Last weekend the 2013 Maui Mountain Bike Relay Races were held to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Maui. The event gave mountain bike riders an opportunity to ride trails in upcountry Maui and enjoy a day of cycling camaraderie with fellow mountain bikers, feast on great food and support one of the best charity organizations on Maui, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Maui. Of course, West Maui Cycles was onsite offering bike repairs, support and bike maintenance for those in need of bike repairs or adjustments. We used our Specialized pop up alongside the bike store popup to provide a mini bike repair shop for the mountain bike event. Everyone had a great time and the kids loved the pump track and relay track. What a great day for families to get out and ride.
The event registration opened at 7. Afterwards, the event got underway with the Maui Pace Relay races for beginners and intermediate riders taking place at 8 am. The goal for riders was to complete as many trips around the 1.5 mile mountain bike relay course as possible between 8 and 9:30 am. The next event was the Keiki Races for kids under 13 and was non-competitive fun race to get the little ones riding and enjoying cycling. And finally, the day of bike racing finished with a competitive Fast Relay Pace for the expert and elite mountain bike riders. This race was a gender neutral event open to all experienced mountain bike riders of any age. Teams were comprised of individuals and two rider relay teams who made as many trips around the challenging 4 mile mountain bike relay course as possible in the 3 hours allotted for the relay. Nearly all the riders noted the difficulty of the mtb course even for the expert level riders!
Check out a short video of the kids mountain biking at the Relay Races last weekend in Makawao. With all the great mountain bike riding on Maui, is it any wonder even the youngest keiki love to get out on the mountain bike trails available around Maui! Check out a short video with the kids mountain biking at the Relay Races:
Take a look at a few more images from the 2013 Maui Mountain Bike Relay on the Maui Mountain Bike Coallition’s (Local IMBA chapter) Facebook page.
Or, if you participated in the adult racing you can get your Maui Mountain Bike Relay results here on Racesplitter. After the event, the riders, fans and supporting organizers all sat down to a bbq feast and talked story about the fun day of riding on Maui.
Special Thank You to Paul Turner for sharing his property and making this Maui bike event possible!
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