Tour de Sanriku

One of the largest cycling events in Tohoku

By Malcome Larcens    - 1 min read

Only in its fourth year, the Tour de Sanriku is quickly turning into one of the most popular cycling events in North Eastern Japan. An area known in Japan as Tohoku.

Prior the the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, there was an annual cycling race in Rikuzentakata, in 2012 the city decided to restart the event but with a different objective, this is now a charity event. It now attracts over one thousand cyclists for the two day event. In 2013 and 2014 Greg Lemond, 3 times Tour de France champion, participated to help the city recover from the natural disaster. The event is open to cyclists of all ages and levels. Come and join the fun.

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Malcome Larcens

Malcome Larcens @malcome.larcens

I grew up in Quebec, Canada and studied electronics in college, never worked in that field. Moved to Vancouver in the early 80's where I found my real passion, cooking. I ran my own restaurant for 14 years after that worked as a financial advisor for 4 years, I really enjoyed that too but we had to move to Japan for family reasons. After moving to Japan I started teaching English and French. I enjoy teaching too but most of all I enjoy challenges, moving here was challenging but really interesting. Another challenge that I had been thinking about for about 20 years was renovating a house, so for the last 2 years that is what I have been doing. I bought a 25 year old house and am bringing it to modern standards in terms of comfort and earthquake strength. In my time off I like cycling, hiking and snowboarding in winter. Of course I still enjoy cooking. Hope you like my articles.

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Victoria Vlisides 4 years ago
I like the shots while you were biking. Nice!
Malcome Larcens Videographer 4 years ago
Yeah it's great fun. Too bad it was raining this year. I might try the Tour de Tohoku next year in and around Ishinomaki.
Justin Velgus 4 years ago
Great promotion! Looks like a fun event. I hear it is very popular and always fills up.