A Game Plan For The Kona Bike Course

  • By Lance Watson and Dan Smith
  • Published Oct 4, 2013
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Airport To Waikoloa

Early morning means light winds, but there are still plenty of rolling hills to challenge the athletes. Once past the airport, competitors pass West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, the Donkey Crossing sign and Scenic Point Lookout, which opens up the amazing view toward Kawaihae. The bike flattens out at this point. Two miles past Hapuna Beach, the Queen K Highway ends.

TIP: Keep on top of your plan for picking up water bottles to prevent dehydration. Keep a cage free for an extra bottle of water to pour over your head. If you drop your bottle or your special needs bag, it is well worth stopping and getting it.

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