MAR HBLNewsletter2018

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

Zach’s Ride for Safe Streets this Saturday

Join us this Saturday, March 4th, for this community event featuring a short urban ride on protected bike lanes, rally & sign waving at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, and talk-story over lunch. We'll be meeting at Kaka‘ako Makai Gateway Park at 9:30am this Saturday. This event is free, but registration is required.

Pau Hana tonight! Come join us!

Join us tonight, March 1st, at 6pm for a Pau Hana to celebrate bicycles and to catch up with friends. We’ll be set up at Hana Koa Brewing Co. in Kaka’ako with bike racks inside to keep your bikes safe and protected. Come have a beer, some food, and talk story with us from 6-9pm.

Reminder to Register: HBL's Milestone Events

Hale‘iwa Metric Century (HMC) - 30th Anniversary
April 30, 2023 (Sunday)
Registration is open now. To register for HMC 2023 click here.

Honolulu Century Ride (HCR) - 40th Anniversary
September 24, 2023 (Sunday)
Registration is open now. Click here to register for HCR 2023.

Double it up and ride in BOTH events for a deal!
Click here to scoop up the combo (HMC & HCR 2023) registration rate.


Volunteers make things HAPPEN!

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A fun bonding activity for your organization and a great way to support a local non-profit!

Adopt-an-Aid-Station Contest at HBL’s Hale‘iwa Metric Century!

During last year’s HMC, HBL debuted a fun way to connect and support other local organizations… with a themed Aid Station Contest! Each support location (Camp Erdman, Waialua, Sunset Beach, Kahuku, Hau’ula) was adopted by an awesome organization, with a goal to re-energize the riders with their super spirited aid station.
After the event was over, riders received a survey to vote on their favorite aid station they visited.
HBL’s themed Aid Station Contest will return again for HMC’s 30th Anniversary, and this time, everyone’s a winner! Each rank will receive a monetary prize for their non-profit or non-profit of their choice. For more information, click here. Interested? Contact HBL’s Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren (
*15 people are required for each aid station adoption.


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

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Ride Leader Training (free webinar!): 3/14 (WED), 5:45pm

Group Rides Get You Going!

If you’ve ridden with an organized group before, you’ll know how good leadership can really help to raise the riding experience & enjoyment of the individuals in the group. Group rides offer social fun & the opportunity to ride new routes. They also provide safety, accountability, and motivation. If you are interested in learning how to lead a group ride, we invite you to join the free webinar on Ride Leader Training put on by HBL taking place on March 14th (Wed) evening at 5:45pm.

This virtual training is open to all and will last around 90-minutes.

RSVP here or find out more at!


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

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HBL’s newest cycling apparel takes inspiration from Hawai‘i’s state flower, the hibiscus (“pua aloalo” in Hawaiian)

Have you seen it yet!?

A flash of floral, a pop of orange – bold lines defining a tastefully toned meeting of modern monstera leaves, palm fronds, and aloalo hibiscus. We are talking about HBL’s brand new Ride Aloha “Aloalo” kits! It’s possible you may even have had the chance to spot one being sported out there in the wild and wished you were able to get a sublimely stylin’ cycling jersey to call your own.

Well, friends, you’re in luck! Items from HBL’s “Aloalo” 2023 collection are now available to purchase through HBL’s online shop! Find a selection of aloha shirt-themed Aloalo cycling caps, jerseys (also in MTB-style), and bibs - buy for a friend or scoop one up for yourself! Sizes are limited. There will NOT be a reorder of any sold out items. Click here to get them before they’re gone.


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

Hawai’i’s Electric Bike Rebate Is Live!

As a result of SB 3158 in 2022, Act 306 became law, which updated HRS 196-7.8, therefore providing a rebate for new electric bike purchases! HDOT has now launched the portal to submit your receipt for reimbursement! Qualified purchases made after 7/1/22 are eligible for a rebate of 20% of the purchase price, up to $500.
Click here for more information about the Electric Bicycle Rebate Program
Plus there’s a current bill to expand this program and add more funding! To learn more about SB809, click here!

Do you have these important phone numbers saved?

If the pothole you want to report is on a State road, call the State Pothole Report Phone Line at (808) 536-7852. For potholes on roads maintained by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), call (808) 566-2299.

To report a pothole on a City street anywhere on O‘ahu go to the Honolulu 311 website. Reporting a pothole there (online) or through the Honolulu 311 app is the most effective & fastest method, but you can also report a pothole over the phone, by calling (808) 768-7777.

Click here for more on reporting potholes.


"The Kalihi Ahupuaʻa Ride is a community bike ride from mauka (mountain) to makai (ocean) across the ahupuaʻa and community of Kalihi. This 8-mile downhill ride highlights several “story stops” where riders learn about the cultural and historic significance of each place and its role in transforming the vibrant ahupuaʻa over time. For more information about the Ahupuaʻa Ride click here."

"The Maui Bicycling League will be co-hosting a free walking tour of the West Maui Community Corridor on Friday, March 3 at 8am! The West Maui Community Corridor TOD Action Plan envisions a new future for the 3.6 miles of Honoapiʻilani Highway that connect Lāhainā to Kā‘anapali. This is the busiest road in West Maui and connects people to the places they live, work, go to school, shop, play, and access services. Learn more about the project and share your ideas as we walk the Keawe Street section from the Lahaina Cannery Mall this Friday. Register here.
Subscribe to
MBL's e-newsletter here for project updates and other Maui bike announcements."

Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

3/01 (Wed): HBL Pau Hana @Kaka‘ako
3/04 (Sat): Zach’s Ride for Safe Streets @Kaka‘ako
3/05 (Sun): Pineapple Sprint Road Race @Hale‘iwa
3/05 (Sun): Road Cycling Skills free workshop @Mānoa
3/05 (Sun): The DRAGON @Hawai‘i
3/10 (Fri): Beginner Trike Ride @Pearl City
3/11 (Sat): Adult Learn to Ride free workshop @McCully
3/11 (Sat): Bikes on Rice Ride @Kaua‘i
3/14 (Tue): Ride Leader Training @virtual
3/15 (Wed): Bicycling Basics free workshop @Waimānalo
3/16 (Thu): Orientation Trike Ride @Pearl City
3/16 (Thu): STCH’ing Together Mobility Mixer! @Kaka‘ako
3/19 (Sun): Castle to Hanauma Time Trial @Kailua
3/25 (Sat): Blue Zones Project Keiki to Kupuna @Mōʻiliʻili
3/25 (Sat): Fix-a-Flat fee clinic @Mōʻiliʻili
3/26 (Sun): Keiki Learn to Ride @McCully
3/29 (Wed): Queen’s West Health Fair @‘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

Have a bicycle event not on our calendar? Email



Would you be more likely to bike to a farmers market if bike valet was offered?

Last month's poll results:
‶What's your go-to mid-ride cycling snack?‶


Sweet :D … ⌶ 44%
Salty :D … ⌶ 56%


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

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