You've got six hours to hit the trails! Whether you've come to ride and few laps and hang out with friend or buckle down and go for the gold, you'll find plenty of amazing riding at the 6 Hours of Heck in Paradise.
What does eating have to do with a six hour endurance race? Well that's just how we do things in Hawaii!
Not everybody who participates is here to win. Most bring an easy-up for shade, a BBQ grill and an empty stomach. Join the party!
At the race you'll see plenty of riders battling it out. But it's about more than that, it's about good times. At the end of the day when the tents come down and everyone is heading home, what matters is the smiles.
Now in it's 6th year, the 6 Hour of Heck has developed it's own unique culture.
This isn't just a race, it's a chance to get away for the weekend and recalibrate body and soul. I love to walk around camp, talking with friends, meeting new people, tasting the food and basically forgetting about real life for the day. There's no doubt that the competition is fierce, but it's muted by the spirit of Aloha that's felt when we escape our busy lives in the city and converge on the North Shore to share our passion for mountain biking.
Ready. Set. Go! Only six hours of riding remaining!
Many folks come to beat last years personal record.
Hawaii provides a beautiful setting for a day on the bike.
And when it's over, it's time to relax with friends.
Keep reading to learn more about the specific format and rules of the race.
The format is simple. The rider or team that completes the most laps before the 6 hours
are up, wins. If two riders (or teams) complete the same number of laps, the rider who completed the
most recent lap first, wins.
Riders may choose to either participate solo, or on a team. Teams consist of two riders. Team
members are welcome to ride together but... each lap only counts as one lap, regardless of how many
team members ride together.
Solo Men, Solo Women, Single Speed Men, Single Speed Women, Team Men, Team Coed, Team Women.
Categories that don't have at least three participants or teams may be merged with another category.
Registration is $50 for individuals and $100 for teams. Register online at Webscrorer.com: Register now.
Online registration is available until July 31st at noon. Registration includes:
- Race Entry
- Raffle Ticket ($100 cash drawing)
6:00am: Surf Gate Opens
8:30am: Race Day Registration Ends
8:30am: Rider Meeting
9:00am: Race Starts
3:00pm: Race Finishes
3:30pm: Awards and Giveaways
4:00pm: Camp Break Down
5:00pm: Kualoa Ranch Closes
Do not use the Kualoa Ranch main entrance. All mountain bike races use what is called the Surf Gate to access
the Ranch. The Surf Gate is located on Kamehameha Hwy a mile North of the ranch's main entrance. Here are Google
directions to the Surf Gate: Surf Gate Directions.
There will be no 'Official' practice. Kualoa Ranch is not open to the public expect on race days. But don't worry, by the end of
the 6 hours you'll know the course very well!
Camping is no longer allowed at Kualoa Ranch unless the race takes place overnight (ex: 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise).
We'd like to have some fun little races for the kiddos this year. We'll keep you updated on these once we get them
Helmets and shoes are required for the race as well as warmup. Participating without either will result in disqualification.
Additional protective gear is up to the discretion of the rider.
We would like to be able to continue cash prizes but may not be able to with a low turnout. Even if we don't have cash prizes we'll figure something good out, or yummy! In addition there will be a $100 cash giveaway! Each registered racer automatically qualifies for this cash prize.
If you hear someone coming up behind you quickly, look for the first opportunity to safely move aside and let
the rider by.
These rules are subject to change. Check your race packet for the most up-to-date information.