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FAQ

General

What are methods of transport are available to get to Niseko from the New Chitose International Airport and what is the traveling time?

It takes 2.5 hours to travel to Niseko by car from the New Chitose Airport. (Approx 110 km). The easiest way to get to Niseko is by JR Train or by Rent a Car. Please click here for more details.

Where is the main event area after I have reached Niseko?

The main event area is at Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Area, in the Yamada area of Kutchan Town. Please click here to view map

Is there a carpark near the registrations area? Is there anywhere to stay overnight in the car?

There are FREE parking lots around the main venue.

Please find the parking lot MAP HERE.

For visitors during the Niseko Classic weekend, please use the parking lot from #1 to #3 mentioned in the MAP above.

Notes
*Official parking lot isnot available.
*Each parking lot has limited numbers of space.
*Parking lot #1 and #2 can be parked from Friday, the day before TT.
*For Parking lot #3, you will not be able to enter or leave during the night due to its closure at night.
*Every parking lot is non-reservable.
*Street parking in prohibitted.

I have entered in the race, however I still have not received an exchange certificate for the Race Number ?

Niseko Classic does not operate an exchange certificate system for collecting Race Numbers. Tell the staff at the registration counter for your category your FULL NAME and they will give you your Race Number.

Can you explain the registration process and where and what time, I need to be at the different places?

The Registration process is outlined below. Please note that the process below might change.

  1. Check the communications board
  2. License Control (National License Required if you have)
  3. Collect your “Welcome Pack”
  4. Tell the staff at the counter for each category your full name and pick up your starter pack. Please bring suitable ID and a copy of your National Insurance Card or Insurance policy. Copying services are available at the counter)
  5. Receive your official event T-shirt
  6. Welcome Event - Socialize with fellow riders and members of the local community and try some local food and entertainment at the sponsor/local vendors tent area

Contents of the starter pack:

  • Race Number
  • Safety pins
  • Bike number
  • Nylon cable tie
  • Transponder
  • Transponder instructions
  • Name tag for your personal items
  • Bicycle name tag, for entrants in the 85km race ONLY
  • Beer Ticket
I can arrive in Niseko on June 13th 2020, but I can not make it in time for the registrations, what should I do?

Registrations will take place from 12:00 to 16:00 on Friday August 28 and from 9:00am to 15:00 on August 29, 2020. If for any reason you can not make it between these times, please call the secretariat for the event at Tel: +81 136 55 6081.

Can my friend register on my behalf?

Yes, however you must give the person completing your registration on your behalf a copy of your insurance policy and your ID, these must be passed to the staff in order to complete the registration process.

Where is the Ride’s meeting held on June 13th (Saturday)?

The riders meeting is held at the main event venue stage and will start at 16:00, the venue is outdoors.

I will not be able to make it in time for the riders meeting on June 13th 2020, can I be excused?

All riders are obligated to attend the riders meeting. If you have a good and valid reason for not being able to attend please inform the secretariat, there are no penalties if you can’t attend the meeting.

Is there a bike check required?

There is no bike check, however there may be a check for top place getters, that their bikes weigh in under 6.8 kg.

Is it Ok to fit a Bike repair kit to my bike?

In the event of a crash accessories are dangerous. Any mirrors, bags, mud guards and other accessories are required to be removed.

Is it Ok to use a helmet that is not JCF compliant?

No, it can not be used. Please ensure to use a JCF, UCI approved helmet. If you are unsure, check with the nearest Race Official.

I would like to show my support for the racers, where should I go?

You can support the racers from anywhere, however please do not enter the course. We encourage as many people as possible to support the racers.

I finished in 20% of my age category, how can I register for the World Championships?

An invitation letter will be send from UCI to your email automatically after the qualifier race.

Road Races

Can I register on June 14th, 2020? (Day of the Road Race)

NO, strictly no registrations can be processed on June 14th, 2020 (Road Race Day)

Is there somewhere to store my personal items before I start the race?

Yes there is. A baggage check-in tent is set up at the start venue of each race, feel free to use this. (We do not accept valuables).

Does the individual entering the race need to be present in person to sign in?

Yes, the individual needs to sign that they are starting in the race in person. If a signature is not the individuals signature, they will be disqualified.

[85km race] I am competing in the 85 km road race and would like to hand my bike over for the race on June 13th(Saturday), is it possible?

There is a tent at the Main event venur that is marked “85 km Race Bike check-in Tent”, this tent will operate until 16:00 on August 29th (Saturday), 2020. When you hand you bike over to the staff at the tent you the following items are required. Please remove GPS, Computer and speedometers, cameras and all other accessories from your bike. Please attach your name tag to your bike by yourself and hand your bike to the staff at the counter. Make sure you keep your receipt for your bike in a safe place, you will be required to hand this over on race day in order to get your bike.

[85km race] Is there transport to the start of the 85km race?

Yes, there is a shuttle bus leaving from the Main Event Venue on August 30, 2020 the race day. Please check the schedule on official brochure for the shuttle bus time.

  • This service is limited to entrants that have stipulated they will be using the service at time of registration.
  • Only race entrants will be able to ride this shuttle service to the start venue. (Supporters and family items can not use this service)
[85km race] Is the start point for the 85 km race a long way from the registration venue?

It is about 23km away from the Main event venue ( registration venue). You can take the shuttle bus leaving from the Mian event venue on August 30, 2020 or ride your own bike and come on your own as a warm-up.

[85km race] Is there a car parking lot close to the 85km start point ?

Yes, there is a carpark available at the start point but the closest carpark is approximately 10 minutes walk from the start point for the race.

**Please note that the carparks have limited slots of availability.

Time Trial Race

I can arrive in Niseko on June 12th (Friday), but I can not make it in time for the registration, what should I do?

Registrations for Time Trial race will take place from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm on Friday August 28 at main venue and from 5:00am to 5:30am on Saturday August 29 at Time Trial venue. Please note that Registration venue will change for the race day registration. If for any reason you can not make it between these times, please call the secretariat for the event at Tel: +81 136-55-6081.

Can I register on 13th June, on the race day?

Yes, for the Time Trail, registrations can be processed from 5:00am to 5:30am on the race day at Time Trial venue.

Is the Time Trial venue a long way from the Main event venue?

It is about 10km away from the Main event venue. Please ride your bike or drive your car to the Time Trial venue.

Is there a car parking lot close to the Time Trial start area?

There is a carpark available at the Time Trial venue. Please ride your own bike to the Start area from the Time Trial venue. Please note that the carparks have limited slots of availability and we suggest to ride your bike to the start point.

Is the Start area for the Time Trial race a long way from the Time Trial venue?

The start area is about 1.8km away from the Time Trial venue. Please be ready at the Time trial venue and ride your bike to the start area.

Is there a bike inspection?

Yes, there is a bike inspection for Time trial. It will be managed at the Bike inspection tent before your start.