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Inaugural Hawaii Century Ride in beautiful North Hawaii will ride along the coast line, over Kohala mountain range overlooking beautiful lush pastures and endless visuals of the coast.
There are three distances available.Century 112m starts at 6:30amMetric 63m starts at 7:30amHalf 30m starts at 8amThis is a fundraiser for North Hawaii HospiceREGISTRATION CLOSING DATEThursday, April 3, 2014 @ 8:59 PM (HST)Limited time left to be part of the Inaugural Hawaii Century Ride this coming Saturday!Register @ http://www.active.com/kamuela-hi/cycling/races/hawaii-century-ride-2014Proceeds from your event fees will benefit North Hawaii Hospice. Founded in 1986, this charitable organization provides support for people and their families experiencing life-limiting illness in the North and South Kohala and Hamakua districts of Hawaii County, through which you will be riding. The residents of this area and their families will benefit from your Kokua.The ride is coming up fast, this Saturday April 5, so here are a few last minute details:Pre-registration packets including wristband (necessary for aid stations and post ride bbq) insurance forms, SWAG, and Tshirt will be available at BikeWorks Beach & Sports on Wednesday and Thursday April 2nd and 3rd, or on the morning of the event. Please try to pick up your packet ahead of time to avoid standing in line Saturday morning!The start/finish and post-ride BBQ is at Spencer Beach Park in Kawaihae, HI. Sign-in and registration will be in the pavilion toward the back of the park, behind the basketball courts and camping areas. The parking area will also be used by beach-goers and this will be a busy Saturday, so please try to carpool or ride to the start!Helmets are mandatory! Safety is our #1 priority, so please come prepared for a long and fun day of cycling. Wear appropriate cycling attire and sun protection. Be prepared for sun, wind, and maybe even rain. Please check your bike to be sure it is safe and ready for the 30, 63, or 110 mi distance you will be riding! There will be support out there, but you should be able to fix your own bike if something happens. It is difficult to patrol this large course so it may be a while before aid reaches you. Bring extra tubes, patch kit, tools, tire-pump, CO2, at least 2 water bottles. Aid stations are up to 20 miles apart, and while we will provide food, water, and sports drink, you may want to bring your own to supplement. Stop for a cup of coffee or ice cream cone if you want, this is a casual fun ride!Each Route will have a ride leader and tech/mechanic. These riders will be announced during the pre-ride meeting and will wear HCC jerseys. The 110mile route pre-ride meeting will start at 6:00AM. The 63mi route pre-ride meeting will start at 7:00AM. The 30 mi route pre-ride meeting ail start at 7:30AM. There will be a lead vehicle to check aid station readiness and advise of road conditions. There will be a sweep vehicle to pick up stranded cyclists. Please call 808-937-5222 for service. Since this is such a large course, it may take over 1 hour to reach you so please be prepared with extra food and water, or to call other assistance.Please ride legally and follow all rules of the road. Ride as far to the right as practicable. Ride SINGLE FILE when in a roadway. Please allow faster traffic to pass if it is safe, but take the full lane when you are unable to share it. Please ride in the shoulder whenever possible; always on the right side of the road; with traffic, never against. Indicate your intention to turn with a hand signal and scan traffic to be sure the crossing is safe. There are some left turns on the 30 and 63mi routes, so please follow the rules of the road. If you are unable to merge across the roadway, dismount and cross as a pedestrian. You have the same rights to the roadway as other road users, but please be courteous and show Aloha!The post-ride bbq will run from ~12noon to ~5pm depending on the pace of the cyclists. We will do our best to make sure you are adequately replenished after your long ride, but due to the distances that you all may be riding, some food may not be prepared at all times. There will be vegetarian options available. Since we are trying to maximize our charitable donation, we cannot supply food to your spouses or family but encourage everyone to share in our BBQ. We would greatly appreciate food donations or potluck style dishes if you bring guests. All ages are welcome to this family style bbq. The beach park is very keiki friendly! Have a swim after your ride.Special Note for 30 mi riders: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/357162053This route is an 'out and back' from Spencer Beach Park to Kapa'a Park. There is one aid station on the Akoni Pule Highway at the entrance to Kapa'a park road about 15mi from the start. The road down into Kapa'a park is steep, but the small pavilion down there is a great place to rest in the shade and whale-watch. There is a "real" bathroom but no drinking water. The old Mahukona-Hawi Railroad bed crosses the road about halfway down to the park. This flat trail is rideable if you have a mountain bike. If you follow it south ~1.5mi, you will end up at Mahukona Harbor. Consider exploring this area at your own risk. Take your time and have fun on the route, the bbq will start at ~12:00.Special Note for 63 mi riders: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/351434645You will be riding a Metric Century, 100 kilometers. The route is very similar to the Honu 1/2 Ironman bike course, except we have added an extra loop of climbing in Hawi. The first aid station is at Kapa'a park rd, 15 mi from the start. Continue North to the turnaround at the shady and breezy Kamehameha Park in Kapa'au. On your way back south, turn left at Kynnersley Rd and expect a steep climb until you hit the Kohala Mt rd where you will turn right to descend back into Hawi. At the bottom of this hill, turn left to head back south to the Kapa'a aid station. To make the full 100km distance, you will continue South past Spencer Beach park and turn right at the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. The second 'turnaround' is at Waikoloa Village Road where you will be making a U-turn on the highway. DO NOT CROSS THE HIGHWAY UNLESS IN THE INTERSECTION. There is a traffic signal. Please cross the highway only when both directions of traffic are stopped by a red signal. Cross on the North side of the intersection to avoid traffic from Waikoloa Village Road turning left onto the highway. There will be an aid station nearby and a volunteer posted on the Makai side of the intersection to help you cross safely. After this last aid stop, head north back to Spencer Beach Park and food!Special note for 110 mi riders: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/357168127This is a long loop course with a substantial amount of climbing. The start time is 6:30am. We have designed the course so that you should be back before 5:00PM. If you maintain at least 13mph average and stay at rest stops for collectively less than two hours, you will finish at 5:00PM. This will be a challenging and rewarding ride! Hopefully your training will carry you through the day without too much discomfort. If you feel as if you cannot make it back by 5:00PM, there are two 'bailout' routes to shortcut the loop and bring you back to Kawaihae and food! The first is in Waimea (the base of Kohala Mt Rd) at mile ~40, where you can descend Kawaihae road to reach Spencer beach park in ~10 downhill miles. The second is at Waikoloa road junction (the big wooden Sail Sculpture) at mile ~53 where you can descend Waikoloa village road, then turn right on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy to get back to Spencer Beach park. We recommend that you take these shortcuts if necessary! If taking these shortcuts please ride safe & alert of vehicles and crosswinds. The suggested cutoff for Waimea is 11:00AM (4.5 hrs) and the suggested cutoff for Waikoloa Junction is 12:00 noon (5.5hrs). There are aid stations approximately every 20 miles; Hawi, Waimea, PuuWaaWaa, Kona (base of Hina Lani) and Waikoloa Village Rd (by Blue Hawaii Helicopters)Mahalo to our aid stations supporters: Waikoloa Elementary School Faculty, Wizinowich Family, North Hawaii Hospice, Mountain Road Cycles, Pentland Family, Cycle Station, and BikeWorks Beach & SportsHawaii Cycling Club