KNOW THE RULES
LANGUAGE - All athletes and at least one support crew member must speak english.
REGISTRATION - Registration belongs to the registered athlete only.
CLAIMING YOUR REGISTRATION - You must show up in person at packet pickup to get your own packet.
SHOWING ID - You must show a government issued photo ID to claim your packet.
REFUND POLICY - There are no refunds, transfers, or deferrals for any reason.
NUMBER MARKING - All stickers and body markings given at packet pickup must be applied properly to take part in the event.
HELMETS - Helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike. We must require every helmet to have the US-CSPSC (must be US) inspection sticker on the inside for sanctioning and insurance reasons. Helmet chin straps must be secure (no loose dangling straps) and buckled at all times on the bike.
OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE - No outside assistance. If you provide a suppor team they are also part of the event, so are officials, medical, SAG (if there is any) volunteers, and police/fire. Random spectators are not part of the event.
TRANSITION(S) - Transition area is for athletes only and any registered support team members. Spectators are not allowed in transition for any reason.
DRAFTING - Athletes are not allowed to draft on the bike. This means that all riders must keep a distance of at least 3 bike lengths between them and the next rider. If within that distance one must pass the other within 15 seconds or a penalty will be issued.
RIDING TO THE RIGHT - Athletes must ride on the shoulder if available. When a shoulder isn’t available or safe athletes are required to ride as far to the right as safely possible. Never side by side.
STAY THE COURSE - All competitors are required to stay on the course that is given. Any deviation (even if it’s longer) will result in disqualification. It is the responsibility of the athlete and support to know the course(s).
NO VEHICLE FOLLOWING - If an athlete chooses to provide their own support team those members and/or spectator cars are never allowed to follow a rider for the sake of following a rider. Vehicles must always pass riders and keep the speed limit when it is safe to do so.
OBEY ROAD LAWS - Both bikes and vehicles must always obey the laws of the road. The bike courses at all our events are 100% open to vehicles and pedestrians so riders and drivers must be aware of their surroundings at all times and also obey traffic signals and signs.
BE A GOOD SPORTSMAN - No athlete or support may act in any way that may be deemed as unsportsmanlike. Every single person encountered during the course of the day should be treated with kindness and respect.
HEADPHONES - From the start to finish line no headphones are ever allowed. Listening to them before or after the event is fine but during the event athletes and support cannot do so.
LITTERING/ABANDONMENT - At no point is littering ever acceptable at any of our events. Carry your trash on you and throw it out when you see a trashcan.
BIKE LIGHTS - Bike lights are required for the entire bike course. A constant front white light and blinking rear red light. If they will not last the entire ride then extra lights or batteries should be carried by the athlete and/or support for replacement.
BRIGHT REFLECTIVE VESTS/JERSEYS ON THE BIKE - It is a requirement that athletes wear a vest or jersey that is bright AND reflective from top to bottom. Dark/dull colors are not visible. This should not be something you try to do the bare minimum on. Go nuts, we want you to stand out on the course. The goal is safety. If you aren’t sure if it’s bright/visible enough, odds are it’s not.
CELL PHONES - Cell phones are required and to be carried by the athlete at all times on the bike and run. Same with any support team members. Athlete/support provided external batteries may be necessary to keep the phone charged at times.
PACING - Pacing is not allowed by anyone that is not a registered athlete or support team member.
MANDATORY GEAR - All mandatory gear listed for each event must be carried by the athlete and support (if used) as shown on the mandatory gear page of this website. This also includes your run head lamp, lights, and reflective gear for night running.
BIKE SUPPORT/SAG - No bike support (SAG) will be provided by the event. All athletes and their support must know how to service their own bike. This also means being responsible for your own supplies and tools to fix the bike in the event of any kind of breakdown.
BIKE/WHEEL CHANGING - Changing of bikes and/or wheels/rims is not allowed. Tires and tubes are obviously to change but the bike and wheels must never change. Be sure to research the landscape and weather of the event and choose your equipment wisely.
BIKE COURSE HYDRATION/NUTRITION - It is not mandatory that any athlete provide their own support team/vehicle although we still highly recommend it. We will provide one hydrtation/nutrtion station (with medical and restrooms) at about mile 35. This is on the eastbound side of the highway at the base of Mauna Kea. This will be an easy right turn into the parking lot on the way out to the turnaround. On the way back it’s a crossover on the highway if you wish to hit the station again. On the way back it is not a protected turn so extreme awareness and caution should be used. This station at miles 35 and 70 should be enough for a seasoned and strategic rider, not using support, to fill up and complete the entire course. Those not using support should be able to carry enough to get to and from this station without issue.
RUN COURSE HYDRATION/NUTRITION - We have hydration/nutrition stops about every 10k on the run. Athletes and run support team (if used) must be capable of carrying enough substance to sustain them between these refueling stations.
WITHDRAWING - Those withdrawing from the event must communicate that with the event by calling or texting +1 (248) 466-4907.
DOPING - The use of prohibited methods and substances included in the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is strictly forbidden. Athletes may be subject to random testing by Anti-Doping USA/International, at any time.