FIRST PHOTO: Haiku resident Helen Gunthorpe (right) encourages participants as they pass through on Makawao's Baldwin Avenue on Saturday. More than 200 cyclists tackled the 36-mile uphill course beginning in Paia and ending at the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakala.
SECOND PHOTO: Paia resident Mike Newbro stretches his legs near the starting line before the annual Cycle to the Sun race.
THIRD PHOTO: Participants in the event talk story as they wait for the start of the race. Event proceeds will benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center. Cycling fans rose before dawn to support the riders in the event, which started at 6:30 a.m.
Cycle to the Sun race
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