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Honolulu Century Ride September 28, 2014
Aloha! Come join us on the Honolulu Century Ride, Hawaii's largest cycling event. The Honolulu Century Ride annually attracts thousands of riders from around the world. The ride is fully supported with the support of our local bike shops and Honolulu police officers. Aid stations serve locally grown bananas, oranges, and a refreshing sport drink. After riding whatever distance you choose, relax at Kapiolani Park enjoying Hula and eat ono food served by community groups.
All early and regular registrations include dry-fit t-shirts. *Limited quantities and sizes are available for Late Registrations, registrations at Packet Pickup, and Ride Day.
Entry fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Is the Century a Ride or a Race? The Honolulu Century Ride is an untimed ride in which riders roll at their own pace. There are no official finishing places or times, a style called Audax in Europe. This gives riders new to Hawaii plenty of freedom to enjoy the sights along the way. The front pack in the ride, however, has some great cyclists riding at near-professional pace.
Aid Stations 20, 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile distance turnaround options are at Kuapa Preschool (Hawaii Kai), Sandy Beach, Kailua Intermediate School, KEY Project (Kahaluu) and Swanzy Beach (Kaaawa).
Bike Rentals The Bike Shop Honolulu offers Specialized road, mountain, and commuter style bikes.
Course Information Most of the course is flat with a prevailing east or north-east wind that usually is blowing at 5-15 miles per hour by afternoon. These winds can be more of a challenge than the hills. There are two course closure times: To ride 75 miles, you must pass Kailua by 11am. To ride 100 miles, you must pass KEY Project by 10:30am. If you arrive after these times you will be asked to turn back to the finish line for your safety. Keep in mind that the event starts at 6:15am.
Friendship Ride Leaders Lead a group of riders on whatever distance you were originally planning to ride. We’ll provide you with a Friendship Ride Leader bib, which let’s other riders know you’ve formed a group and can provide directions and help with minor mechanical adjustments, or call course support to help. Download the Friendship Ride Leaders form to sign-up and help out.
Is Your Bike Ready? If you're not positive that you bike is in top shape, take it to your friendly local bike store for a quick tune-up. At many shops, no appointment is necessary and the tune-up should take a relatively short amount of time. However, it's polite to call and ask before showing up with your bike. Make Sure Your Bike Fits You - The biggest problem facing most cyclists is bike fit. Nearly all cyclists need some sort of adjustment to their bikes in order to achieve maximum performance. And while you may feel comfortable at first, as your body adapts, your bike may need readjustment. An improperly fit bike can cause an uncomfortable riding experience or even injury. If your knees hurt, chances are you are riding an improperly adjusted bike. Take your bike in to your local bike store to have it professionally fitted.
Online Registration The Hawaii Bicycling League has no affiliation with the Active.com membership that is offered during online registration.
Parking Waikiki Shell stalls are reserved for event operations. Free public parking is available along Monsarrat, KCC in Parking Lot A (across Leahi Hospital), Parking Lot B (across Diamond Head Theatre), and Parking Lot C (next to Chapel).
Registration Early online registration opens April 1 every year.
Ride Guide The Ride Guide will be included in your packets.
Starting Order Riders in the Honolulu Century Ride start in groups with similar riding styles and abilities. This allows all riders to enjoy the ride safely. In both rides, Group A begins first, followed by Groups B, C, and D. There are pauses between each group to allow groups to spread out on the course. View more information.
T-Shirts All participants who register during Early or Regular registration periods receive a dry-fit t-shirt. Late registrants will receive shirts based on available sizes and quantities.