Hakuba also hosted a Gravel Fest over two days. On Saturday one loop of some of the valley’s off tarmac roads including a climb up to the top of Iwatake Mountain Resort. The loop took most of the sights of Hakuba, including the Olympic ski jump and rivers. We hope all the riders had a good sleep as Sunday saw the competitors do an option of one or two more loops. Most decided on two! Congratulations to the winner, an expat who certainly knows the course. In fact get in touch with him if you ever want to be guided around the cycle trails and roads of Hakuba. (Albert +81(0)261-75-2076 santanahakuba@)
Not to be out done Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort was home to Iwatake Downhill Series. A lot of local and Nagano riders were out in full downhill gear. In the kids series, top 3 riders were all members of Hakuba Mountain Bike Club. Well done!