Meanwhile, you could have a warm day then can enjoy cycling with stunning late winter view of snowed mountains and the lake, you could even feel early spring vibes.

Please check out the weather forecast in advance and make sure you wrap up!
See you soon.

Please follow us on SNS to get more new info!
Official Facebook @biwaichirental
Official Instagram @biwacycle

【Regarding Business Days during Winter Closing】
★During the winter closing[Dec.15,2021-Feb.23,2022], our business days are on weekdays only. Thank you for your understanding.

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2021年12月13日

WINTER CLOSING【2021/12/15-2022/2/18】


☆Winter Closing☆
 From:2021/12/15(Wed)Until:2022/2/18(Fri)


Thank you for supporting us always.
Now the season we could have snow so our rental bike shop is closed during the winter as above.

How was your 2021?
Unfortunately, we are still in the pandemic so our life is not completely free yet.
However, we’ve found riding bicycle gives us freedom somehow even in this difficult situation. It seems that fact has contributed to cycle tourism and more people want to get bicycles for their quality of life.
We think our service of providing a good bike can be the first step of someone’s wonderful bike life. We are always glad to help you improve your QOL with rich experience & information about biking.
Also, we would love to say a huge thank y’all here supporting us.
We can’t provide a bike to you online unlike other virtual touring or staycation. It’s impossible to feel the breeze, wind, warm sun, hotness & coldness, smells and sounds in nature, your breathing, sweating, how much joy there is, while you’re cycling in reality. So your effort to have tried out to come here to use us is much appreciated! Yes, all your experience here is real, and yours. Thank you so much.

Wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.
We are looking forward to seeing you next season!


【Regarding Business Days during Winter Closing】
★Reservations of the new season will be accepted from January 4th in 2022.

★During the winter closing, our business days are on weekdays only.
※We’re off for New Year holidays 【2021/12/29~2022/1/3】and every weekend during the winter closing so we will reply you on weekdays if we get emails or online reservations when we’re off. Thank you for your understanding.


We update our Instagram and Facebook so please check them out and follow us!
➡Official Instagram @biwacycle
➡Official Facebook @biwaichirental

Best regards, all the staff of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE

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