WE’RE REOPENING! ～ From May 30th(Sat) ～
Thank you for supporting us always! We’re glad to let you know that we’re able to reopen our rental bike shop at Maibara station finally from May 30th（Sat）. Although we should still be careful about the infectious disease of COVID-19, we have been informed about how to deal with it so that we think we and guests can do it in a good way while we’re communicating with each other. Regarding our business schedule in June, we will open the shop irregularly. We’re going to set extra closed days in addition to regular closed day of every Wednesday. We will inform you those extra closed days on May 27th（Wed）. We will do our best to protect you guests and our staffs from risks of that disease in order to continue to give more people an opportunity of having a nice cycling. So, please allow us wear masks during the reception and we would like you to do so when coming our shop. We appreciate your kindly understanding. See you SOON! Best regards,
【Last Updated on May 23】We’re temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the infectious disease
Thank you for using us always. We will inform you that we’re going to be temporarily closed for a while. We have considered the current state of our situation, and decided to close our rental bike shop at Maibara station for several weeks. ★TEMPORARILY CLOSED★ ➡【From April 7th（Tue）to May 29th（Fri）,2020】 *The closed period was last updated on May 23. *The above schedule can be changed（may be shortened）according to the situation. We will update the information as needed. As for reservations, reservations except for the closed period can be accepted. However, those can become unavailable depending on the social situation. If you have any question about our service, please feel free to contact us via email. We appreciate your understanding. Looking forward to seeing you all in the near future hopefully. Please don’t forget the joy of riding and it makes you healthy & happy. You can do it by yourself where you are. So, please keep your health both in mentally and physically. Have a nice day. Best regards, by staffs of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE
【Info】We’re temporarily closed from March 3rd to 5th
Thank you for using us always. We will be temprarily closed for three days from March 3 to 5 because we will be on the training.
★From March 3(Tue)to 5(Thu)★ ➡ Temporarily CLOSEDWe appreciate your understanding. Best regards,/br>
【GW Information】Rental Fee and Return Option
Thank you for using us always.
Due to the period of peak demand（Golden Week in 2020; 2020/4/29-2020/5/6）, the weekend price is applied to the rental fee on 4/30（Thu）and 5/1（Fri）, even though these dates are weekdays.
★ April 30（Thu）, May 1（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(Tue)to May 6(Wed)★ ➡ “Bicycle Return Options” NOT AVAILABLE
We hope you will understand.
【Information】Prevention of Coronavirus Infection
Thank you for using us always. For expansion of the infection of Coronavirus, in order to ensure our customers to stay healthy and safety, we take extra care for the following measures. Wearing Mask Staffs may wear masks and gloves, depending on the circumstances, taking into account the health and safety of the customers and staffs. Sanitization of rental items We do sanitize our rental bicycles and helmets so that customers can use them safely. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. *Please check out more and new information about COVID-19 on the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. ➡https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html
【Canceled due to lack of snow】WINTER FUN RIDE! ＊Mountainbiking in the Snow !＊
We will have a “Fun Ride” in which we staffs and you enjoy cycling together. We organized a fun event in which you will have fun of riding and playing in the snow! If you have a mountain bike, you can ride even in the snow. We have lots of snow every winter here in Maibara. Usually, you can’t cycle when it snows, that’s the reason why our rental bicycle shop is closed during winter. However, we have a way to enjoy cycling even in the snow. It’s mountain bike. So, why don’t we play in the snow, by mountainbiking! We don’t have so many mountain bikes for rental, but we can arrange a few ones for this event specially. Don’t worry about biking in the snow even if you’re a beginner. Some experienced staffs will be with you. Let’s hung out for the winter wonderland together! ■Date and Time February 23（Sun）, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ※Meeting Time/9:50 am ■Meeting Point Ibuki Town, in Maibara City *We will decide the meeting point depending on the amount of snowfall, then will let you know where we meet, and the details there, 1 week before. ■Fee FREE ※Please prepare the budget for the lunch, etc. ■Rental Bicycle If you don’t have your own moutainbike, you can rent our moutainbike.（5280 yen/1 bike） Please let us know that at the application, if you’d like to rent one. ■What to bring ・Mountainbike & Helmet（Wearing helmet is necessary） ・Clothing for outdoors in winter ■Number of Participants Maximum 10 people ■In case of bad weather.. We make a decision according to the weather forecast 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 SNS message. ●Name ●Phone number ●Email address ●Rental Bike Use or not ※Application deadline※ ➡ February 16（Sun）,2020 ■Application and Inquiries BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE Phone：090-3863-8453 / Email：email@example.com
Thank you for using our rental bike shop this year as well. It’s the time again that we should tell you about our winter closing. We will close our shop during winter, from December 16th, 2019 until February 21, 2020. Because here the north area of Shiga Prefecture will be covered with snow, at least the road will be icy, it is not good condition for biking. We staffs are taking break during New Year’s holidays from Dec. 29, 2019 to Jan. 10, 2020. If you have any questions about our rental bicycle service or something about cycling around Lake Biwa, please contact us via email or phone after Jan. 10th. Making reservations is available online during our break as well but our checking/confirming and reply will be done after Jan. 10th. Thank you for your understanding. We will start to accept reservations on January 11st in 2020. And we will re-open our shop and start to rent bikes on February 22, Saturday. See you next spring! And, you know, Tokyo Olimpic 2020 will take place next summer!! Can’t wait! We wish you all have a great and happy Christmas & winter season☆彡 Looking forward to meeting wonderful guys in 2020, too! Best regards, all the staffs of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE
Fun Ride on November 17th! – Enjoy Fall Colors! –
～ Let’s take a bike day trip with us! ～
Enjoy fall colors!➡We’ve done it! Check out the report!☞【Enjoyed cycling and autumn colors!】 We’ll have a “Fun Ride” in which we staffs and you enjoy cycling together! We made a cycling plan for Eigenji Temple in Higashiomi. Autumn season is there, so why don’t you enjoy the colorful leaves? Red colored leaves and temple is so scenic! And the autumn air is comfortably cool, it’s the best chance to ride around and you’ll feel great by cycling! Since we staffs go with you, you can ride easily without getting lost. “I’m interested in riding a sport bicycle.“ “I want companions who enjoy cycling together.“ “I’d like to get more information about cycling route around.“ If you think so, why don’t you hang out with us!? ■Subject ・9 aged and over ・A person who will follow our instructions ■Date November 17（Sun）, 2019 ■Time 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ■Meeting Point JR Maibara station east gate ■Itinerary Echigawa station（Omirailway） – Marguerite Station（Road station） – Eigenji Temple – Echigawa station ■Ride Distance 34 km ■Fee FREE ※Admission for Eigenji Temple is 500 yen. Please prepare the budget for the admission and lunch, etc. ■Rental Bicycle If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent our rental bicycle. 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 SNS message. ●Name ●Phone number ●Email address ●Rental Bike Use or not ※Application deadline※ ➡November 15（Fri） ■Application and Inquiries BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE Phone：090-3863-8453 / Email：firstname.lastname@example.org
Temporarily close due to Typhoon Hagibis approaching
Thank you for using us always. A powerful typhoon ” Hagibis ” is coming now. According to the weather forecast, the typhoon Hagibis will hit the Kansai region, including Shiga prefecture, this Saturday on October 12th. Therefore, we decided to close our shop on October 12th（Sat）temporarily. Thank you for your understanding. ★It is predicted that the typhoon will cause some damage here in Shiga prefecture. Please catch the latest information.
【IMPORTANT】Rental Price Increase Notice
RENTAL PRICE INCREASE NOTICE Thank you for using our service of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE. The price increase of materials has affected our bicycle maintenance cost ever, furthermore, the consumption tax rate will increase 10% from October 1, 2019. We have tried to maintain our current pricing as long as possible, but it became difficult for us to continue to do so. We will revise our prices on bicycle rental service effective October 1, 2019. Regarding the reservation which you would make by September 30, 2019, even though it is the reservation for the date on or after October 1, 2019, we will take your reservation at the current pricing. e.g. If you would like to rent a bicycle on October 5 and make the reservation on September 27, you can use our service at the price before the revision on that day. We will make further efforts in providing better service. We appreciate your understanding.
From October 1st, 2019 ○Rental Price 【Current Price】3,500 JPY～ ➡ 【Revised Price】3,800 JPY（ex）～ ○Return Option Fee 【Current Price】2,500 JPY ➡ 【Revised Price】3,000 JPY（ex）※As for the other items of the price revision, please check the provisional list. → Provised Price List【From Oct. 1, 2019】 ※We will update the price list on this Website on October 1, 2019. August 31, 2019 NPO Gokanseikatsu