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Check out HBL's weekly & monthly events – there's something for everyone.

HBL Members sets off on June 1st for World Record Attempt

Douglas Concha is attempting to set the world record for circumnavigating the globe on a single-speed bicycle. Join HBL on Thursday, 6/01 for a send-off event from 8-9am at Magic Island, then a ride at 9am to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to wish him a warm a hui hou! Learn more here.

Bike to the Aquarium Day: June 10!

Join us for fun at the Aquarium! Bike to the Waikīkī Aquarium on Saturday, June 10th from 12pm to 5pm and receive free entry, just for riding your bicycle! HBL will be providing secure bike valet service for everyone who bikes there. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Energy Office. Click here to learn more.

All Aboard for Bike to the Train!

Join us on Sunday, June 25th for two rides in one event! Fun for the whole family! We’re riding our bikes to the trainyard then riding the historic train at the Hawaiian Railway Society. We have rides leaving from Neal S. Blaisdell Park and Kapapapuhi Point Park, or you can meet us at the train yard. The bike ride itself is free, but a ticket is required to board the train and enjoy lunch. To secure your spot for this exciting event, learn more and purchase your ticket here.

Celebrate 40 Years of HCR with us this September!

We are humbled & beyond excited to host the 40th Anniversary(!) of the Honolulu Century Ride this year on Sunday, September 24th. Join us for a great day of riding along O‘ahu’s beautiful coastline while helping support HBL’s efforts & educational programs. Learn more and register here.


Volunteers make things HAPPEN!

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Upcoming June Volunteer Opportunities

We are excited to announce two upcoming events in June: Bike to the Aquarium and Bike to the Train. These events promote sustainable transportation and the joy of cycling in our community. But to make these events happen, we need your help!

Bike to the Aquarium - June 10th (Sat)
Role: Bike Valet Volunteer
Description: Assist with the bike valet service at the Waikīkī Aquarium, ensuring bikes are safely parked and providing friendly assistance to event attendees.
» Sign up here to help on 6/10!

Bike to the Train - June 25th (Sun)
Roles: Ride Helpers, General Setup & Help
Description: Join us in providing ride support to participants during the Bike to the Train event. Help with general event setup, distribute resources, assist participants, and ensure a smooth experience for all.
» Sign up to volunteer for this 6/25 event here!


Whether you’re an HBL member or supporter, show your love by reppin’ HBL merch!

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Rep those Hawai‘i roots with this rockin’ Ride Aloha trucker hat *NEW!*

What the Truck?! HBL Summer Merch is Here! d;•)

Stay cool & look cool this summer with HBL’s new trucker hats just in time for the summer! Choose from one of the 7 colors available, or get a color for every day of the week! Swinging by a local farmers market? Hiking in the hot Hawai‘i sun? Grabbing a brewsky with friends? Trucker hats help keep harmful UV rays off your head & thanks to the breathable mesh back, your head will stay cool even in the hottest of times. Grab yours here before they’re gone!


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

HB600 and SB1086 Pass!

Two important bills passed the legislative session recently. One focuses on Safe Routes to School programs and projects, the other provides greater accountability and transparency to HDOT’s safety measures. Learn more here.


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.


Registration is required!

Smart Cycling Clinic: June 18 (Sun)

This traffic skills course will help you understand riding in an urban setting in Hawai‘i — from multi-use paths, to busy streets, to bike lanes. It will equip you with the confidence and knowledge you need to ride safely & legally in traffic & feel in control on your bike. Recommended for adults and children above sixteen. Plan to bring your working bicycle and a helmet for an educational & exciting day of learning & on-bike fun.
Register today!


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

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Become an HBL member today at HBL.org/join

Become a member of HBL and join a vibrant community of cyclists dedicated to promoting safe and enjoyable biking across the islands. Enjoy benefits, including discounts to HBL events, free educational workshops, discounts to bike shops, advocacy efforts, and a network of like-minded individuals passionate about cycling and sustainable transportation in Hawai‘i. Join us today and pedal towards a healthier, greener, and bike-friendly future! #RideAloha

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Bikeshare Hawaii

"Bikeshare Hawaii is one of six U.S. micro-mobility programs to be awarded a grant through the Better Bike Share Partnership. The funds will be used to increase awareness of Biki's Access Program and make Biki more accessible to residents traditionally underserved by bikeshare. Read more here. Also, June is our birthday month! We turn 6 on the 28th."

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"KKV’s KVIBE youth worked hard to prepare for the 2023 Ahupuaʻa Ride that hosted 120 community riders and 40+ volunteers. They began planning soon after the successful ride in 2022 and worked throughout the year make sure all the details were in place for the event. For many of the youth, it was a first time to learn about Kalihi, its rich history, and what it means to be part of a community." Read more here!


Kaua‘i Path

"Kauai Path is offering the League of American Bicyclists’ Traffic Skills 101 class, which they present as "Bicycling Skills for Adults," from 8 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 10 at the Kauai District Health Office, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue HI 96766. Thanks to a grant from the Kukui’ula Community Benefit Fund, this class is offered at no cost, and loaner equipment is available. Anybody interested in attending should contact Tommy Noyes at 808 639-1018 or news@KauaiPath.org.The class will be followed by the Bikes on Rice Slow Roll Ride, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM from Kalena Park in Lihue."

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Maui Bicycling League

"Save the Date! Maui Bicycling League is hosting their next monthly ride on Saturday, June 17th. This 32.5 mile ride will take riders along the western shores of Maui from Lāhainā to Wailuku and back. Follow MBL on social media or subscribe to their e-newsletter for upcoming registration information and event announcements."

Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

6/01 (Thu): Douglas Send Off @Ala Moana
6/10 (Sat): Bike to the Aquarium @Waikīkī
6/10 (Sat): Bicycling Skills for Adults by Kaua‘i Path @Kaua‘i
6/10 (Sat): Bikes on Rice Slow Roll Ride @Kaua‘i
6/11 (Sun): Pineapple Hill Road Race @Hale‘iwa
6/12 (Mon): Adult Learn to Ride Free Workshop @McCully
6/18 (Sun): Smart Cycling Clinic @Mānoa
6/18 (Sun): Longest Day Ride @Pearl City
6/24 (Sat): Cycle to the Sun @Maui
6/25 (Sun): Bike to the Train @‘Ewa

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.



Interested in HBL holding another Cycle Swap Meet?

Last month's poll results:

‶What’s your favorite mid-ride drink refresher?‶


A nice, bubbly soda..... ⌶ 1%

An electrolyte drink to make up for the sweat!..... ⌶ 57%

Good ol’ H2O..... ⌶ 42%


HBL Staff

» Travis Counsell - Executive Director
» Malia k Harunaga - Director of Adult Education
» Lauren Lee - Director of Community Engagement
» Chris Salas - Events Director
» Taylor Clark - Youth BikeEd Manager
» BikeEd Instructors: Chet Blanton, Tom Andersen, Shane McCarthy, Ed Prokopik, Andrés Posada Orjuela

Visit the HBL website to learn more!

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