Hawaii Cycling Club Century Rides
Hawaii Cycling Club’s fourth annual Century Rides are scheduled for April 9 at Spencer Beach Park in Kawaihae.
The three distances will be held as a ride, not a race: 30 miles, 60 miles (a metric century), and 109 miles, and are a fundraiser for Hospice of Kona.
Aid stations, a picnic lunch and a t-shirt are all included in the $50 entry fee, and the club is offering an early-bird special registration of only $25 until the end of January.
For the second year, Hawaii Cycling is offering a free “Couch to Century” 12-week training program at 6:45 a.m. on Saturdays, through April 1, with guided rides, training tips and guidelines for both beginner and intermediate riders.
According to a release, the goal is to motivate people to start riding again, and train for a very doable 30-mile distance, or a more challenging 60-mile or century (100) mile ride – and to have fun doing it.
The Couch to Century program will meet at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, and will tag along with the Coffee Talk Riders regular ride, with a “no bike left behind” policy.
Interested cyclists are asked to arrive promptly on Saturday January 14, and be prepared to ride 5-10 miles for the beginner riders, and 20-23 miles for intermediate riders. Helmets are required.
For more information, call Toni at 989-8756, visit hawaiicyclingclub.com website, or the Couch to Century program on Facebook, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.