SEP2020 HBLNewsletter

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24 Days Until the 40th Honolulu Century Ride!

It’s officially September! Which means HBL’s 40th Honolulu Century Ride and Aloha Fun Ride is 4 weeks away (Sunday, 9/24). NOW is the time to sign up as Regular Registration will end in 3 days on Friday, 9/8. This will be the last chance to be guaranteed a 40th HCR event t-shirt. So if you know a person (a friend, family member, or yourself!), let. them. know. They’ll thank you later once they see all the supportive aid stations, hardworking volunteers, scenic views, and finish area festivities! To read about HBL’s 40th Annual Honolulu Century Ride Supporters, click here.


Volunteers make things HAPPEN!

Volunteers Needed DAY-OF Honolulu Century Ride (9/24)

As you may know, the Honolulu Century Ride is HBL’s biggest fundraising event. With this year being the 40th, you know HBL is going to step it up! But the bigger the event, the bigger the responsibilities– which is why we need YOUR help on Sunday, September 24th. Below is a short list of some of the VERY important positions that need to be covered for us to have a successful event:

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Bring a friend and dedicate your Sunday to giving back to the community!

▰ Ride Start Area Setup
▰ Aid Station Equipment & Delivery
▰ Flag Bearers
▰ Info Tent
▰ Aid Station Truck Unloading
And these are just a few to name! Please grab a friend or family member and sign up here.
P.S. Each volunteer will receive a special collaboration HBL x 88 Tees volunteer t-shirt!

Riders Needed for the Most Fragrant Event in Town (9/30)!

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Bike Marshals will literally get a front-row seat to the best views of all the intricately decorated floral floats from the parade!

Aloha Festival's event organizers are again looking for people on bicycles to help on Sept. 30th (Sat), in the best smelling parade on the island– the Annual Floral Parade in Waikīkī– this year celebrating its 75th Anniversary! We’re seeking volunteers who will get to ride their bicycles in this colorful procession of Hawaiian culture & assist in keeping the parade flowing by minimizing gaps between the parade contingents. » Sign up to volunteer here & be part of this beautiful event showcasing lei making, hula, pāʻū riding, and more!


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

We’ll be having another Advocacy Committee meeting in October. If you’d like to get involved, please email and we’ll add you to the contact list. Mahalo!

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Ride Aloha for Maui

Bikes For Maui

HBL sends our condolences to everyone who has been impacted by the wildfires on Maui. We want to help get bicycles to those in need, whether that’s as a means of transportation, a source of recreation, or a way to put a smile on a kid's face. There is currently a shipping container on its way from the mainland with over 300+ donated new bicycles. We’re helping fundraise to cover the cost of shipping, with any extra funds going towards getting more bicycles. We’re also working with some Maui and O‘ahu bike shops to accept donated bicycles and get them into the hands of those in need. Learn more at

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Bike Lane Maintenance Menehune

HBL is working with the City’s Department of Facilities Maintenance (DFM) to help keep our protected bike lanes in good shape. In addition to scheduling general clean-ups, we’re looking for individuals who are interested in helping with more hands-on tasks like replacing bollards and installing tough-curbs. This will involve training from DFM as well as the use of power tools, and ideally individuals can commit to regular/monthly volunteer assistance. If you are interested, please email to learn more!

Feedback Deadline Extended! What Transportation Future Do You Want?

Should O‘ahu work towards building safe bicycling facilities or more places with free parking? Do you value speed & convenience over traffic safety & overall city-livability? If you think the way you travel could be improved in any way, please share your input by completing this survey. Extended deadline: SEPT. 10, 2023.

The Oʻahu Regional Transportation Plan (ORTP) is a long-term document that outlines transportation goals, objectives, policies, and projects for Oʻahu and is updated every 5 years. This plan will help shape decisions made around transportation for the years to come, so make sure your voice is heard. Take the survey here.


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.


Biki: Bringing affordable bikeshare access to local residents in Honolulu!

Biki Basics Workshops are Back (for a Short Time)!

We’re back partnering with our friends at Bikeshare Hawaii to bring back Biki Basics, a free workshop for adults that provides answers for all things Biki (and more!)! Along with providing helpful tips on utilizing Honolulu’s bike share system, this workshop will include what you need to know to have a safe & enjoyable ride in Hawai‘i and set students up with the on-Biki skills to do so. Through Bikeshare Hawaii’s new Everybody Rides program (funded through a grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership) all eligible registrants will get access to unlimited 30-minute Biki rides at the reduced rate ( $10 per month) after workshop completion.
Upcoming Biki Workshops:
Sept. 6 (Wed), 9-11am @ Ala Moana Beach Park (7 spaces open)
Oct. 26 (Thu), 4-6pm @ Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park (10 spaces open)
All attendees are invited to stay and ask questions, talk bikes with new friends, and enjoy free refreshments!

BikeEd is Back, Aloha Fun Ride is Back!

Following a nice summer break, BikeEd has made a triumphant return, launching full speed ahead in August and set to maintain the momentum throughout the academic year. This year’s team includes the seasoned 25-year veteran instructor, Chet “the Jet,” along with Ed “BikeEd” Prokopik, Shane McCarthy, Tom Andersen. Joining the crew is our new, superstar instructor, Rhylee Wilson. Excitingly, the much-loved Aloha Fun Ride has also made its comeback, promising enjoyable family moments.

Get Kids Walking & Rolling to School

October is a celebrated Walk & Roll to School” month where school communities across the islands commit to hosting a day (or more!) to celebrate the benefits of walking, biking, or rolling to school. Walk & Roll to School events can educate students on the benefits of active travel, support ‘ohana who choose active ways to travel, and promote walking & biking as a viable option to get to school. Interested in getting involved or hosting an event? Fill out this form to be contacted with more info or go to to find a collection of helpful resources.


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McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods Turns 100!
In celebration of 100 years in business, McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods shares the legacy of G. Takayesu Bicycle Shop (founded in Waipahu in 1923) in the article "Sharing Fond Memories of a Centennial gone by" and invites you to an in-store birthday celebration with special sales & bike raffles, slated for the last Saturday in September. If you have fond memories of McCully Bicycle from your "Hanabata Days", we encourage you to send your happy stories & pictures, or tag mccully_bicycle_centennial on Instagram for a change to win a gift certificate!

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"There’s a new face at KVIBE! Savelio “Nuki” Makasini takes the helm as coordinator of the bustling program. Read more on how his first few months have been, and why he says KKV feels like home. Read more here."

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Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

9/04 (Mon): Adult Learn to Ride free on-bike workshop @Waikīkī
9/05 (Tue): Bike to Lunch @SALT
9/06 (Wed): Biki Basics free on-bike workshop @Ala Moana
9/09 (Sat): 2023 Hawaii Commute Challenge: Go Multimodal Celebration @Kaka‘ako
9/09 (Sat): Bikes on Rice Ride @Kaua‘i
9/10 (Sun): Keiki Learn to Ride @McCully
9/14 (Sat): BMW x BOCA x HBL Pau Hana & Bike Clinic @Honolulu
9/22 (Fri): Honolulu Century Ho‘omaka @Waikīkī
9/22 (Fri): 2023 HCR Packet Pickup Day 1, 12-6pm @Waikīkī
9/23 (Sat): 2023 HCR Packet Pickup Day 2, 10am-4pm @Waikīkī
9/24 (Sun): 40th Annual Honolulu Century Ride & Aloha Fun Ride @Kapi‘olani Park
9/30 (Sat): Aloha Festival’s 75th Annual Floral Parade @Waikīkī
9/30 (Sat): McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods 100th Birthday Celebration) @McCully
10/01 (Sun): Children & Youth Day: BikeEd Hawai’i Bike Rodeo @Downtown

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

Have a bicycle event not on our calendar? Email



Will you be attending the Honolulu Century Ho‘omaka (9/22)?

Last month's poll results:
‶Fancy some Tour de France?‶


"No, not interested"… .... ⌶ 14%
"Haven’t followed for a while".... ⌶ 18%
"Yes, I tuned in for this year’s TDF".... ⌶ 68%


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, Ed Prokopik, Rhylee Wilson, Tom Andersen

Visit the HBL website to learn more!

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