Rescheduled for June 7, 2020
Register to ride in what Bicycling Magazine called one of the 50 Best Rides in the United States!
The 29th Annual Haleʻiwa Metric Century is going to be one of the best days of the year to ride your bike! Fully supported with aid stations, mechanical help, and HPD presence along the course for added safety.
Enjoy riding on Oʻahu’s beautiful North Shore with old and new friends while riding for a cause.
All funds raised support Hawaii Bicycling League’s advocacy and education work to get more people bicycling and make Hawaii’s roads safer for everyone. That’s why we say it’s one of the best day of the year to ride, because we ride for a cause.
The course takes you through Haleʻiwa Town, out towards Kaʻena Point, then back along the shores past Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach, and Kahuku, with the 100km turn around at Hauʻula Beach Park.
The road is mostly flat with a few moderate hills.
This is a ride, not a race, and all roads remain open. Ride at your own pace, all skill levels and ages are welcome. Please ride with aloha.
Course closes at 2:00pm. Ride support and aid stations are staggered and timed for riders leaving at 7:30am from Kaiaka Bay Beach Park.
Click below to view interactive maps:
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Sign up to be a Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) member during registration, and save $20 on your ride registration, along with many more HBL member benefits!
Group Rates available for 10 or more. Email Events@HBL.org
Due to COVID-19 there will NOT be a “Late Registration” Time Period
Haleʻiwa Metric Century would not be possible without many wonderful volunteers who contribute before, during and after ride day.
Positions needed for packet pickup, aid station crews, truck loading and unloading, truck drivers, equipment delivery and pickup, setup and breakdown, rider support and more!
Click Here – Volunteer Sign Up
Click Here – Volunteer Position Descriptions
Have a group, or looking to take on a leadership role? Email: Events@HBL.org
Volunteers will receive a HBL volunteer t-shirt. Food and drinks will be provided for most volunteer shifts.
Support Our Work. Support Our Impact.
Why Sponsor the Honolulu Century Ride?
- Reach a demographic of loyal consumers and active adults
- Express your corporate values through sponsorship
- Positively impact the community by contributing to the growth of cycling
Contribute to the growth of cycling if you care about:
- Safer streets for children, adults, & kupuna
- A greener & more vibrant Hawaii
- Less traffic & pollution
- Happy, healthier, & wealthier citizens
- Educating drivers of cars and bikes to drive & ride safe
How it Works:
Every time a registered rider includes YOUR NAME as the person who REFERRED them to ride in the Haleʻiwa Metric Century, you get credit!
Refer FIVE people to register and include your name, and receive a $50 HBL Gift Certificate plus $10 for each additional person after five.
- Use your HBL Gift Certificate toward your next HBL ride registration, HBL merchandise, or HBL annual membership.
- Referring yourself to ride will not be counted toward your credit.
- Referral Program reward gift certificates will be distributed after the Haleʻiwa Metric Century.
Mahalo for Spreading the Word!
Join Hawaii Bicycling League in supporting the North Shore Foodbank by donating non perishable food items and other hygene products like toothbrushes and toothpaste. Bring your items to the Haleʻiwa Metric Century Packet Pickup or to the ride Start or Finish!
John B. Kelley: Former HBL Board President and HBL Life Member John B. Kelley passed away on May 24, 2006. In 2007, the Haleʻiwa Metric Century was dedicated to his tireless efforts, his passion for the Hawaii Bicycling League, and cycling. Read more about John here.
Haleʻiwa Metric Century COVID-19 Update
As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and supporters is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, could affect HBL’s events planned for this year. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
After much discussion by HBL Board of Directors, HBL staff, and volunteers, it has been decided the Haleʻiwa Metric Century ride, originally scheduled for April 26, 2020, has been postponed. Hawaii Bicycling League is tentatively rescheduling the ride for Sunday, June 7, 2020.
As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety. We will continue to communicate with our HBL and cycling community to let everyone know if our current plans change.
If the Haleʻiwa Metric Century (HMC) gets cancelled for the year of 2020, Hawaii Bicycling League will transfer the registrations for HMC 2020, to the 2021 Haleʻiwa Metric Century (tentative date – 4/24/21).
Hawaii Bicycling League encourages everyone to follow the basic health guidelines we have all heard – stay home if you are sick, wash your hands properly and often, do not touch your face and practice social distancing. Additional information is available at https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/ .
We will also determine how we can run registration and aid stations safely for riders and volunteers. We will be putting in place extra safety and sanitation measures at the event to protect our event participants and volunteers.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to update information in various places.
Last Updated: 3/18/20
Location and times are to be determined.
- Functioning Bike
- Helmet (required)
- Water Bottle (or two)
- Spare Tube / Patch Kit
- Sun Protection
- Money for lunch at the park or a snack along the ride
- ID / Medical Card in case of emergency
Other items that might be handy to have include camera, phone, and snacks. Good idea to bring a plastic bag for your phone in case it rains.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
- 6:00am – Kaiaka Bay Beach Park Opens
- 6:45am – Line Up
- 7:15am – Announcements
- 7:30am – Ride Start!
- Aid Stations close at staggered times. Riders to stay ahead of cutoff times or must turn around.
- 2:00pm – Ride Ends. Course and Finish Area Pau.
Friendly volunteers serving snacks, sport drink, and water at all aid stations.
Bring your own water bottle.
- Camp Homelani (Savation Army)
- Sunset Beach Neighborhood Park – (50km turnaround & inbound from Hau’ula)
- Hau’ula Beach Park – (100km turnaround)
Riders are encouraged to line up in groups with similar riding styles and abilities with the fastest riders at the front, and the slower riders toward the back. This allows all riders to enjoy the ride safely while minimizing the amount of passing of other riders.
While there are stretches of new pavement, much of the highway along the North Shore is overdue for repaving. Please use caution as there are some bumps, pot holes, and other road hazards along the course. Be aware of traffic and other riders when avoiding hazards. Be safe!
Ride with Aloha: Please follow all traffic laws, signs, and signals, plus any requests from the HPD special duty officers on course. Please ride single file (this is law in Hawaii) and to the right of the lane. In many situations the shoulder has sand or gravel. Please signal to the riders/drivers behind you when merging into the travel lane. Hawaii HRS291C-145 allows a cyclist to control the whole lane when it’s too narrow for a car and a bike to share the lane as well as to avoid hazards. For more info on the laws, please visit our Bike Laws page. Please report aggressive / dangerous drivers to HPD by calling 911.
Pass with Care: When passing a rider, please make sure it is clear to do so, then pass on the left. Be sure to signal visually (for riders and drivers behind) and vocally, “passing on your left” for rider ahead.
The ride finish is at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park on the maintenance road. Look for the large archway on the right side. Be sure to smile as Project M will be taking photos at the finish as well.
After the ride enjoy ‘ono food and lively music in the park. Make sure to check out the HBL merchandise tent and other vendors, while hanging out with new friends and soaking in that great feeling of accomplishment for completing your distance goal.
Smile! Official ride photos will be taken by Project M at different locations along the route. Photos will be available for purchase a week or two after the ride. You’ll receive an email with links to your best shots!
All participants who register during Early and Regular registration periods receive a dry-fit t-shirt. Late registrants will receive shirts based on available sizes and quantities and can pickup after the ride at the Kaiaka Bay Beach Park finish area.
Haleʻiwa Metric Century 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 plenty of freedom to enjoy the sights along the way (and the Aid Stations!). The front pack in the ride, however, has some great cyclists riding at near-professional pace.
Directional signage will be placed at turns and intersections.
Ride Guide, including course map will be included in rider packets.
If you’re not positive that your bike is in top shape, take it to your friendly local bike store for a quick tune-up.
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. So take your bike in to your local bike store to have it professionally fitted.
Many local bike shops offer bike rentals. Call early and reserve! The Bike Shop Honolulu offers Specialized road, mountain, and commuter style bikes. Island Triathlon and Bike offers a variety of road bikes. Bikeadelic has the right bike for every distance option. Also check out SpinLister for more options.
Electric Assist Bikes are allowed in the Haleʻiwa Metric Century as long as the bike does require pedal force to operate and the rider agrees to ride at safe and controlled speeds and follow all the customary rider courtesy and safety requirements expected of riders using standard non-assisted bikes.
Buses are available for $10 (roundtrip) delivering riders and their bikes from Kakaʻako Waterfront Park to the start, and back again. Buses will load at 5:00am and depart at 5:30am sharp.
Buses will leave Kaiaka Bay Beach Park at 2:00pm sharp and return to Kakaʻako Waterfront Park. Confirmed bus riders will receive an email with more details. Bus sign up available through online registration.
Parking available at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park starting at 6am. Please follow signs and instructions of the parking attendants. Do NOT park at the Haleiwa Ali’i Park (only for park users) or at Haleiwa Elementary School.
Completed form and payment can be mailed to: Hawaii Bicycling League, 3442 Waialae Ave. Suite 1, Honolulu, HI 96816.
HBL understands that unexpected situations arise all the time. Due to the infinite number of possible circumstances, HBL enforces a no exception cancellation / refund policy. While we do feel compassion for those who are unable to participate due to unforeseen circumstances, we are also are grateful for your donation and support.
Ride registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Forfeited Ride registrations are treated as a donation.
HBL, in its sole discretion, may delay, modify, or cancel the Ride for any reason, including if it believes the conditions on the ride day are unsafe. In the event the Ride is delayed, modified, or cancelled, including but not limited to acts of the elements (including without limitation, wind, rain, hurricane, tsunami), acts of terrorism, fire, public disaster, flood, course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of HBL, there shall be no refund of the Ride entry fee or any other costs incurred in connection with the Ride. HBL shall make efforts to reschedule, but makes no guarantee.
Due to COVID-19, HBL will be making exceptions to this policy to transfer registrations paid for HMC 2020 to HMC 2021 (tentative date: 4/24/21). Email Events@HBL.org to request your registration to be transferred to HMC 2021.
Mahalo to our 2020 Sponsors