7/27/2006

Hawaii Cycling

Can you Ride A Century?

Early registration is now open for the Honolulu Century Ride, September 24, 2006 at Active.com and at Events. HCR 2006 September 24, Sunday Honolulu Century Ride - is Hawaii's oldest and largest cycling event, first established in 1981. Ride begins and ends at Kapiolani Park; and riders follow Oahu's eastern and windward shores toward their destination. Participants have the choice of riding 20, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 miles at their own pace. Sag wagons will patrol the course, looking for mechanical problems, and six aid stations provide mechanical support, and refreshments for riders. Finish area includes live entertainment, food, and booths. Join thousands of people on their bike for this premier event! 2006 marks the 25th anniversary of this premier bicycling event * It's a ride, not a race! The Century Ride is a family- oriented event in which participants ride at their own comfortable pace; * Participants have the choice of riding 20, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 miles; * The Century Ride has attracted as many as 3,800 participants of all ages and ability levels; * Aid stations are provided along the course, each stocked with chilled drinks and light snacks, along with medical and mechanical support. Also provided are "roving marshals" who patrol the route with medical and mechanical support; * Riders start and finish at Kapiolani Park, adjacent to the bandstand area. The route climbs over Diamond Head through Kahala, and follows Oahu's beautiful eastern and windward coastlines; * All participants receive a free Century Ride T-shirt (no T-shirts for late entries); * The Century Ride serves as a showcase for HBL's "Share the Road" philosophy. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of cyclists while on the road, and every precaution is taken to ensure their safety and enjoyment. Helmets are mandatory for all riders; * The Finish area is designed to meet the basic needs of returning riders and provides an environment conducive to their relaxation and enjoyment. This includes live entertainment, plenty of shade to sit or lie down in, and refreshments.

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