Come to Molokai for a biking double header on Martin Luther King Weekend! The festivities begin on Saturday, January 16 at 4 pm with a 5.7-mile Uphill Challenge from Holomua Junction to the Kalaupapa Lookout. Total climb is 1,223 feet. Afterwards take a group ride along the Molokai Metric's 12-mile upper course as a cool-down. Wake-up early on Sunday morning for a sunrise start (7am) from Hotel Molokai. Your mission this day will be to complete the 63-mile course distance in under 6 hours.
The 100K event follows the same two-lap course as last year. The first lap of the 100K hugs Molokai's southern coastline heading east 18-miles and then returning via the same route. This first loop is relatively flat with multiple vistas of historic fishponds and local life. (Watch out for sleeping dogs on the roadway; remember this is Molokai, tee hee!) The second loop heads west from the Hotel up into the verdant hills. The second loop circles an ancient cinder cone, the Coffee plantation, and the island's tiny airport. Your climbing efforts will be rewarded at the end with a speedy and cooling descent back to the finish. Remember to save some energy for the post-celebration. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Awards are slated for 1 pm.
Course maps can be found on Strava.com. The Molokai Uphill course map link is: https://www.strava.com/routes/3499567. The Molokai Metric 100K course map link is: https://www.strava.com/routes/3499859.
This year's early registration is open until 1/1/16. Go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-molokai-metric-century-bike-tour-registration-18725122345. Or if you would rather just click a button, there is a direct link to our Eventbrite website on this page; just click the sea foam green button at the top left side of this page.
Early registration entry is $100 for the 100K and $125 for both the 100K and the Uphill Challenge. A late fee of $25 will be charged for entries received after 1/1/16. Entry fee includes a catered lunch, an event t-shirt (new this year), and one-of-a-kind finisher medallions. All proceeds from the 100K and Uphill Challenge go to support Kualapu'u School's Pu'olo Program- a health, fitness, and values program.
For more information about Kualapu'u School's Pu'olo Program see our Pu'olo page. For more information about the school, visit the school's website at http://kualapuuschool.weebly.com/ or click our Contact tab (Found in sea foam green directory at the very top left corner of the page.)