April 30, 2022 (SUNDAY)

Come ride with hundreds of other bicyclists during this epic ride along O‘ahu’s beautiful North Shore.

You’ll start at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, riding across the start line at 7:30am.  You’ll first bike towards Ka‘ena Point with the ocean on your right and Dillingham Airfield on your left.  Take a little break at Camp Erdman where you turn around and bike back towards Hale‘iwa. Then, pedal past famed ocean beaches and surf spots like Sharks Cove, Waimea Bay, Pipeline, and Sunset.  When you reach Hau‘ula Beach State Park, it will be time for you to return along the beautiful coastline, over Hale‘iwa’s iconic Rainbow Bridge, and finish up back where you started!  You’ll find plenty of Aid Stations along your ride to keep you energized and hydrated.  Plus, a marked course, roving mechanics, and course marshals.  You’ll finish proud and exhilarated when you arrive at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park to celebrate your achievement and enjoy camaraderie with your fellow bicyclists.

Most folks don’t bike the North Shore very often, but thousands have joined HBL for this ride over the past 30 years.  Bike the entire 100K route (a Metric Century is 62 miles), or turn around at any of 5 Aid Stations. Ride your ride with HBL and take pride in knowing you’re supporting the Hawaii Bicycling League when you do! 

Plus, as a little more incentive, this dry-fit t-shirt is included at no extra charge in your registration fee!

 

HMC 2022 Jersey!

Whether you’re riding in the 2022 Hale‘iwa Metric Century or not, you’ll want to own this jersey that celebrates the 29th edition of this annual event.  The jersey back features a handsome depiction of the iconic Hale‘iwa Rainbow Bridge.

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: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL | PRIMAL Size Guide

Note: THESE ARE ALL CUSTOM ORDERS. Orders placed before February 15, 2022 will be available before the April 24, 2022 event day. Orders placed after February 15, 2022 will be delivered in June 2022.  If you ordered a jersey with your event registration, do not duplicate your order here.

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

4/24/22 Important Event Info:

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

Remember all roads are open to vehicles.

The course and Aid Stations will be marked with directional signs.  Please follow the course.

Aid Station Locations:
Click the name of the Aid Station below for Google Map View
YMCA Camp Erdman (30K turnaround) 
Waialua District Park
Sunset Beach Neighborhood Park (50K turnaround)
Kahuku District Park (80K turnaround)
Hau’ula Beach Park (100K turnaround)
 

HMC 2022 COURSE MAP

Click HERE for the course map for the full 100KM route (this includes the 50k, 80k, and 100k routes)

For the 30KM route click HERE.

    

Packet Pickup will be one day, April 23, 2022 (Saturday), 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: RevoluSun (at SALT in Kaka‘ako)
660 Ala Moana Blvd #220a, Honolulu, HI 96813 (Google Directions & Map here)
Tardy Bird registration is welcome.

Rider Packets will include:
– Your rider bib number & helmet sticker
– Safety pins
– Event dry-fit shirt (if you opted for one)
– Rider Instructions
– Other helpful material

You are absolutely welcome to pick up packets for your friends and/or family.
 
HBL Merchandise will be available for sale.
 
HBL staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your last-minute questions.
 
NOTE:  If there is no way you can pick up your packet on the designated packet pickup date (Saturday, 4/23/2022), you may arrive early at the start of the ride to pick up your packet.  But please, try to pick up your packet on Saturday!
Your t-shirt is included in your registration fee. If you register before April 15, 2022, you will receive a Hale‘iwa Metric Century dry-fit t-shirt in the size you selected at registration, Unisex XS-3X. If you register as a Tardy Bird, we may not have a t-shirt in your size, or perhaps not at all.  We do not expect to have extra event t-shirts for sale at packet pickup.  If any remain at the ride finish, they will be available for purchase.
For the shirt sizing chart, click here.
 
Note: Don’t want a shirt? Those registering before 4/15/22 have the option to opt OUT of receiving a complimentary ride shirt if you don’t want one!
 
 
 

2022 Hale‘iwa Metric Century Jerseys are available for custom order.

Order a jersey by February 15, 2022, and your jersey will be ready for you to pick up at Packet Pickup on April 23, 2022!  Order between February 16 and April 30 and your jersey will be ready in June 2022The jersey is available for sale within registration and also in the online HBL Store.  Sizing is consistent with our past orders, but please check the Primal jersey size chart here.
 

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.

Permits have been secured and all looks very good to go. In the unlikely event that the ride is disallowed due to Covid restrictions, the event will convert to a virtual ride.  

Bicyclists age 18 and above must register and accept the ride waiver.
Minors under age 18 must register and have parental consent to the waiver.
Adults with children in carriers or trailers assume all responsibility. These children do not need to register, and will not get a packet nor t-shirt.  But, they will get lots of smiles!

Know your limits and pace yourself.  The entire course is 62 miles (100K) and there is typically a headwind on the way to Hau‘ula.  If you tire, there is no shame in biking a shorter distance than you planned.  If it is determined you will not make the course cut-off time of 2pm, you will be asked to turn around and return to the Start/Finish.  We advise some biking beforehand to get ready.  Join some friends and work up your mileage weekly.  You do not need to bike 62 miles all in one day before the ride, but you should build your strength and experience and endurance to fully enjoy the day!

 

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.
Kaiaka Bay Beach Park is the Start/Finish location for the 2022 HBL Hale‘iwa Metric Century. We’ll have arranged for there to be plenty of free parking available there at the park. Parking will open at 5:45am. ALL CARS MUST BE OUT OF THE LOT BY 2:30PM (or risk being locked in!). It’s about a one-hour drive from Honolulu. Share a ride with a friend if you can, utilize ride share (such as Uber or Lyft), also, don’t forget all TheBuses are equipped with bike racks on the front!
 

Looking to find a carpool buddy? A great way would be to join the 2022 Hale‘iwa Metric Century Facebook group that HBL created for you! Registered riders, those not registered (yet!), and supporters/family/friends of those riding can share goals, tips, plans, photos, motivation, arrange carpool opportunities, and more!

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.

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:

Local bike stores and partners BIKEFACTORY, Boca Hawaii, Chillaxin’ Hawaii, T. Eki, Inc. (formerly Eki Cyclery), and The Bike Shop, 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.

Click the following link to check out the event pictures!: http://www.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?eid=23GI0004

Special Thanks to Sponsors of
HBL's 29th Annual Hale'iwa Metric Century!