The Tantalus Time Trial is the oldest running bicycle race in Hawaii, and takes place in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. For those who know the area, the race starts on Makiki Heights Drive, approximately 100 meters before the first hairpin turn. Racers climb to Tantalus Drive, turn right, and climb to the parking lot at the top of the hill (Just before Tantalus turns into Round Top Drive).
Two residents of Hawaii, Katharina Pahnke and Ron Ogomori entered the race as members of the Bamboo Bike Project. Normally, when a company or organization sponsors a rider, they pay for the expenses of the rider. In this case, what we have is reverse-sponsoring, where the riders pay for the jerseys, and then help promote the project by training and racing in our jersey.
Both Katharina and Ron did well in their respective races. Katharina did especially well in her first ever bicycle race, placing 2nd (with a finishing time under 26 minutes) behind a very experienced Shannon Cutting.