By deputy of BEE member I inform you the schedule of BEE 2006.
What is BEE? (from BEE web site)
>BEE Japan (Bicycle for Everyone's Earth) is a group of international members that promotes environmental awareness and green living in Japan. Our main event is the annual 2-3 month BEE ride, begining in August, from the northern most island of Japan to the southern most.
>The BEE ride uses both direct action and environmental education.
>Our direct action includes:
>* Travelling the length of Japan exclusively by bicycle
>* Eating low on the food chain (vegetarian)
>* Choosing organic products whenever possible
>* Choosing fair trade products whenever possible
>* Supporting local economies by buying local produce
>* Avoiding chain stores and convenience stores, and using no vending machines.
>* Minimizing waste by choosing less packaged products, buying reusable, recycled and recyclable items, and using no waribashi or other disposable eating utensils.
>Our educational activities are carried out at schools, English discussion circles (eikaiwa), and with international groups. These contribute to a deep awareness, in both children and adults, of the extent to which our daily lives effect the ecosystems in which we live. Many topics are covered, but the focus is on bio-interconnectivity, forest destruction, over consumption, and renewable energy sources (human, wind, and solar).
You can find more detail in the following site.
<A Href="http://beejapan.org/index/?q=en" target="_blank">http://beejapan.org/index/?q=en</A>
BEE welcome you to take part in even one day ride.
Please contact to BEE organaizer on the site above, if you are interested in this event.
BE NOTE !! Schedule may change !!
Wakkanai member meet and HUG!!
bike maintenance lesson
Free camping: Shinrin Koen Camp
<A Href="http://www.city.wakkanai.hokkaido.jp/main/kanko/camp.htm" target="_blank">http://www.city.wakkanai.hokkaido.jp/main/kanko/camp.htm</A>
No commitments/events in Hokkaido for next few days so can adjust to the riding.
*9 August (arrive in Honshu)
*10th August Aomori-shi to Inagaki (60kms roughly)
Staying with Yusuke and informal gathering with local people/Sorcha's friends
*11 Aug (Inagaki to Hirosaki)
Kyu-san's farm event
2-4pm wara workshop with Yusuke and local shogakusei - time for BEE to introduce themselves and ideas before
(<A Href="http://www9.plala.or.jp/yusukein/index.html" target="_blank">http://www9.plala.or.jp/yusukein/index.html</A>)
4pm+ pizza making and eating BEE plus whoever else I can rope into it, sleeping in farm house
(Cost will be Y2500 pp, maybe cheaper)
*12 Aug Early start to help with farm bean picking, breakfast and leave towards Shirikami
-Akita- (Ogata mura)
Vegetable Style Group -no event, just accomadation
300km to Niigata
*17-21st August (? to Sado Is)
-Niigata, Sado Island-
Sado Earth celebration,
<A Href="http://www.kodo.or.jp/ec/" target="_blank">http://www.kodo.or.jp/ec/</A>
Sado Earth Celebration are giving us a free stall at the market place where we can provide info and BEE and sell food. We will also be trying out a new cycle route which the EC organisers hope to set up as an annual ride
Shio michi - an old traders route between Niigata & Nagano. Anyone done it?
<A Href="http://www.mtbjapan.net/tour.html" target="_blank">http://www.mtbjapan.net/tour.html</A>
Itoigawa, Niigata- Matsumoto, Nagano
3 ferry options for leaving Sado & traveling on:
-Ryotsu to Niigata ferry & on..
<A Href="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=134518." target="_blank">http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=134518.</A>
-Akadomari to Teradomari
<A Href="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=134797." target="_blank">http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=134797.</A>
-Ogi to Naoetsu (closest to Nagano)
Sado ferries: <A Href="http://www.mijintl.com/sadokisn06a.html" target="_blank">http://www.mijintl.com/sadokisn06a.html</A>
Niigata: international club ? (Pirori as contact)
(9am) Midorigaoka shougakkou (OK)(possibly all day)
(pm) a9net（えーきゅうねっと) bonding with peace folks (OK)
NASL chikyu kankyou forum (OK) <A Href="http://www.geocities.jp/chikumacity/NASL.htm" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.jp/chikumacity/NASL.htm</A>
Obuse town (OK)
***split around 28 Aug***
(pm)Eco Eikaiwa lesson at Maebashi/Ota?
Takasaki/Maebashi: school visit
Ota: (pm) : Eco Eikaiwa?
*30 Aug (to Hidaka)
Alishan Cafe Tengu (no event -accommadation only)
<A Href="http://www.alishan-organic-center.com/" target="_blank">http://www.alishan-organic-center.com/</A>
*31 Aug (1900)(Hidaka to Tokyo)
GSA: Sports & Environment (OK). Presentation with Ecoflag folks
<A Href="http://www.gsa.or.jp/en/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.gsa.or.jp/en/index.html</A>
(1000/1100) Atmark High School, presentation, KitaShinagawa. <A Href="http://www.inter-highschool.ne.jp/" target="_blank">http://www.inter-highschool.ne.jp/</A>
(1800) (change to 2rd?)
presentation: EcoStudy group, Shukutoku Uni, Ikebukuro campus (OK)
(pm, instead of above) Peace Boat event??
Half Fast cyclists
"Dugong Cafe 2006" (1400-1700)
(EPO: Environmental Parternship Office), UN House, Shibuya. Presentation with Hokugen. <A Href="http://www.geic.or.jp/geic/support/utility/epokaigi.html" target="_blank">http://www.geic.or.jp/geic/support/utility/epokaigi.html</A>
(1900) fundraiser party with Jumbo,
JAMBO INTERNATIONAL CENTER
volunteer work at Tama zoo with SHU?
(Tokyo to Kanazawa Bunko, 31km)
(pm, instead of on the 1st)
Kamakura (Kanazawa Bunko, 14km from Kamakura).
(K. Bunko towards Narusawa, 100km)
<A Href="http://www.earthembassy.org" target="_blank">http://www.earthembassy.org</A>
Camping at EE, Jake to organise a dinner
(Narusawa to Shibakawa, 35km)
stay with Simon
(Shibakawa to Fujieda, 70 km)
Fujieda International Friendship Society
(Fujieda to Hamamatsu, 40km)
Hamamatsu: event with PEPY at DOWN UNDER
(Hamamatsu toward Kani 160km??)
Kani -Audrey's old town (fundraiser party?)
(Hamamatsu toward Nagoya, 140 km -route since changed)
***other group here***
*28 Aug (?)
Chikuma machi event
*29 Aug (?)
Ueda (high school)
*31 Aug (?)(to Saku)
Tateshina (Jeff, ALT)
Usuda? (to Saku?)
*1 Sep (or earlier)
Saku (up to 5 schools in Usuda)
Saku (Chay- Kirihara, garbage disposal site visit)
Saku (Nozawa international festival, fundraiser meals?)
(Saku towards Shiojiri 300km?)
*7 Sep (Toyama to Uchinada, 70km?)
Uchinada: elementary school
(am) elementary school (? Pat Pan)
(pm) river clean up with junior high volunteers
*9 Sep (Uchinada to Nonoichi)
to Kyoto (270 km?)
free afternoon at Nara or Kyoto?
Shintanabe (between Kyoto-Nara)
casual party with my wacky friends (OK, chay)
Ayako to help with accomadation
visit bike museum at Sakai?
ferry, Kobe to Takamatsu, or Wakayama to Tokushima
or Uno to Takamatsu
Takamatsu? -Tomo (98 rider)
Rob's events -senior high, one non-school
Imabari: radio interview (Rob's contact)
(To Hiroshima by Shimanami Sea road cycling course)
Big event at city center
H. International School ?
Peace Park to Miyajima bike ride, beach clean up
bird watching with Sean
towards Kitakyushu (120km)
via Yamaguchi Shimonoseki
Ferry to Naha
11 Oct 18:00 ferry to Akatsuki
12 Oct 18:40 arrive to Naha
Final meeting with dugong group
Final Event at Henoko beach (day and night!)