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Molokai Metric 100K Ride

Kualapu`u School News Release

Kualapu`u School hosted Molokai’s first-ever 100K bike ride on Jan. 18.  Twenty-four riders completed either the half- or full-length distance course that extended from Hotel Molokai to Morris Point and back, then looped around Kualapu`u and Airport Loop, to finish back at the Hotel.  Two on-island bike riders participated, Will Carlson and Lydia Trinidad; one former Molokai resident returned for the ride, Amanda Han; and the rest of the bicyclists came from off-island.

The first two riders to complete the noncompetitive course were Jeffrey Ling and Bill Leach in just under three hours 10 minutes. The largest bicycling support group to participate was the Red Hot Ladies Cycling group, a Hawaii Bicycling League affiliate, led by Patricia Johnson, also of Oahu.  The youngest rider to finish the 62+ mile course was 12-year-old Nicholas Glazier of Oahu.

The Molokai Metric ride was organized as a fundraiser for Kualapu`u School’s Pu`olu (PE and Hawaiian Cultural Values programs.)  Each registrant donated $100 to the school and in return received a fantastic, safe ride with pre- and post-event celebrations.

Many riders remarked about how polite Molokai drivers were during their ride.  Kualapu`u School would like to thank all of you Molokai drivers who gave our riders room to enjoy Molokai’s wide-open roadways and pristine scenery.  Thank you for watching out for Molokai Metric bicyclists this past weekend.

Kualapu`u School would also like to extend a special thank you to the following organizations and individuals who helped put on this inaugural event: MHS HOSA Club, Hotel Molokai, Molokai Community Health Center, Molokai Bicycle, Michael Drew, Andrea Trenner, Phillip Kikukawa, Ted Kanemitsu, Ken Bare, Cheryl Pritchard, Mike Curtis, Sierra Vanderkamp, Christie Lambert, Diane Abraham, Lisa Omalsa, Rochelle Borden, Fiona Benjamin, Loke Han, Tim Trainer, Michi Holley and Julie Schonely.



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