In May, ten riders headed to Japan for an adventure with the goal of raising money for cutting edge cancer cell and gene therapy research. “Shinrin-yoku” in Japanese means “forest bath,” referring to a walk in the forest soaking in nature and green light. We are all aware on some level of the restorative effect of going for a walk in the woods, but it took the Japanese to give it a specific word. Starting in Urugi, Japan, the team embarked on a six-day, unsupported tour from the town of Hamamatsu en-route to their finish in Tokyo. Along the way, they searched for inspiration and reflected while in the Japanese countryside, as they honor and remember the loved ones we’ve all lost to cancer. The goal: raise funds for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy – the cutting edge of cancer research and our best hope for ending cancer forever.


“I think the bike is a tool for dealing with so much:

If you give it weakness, it will give you back strength

If you give it your sadness, it will show you joy

If you give the bike fear, it will give you confidence 

Whatever you give it, it will return you something better and stronger “

Michael Tabtabai



Donations and products may be purchased in the LIOTR store with all proceeds benefiting the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. Ride Bikes, End Cancer.


The Riders used the ELEMNT ROAM GPS Bike Computer to navigate around the 470 miles and 50,ooo feet of Shinrin-Yoku Brevet.

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