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Pedal to the Meadow bike race Saturday

KEKAHA — The eighth annual Pedal to the Meadow bicycle hill climb race is set for Saturday in Kekaha.

The race is a USA Cycling-sanctioned event. It begins with a mass start on Kokee Road at the intersection of a cane haul road, about a half a mile north of the Kekaha Neighborhood Center.

Racers will ride their way to the finish in Kokee State Park near the entrance of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow. The course is 15.75 miles long and racers will reach an elevation of 3,835 feet.

Competitors will be divided into categories varying in age group for men, women and kids between ages 10-19. Cash prizes are awarded to the first-place and second-place finishers in each category.

Cyclists will meet at the start line at 7:45 a.m., and the race will begin 8 a.m.

About 100 cyclists will be on the course. Kokee Road up to the intersection will be closed from 7:30-9:15 a.m. Drivers are cautioned to use Waimea Canyon Drive instead.

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