This is a challenging uphill cycling race series. Riders race against the clock and battle the gradients to set the fastest possible time they can, and possibly get the KOM (King Of Mountain) or QOM (Queen Of Mountain). The fastest man/woman up the climb takes victory!
Hill climb distances can vary, but most are around 1/4 mile to 1.5 miles long, with a few exceptions such as Hualalai Road and Napo’opo’o Road.
Be warned... it’s not so much distance that riders will fear, but rather the gradients of the climb.
The gradient of a climb is basically how steep it is. Climbs featured in the series range from an average of 7% on Napo'opo'o to an average of 16% on Sunset Drive.
For timing, we will be using Strava. It's fairly simple to use. You can download the app on your smart phone, or use a GPS bike computer and upload your ride to the app afterward.