Is there a charge for spectators?
With the increase in fees for access to the venue, we may have one in 2018.
What about camping?
Camping Out? That’s part of the fun. Come in a few hours before start time and get a spot, better yet talk with your friends and set up a neighborhood. Just be sure to not set up next to the guy with the big screen TV, video games and blender if you want to sleep. Those of you with generators, please put them in the most sound friendly as possible areas and cut them off at night if you are not using them. And one more thing, between laps? Get out and cruise the neighborhoods, its a cool trip.
Is there race-day registration?
No. Plain and simple. Registration is available online months in advance. There is to much to do race day to hassle with registration. If you want to wait until the race has started and someone has a free minute to register you, you may have a chance. But, the people racing have priority.
What if it rains?
This is Hawaii and it may rain at anytime. Bring a waterproof tent and whatever rain gear you’d like. Plan on mud as well. Tools and supplies to clean your bike will come in handy.
Kualoa Ranch is a busy place. Movies and TV shows are often being filmed there. Guided tours are conducted. And the ranch livestock are moved from pasture to pasture. Because of this, we are not able to finalize the course until the week before the race. Yes, you read that correctly! We don’t know until the week before the race what the actually course will be.
We can tell you that historically the course is usually between 5-6 miles a lap and consists of a combination of technical singletrack and fireroad. The total length, and how much of the course is singletrack versus fireroad is unknown until a week before the race. The course is suitable for all levels of riders.
This limitation has been a blessing as the course changes from year to year, keeping it somewhat unpredictable and fresh.