Regular registration for The Honolulu Century Ride ends on August 31! Register online or download the registration form and fax (808) 735-7989 or mail your entry form to Hawaii Bicycling League, 3442 Waialae Ave Suite 1, Honolulu HI 96816.
Preparing for the Honolulu Century Ride
If you're not positive that you bike is in top shape, take it to your friendly neighborhood 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.
Not sure where to start? Want extra conditioning? Or just want to meet other participants gearing up for the Honolulu Century Ride? In the beginning of August, training rides at Lagoon Drive and Kilauea Valley will start Tuesday and Thursdays. On Sundays, group rides will take place adding 5 miles each week up to 80 to 85 miles at different locations. You can find out more on our Rides Calendar. No riders are left behind!
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Century a Ride or a Race?
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 new to Hawaii plenty of freedom to enjoy the sights along the way. The front pack in the ride, however, has some great cyclists riding at near-professional pace.
How Many Hills are There?
Most of the course is very flat with a prevailing east or north-east wind that is usually blowing at 5-15 miles per hour by afternoon. These winds can be more of a challenge than the hills.
How Many Riders Are There?
In 2012 1,983 riders of all ages participated in the ride. Nearly half of the riders were from outside of the United States. The Hawaii Bicycling League warmly welcomes riders of all ages and abilities from all over the world.
Sag wagons will patrol the course, looking for mechanical problems, and five-to-ten course marshals also provide rider support and report any course issues.
The Honolulu Century Ride relies on volunteers - over 300! To find out how you can help, contact Mitchell Nakagawa at (808) 735-5756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.