_ The 2019 Hawaii Century Ride:
The annual Hawaii Century ride is a showcase of the most beautiful country roads in the state. Including the Akoni Pule Highway, Kohala Mountain Road, Mamalahoa Hwy (Hawaii Belt Road), and the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy.
All proceeds donated to our charity partner, Kona Hospice, whose efforts help thousands of local families cope with serious illness.
The Century route is a loop course of ~87mi with elevation gain of ~6000ft. Starting at Spencer Beach Park, the route follows the Ironman World Championship course North to the plantation era town of Hawi. Riders then ride out to the gorgeous Pololu Valley lookout point. They turn back to Hawi and climb Kohala Mt Road and descend into picturesque Waimea. After refueling, the route continues South at cool and breezy elevation along Mamalahoa Hwy to Waikoloa. The descent of Waikoloa road is 12 miles of stunning views! They return to Spencer Beach Park via the coastal Queen Kaahumanu Hwy.
Metric Century riders will find a challenging and scenic ride on the North section of the Century route between Kawaihae and Hawi.
Friendly riders, great aid stations, souvenir tshirt, and post-ride local grinds make for an epic day on your bike you wil never forget.
Event details and schedule
This event is FREE for any rider under 18, please e-mail [email protected] for details.
We will be camping at Spencer Beach Park the night before the ride. You need to buy a camping permit, please visit: https://hawaiicounty.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,57797.html
Registration will open at 6am at Spencer Beach Park near the Basketball Courts
Parking is limited at Spencer Beach Park. Please park on highway 270, in the gravel lot near the turnoff for Puu Kohola Heiau, then ride down the short access road to Spencer Beach Park for registration. Overnight camping is available and suggested to secure parking space as well as save travel time the morning of the event. Please register at: https://hawaiicounty.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,57797.html
We will have multiple start times based on ride distance:
7:00am Metric Century
Please register and be ready to ride at least 30 min prior to your event distance start time. Rider meeting 10 min before start time.
Course Maps available at registration. Aid Stations will be located approximately every 20mi, so please equip yourself with at least 2 water bottles and the ability to carry a items of nutrition. You will also need to be able to make roadside repairs, so carry tools, tubes, etc. Emergency support is available, and phone #s will be distributed at the rider meeting.
Lunch will start at noon.
The course will close at 3:30.
SAG provided, please bring cell-phone to communicate with ride support.
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