Seaside Cycling Road (Japanese: シーサイドサイクリングロードSeaside Cycling Road) is a road found on Route 110 in Hoenn. A raised section, the road was made so that people could take a shortcut over the grassy path found underneath it. This allows the player to bypass wild Pokémon completely, but also face other Trainers, namely Triathletes.
If a player rides the Mach Bike on Cycling Road from the north entrance, their time and number of collisions will be recorded and saved. If they ride the Acro Bike, their score will not be recorded due to being "easy to turn."
The player gets hidden minus points, which are then used to determine the overall rating, by using too much time and by colliding into other trainers. The following situations cause a minus point to the player:
The ride takes more than 12.10 seconds.
The ride takes more than 1 minute.
The player collides at least once.
The player collides at least 100 times.
Note that the timer used to calculate minus points will run continuously, even during battles; thus, at least two minus points are effectively guaranteed if a Triathlete challenges the player during the ride.
No minus points:
"Bravo! Splendid showing! Your love of cycling comes from deep within your heart. You've shaken me to the very soul!"RSE
"Bravo! Splendid showing! Your love of cycling comes from deep within your heart. You've shaken me to my very soul!"ORAS
One minus point for time over 12.10 seconds:
"Your technique is remarkable. I suggest you speed up a bit while still avoiding collisions."RSE
"Your technique is remarkable. I suggest you slow down just enough to avoid collisions."ORAS
One minus point for a collision:
"Your technique is remarkable. I suggest you slow down just enough to avoid collisions."
Two minus points:
"I would consider you a work in progress. Still, I hope you don't forget the sheer pleasure of cycling."
Three minus points:
"My word... Your cycling skills border on terrifying. Most certainly, you need much more practice riding."
All four minus points:
"...I am aghast... You're perhaps not cut out for this unfortunate cycling business. You ought to give serious thought to returning that bike to Rydel."RSE
"I am aghast... You’re perhaps not cut out for this unfortunate cycling business. You ought to give serious thought to returning that Bike to Rydel."ORAS
The gates at each end of Cycling Road are the only gates present in Hoenn.
In the Generation III games, the best time possible without cheating is approximately 9.15 seconds. This can be achieved by successfully avoiding all the Trainers and taking the corners as steeply as possible.
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the best time achieved without cheating is 11.78 seconds.
The bicycle theme is played as background music when attempting the Mach Bike challenge. It fades out and plays the music for Route 110 as soon as the time taken to ride is recorded.