Sunday, September 29, 2019
Ride in Hawaii’s largest cycling event and HBL’s biggest fundraiser!
The 38th 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, 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.
New to 2019 – One Way Ride – $60 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. (limited availability)
Click below to view interactive map:
Hawaii / USA Residents
|Early Ends 5/31/19||Regular Ends 8/31/19||Late Ends 9/28/19|
Ride Day 9/30/19
|Non-Member (Join Today!)||$85||$95||$105||$125|
Youth – under 18 years old
Riders under 15 years must be accompanied by adult.
Group Rates available for 10 or more. Email Events@HBL.org
Entry Fee is Non-transferable and Non-refundable
|International||Regular Ends 8/31/19||Late Ends 9/28/19||Ride Day 9/29/19|
|Youth – under 18 years old||$40||$50||$60|
Riders under 15 years must be accompanied by adult.
Japanese – Please Visit the Japanese Registration Site: HonoluluCenturyRide.jp
Go the Extra Mile! – Raise $100 for Bikes!
As Oahu’s oldest and largest cycling organization, Hawaii Bicycling League is working hard to achieve our mission of “enabling more people to bicycle for health, recreation, and transportation through advocacy, education, and events”.
We advocate for bicycle-friendly, safer street changes, including laws to protect people on bikes and other vulnerable road users, more bikeways and Complete Streets, as well as the policies and funding to make Hawaii a bicycle paradise.
We educate bicyclists and motorists on how to safely share our roads and to ensure anyone that wants to bike is empowered to bike. We educate over 8,000 4th graders on Oahu every year, growing the next generation of cyclists.
We host events both big and small to get people bicycling and bring together a community around the love of cycling.
This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members, riders, contributors, and volunteers.
Mahalo for being part of the 2019 HCR. All funds raised will go toward HBL’s advocacy and education efforts to make Hawaii’s streets safer for all. If you want to Go the Extra Mile, here is your opportunity.
Create your very own GroupRev fundraiser page in just a few minutes. Once your page is started, simply share with your friends, family, colleagues, the world, and join the movement of creating a safer, cycling paradise for all!
Participants who raise $100 or more will receive an exclusive giving gift for
HCR participants are encouraged to corral a bunch of friends, co-workers, or just about anybody ready to ride, decide on a team name, and enter the Iron Okole Challenge!
The team in each division with the most collective miles wins Iron Okole medals & bragging rights for the year!
How to Sign Up
- All team members register in the Honolulu Century Ride.
- Choose a team name, team captain, and team members.
- Submit form by 4:00pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019.
- Report mileage by 4:00pm at the HBL Info Tent when you finish.
- Winners will be announced at 4:30pm at the bandstand.
Get form Here: 2019 HCR Iron Okole Form
Submit Form Here:
- Email form to: Events@hbl.org
- Mail form to: Hawaii Bicycling League, 3442 Waialae Ave. Suite 1, Honolulu, HI 96816
- Hand in form at: Packet Pickup, Ala Wai Clubhouse 2nd Floor Ballroom, Friday, 9/27 & Saturday, 9/28.
The largest cycling event in Hawaii would not be possible without many amazing 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!
Volunteer Sign Up & Time Details Coming Soon
Have a group, or looking to take on more of 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 HCR, 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 close of 2019 HCR registration.|
Mahalo for Spreading the Word!
Ala Wai Club House, 2nd Floor Ballroom. Bicycle parking and vehicle parking on site.
- Friday, 9/27 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday, 9/28 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
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
Sunday, September 29, 2019
- 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)
- 10:30am – Important: Riders continuing on to 100 miles, must depart 7-Eleven Aid Station
- 11:00am – Important: Riders continuing on to 75 miles, must depart Kailua Aid Station
- 5:00pm – Ride Ends / Finish Area Closes
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.”
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.
Support fellow riders on the course with minor mechanical adjustments and course directions if needed. A special Friendship Ride Leader bib will be provided for you, to identify you as someone who can help. Contact Events@HBL.org to sign up.
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. 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.
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.
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 Kapiolani Park finish area.
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.
Mahalo to our Presenting Sponsor
Mahalo to our Aloha Sponsors