Individual Outrigger members, led by John Beaumont, began competing in local Hare and Hound races in the 1970s around the island. Participation grew.
Outrigger Canoe Club formed a motorcycle team in 1978 to compete in the two-day Mauna Kea 200 motorcycle enduro run on the Big Island. The course is 200-miles long and covers terrain from sea level to 9,500 feet, running through rain, mud, slippery rocks, deep mud holes, lava fields, cinders and loose lava rocks. The race is a time keeping enduro in which the rider must pass certain points on the course at a specific time and is penalized for being early or late. Special tests are set up to test specific things such as acceleration at high altitude and a cross country speed test covering 3.5 miles of rough trail and cinder-cone country.
Among those who have competed on Outrigger’s team are Brant Ackerman, Jimbo Beaumont, John Beaumont, Gib Bintliff, Brenton Block, Robbie Bright, Mark Buck, Tom Conner, John Finney, Walter Guild, Peter Halford, Mike Haxton, Mark Johnson, Kala Judd, Matt Kresser, Jackie Maguire, Mike Muller, Gerrit Osborne, Todd Payes, Alan Pflueger, Steve Quinn, Tyler Ralston, Pua Rochlin, Mark Sandvold, Steve Scott, Gunner Schull, Al Serafin, Mike Sheehan, Doss Tannehill, Eric Tema, and Jim Triplett.
Our female Mauna Kea 200 rider is Tiare Richert-Finney who was the second overall woman to finish in 2007 and first in the masters division.