Last call for 2016 Honolulu Century Ride Merchandise! Lots of great products! On sale too! Additional discount for members!
Important Route Change for the 2016 Honolulu Century Ride!
Outbound riders will remain on Kalanianaole Highway through Hawaii Kai and along the Ka Iwi Coast.
With the makai lane (Sandy’s Bound) closed to vehicles from Lunalilo Home Road to Sandy Beach Park. This closure will be in effect from 6am to 9am and includes closing both the Lanai Lookout and Halone (Blowhole) Lookout to vehicular traffic. The mauka lane (town-bound) will remain open to ensure access to Koko Head Shooting Complex and Hanauma Bay.
There will be a rider escort from Hanauma Bay past Lanai Lookout. Riders will be stopped and escorted in large groups at a controlled speed!
Important notes about this route change:
- Riders will remain on Kalaianaole Hwy straight past Lunalilo Home Rd, past Hanauma Bay, along the Ka Iwi Coast to Sandy Beach Park
- The makai lane (outbound lane) will be closed to vehicles from Lunalilo Home Rd to Sandy Beach Park from 6am to 9am.
- Riders must pass Lunalilo Home Rd by 8:30am to continue along the Ka Iwi Coast route.
- Riders arriving after 8:30am will be directed onto Lunalilo Home Road (by turning right onto Lunalilo Home Road, then making a u-turn, and going straight across Kalanianaole Hwy staying on Lunalilo Home Road) and follow the signed route over Heart Break Hill / Hawaii Kai Drive.
- There will be a rider escort from just past the entrance to Hanauma Bay Drive.
- All riders will be stopped and queued for the escort.
- HBL Ride Leaders will escort the riders down from Hanauma Bay, past the Kokohead Shooting Complex, and Lanai Lookout.
- After Lanai Lookout the escort rider will pull over and allow the riders to proceed unescorted to the aid station at Sandy Beach Park.
- The escort is designed to help maintain a safe and controlled riding speed during a steep and cornered section.
- Any rider who does not follow instructions and passes the escort Ride Leader will be stopped and removed from the event.
- Riders will NOT be permitted to stop at any point along the escorted section, except for mechanical issues. No stopping to take photos! Lanai Lookout will be closed to all traffic. Cyclists will be able to use Halone (Blowhole) Lookout.
- This route change is being issued on a trial basis. Any infractions / issues will prevent this route from being approved in the future. Please follow all instructions and ride with caution.
The 2018 Honolulu Century Ride & Aloha Fun Ride are on Sunday, September 30th.
The start/finish area is located at Kapiolani Park near the Bandstand.
The Honolulu Century Ride attracts nearly 2000 riders from Hawaii as well as internationally. This is a ride, not a race. All participants have been advised to follow traffic laws and directions from the numerous Honolulu Police Special Duty officers on course. Please share the road and pass with aloha. Mahalo.
Expected traffic delays and increased presence of people riding bicycles between 6:15am and 5:00pm on route listed below.
Honolulu Century Ride participants start at 6:15am from Kalakaua Ave near the Bandstand.
Honolulu Aloha Fun Ride participants start at 7:30am from Kalakau Ave near the Bandstand
|Road / Area||Time||Additional Info|
|Kalakaua Ave – Tennis Courts to Monsarrat Ave||3:00am to 8:30am||Mauka Lane (ewa bound) CLOSED|
|Paki Ave – Monsarrat Ave to Kalakaua Ave||5:00am to 9:00am||Makai Lane CLOSED|
|Diamond Head Rd – Kalakaua Ave to Kahala Ave||5:00am to 9:00am||Makai Lane CLOSED|
|Kalanianaole Highway – Ainakoa Ave to Lunalilo Home Rd||5:00am to 11:00am||Makai Lane (plus bike lane) coned off for cyclists. 2 lanes remain open to vehicles|
|PENDING DECISION BY DOT: Kahekili Hwy – Haiku Rd to Hui Iwa St. (most north intersection)||7:00am to 3:00pm||Reduce 3 lane configuration to 2 lanes for motorists, 1 in each direction|
Honolulu Century Ride Route:
Aloha Fun Ride participants start at 7:30am from Kalakaua Ave near the Bandstand. Follows the same route at the Honolulu Century Ride, turning around at Maunalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai or in Kahala for shorter options.
Kapiolani Park – 8am to 5pm
Sandy Beach Park – 7am to 10:15am
Kailua Intermediate School – 7:15am to 2:15pm
Kahaluu 7-Eleven – 7:45am to 11:30am
Swanzy Beach Park – 8:15am to 12:15pm
KEY Project – 9am to 1:15pm
JAIMS Hawaii Kai – 8am to 4pm
Fort Ruger Park – 7:45am to 9am (Aloha Fun Ride)
Wailupe Beach Park – 8am to 9:30am (Aloha Fun Ride)
Maunalua Bay Beach Park – 8:15am to 10am (Aloha Fun Ride)
Wilson Playground – 8am to 11am (Aloha Fun Ride)
With questions please contact Sateash Diehm – Events Director – at Sateash@HBL.org or 808-735-5756
A bicycle ride for Keiki to Kupuna! Ride 9 or 18 miles on September 25th from Kapiolani Park at 9am! Aid stations in Kahala & Hawaii Kai.
The organizers of the event Cycling Shimanami Kaido have invited the Hawaii Bicycling League to participate in their ride on October 30, 2016.
This is a 3500 person event across gorgeous bridges and islands between Imabari and Onomichi in the Ehime Prefecture of Japan. Some lanes are closed to traffic and there are multiple length options ranging from 40km to 150km.
There are a few complimentary entries remaining and want to extend the offer to our members to join us.
This is not an organized tour, but ideally the group of around 10 individuals can meet and discuss travel plans to help keep costs affordable and make for an enjoyable experience. Individuals would be responsible for all costs separate from the ride entry, including airfare, accommodations, food, and personal expenses. Hotel rooms are available at Imabari International Hotel.
HBL is working with China Airlines to provide discounted airfare for individuals interested in this event. Savings will be approximately 15% off retail.
This event would make a great addition to the Fall Taiwan Bike Tour (Nov 4-13). Additional flights would be approximately $350
Please take a look at the Cycling Shimanami Kaido website for more information – http://cycling-shimanami.jp/english/
If you are interested in coming on this trip, either as a separate trip or in addition to the Taiwan Bike Tour, please email Brendon Hanna or give us a call at 808-735-5756
Below are the event flyers: