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Best bicycle workout ever? 100 scenic miles along Oahu’s coast in the Honolulu Century Ride

Honolulu Century Ride
Cyclists pedal past Mokolii Island off Oahu’s eastern shore during the annual Honolulu Century Ride.
(Hawaii Bicycling League)

Cycling fans may want to see Oahu on two wheels by registering for the 35th Honolulu Century Ride from Waikiki Beach along the east coast to Kaaawa and back.

Riders may choose to ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles. Those who opt for the century ride start near the Kapiolani Park bandstand before pedaling through Hawaii Kai and along the beaches of the island’s south shore.

Just before dawn just yards from Waikiki Beach, a sea of riders await the start of the 2014 Honolulu Century Ride. This year’s rides of varying length will be held Sunday.
Just before dawn just yards from Waikiki Beach, a sea of riders await the start of the 2014 Honolulu Century Ride. This year's rides of varying length will be held Sunday.
(Hawaii Bicycling League )

From there, riders head about two-thirds of the way up the east side to Kaaawa before turning around. Along the way, participants pass through the communities of Waimanalo (where President Obama and his family vacation) and Kaneohe.

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The ride begins at 6:15 a.m. Sunday. Aid stations will be located along the route, and cyclists can get help with any mechanical fixes they may need.

As they near the town of Waimanalo, bicyclists steer away from the coast to a rural, inland road.
As they near the town of Waimanalo, bicyclists steer away from the coast to a rural, inland road.
(Hawaii Bicycling League )

You may register online with a suggested donation of $105 for adults and $35 for kids. A family Fun Ride with 9- and 18-mile options begins at 9 a.m.

Only a handful of Honolulu hotels provide bikes for guests, but rentals are easily arranged if you want to participate. Vendors such as the Bike Shop and Hawaiian Style Rentals rent bikes for as little as a half-day or as long as a week. 

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Info: Honolulu Century Ride


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