A special summer train allowing customers to bring their bikes between Sapporo and Niseko will run on 28 and 29 August.
In addition to popular local attractions and activities such as Onsen, cuisine, rafting, and cycling, special events including Scribbling-on-Pumpkins contest, harvest experience, and Roast Pork stall are scheduled to take place around JR Niseko Station on these two days. (Call Niseko Town office on 0136 44 2121 for further information on the special events.)
The JR Hokkaido train will cost regular train fares, though those who want to ride with bikes will be charged an additional 270yen/bike/way. Advance bookings are essential as the space for bikes is limited.
Note that if the bikes are disassembled and carried in a bike bag, no additional fee or booking is required.
Please call JR Hokkaido on 011 222 7111 for more information.
Press release and timetable here (in Japanese only)