On Sunday, there wasn’t much going on at CMWC, but around 6 pm, people were meeting up for an alley cat and trick competition at Meiji Park organized by the W-Base crew. I think about 200 people were there, including lots of kids with BMX style track bikes.
Day 1 (qualification day) of the CMWC race event was on Tuesday. The venue is by the Fuji TV building on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. The race circuit is so big; I couldn’t count how many people were there, but I think it was in the thousands. There were lines of vendors selling almost everything bike-related.
Qualifications started around 10 am, with racers lining up and taking turns to ride the course. The racers were handed a set of 12 order forms and had to complete all orders accurately and efficiently. The racers had 2 hours to turn in all 12 order forms at the finish line and were judged on sales profit and time. The last racer came in about 5 pm.
There were also backwards circle and track stand competitions. The first day did not end until around 8:30 pm. The racers will find out f they qualify for the final day at the after party venue near Shibuya, where they will announce names and qualification rankings. I did not make it to the party; too tired.
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