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History of activities


I would like to introduce some of the activities of the Minami Alps Mountain Bike Lovers Club .


August Meet with Iijima, the secretary-general of the current NPO “Minami Alps Mountain Village Healing Village Creation Meeting”

October Participated in helping to maintain old roads for the Takami Homi Shrine night festival

November Helping the old road lantern procession tour at the Takao Homi Shrine night festival and preparing the old road in advance

Dec.Established a base in Takao, a marginal village, and named it “Takao House”


In February, immediately after a heavy snowfall, equipment will be provided to help the members shovel their snow.


April: Obtained permission to run and maintain mountain bikes in the forest in Hiraoka Ward

October Matt Hunter, Stalin Lawrence, Matty Miles and others stay for 5 days (photographing permission obtained)

November Helping Takami Homi Shrine night festival, members perform shrine maiden dance


January Joined Takao Takakei Society
June UNESCO Eco Park 1st anniversary event held


November Southern Alps Autumn Leaves Festival Event Held

November 2nd year of helping Takao Homi Shrine night festival, members perform shrine maiden


December Vice-president Tatsuya Sato moves to Takao Village


January "Minami Alps Mountain Bike Lovers Association" officially launched
April Membership trail opening, start accepting members


May Beginner tour started (sponsored by NPO Minami Alps Mountain Healing Village Creation Association)
July Broadcast on NHK "Good morning Japan" "Marugoto Yamanashi"

September Published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun

October Agricultural experience space “Vegetable Park” completed

November Hoomi Takami Shrine Night Festival 3rd year, members perform shrine maiden dance

Vice President of Sato November show off the dance of the intangible cultural heritage of the city at Kaguraden


December Introduced by Yamanashi Prefectural Assembly as an activity for regional revitalization by mountain biking


January 2nd Minami Alps Mountain Bike Lovers Meeting

February Agricultural experience space “Second Vegetable Park” completed

February Broadcast on YBS TV "Tette! TV"

March Presentation at the symposium sponsored by National Forest Research Institute


Mar Clear idle land and plant grapes for red wine

April Helping weir in Hiraoka Ward

April Activity introduction in the local community "Mame-chan"

Participated in May Spring Festival

May A mountain bike experience session and BBQ are held for the “Kaizankai” gathering of young lawmakers in Yamanashi prefecture.

June Participated in river beautification activities

Signed the agreement for the use of forests in August


September Broadcast on YBS TV "Wide News"

September Important discussions with locals

In September, the activity contents were published in the magazine "Mountain forest" of the Dainippon Forest Association.

October Meeting at the Tourism and Commerce Division of City Hall

October idle farm contract

November 4th year of helping Takaomi Homi Shrine night festival, members perform shrine maiden dance

Nov. Deputy representative Sato shows the dance of the city's intangible cultural assets at the Kaguraden

​December Ward Forest Cleaning

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January 3rd Minami Alps Mountain Bike Lovers Meeting

January Meeting with Yamanashi Governor

January Activities were published on the front page of Yamanashi Prefecture of Sankei Shimbun

February The activity contents were published in the nationwide edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun.


March Participated in the local community “Mame Hiraoka”

March Clearing of idle farmland

April Participated in the "Shingen Festival" parade

April Helping weir in Hiraoka Ward


April Ward updated the agreement for using forests


May Appeared live on "Tette TV" on YBS Yamanashi Broadcasting

May “Mountain Bike Experience Meeting” held