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HAWAII CYCLING CLUB
The Hammerhead - Gran Fondo in 4 Parts
September 17 - 20, 2021


A Gran Fondo is a combination of easy riding with intervals of racing.  The Hammerhead's 4 parts will be individual training time trials.

Being virtual, cyclists will start at any time, keep their own time, provide their own hydration and nutrition and report (where and how to follow) their times with screens shots of their computers for each racing section.  Participants will have the choice to ride on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (September 17 - September 20).   

The 4 parts are 4 hills!  Participants have the choice of riding all 4 hills or only one hill.  But, must be completed on the same day.

Getting to the Start Line: Ride from home. Ride from Keauhou Shopping Center (Park in North End of parking lot near theaters). Park on Alii Dr. near the Start Line).

The full ride from start to finish and return to start will be 41 miles with only about 17 miles of racing and total vertical gain of 4400 feet with 3800 feet of vertical gain during the 4 racing sections - Hence the name "HAMMERHEAD".

OK.  Where will this take place?  Keauhou and Captain Cook Areas.

1st Hill (Brutal):  Start bottom of the "Pit" to Alii Bypass & Napoopoo Rd Intersection (Hwy 160).  Cat 2, Avg grade 4.4% (seems steeper with 13 - 15% at end), 1236 vertical gain, 5.3 miles
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4572461005

              Followed by non timed ride down to Napoopoo Pier 

              Restrooms and water in park near Kealakeka Bay.

2nd Hill (Captain Cook):  Start Kahauloa Rd & Puuhonua Rd (Hwy 160) to old Captain Cook Post Office. Cat 2, Avg Grade 4.5%, 970 vertical gain, 7.3 miles
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4572474238

               U Turn and return to Napoopoo Pier

3rd Hill (Corkscrew):  Start Napoopoo Rd. from  7 mile marker to 11 mile marker
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4572494458

              Cat 2, Avg Grade 5.7%, 1208 vertical gain, 4 miles

              Go to Alii By Pass and ride back to Alii Dr and La a Loa.

               Restrooms and water at Kahaluu Beach

4th Hill (Heartless):  Start La a Loa & Naniloa St, right turn on Kapukapu St., left turn on Hookaana St. to top of hill (Not the final hill of the DRAGON!).
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4572506455

              Cat 4 (only because it is so short), Avg Grade 7.2% (with last 1/4 mile mostly at 18%), 406 vertical gain, 1 mile.

Hammerhead - Total Route: Start, to Finish, Back to Start
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4572535552
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Awards - to be determined - to be given out at the Annual Meeting in January.

NOTE:  Distances and vertical gains from mapmyride.com.  Will change when actual start and finish lines are determined.

Hammerhead Director: Tom Solis. He can be contacted at tomsolis@yahoo.com

SPONSORS: Remember to support HCC’s great sponsors: Bike Works, Kiser Motorcycles, Metzler Contracting and  Bike Works Beach and Sports
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ALL PARTICIPANTS - including HCC 1 yr (2021) and 2 yr (2020-12/31/2021) members - MUST ELECTRONICALLY SIGN THE ON-LINE INSURANCE and COVID WAVIERS.

The HCC one year and one day memberships will be available for purchase during the registration process.

FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS: High School and younger students are eligible to sign up for a free 2021 membership. The Membership/Insurance wavier must be signed by a parent or guardian.

HAMMERHEAD DIRECTOR: The HGF Director is Tom Solis. He can be contacted at tomsolis@yahoo.com.

SPONSORS: Remember to support HCC’s great sponsors: Bike Works, Kiser Motorcycles, Metzler Contracting, Bike Works Beach and Sports.

Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM HAT

Total Event Registration Limit: 100

Select Your Category

Category Start Time Distance Field Limit Fee
Men 15 - 17 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 18 - 24 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 25 - 29 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 30 - 34 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 35 - 39 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 40 - 44 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 45 - 49 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 50 - 54 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 55 - 59 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 60 - 64 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 65 - 69 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 70 - 74 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 75 - 79 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Men 80 + $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 15 -17 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 18 - 24 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 25 - 29 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 30 - 34 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 35 - 39 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 40 - 44 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 45 - 49 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 50 - 54 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 55 - 59 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 60 - 64 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 65 - 69 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 70 - 74 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 75 - 79 $0 see event details 44 miles $0
Women 80+ $0 see event details 44 miles $0
E Bikes
Category Start Time Distance Field Limit Fee
E Bike - Men all ages $0 see event details 44 miles $0
E Bike - Women all ages $0 see event details 44 miles $0

Location & Contact

Location address:
Alii Drive, Kailua Kona, HI  96740
Event Website
http://www.hawaiicyclingclub.com
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