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Your big ride is almost here! We hope you are excited as we are and ready for the 2023 Aloha Fun Ride, quickly approaching this SUNDAY, September 24th! Find all the important event details you need to know here, starting with the essentials.


FRIDAY, 9/22: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
SATURDAY, 9/23: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse
Address: 404 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
For Google Directions to your packet pickup, click here.

September 24th, 2023 (SUNDAY)

②⓪②③ Aloha Fun Ride


AFR Riders line up to start on King's Carriage Way at Kapi‘olani Park.
7:45am - Riders Line Up on King's Carriage Way
8:00am - Opening Remarks
8:15am - Aloha Fun Ride Starts!

✔ Working bicycle, ✔ helmet (required!), ✔ rider bib # (pinned to your riding top), ✔ bib plate (attached to the front of your bicycle), ✔ water bottle, ✔ sun protection, ✔ basic repair kit, ✔ mobile phone, ✔ spare cash, ✔ ID.

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PACKET PICKUP: Two days! Pick up your rider packet at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse (2nd floor Ballroom) on Friday (Sept. 22) from noon through 4PM or on Saturday (Sept. 23) from 10AM through 4PM. Packets include your Official Rider Bib number & bike plate (plus safety pins & twist ties), Aloha Fun Ride map, event goodies, and more info on other events and activities! We’ll also be selling new (and unreleased!) HBL merch & gear, taking event registration, answering last-minute ride questions, helping with any HBL membership questions, and providing free basic tune-ups (from 10am-4pm) & safety checks for your bicycle!
Packet Pickup PARKING: There is free bike valet for those bicycling over & (limited) car parking in the Ala Wai Golf Course parking lots.
Picking up for a friend? No problem. The person picking up someone else’s packet will just need to sign that they did so.

Event Day Registration & Packet Pickup: If you can’t make packet pickup on Friday or Saturday (or haven’t registered yet), we’ll have both available on ride day starting at 7:15am on the the carriage way next to the Start. Want extra safety pins or twist ties for your bib #s? Need a quick last-minute bike check/tune-up? Come to the HBL tent near the Queen Kapi‘olani statue.
40th Annual Honolulu Century Ride: The 40th HCR will be kicking off the same morning and is expected to have more than 1,000 riders (rolling out of Kalākaua Avenue at 6:21am). Aloha Fun Riders will be sharing the finish arch with the 40th HCR participants.


Event Parking: Parking will be limited. Find parking in the Kapi‘olani Park lots (near Waikiki Shell), on the street along Paki Avenue, and in the surrounding area. If you live in the neighborhood, we encourage you to bike over or carpool! Please avoid parking in any reserved or no parking stalls.

Who’s Riding? We love seeing people of all shapes and sizes enjoying the ride! Please remember those under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while on the course and all riding need to have . All bicycles with functional pedals are permitted in this event (this includes pedal-assist bikes, tricycles, TT bikes, etc.), as long as the operator can ride it SAFELY with others.

AFR23 COURSE: Start off going up Monsarrat, right on Paki, continue straight on Diamonhead Road and then onto Kāhala Ave, turning around at Wai‘alae Beach Park (just past the stop sign). The return trip will be going back on Kāhala Ave and continuing on Diamondead Road to the first left after the stop sign onto Kalākaua, and you’ll see the finish just past the tennis courts. Remember all roads are open to vehicles. All Aid Stations will be marked and there will be directional signs along the course at important turnskeep an eye out for them! You can view the course map here (+turn-by-turn directions you can download to your device).
IMPORTANT!: Both of the AFR Aid Stations have closure times: 10:00am. If you arrive after these times you will be asked to turn back to the finish line for your safety. If you choose to continue riding the course AFTER 5PM, we ask you take off your bib number & bike plate.

Road Conditions: Please use caution as there are some bumps, potholes, and other road hazards along the course. Scan ahead of you & please take care of your fellow riders by calling out hazards verbally to those cycling behind you. In many situations the shoulder has sand or gravel - signal to the riders/drivers behind & merge into the travel lane.
Reminder: Hawai‘i HRS291C-145 allows a cyclist to control the whole lane when it's too narrow for a car/bike to share the lane as well as to avoid hazards. Brush up on bike laws for Hawai‘i at

Aid Stations: There are three (3) on-course aid stations including the finish area at Kapi‘olani Park. These stations will have food available (fresh fruit, nuts, energy bars, salty snacks, etc.) and cold water & sports drink to fill your water bottle up with, plus mechanical aid & first aid. Please remember to bring a water bottle as aid stations will have very limited supply of paper cups to reduce waste.

Use caution when entering/exiting the aid stations, especially when crossing traffic!

AID STATION Locations & Hours:

Fort Ruger Park (AKA "Triangle Park"):
⑤ mile Turnaround
8:30am – 10:00am

Wai‘alae Beach Park:
⑧ mile Turnaround
8:30am – 10:00am


Kapi‘olani Regional Park:
Finish Area
8:30am – 5:00pm


Mechanical Support: With the support of local bike shops, there will be roving mechanical support along the course. Please be sure your bike is in proper working order before the ride. At the bare minimum, every rider should plan to carry a spare tube (that fits their wheel). If you are unsure about the condition of your bicycle, we encourage you to take advantage of the free bike tune-up service being provided at Packet Pickup (both days) from noon-4pm.

Emergencies: Each Aid Station is set up to handle basic First Aid with bandages, antiseptic, gauze, etc. (no medications will be offered). In case of an emergency on the road, call 911. HBL course command line can be reached at (808) 735-5756.

Finish Area: Riders will complete the 2023 Aloha Fun Ride at Kapi‘olani Park on the grass, with Diamond Head in the background, completing their epic adventure under the finish archway. Project M (Official Event Photographers) will be capturing your epic moment as you cross the finish! Photos will be available for purchase starting a few days after the ride. Let's see those smiles and shakas =D At the Finish Area Festivities there will also be great food vendors, a Keiki Bike Rodeo course, HBL merch for sale, and more!

Keiki Bike Rodeo: From 9am-2pm, aspiring future cyclists can enjoy the keiki zone at the Finish Area with balance bikes, helmets, elbow & knee pads (suited for aged 3-6 years old). Instructors will be there to help the kids ride balance bikes and kids can do time trials around the course. Helmets must be worn and children must be with a parental guardian.

Ride with Aloha: Follow all traffic laws, signs, and signals, plus any requests from the HPD special duty officers and HBL Course Marshals on course. Your safety, the safety of your fellow riders, and the perception of bicyclists depends on you! As a reminder, this is a RIDE, not a race! :) Be predictable, be alert at all times, think ahead by anticipating what other riders & drivers will do next, and ride with aloha!

Pass with Care: You’ll be riding with hundreds of others cyclists of varying biking abilities & experience levels, so please be cautious, courteous, & clear with your communication when passing them. Say “Passing on your left” or “On your left” to alert other users you’re passing—and only pass on the left. Give a clear signal when passing either by using a bell or your voice. Warn far enough in advance that you have time to maneuver if necessary.

Photos: Official ride photos will be taken by Project M along the course. You'll receive an email a few days after the event with links to all the great in-action images, which you can search by your individual Rider Bib # to find your best shot! ⫸If stopping to take your own photos, be sure you are completely out of the roadway and not causing a hazard to yourself or other riders. Share your pictures by tagging @HBLridealoha & use the official event tag: #AFR23 on Instagram and Facebook. Follow @hblridealoha to see more rad media.

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HBL Memberships & Merch: Swing by the HBL tent for some sweet cycling swag–and feel good knowing that every purchase you make helps support HBL! Learn more about the work Hawai‘i Bicycling League does in advocacy and education to make Hawai‘i more bicycle-friendly, and join as a member for $$ off all HBL merch & discounts on your next ride registration!

♡ Volunteers: All Aid Stations are adopted by community groups and other nonprofit organizations and are crewed fully by VOLUNTEERS. These folks are dedicating their time to make your ride a good one, so please mahalo them with a shaka and by following their instructions! This event would NOT be possible without the amazing help of these wonderful people. Inspired? We’re still in need of help! Find the open volunteer positions here (from Thursday sign loading to Sunday event breakdown!). We LOVE our volunteers!

Additional questions? Contact HBL’s Events Director

Christopher Salas or call (808) 735-5756

We're stoked to see you soon!

Ride Aloha,

» 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, Rhylee Wilson


Volunteers Needed!

We still have volunteer spots open before, during and after the ride. Looking for a pre-ride Saturday workout? Join us at Kapi‘olani Park for set-up or at the HBL office for truck loading! Click the button below to be awesome :D


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