2020/2021 Event Cancellation:
We are terribly disappointed to tell you that the Haleʻiwa Metric Century will NOT happen in 2021. State and County Orders do not allow outdoor gather of over 100 people. Thank you for your understanding.
While we cannot come together for this big bike event, we have created HBL’s Mele Metric Century – April 30 – May 9, 2021 to allow you to focus is personal achievement toward a personal bicycling goal.
HBL’s Mele of Bicycling–Metric Century is the transitional bike event that takes the best of a large group event and mixes it with the fun of HBL’s Hawai’i Ride of the Century we held in September 2020.
Connect with riders from around the world who are also inspired to “Ride with Aloha” and ride with pride knowing you are supporting the non-profit Hawaii Bicycling League.
There’s a reason HBL’s Mele Metric Century is a 10 day event – biking over multiple days gets you into the rhythm of biking! And you ride on your favorite routes, on your time, and on the bike you choose – ride indoors, outdoors or both.
The course takes you through Haleʻiwa Town, out towards Kaʻena Point, then back along the shores past Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach, and Kahuku, with the 100km turn around at Hauʻula Beach Park.
The road is mostly flat with a few moderate hills.
This is a ride, not a race, and all roads remain open. Ride at your own pace, all skill levels and ages are welcome. Please ride with aloha.
Course closes at 2:00pm. Ride support and aid stations are staggered and timed for riders leaving at 7:30am from Kaiaka Bay Beach Park.
Location and times are to be determined.
Other items that might be handy to have include camera, phone, and snacks. Good idea to bring a plastic bag for your phone in case it rains.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Friendly volunteers serving snacks, sport drink, and water at all aid stations.
Bring your own water bottle.
Riders are encouraged to line up in groups with similar riding styles and abilities with the fastest riders at the front, and the slower riders toward the back. This allows all riders to enjoy the ride safely while minimizing the amount of passing of other riders.
While there are stretches of new pavement, much of the highway along the North Shore is overdue for repaving. Please use caution as there are some bumps, pot holes, and other road hazards along the course. Be aware of traffic and other riders when avoiding hazards. Be safe!
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 Hawaii) 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.
The ride finish is at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park on the maintenance road. Look for the large archway on the right side. Be sure to smile as Project M will be taking photos at the finish as well.
After the ride enjoy ‘ono food and lively music in the park. Make sure to check out the HBL merchandise tent and other vendors, while hanging out with new friends and soaking in that great feeling of accomplishment for completing your distance goal.
Smile! Official ride photos will be taken by Project M at different locations along the route. Photos will be available for purchase a week or two after the ride. You’ll receive an email with links to your best shots!
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 Kaiaka Bay Beach Park finish area.
Haleʻiwa Metric Century 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.
Directional signage will be placed at turns and intersections.
Ride Guide, including course map will be included in rider packets.
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.
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 take your bike in to your local bike store to have it professionally fitted.
Many local bike shops offer bike rentals. Call early and reserve! The Bike Shop Honolulu offers Specialized road, mountain, and commuter style bikes. Island Triathlon and Bike offers a variety of road bikes. Bikeadelic has the right bike for every distance option. Also check out SpinLister for more options.
Electric Assist Bikes are allowed in the Haleʻiwa Metric Century 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.
Buses are available for $10 (roundtrip) delivering riders and their bikes from Kakaʻako Waterfront Park to the start, and back again. Buses will load at 5:00am and depart at 5:30am sharp.
Buses will leave Kaiaka Bay Beach Park at 2:00pm sharp and return to Kakaʻako Waterfront Park. Confirmed bus riders will receive an email with more details. Bus sign up available through online registration.
Parking available at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park starting at 6am. Please follow signs and instructions of the parking attendants. Do NOT park at the Haleiwa Ali’i Park (only for park users) or at Haleiwa Elementary School.
Completed form and payment can be mailed to: Hawaii Bicycling League, 3442 Waialae Ave. Suite 1, Honolulu, HI 96816.
HBL understands that unexpected situations arise all the time. Due to the infinite number of possible circumstances, HBL enforces a no exception cancellation / refund policy. While we do feel compassion for those who are unable to participate due to unforeseen circumstances, we are also are grateful for your donation and support.
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.
Due to COVID-19, HBL will be making one-time exception to this policy to transfer registrations paid for HMC 2020 to HMC 2021 (tentative date: 4/24/21).
Mahalo to our 2020 Sponsors