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Annual Benefit Dinner - Saturday, March 2nd

Join us at Queen Kapi’olani Hotel’s Lēʻahi Lanai for an evening to celebrate bikes and support HBL’s BikeEd Hawai‘i program at the 2024 HBL Benefit Dinner on Saturday, March 2nd! Celebrating its 35th birthday this year, you’ll learn more about BikeEd Hawai‘i’s evolution over the years and support the years to come. The evening will be made complete with live music, live auction, dinner, drinks, and door prizes. Please consider attending the dinner, making a donation, and bidding on the auction items to help support the program! 〉Learn more here.

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Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

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Master the most common mechanical on your bike!

Unlock a New Life Skill!

It’s a (flat-out) fact: flats happen! If you ride, getting a flat tire is kinda like getting caught out in the rain with no umbrella – you can do your best to avoid it but eventually it’s bound to happen. That’s why being able to properly fix a flat on your bike is such an essential skill for all cyclists. With friendly guidance from HBL’s instructors, anyone can learn how to take care of fixing a flat on their own.

The next available Fix-a-Flat clinic is happening at The Bike Shop (Honolulu) on Saturday, Feb. 10th at 1PM. Registration is required. 〉Sign up here.

And if learning a life skill wasn’t enough, all participants will receive a small thank you gift from The Bike Shop for coming to the workshop!

BikeEd Hawai‘i is Hiring

BikeEd is hiring a part-time instructor to assist on Thursday and Fridays, from 7:30am to 3pm. Approximately 10-15 hours a week. Come join the excitement and help spread safe cycling education on O’ahu.
Learn more about the position here.

Adaptive Cycling - Help Pave the Path to Accessibility!

We have an intern looking at Adaptive Cycling programs for HBL and she could use your input!

Adaptive cycling is an opportunity for individuals with physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual disabilities to participate in the leisure/play activity of cycling! Adaptive bikes accommodate an individual’s physical needs for safe riding.

Learn more and take the survey!

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HBL volunteers make it happen!

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Volunteers Needed for 2024 Haleʻiwa Metric Century & Aloha Fun Ride!

We are gearing up for the 2024 Haleʻiwa Metric Century (HMC) ride on Sunday, April 28, and we need your help to make it a success!

The HMC has over 200 volunteer positions to fill during ride week. Volunteer shifts are Thursday 4/25, Friday 4/26, Saturday 4/27, and Sunday 4/28.

Click here for 2024 HMC Volunteer Registration.
You can see additional descriptions of these volunteer positions here.

Got a volunteer team? We also have Aid Stations available to adopt for volunteer groups of 8+. To learn more about adopting an Aid Station or volunteering for HMC, email vincent@HBL.org or give us a call. Mahalo!

Pensacola Bike Lane Cleanup

We're hosting our first bike lane cleanup of 2024 on Wednesday, February 21st from 5pm to 7:30pm. We're teaming up with the City Dept. of Facility Maintenance and will provide the tools and gear needed.

Click here to volunteer!

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

Mark Your Calendars! HMC & AFR Is April 28th!

The Hale‘iwa Metric Century is your time to Ride Aloha on O‘ahu’s beautiful North Shore and right now is your time to sign up before the first price increase on February 9th at 11:59pm HST.
The Hale‘iwa Aloha Fun Ride is returning this year to offer 5km and 12km options around Hale‘iwa and Waialua This is a family and keiki focused ride that starts an hour after HMC and prioritizes using bike paths.

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

We're Hiring an Advocacy Director!

HBL is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Advocacy Director. Advocacy is core to our mission and this role will be responsible for overseeing efforts at a variety of levels and across a wide range of focuses. 〉Learn More Here!

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The Legislative Session has Begun!

We're keeping an eye on bills that have been introduced at this year's session. Some of interest include:
* SB3021 - Electric Mobility Rebate Expansion
* HB1935 / SB2929 / SB2384 - BAC Reduction to 0.05 (more info)
* SB2630 - Freedom to Walk (more info)
* SB2738 - Pedestrian Leading Intervals

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HBL Members support cycling in Hawai‘i, while getting awesome HBL Member benefits!

Welcome Our New Interns!

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Joe Cisneros

Joe Cisneros

Joe is interning with HBL as part of a military pre-separation program. He's learning the ropes of how to organize, educate, and advocate for better cycling, pedestrian, and public transit infrastructure in a non-profit setting and hopes to apply those skills back home. He believes that getting people out of cars would lead to more human interactions and build a stronger sense of community. Joe is an avid bike commuter and can be spotted delivering food on his bike from Downtown to Diamond Head!

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Dana Jones

Dana Jones

Dana is a doctoral student from Jacksonville University, and is our Occupational Therapy Intern. She is a third-year occupational therapy doctoral student assisting with developing our prospective Adaptive Cycling Program. Dana has experience working with adults and children with intellectual developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, congenital disabilities, and acquired impairments.

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Gilbert "Gib" Richards

In Memory of Gib Richards

Longtime supporter of cycling in Hawai‘i, Gib Richards, passed away on January 20th. At the request of his family, we have setup a memorial page where donations can be made in lieu of flowers. Gib was an official for the US Cycling Federation and also helped start the BikeEd program. Donations will support BikeEd Hawai‘i youth bike education operations.

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Check out the latest news from our community partners by clicking an icon below:

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ASBRA - Jan. 2024 Newsletter

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Bikeshare Hawaii - Jan. 2024 Newsletter

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PATH Hawaii - Jan. 2024 Newsletter

Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

2/03 (Sat) Free Bike Valet at Night in Chinatown @Chinatown
2/06 (Tue) Bike to Lunch! @Kaka‘ako
2/10 (Sat) Fix-a-Flat Free Workshop by HBL! @Ala Moana
2/10 (Sat) Makaha Time Trial @Mākaha
2/12-14 (Mon-Wed) South Maui Vision Zero Week @Maui
2/17 (Sat) Prologue Training Time Trial @Big Island
2/19 (Mon) Road Cycling Skills Free Workshop by HBL! @Diamond Head
2/21 (Wed) Pensacola Protected Bike Lane Cleanup @Honolulu
3/02 (Sat) Brain Injury Resource Fair @Ala Moana
3/02 (Sat) HBL’s Annual Benefit Dinner @Waikīkī

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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. Know of a bicycle event that we missed? Please email Bicycle@HBL.org!

➵ PEDAL-PUSHERS POLL

Do you know anyone who has applied for Hawai‘i's e-bike rebate?

Last month's poll results:
"Which hashtag sounds most catchy?"

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"#BikeBits"…⌶ 19%
"#WheelWise"…⌶ 34%
"#BikeMoBettah"…⌶ 47%

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HBL Staff

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

Visit the HBL website to learn more!

 
 
 
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