On May 29, 2011, the Tradewind Cycling team presented the Pedal to the Meadow bike race in Kekaha, Kauai. This second annual running of the official bicycle hill climb race starts on the west side of the island and climbs along the Waimea Canyon rim up to the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke`e State Park. It is a scenic and challenging climb that starts at hot dry sea level and ends deep in the cool wet upland forest of the Garden Island’s interior. Riders complete 15.75 miles with a 3,835 feet elevation gain.
Congratulations are in order for Ray Brust, a local celebrity of the sport, who has once again proven to be a bad-ass. Ray was crowned Champion of the Pedal to the Meadow hill climb with a time of 1:07:47.5. Ray is a 10 time Hawaii State Champion Cyclist, 7 time Hawaii Best All Around Rider, 1988 Olympic Trials for Road Racing, USCF Western Sectional Champion, over 125 race wins, professional cyclist, mechanic and BOCA Hawaii coach since 1995.
Get your chance to work with incredible athletes and coaches like Ray by enrolling in BOCA Hawaii’s summer cycling clinic. The clinic starts July 26 through September 25 meeting on Tuesdays (5:30 pm), Thursdays (5:30 pm) and Saturdays (7:00 am). For cyclists of all levels, you will learn effective and safe riding techniques. Use this nine week program to get ready for the Honolulu Century Ride or to keep your training up to par! Get properly fitted on your bike, increase stamina and enjoy paceline training, hill workouts, heart rate trainer workouts and more!