September 25, 2022 (SUNDAY)

Ride in Hawai‘i’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 O‘ahu’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 Hawai‘i’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!

After riding whatever distance you choose, relax at Kapi‘olani Park with good music, ‘ono food, and wonderful company.

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39th Annual Honolulu Century Jersey:

2022 Honolulu Century Ride Jersey Available for Pre-Order Now!

Pre-Order your Honolulu Century Ride Jersey at Registration or at HBL Online Store:

These NEWEST of the NEW cycling jerseys are available in Men’s and Women’s cut.

Available Sizes: Women’s: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL & Men’s: SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL | PRIMAL Size Guide

Jerseys will be available for pick up at Honolulu Century Ride packet pickup, and ride finish area merchandise tent.

Friday, 9/23: 10am-6pm / Saturday, 9/24: 10am-4pm / Sunday, 9/25: 10am-5pm

Order your limited edition 2022 Honolulu Century Ride jersey with your event registration, or use the links below to get one for a friend, family member, or just another one for yourself on the online HBL shop!

Don’t forget to check out Primal’s Jersey Size Guide here to make sure you order the size you want!

Primal Wear, the company that has been making the HBL’s cycling jerseys for the past 5+ years, notes these are “Standard Fit” jerseys (AKA “club fit”). So in other words, not super race-fit tight and more comfortable to ride and breathe in!

Available sizes:
Womens: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Mens: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL

9/25/2022 Important Event Info:

See route details in the “Course Information” tab (above).

Most of the course is flat with a prevailing east or north-east wind that usually is blowing at 5-15 miles per hour by afternoon. These winds can be more of a challenge than the hills. There are two course closure times: To ride 75 miles, you must pass Kailua by 11am. To ride 100 miles, you must pass KEY Project by 10:30am. If you arrive after these times you will be asked to turn back to the finish line for your safety. Keep in mind that the event starts at 6:15am.

Remember all roads are open to vehicles.
The course and Aid Stations will be marked with directional signs.  Please follow the course.
Turn-by-turn directions can be found here.
 

Aid Stations

Friendly volunteers serving snacks, sport drink, and water at all aid stations.

Bring your own water bottle!

 

Aid Station Locations:
25, 50, 75, and 100 mile distance turnaround options are at Sandy Beach Park, Kailua Intermediate School, KEY Project (Kahalu‘u) and Swanzy Beach (Ka‘a‘awa).
 
  • Sandy Beach – 12 miles outbound only / Turnaround point for 25 mile riders
  • Kailua Intermediate School – 25 miles out / Turnaround point for 50 mile riders
  • Kahalu‘u Beach Park – 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 School – inbound for 75 and 100 mile riders
  • ≫ Hawai‘i Kai JAIMS – last inbound aid station before finish
  • Kapi‘olani Park – Finish Area
 
Aid Station HOURS:
Sandy Beach Park: 6:15am – 9:30am
Kailua Intermediate School: 7:15am – 2:15pm
Kahalu‘u Beach Park: 7:45am – 11:30am
Swanzy Beach Park: 8:15am – 12:15pm
KEY Project: 9:00am – 1:15pm
Hawai‘i Kai JAIMS: 8:00am – 4:00p

Packet pickup will be on:

Friday, 9/23 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, 9/24 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

September 23 (Fri) & September 24 (Sat) at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse.

Address: 404 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815. Click here for Google Directions.

There will be bicycle parking and vehicle parking on site. Packet Pickup will be located in the upstairs ballroom (on the 2nd floor), on the Diamond Head side.

If you are picking up packets for family or friends, you will need to give your name & contact info to pickup their packet.

Ride and HBL merchandise will also be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You can also pick up your packet Sunday morning (the day of the ride), Sept 25th, beginning at 5am near Kalākaua Ave. / Bandstand.

Please note that packets WILL NOT be available at the HBL office.

 

Ride Swag: Shirt & Jersey info
All participants who register during Early or 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 event.

5:00-6:30AM Late Registration, Packet Pickup

5:15AM Bicyclists line up on Kalākaua Avenue for start:
Speedy cyclers in Group A
Average-paced pedalers in Group B
Relaxin; riders in Group C

 

5:45AM Opening ceremony, National Anthem, and Hawai‘i Pono‘i

6:21AM 39th Annual Honlulu Century Ride 2022 BEGINS!
Group A, then B, then C
 
10:30AM Time check– riders must pass 7-Eleven Aid Station to continue to 100-mile turn-around.
 
11:00AM Time check– riders must pass Kailua Aid Station to continue to 75-mile turn-around.
 
4:00PM Last chance to submit Iron ‘Ōkole miles at the Info Tent.
 
4:30PM Iron ‘Ōkole (team) winners announced.
 

5:00PM Finish Area Festivities Close. See you next year!

 

Starting Order

Riders in the Honolulu Century Ride start in groups with similar riding styles and abilities. This allows all riders to enjoy the ride safely. In both rides, Group A begins first, followed by Groups B, & C. There are pauses between each group to allow groups to spread out on the course. Flags will be stationed at the start. Please stage behind these areas. Announcements will be made when to start.


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: HoloholoIf you average 6-7 MPH (14 – 17 km/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 distance you choose to ride should be realistic and based on your level of health, training, and conditioning. Remember, Hawai‘i’s warm temperatures and sun can make for a more difficult ride. As your body fatigues, the ride back feels longer than the ride out – use good judgment in assessing your ability.

You should finish the ride feeling good, perhaps a bit sore for the effort, but without pain or being severely depleted.

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 Hawai‘i 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. Due to limited road and turn around options, the longest course is around 96 miles long.

Looking to tackle your personal riding goal or complete first century ride? Awesome! The Honolulu Century Ride is the best day to do that as you’ll be supported with snacks, encouragement, and all your fellow riders to help you achieve your distance goal.

Check out HBL’s Calendar online at HBL.org/calendar. You’ll find all the group rides around the island that you join up with to build your mileage with so you’re prepared and feeling good on the big day!

The Red Hot Ladies have put together a specific training plan to help novice to intermediate riders get comfortable on their bikes and conquer their first Century Ride. Look for their “Roving Rides” every Sunday morning (meet up at 7:30am). Starting on July 10 they’ll be gradually increasing their mileage by adding 5 more miles each week–the perfect training plan if you’re looking to do the Honolulu Century Ride!

 

We are thrilled to be able to hold this year’s Honolulu Century Ride IN-PERSON (with police, route coning, designated Aid Station locations, etc.) after three years of not being able to put on this event for the community.

We welcome those that can’t make it to the 9/25 event –but don’t want to miss out on being a part of this epic event– to register and participate (wherever they are!), in whatever capacity they desire. Those choosing to cycle with us in spirit and participate “virtually” can ride any distance in any location (submitting proof of mileage to HBL is not required).

We really appreciate that kind of support from those that maybe have moved off-island or have a conflicting obligation on that date, as these events are fundraisers for HBL & the work we do! Those participating “virtually” still will get their own packet and all the event goodies that come with registering for the event. Hope that helps. Feel free to drop Bicycle@HBL.org an email if you have any other questions!

Bringing your bike to the start line in good working order is really important.  It would be a shame to get there and not be able to ride because your bike isn’t working or is unsafe. Perhaps worse would be experiencing a mechanical issue that causes you to end your ride early. If you’re not positive your bike is in top shape, take it to your friendly local bike store for a quick tune-up.

Mechanical Support: More to come!

Local bike stores and partners T. Eki, Inc. (formerly Eki Cyclery), The Bike Shop, Velohana, Boca, Ride Ebikes Hawaii, and more will be volunteering their time to provide mechanical support at the designated Aid Stations. In addition, there will be mechanical support roving along the course for riders in need.

 

If you’re not positive that you 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.

Ensure you + your bike are RIDE READY before the ride day:
Tires inflated to the correct PSI, chain lubed, no bike parts flying off as you ride. Get a nice meal and good night’s sleep so you are ready to enjoy the ride to the fullest with everyone! Feeling sick? Please STAY HOME and rest up, your bike and friends will still be there & happy to ride with you when you’re feeling better.
 
What to bring on ride day:
  • Functioning Bike
  • Helmet (required)
  • Your Rider Bib number (so you can get access to the Aid Stations!)
  • Water Bottle (or two)
  • Spare Tube / Patch Kit
  • Sun Protection (sunscreen, UV sun sleeves, shades, etc.)
  • 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, (with plastic bag for protection from possible moisture) and snacks. 

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 Hawai‘i) 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.

All ages are welcome!

Youth is 17 and under. 14 & under must be accompanied by adult.

Parking is available in the Kapi‘olani Park lots (near Waikiki Shell), on the street along Paki Avenue, and in the surrounding area. If you live in the neighborhood, we encourage you to bike over or carpool! Please avoid parking in any reserved or no parking stalls.

Many local bike shops offer bike rentals. Call early and reserve! The Bike Shop Honolulu offers Specialized road, mountain, and commuter style bikes. Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales offers city style bikes. Ride Ebikes Hawaii specialized in electric bicycles that can be rented. Velohana offers great value with performance road bikes by Chapter 2, Argon 18, Bianchi & more!. They also offer a full service suite to help people prepare fo the event. Boca Hawaii offers road bike & tri bike rentals. They can accomodate a custom match if you provide them with the size of bike needed and dates of desired rental period. 

Also check out SpinLister for more options.

Road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, cruisers, tandems, pedal-assist e-bikes–all bicycles that can be operated safely can be ridden.  Make sure your bike is in good operating order.
 
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, maybe take your bike in to your local bike store to have it professionally fitted.

Project M will be the official photographers on course and taking your finisher photos. Pictures will be available for purchase after the event (a link will be emailed to registered riders). 

Tag HBL in your photos on Instagram and Facebook! Follow @hblridealoha and use the hashtags #HCR22 and #RideAloha

The event is not only a community ride that celebrates cycling as a fun & healthy activity and brings more awareness to bicycling safety, but ultimately is a fundraising event for HBL. Expenses are incurred before the ride takes place. For that reason, no deferrals or refunds will be processed.

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. 

We will host a run-bike experience for kids in The Honolulu Century Ride finish area (Kapiolani Park)!!

Join us for a run-bike experience with your kids under the Hawaiian sky!
We’ll give them advice on how to ride and even give them a taste of racing!

Bikes and helmets are available for rent free of charge, so come empty-handed!
Participants in the run bike experience will receive a sticker!

■Time
9:00 – 2:00 (tentative)

■Location
Honolulu Century Ride finish area (Kapiolani Park)

■Participation Fee
Free (no advance registration required)

■Ages
3 to 6 years old

■Items for rent (free of charge)
Run bike
Helmet
Protector (elbow and knee pads)

※Notes※
・Helmets must be worn.
・Parental guardians are required to accompany their children.
・Depending on the number of participants, you may be asked to wait for a while.
・The event may be cancelled in case of rain.
・Stickers may no longer be available.

As O‘ahu’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 2022 HCR. All funds raised will go toward HBL’s advocacy and education efforts to make Hawai‘i’s streets safer for all. If you want to “go the extra mile”, here is your opportunity.

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Mahalo to our 39th annual Honolulu Sponsors!

A Big thank you TO Honolulu Century Ride's