2020 Event Cancellation:
Unfortunately, the Honolulu Century Ride will NOT be held this year due to State of Hawaii and City & County of Honolulu Emergency Orders that continue to disallow outdoor events of over 100 people.
But, do not despair… There is GOOD news!
Hawaii Bicycling League has created a brand new, fun, and unique bike ride experience: the Hawai‘i Ride of the Century. This is NOT a virtual version of the Honolulu Century Ride. It is something brand new and something we haven’t seen done anywhere before. You can do it here on Oʻahu with the help of an array of of curated bike routes, on-road support in the form of Mobile Aid Stations with snacks, beverages, and bike support, plus surprises along the way. Or, you can bike anywhere in the world with Hawai‘i in mind and connect with other registrants on a global scale!
Click here and signup TODAY – Registration Closed August 31st: HBL.org/HawaiiRideoftheCentury
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Ride in Hawaii’s largest cycling event and HBL’s biggest fundraiser!
The 39th Annual Honolulu Century Ride is going to be the best day of the year to ride your bike! Fully supported with aid stations, mechanical help, and HPD presence along the course for added safety.
Enjoy Oahu’s magical views 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, whether driving, riding or walking. That’s why we say it’s the best day of the year to ride in paradise, because we ride for a cause.
Your ride, your choice! – 25, 50, 75, 100 Miles!
Also 5, 9, 18 Miles – Honolulu Aloha Fun Ride
After riding whatever distance you choose, relax at Kapiolani Park with good music, ono food, and wonderful company.
The ride starts from Kapiolani Park, takes you past Diamond Head just after sunrise, out to Sandy Beach, through the beautiful backroads of Waimanalo, through Kailua and Kaneohe, with the 100 mile turnaround point at Swanzy Beach Park, and then returning to finish at Kapiolani Park.
The route is mostly flat with a few moderate hills and a prevailing east or north-east wind that usually is blowing at 5-15 miles per hour.
This is a ride, not a race, and roads remain open. Ride at your own pace, all skill levels and ages are welcome. Please ride with aloha.
ONE WAY RIDE (optional add-on) – $70 per person additional fee. Enjoy 50 miles one way to Swanzy Beach Park Aid Station, with transportation back to finish area at Kapiolani Park on A/C bus or van with secured bike transport. Must reach Swanzy Beach Park by 12:00pm. (limited availability)
Click Here: HCR Turn by Turn Directions
Click below to view interactive maps:
Worry-free registration in the time of Covid-19:
The safety of our riders, volunteers, and supporters is our top priority. We will be following CDC and local government regulations in addition to best practicies from cycling event organizations. This will include change to packet pick up, aid station management and start/finish areas, in terms of social distancing and sanitation.
We are optimistic the 2020 Honolulu Century Ride will take place. In case we must cancel, you have great options!
- Donate your registration fee to HBL. We depend upon donations to fund our non-profit mission and would truly value your support.
- Defer your registration to the 2021 Honolulu Century Ride (tentative date: Sunday, September 26, 2021).
- Direct us to refund your registration, less a processing fee.
Last Updated: 5/20/2020
Ala Wai Club House, 2nd Floor Ballroom. Bicycle parking and vehicle parking on site.
- Friday, 9/25 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday, 9/26 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
- 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, September 27, 2020
- 5:00am – Kapiolani Park Open, Line up on Kalakaua Avenue
- 5:45am – Announcements
- 6:15am – Ride Start! (3 waves: Group A, Group B, Group C)
- 9:15am – Important: Riders continuing on to 100 miles, must depart Kailua Aid Station
- 10:30am – Important: Riders continuing on to 100 miles, must depart 7-Eleven Aid Station
- 10:30am – Important: Riders continuing on to 75 miles, must depart Kailua Aid Station
- 5:00pm – Ride Ends / Finish Area Closes
Friendly volunteers serving snacks, sport drink, and water at all aid stations.
Bring your own water bottle.
- Sandy Beach – 12 miles outbound only / Turnaround point for 25 mile riders
- Kailua Intermediate Center – 25 miles out / Turnaround point for 50 mile riders
- 7-Eleven, Kahaluu – 37 miles outbound only / Turnaround point for 75 mile riders
- Swanzy Beach Park – 50 miles out / Turnaround point for 100 mile riders
- KEY Project – inbound only for 100 mile riders
- Kailua Intermediate Center – inbound for 75 and 100 mile riders
- JAIMS – last inbound aid station before finish
- Kapiolani Park – Finish Area
Riders will self select their group based on their ability and riding style. This allows all riders to enjoy the ride safely.
Group A: Lua‘ole
- If your distance per month is over 300 miles (482 km), average more than 19 mph (30 km/h), and you are used to riding in a group.
- Lua‘ole (pronounced “loo-ah oh-leh”) is a Hawaiian word that translates to superior, unequalled, and second to none.
Group B: ‘Eleu
- If you cover more than 125 miles (201 km) per month, average more than 13mph (20 km/h), and have experience participating in long rides.
- The word ‘eleu (pronounced “eh-leh-ooh”) translates to active, energetic, alert, lively, quick, and nimble.
Group C: Holoholo
- If you average less than 13mph (20km/h) and your goal is to ride slowly while enjoying the scenery.
- Holoholo literally translates to a stroll or to go out for pleasure. The use of the word is used casually in everyday conversation and is synonymous with the slang word, “cruising.”
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.
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 t-shirt. Late registrants will receive shirts based on available sizes and quantities and can pickup after the ride at the Kapiolani Park finish area.
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 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. Due to limited road and turn around options, the longest course is around 96 miles long.
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.
HBL offers FREE Basic Bike Maintenance courses every month, and will be offering a special workshop at packet pickup on Saturday, 9/26 from 12pm-2pm. Learn how to change a flat tire with ease and other basic maintenance skills! Sign up at hbl.org/workshops to attend (all you need to bring is a wheel!).
Electric Assist Bikes are allowed in the Honolulu Century Ride 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.
There will be parking available on a first come first serve basis in mauka lots of the Waikiki Shell. The makai lots are reserved for vendors and volunteers with parking passes. There is additional parking available along mauka side of Paki Ave. Kapiolani Community College parking lots are also a short bike ride from the start. Please carpool or ride your bicycles if possible.
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.
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