BRM504 Kanagawa/Isabella 600km (for overseas riders)

Isabella Bird’s Heaven Week                 <Click to Schedule Page>

Que sheet was updated. (Just removed No.95 to solve duplication) 2017/04/22

Audax Japan Kanagawa will be organizing a Heaven Week from April 29th to May 5th in the Tohoku Area of Japan. In case you don't know what a Heaven Week is, you get to ride the full 200km to 600km series of ACP- sanctioned Brevets in one week. The ride starts at the Tohoku Shinkansen Shin-Shirakawa Station. 

The first ride will be a 300km brevet that will go through the Aizu region and will end in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture. This will be followed by a 400km brevet that will take you to the Japan Sea Coast side of Aomori Prefecture. After doing another 200km that ends at Aomori City, the last leg of the journey,  a 600km ride, will end at Fukushima Station on May 5th. Registration will be open from December 1 via SportsEntry. We have booked a resort hotel in Kaneyama, Yamagata Prefecture, and a traditional Japanese Inn with a large hot spring bath in Furofushi Onsen,  Aomori Prefecture for the nights of April 30th, and May 2nd respectively. Rooms are available for 45 riders (+5 for non- residents) on a first come, first served basis. 

The event is titled, the Isabella Bird Heaven Week, in honor of this Victorian woman who traveled through  Japan in 1878. Come ride with us through some of the most rural areas of Japan, and compare your experience with Isabella Bird’s description of the Tohoku area written nearly 140 years ago, in her remarkable book titled "Unbeaten Tracks in Japan.”

Overview of Heaven Week Rides

April 29, 2017 13:00  Start Shin Shirakawa Station, Fukushima Prefecture
April 30, 2017 09:00  Goal  Shinjo  Yamagata Prefecture

May 1, 2017 09:00 Start  Kaneyama Town , Yamagata Prefecture
May 2, 2017 12:00 Goal   Furofushi Onsen , Fukaura , Aomori Prefecture

May 3, 2017 07:00 Start  Furofushionsen , Fukaura , Aomori  Prefecture
May 3, 2017 20:30 Goal  Japan Railway  Aomori Station, Aomori Prefecture

May 4, 2017 06:00 Start  Japan Railway  Aomori Station, Aomori Prefecture
May 5, 2017  22:00 Goal  Japan Railway Fukushima Station, Fukushima Prefecture


Date:          May 4, 2017
Start Time: 6:00
Start:         Japan Railway Aomori Station
Goal:         Japan Railway Fukushima Station
Distance:   600km
Time Limit: 40 hours


Route has been updated (2017/04/05)

Participation Requirements

All participants are required to have a liability insurance that exceeds fifty million yen. International participants' insurance policy must be valid in Japan. The participant must also have an insurance policy that covers their own  death and chronic injuries.
All participants must submit their insurance policy numbers, etc. before they depart on the course to qualify for participation. International participants are asked to send as much information as possible by email before arriving in Japan.

To participate in any BRMs held by Audax Japan Kanagawa, you must havean accidental death and dismemberment insurance, be 20 years or older,and be healthy enough to sustain the rigors of long-distance bicycling. Audax Kanagawa BRMs are non-supported, long-distance bicycling events that are sanctioned by the Audax Club Parisien.

 Riders are expected to be self-supported, be able to understand, and comply with the BRM rules. Riders are expected to act responsibly, and to exercise good judgment when they face difficulties caused by mechanical problems, fatigue, disease, and accidents.

  Pursuant to Audax Japan rules, riders are required to be covered by an Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Policy that fulfills the following conditions:

 Insurance company name and insurance policy type

Any insurance company and insurance type that offers the following policy coverage is acceptable.

 Insurance coverage

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy, and a third party liability coverage.

Amount of indemnity coverage

 The third party liability coverage must be equal to or be in excess of 50 million yenA third party liability coverage of more than 100 million yen is highly recommended as this is required to participate in some SR 600 events held in Japan.

 Insured period

Your insurance policy must offer coverage throughout the duration of the BRM and RM events.

 Insurance coverage for accidental death and dismemberment is required in order to participate in all BRMs organized by Audax Japan Kanagawa

 Name of Insurance Company and Insurance Type

There are no restrictions regarding the insurance company or insurance type.

Any accidental death and dismemberment insurance is accepted .

Example: You may have a life-insurance policy that is separate from a non-life insurance policy.


The policy should cover the accidental death and dismemberment of the insured when riding a bicycle, with the benefits payable to a beneficiary who has been designated by the insured.

 Amount of coverage

No requirement

 Period of coverage

The policy period must cover the total duration of the BRM, from start to finish.

 The responsibility of checking and confirming the terms and conditions of an insurance policy rests solely with the rider.

 Some insurance policies in Japan do not offer coverage for BRMs.

 Audax Japan Kanagawa will not contact the insurance company to verify whether the riders insurance policy meets the above requirements.

 Audax Japan Kanagawa is exempt from any liability associated with the terms and conditions of the rider’s insurance policy.


Audax Japan Kanagawa follows ACP  BRM rules. 

Please read and understand RULES OF BREVETS RANDONNEURS MONDIAUX before registering.

Local Rules

We don't allow you to use "Sash" or "Sam Browne belt" as reflective equipment. You must wear a "Reflective vest" throughout the ride, even during the daytime..

  1. All riders must comply with the Japanese traffic laws.
  2. We don't allow you to use "Sash" or "Sam Browne belt" as reflective equipment. Riders must wear a "reflective vest" throughout the ride, even during the daytime.
  3. If a brevet is cancelled due to storms or any other contingency, the entry fee will not be refunded.
  4. We will not provide pick up service when you DNF.
Schedule of the day of Event

  • May 4, 2017 5:00: registration
  • 5:30 : Riders meeting
  • 5:45 : Equipment check (incl. reflecting vest)
  • 6:00 : Start
  • May 5, 2017 22:00: Finish Close

Entry the event

  • Please register via  Sports Entry(2017BRM(AJ Kanagawa)
  • Event Name : "BRM504 Kanagawa/Isabella Bird 600km"
  • Registration open from  : Dec 10, 2016
  • Registration close at: March 27, 2017
  • Entry fee : 2,000 Japanese yen
  • Entey Capacity : 80 persons


  • We have booked two hotels near the goal of the 300km and 400km brevets  for your convenience. 
  • Please book your own hotels in Aomori City and Fukushima city if you intend to participate in the 200km and 600km brevets.

Drop bag service

  • We will provide drop bag service at Start Point. 
  • Service fee is 500 Japanese yen
  • Please make bag  compact. 
  • Please put your name tag on your bag. (with your name, mobile phone number etc..)

Organizer / Contact

  • For riders living in Japan, we will send your brevet cards by postal mail to the registered address in advance. For those riders living outside of Japan, your brevet cards will be delivered to you at the start of each ride.
  • When you abandon the ride, please inform us as soon as possible
  • Our contact number will be printed on each brevet card
  • If you cannot reach us by phone, use the contact mail address shown below
  • If you have any question feel free to ask us.
  • Organizer  Maya IDE 
  • Contact : brm504-2017  at (at is @)

Entry List

Hisanori Tanaka,
2017/04/21 19:49
Hisanori Tanaka,
2017/03/28 1:37
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2017/03/21 10:15