MAY HBLNewsletter2020
 

2024 Hale‘iwa Metric Century and Aloha Fun Ride is Pau

Over 700 cyclists came out for a beautiful day of riding on the North Shore of O‘ahu. We had over 150 volunteers and the support of many organizations and businesses. Thank you to everyone that took part and we hope to see you at the Honolulu Century Ride or the Honolulu Aloha Fun Ride on Sunday, September 29th!

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Hundreds of riders depart Kaiaka Bay Beach Park at the start of the Hale‘iwa Metric Century

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Bikes and Beers.

Cruise to da Brews: May 5

Join us for Cruise to da Brews on Cycle de Mayo, Sunday, May 5th (which conveniently is National Ride a Bike Day)! Hop on a bike and meet Chris at 5pm at Old Stadium Park for a short ride down the S. King St. protected bike lane to Howzit Brewing for some brews and tacos. Or feel free to ride and meet us there. If you ride your bike, you’ll get $2 off your beer. Taqueria Hawaii Food Truck will be parked outside and Trivia starts at 6pm so lets make a team and play some trivia!

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Grab your ride-on reward at an Energizer Station, happening every day of Bike to Work Week!

National Bike to Work Week: May 13-17

While HBL is officially celebrating Bike Month Hawai‘i this July, we’re still on board with the national celebration of Bike to Work Week, held May 13th through the 17th, by hosting Energizer Stations to reward those going by bike!

Biking is already a rewarding activity & means of getting around: it is easy on our environment & natural resources, and better for our body, mind, wallet, and soul. But bike on by to one of HBL’s Energizer Stations and reap extra rewards to thank you for biking in the form of snacks, coffee, high-fives, and other sweet swag!

Find out where to get THANKED here »

Zach’s Ride for Safe Streets Is on Saturday, May 18

Join us for a short urban ride focusing on cycling infrastructure as we head to the State Capitol for sign waving and speeches from advocates and government officials. Afterwards we’ll ride back to Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park for a potluck lunch. This event is free, but you must register so we can account for food.

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Save the Date: July 7 – Cycle Swap Meet!

Spring cleaning? Save your spare bike parts & save the date for the Cycle Swap Meet hosted by HBL, set for July 7th (Sunday) at the Barn at SALT in Kaka‘ako! If you have cycling stuff to sell or are looking for sweet scores on new & pre-owned parts, bikes, and other cycling-related items, be sure to keep an eye out as we'll be releasing more details soon!

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Together we're making Hawai'i more bicycle friendly everyday!

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Complete Streets buildout in Kalihi helps improve safety for vulnerable road users.

Share Your Voice for Complete Streets and Vision Zero

This month HBL’s Advocacy Meeting will be held virtually on May 14th (Tue) at 5:30 pm. Please join us for a recap about recent Town Hall meetings on O‘ahu or click the schedule for upcoming Town Hall meetings.

Public meetings like these and your Neighborhood Board are great venues to amplify our message for safety, Complete Streets, and Vision Zero. You can read specific plans for Maui and Hawai‘i counties at the respective links.

For more details about safer cycling and walking on Kaua‘i, please visit our friends at Kaua‘i Path or Get Fit Kaua‘i. If you’d like tips about speaking with your elected officials or creating your own plan for Safe Streets for All, please contact Eduardo@HBL.org.

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Paved Paradise - Guest Lecture - May 16 at UH

This month’s Better Tomorrow Speaker Series will feature Henry Grabar who will discuss how better parking policies can make more livable, sustainable cities. HBL will be providing a free bike valet! UH Architecture Auditorium - Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm. Click here to reserve your free seat.

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Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

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Relaxed riding is well within your reach!

Westside Wheelers, We Welcome You!

If you own a bicycle and wish that your riding experience was “more like the old days” where biking was fun, stress-free, and left you feeling refreshed & looking forward to your next ride… we have the workshop for you.
Bicycling Basics is a free workshop by HBL made for those who would like to be able to bike on the road but dread biking next to cars. You’ll get experience riding along with HBL’s trained instructors who will empower you with helpful handling skills, crucial tips on safe cycling, and build your confidence, boost your comfort, and heighten your enjoyment on two-wheels. Next Bicycling Basics workshop »

May 22 (Wed), 9-11am @Villages of Kapolei Association - More info here!

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Get great ride gear, sweet cycling souvenirs, and more – and support safe cycling in Hawai‘i!

Hot Off the Press! New Aumoe Collection:

For 2024, we worked with Primal to make a nice, light windbreaker jacket with matching cap and gloves. We went with a darker floral pattern with subtle tones of blue and purple to complement last year’s Aloalo Collection. Remember buying merch is one of three ways to help support HBL as well as being a member and donating.

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HBL volunteers make things HAPPEN!

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Mahalo nui to all of our 2024 Haleʻiwa Metric Century volunteers! 150 individuals volunteered a total of 670 hours over 4 days to make this year’s ride a success. HBL also wants to thank our Aid Station adoption groups for sharing sports drinks, snacks, and aloha with riders along the route! The 2024 Aid Station adoptions groups include Aloha Harvest (Camp Erdman), the Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua (Waialua), the North Shore Outdoor Circle (Sunset Beach), the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club (Kahuku), and Boy Scouts of America Troop 223 (Hauʻula).


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Bicycle Racing Kaua‘i

Pedal to the Meadow

"Bicycle Racing Kaua‘i hosts the 14th Pedal to the Meadow hill climb road race on Sunday, May 26, 2024. Cycle from sea-level Kekaha up to cool Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e State Park. For details and a registration link, visit www.pedaltothemeadow.com. Make travel plans early for the holiday weekend and stay for Monday's scenic group ride. More on Facebook (Pedal to the Meadow), Instagram and YouTube (Bicycle Racing Kauai). Questions? email p2mKauai@gmail.com."

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"Hawaii Cycling Club presents The Hilo Hill Climb, Saturday, July 6 featuring 2 options; 12.1 miles x 3,079 vertical feet or 26.3 miles x 6,242 vertical feet. Come experience one of these challenging road climbs from Hilo to the foot of Mauna Kea on wide, continuous shoulders with light traffic. Time trial format with instant results to Webscorer. More info at www.hawaiicyclingclub.com Register today here."

Maui Bicycling League hosts a ride each month to bring the Maui cycling community together. Please visit mauibike.org/events or subscribe to their e-newsletter for ride announcements and local bike news.

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Maui Bicycling League - April 2024

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Hawai‘i PATH - 4/19 Newsletter

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Kaua‘i Path - 4/05 Newsletter

Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

5/05 (Sun) Malaekahana State Time Trial @Kahuku
5/05 (Sun) Keiki Learn to Ride @McCully
5/05 (Sun) National Ride a Bike Day Cruise to Da Brews @Honolulu
5/07 (Tue) Bike to Lunch @anywhere!
5/08 (Sun) National Bike & Roll to School Day
5/11 (Sat) Bicycling Basics (Free On-Bike Workshop by HBL!) @Waikele
5/11 (Sat) Adult Learn to Ride (Free Workshop by HBL!) @Waikīkī
5/13 (Mon) National Bike to Work Week Energizer Station @Honolulu
5/14 (Tue) National Bike to Work Week Energizer Station @Honolulu
5/14 (Tue) Advocacy Committee meeting @Kaimukī
5/15 (Wed) National Bike to Work Week Energizer Station @Honolulu
5/16 (Thu) National Bike to Work Week Energizer Station + Pedal Pusher Power Portraits @Honolulu
5/16 (Thu) Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World @Mānoa
5/17 (Fri) National Bike to Work Week Energizer Station @Honolulu
5/17 (Fri) National Bike to Work Week Pau Hana @Kaka‘ako
5/18 (Sat) Zach’s Ride in Paradise for Safe Streets @Kaka‘ako
5/18 (Sat) Ride of Silence @Hawai‘i
5/19 (Sun) Keiki Learn to Ride @McCully
5/19 (Sun) Honolulu Triathlon @Honolulu
5/22 (Wed) Bicycling Basics (Free On-Bike Workshop by HBL!) @Kapolei
5/26 (Sun) Pedal to the Meadow @Kaua‘i

Check out HBL’s Calendar for a full list of all the free group rides, events, and other bike-related fun going on in Hawai‘i at HBL.org/calendar.

Have a bicycle event not on our calendar? Email Bicycle@HBL.org.

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➵ PEDAL-PUSHERS POLL

"What is your favorite social media platform to receive news/updates on?"

Last month's poll results:
‶Bike Commuters! If a portrait was taken of you with your bikes, what would you do with that image?‶

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"Share it (with friends / social media)"… 65%
"Print it out & frame it!" … 15%
"I wouldn't want my portrait taken" … 2%

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HBL Staff

» Travis Counsell - Executive Director
» Malia k Harunaga - Director of Adult Education
» Eduardo Hernandez - Advocacy Director
» Vincent Levy - Community Engagement Coordinator
» Chris Salas - Events Director
» Taylor Clark - Youth BikeEd Manager
» Chet, Ed, Rhylee, Shane - BikeEd Instructors
» Joe Cisneros - HBL Intern

Visit the HBL website to learn more!

 
 
 
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