MAR HBLNewsletter2018
 

2024 HBL Annual Benefit Dinner Was a Huge Success!

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Mahalo to everyone who came out to the Leahi Room and Lanai at Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel this weekend to celebrate and support HBL's BikeEd Hawai'i program. We had live music, a delicious dinner, a live auction, and great conversations, all while celebrating 35 years of BikeEd and raising over $15,000 for the program.

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There are still ways to support BikeEd including an online auction and fundraiser! Our goal this year is to raise $35,000 for BikeEd through this dinner, these auctions, and business support.

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

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Eduardo Hernandez - Advocacy Director

Meet HBL's New Advocacy Director

HBL is excited to welcome new staff member Eduardo Hernandez to the team.

Aloha HBL community! As we get ready to celebrate five decades of cycling advocacy, education, and events in 2025, I am thrilled to join the team as a full-time advocate to realize a safer, stronger, more inclusive and equitable cycling community for Hawai‘i residents and visitors. I pledge to be a passionate and relentless advocate for safer streets for all users.

HBL extends a huge mahalo to Ulupono Initiative for their support of this position.

Advocacy Committee Meeting - Tuesday, March 12 5:30 p.m.

Come meet Eduardo at the next Advocacy Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 12th at 5:30 p.m. at HBL. This is an opportunity to share your input while learning more about top advocacy priorities and ways that HBL is working collaboratively for climate justice, transportation equity, and safer streets. RSVP and questions may be sent to eduardo@HBL.org.

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HBL advocating for safer streets and cycling interests at the Capitol

Legislative Update

Click bill links for additional information. HBL will continue to track these and other public policy initiatives throughout the year.

Active Bills:
SB3021 - Renames E-Bike and E-Moped rebate program to the Electric Mobility Rebate Program and expands eligibility and potential rebate amount.
SB2894 - Benefits for state employees who commute to work.
SB2384/SB2929 - Lower legal blood alcohol content to 0.5.
SB2201 - Partial traffic violation revenue disbursed to counties.
SB 2630/HB1623 - Pedestrian Safety.
SB3183/HB2494 - Relating to road usage and E-vehicle road tax.
SB2900 - Rideshare fees to fund the Safe Routes to School Special Fund.

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Push for better street conditions with one simple trick!

311 Day - Reporting Road Hazards

Be a mobility advocate with HBL on Monday, March 11, aka 311 Day! 311 Day is a day of civic participation focused on mobility and transportation equity. Participate wherever you are by reporting infrastructure issues in your area with the Honolulu 311 App or other resources. Learn more here!

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Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

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Police-escorted slow roll after sundown: Saturday, 3/16!

Pedal With Da Police!

Bust out your bike lights and join HBL & HPD for a sunset slow roll on Saturday, March 16, as we cruise in Waikīkī for this family-friendly short neighborhood ride (with police escort!). This free community event is a great opportunity for folks of all ages that are looking for a cool, slow-paced, safe night ride. We’ll have reflectors & other goodies to give out, HPD Bike Detail officers & other bike-minded people to chat & mingle with, a HPD bike obstacle course to test your skills at, and other partner organizations providing info (& snacks!). The only catch is: this ride is limited to the first 50 to sign up - so secure your spot here for this free event today!

Adaptive Cycling Survey

As we continue to develop the prospective adaptive cycling program, please support us by completing our anonymous survey. This will provide appropriate information necessary to show the needs for adaptive cycling and what services, accommodations, and equipment we will need to kickstart our prospective program! We are currently working with local healthcare organizations and nonprofits to ensure we have professionals and community members to advocate from various perspectives.

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

HBL Open House & Talk Story

HBL will be having an Open House on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. HBL Staff will be hosting Douglas Concha fresh off his round-the-world trip on his single-speed bike. This is a great opportunity to check out the office if you’ve never seen it and talk story with staff and Douglas about his remarkable ride. The Annual Online Auction that opened earlier in the month will be ending that night at 8:00 p.m., so come hangout and make some final bids. Drinks and snacks will be available for donation.

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Volunteers make things HAPPEN!

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Volunteers keep HMC riders hydrated and happy!

HMC Volunteer Opportunities Are Getting Closer!

HBL still has 105 open volunteer shifts for the 2024 Haleʻiwa Metric Century. From Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 28, these shifts are crucial to getting our big spring ride up and running. Learn more about these shifts and sign up here.

We are also recruiting first aid volunteers for our HMC Aid Stations. If you are a medical professional or have first aid certification and would like to learn more, email Vincent at vincent@HBL.org. This is a one-day commitment on ride day (Sunday, April 28).

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

Seeking Rental Bikes

Honolulu Triathlon organizer Sponavi is seeking peer-to-peer rental bicycles for their upcoming event. The demand for rental bikes exceeds the availability on-island, so they're asking community members to consider renting their bicycles. Those who loan their bikes would receive a stipend. Learn more at the HonTri Rental Bike website.

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Douglas Concha Returns

On Friday, March 1 we welcomed Douglas Concha back to Hawaiʻi after a 9 month, 18,000 mile journey riding around the world. That's an average of 101 miles per day! Douglas is submitting his ride for a Guinness World Record for circumnavigating the globe self-supported on a single-speed bicycle. We're having a talk story with Douglas on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. to hear more about his journey. Welcome home, Douglas!

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

Join the KVIBE Ahupua‘a Ride

Join KVIBE on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00a.m. for a fun 8-mile community bike ride through the ahupuaʻa of Kalihi. Last day to register is April 3, 2024. Space is limited so register today! For more information on this year's ride visit: kkv.net/kar2024

Help Support Kauai Path Expansion

Over the past 23 years, local government, Federal Highways, and our community have worked together to build East Kauai’s amazing coastal bike path—Ke Ala Hele Makalae—but it’s still only about half complete.

Kauai Path needs your testimony before 3/25. To build the next phase of path the Board of Land & Natural Resources must approve permits. Please click here to kokua—you’ll be contacted by a Kauai Path volunteer with details.

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Big Island Century

Registration is now open for the 2024 Big Island Century. Join the Hawaii Cycling Club for a 40-100 mile ride on Saturday, April 20th. Learn more here.

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Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

3/01 (Fri) Welcome Back Douglas Ride @Honolulu
3/02 (Sat) Brain Injury Association of Hawaii’s Educational and Resource Conference @Waikīkī
3/02 (Sat) HBL Annual Benefit Dinner @Waikīkī
3/05 (Tue) Commute UHM @Mānoa
3/05 (Tue) Bike to Lunch @anywhere!
3/09 (Sat) Waiʻalae Neighborhood Block Party + Keiki Bike Rodeo @Kaimukī
3/10 (Sun) Pineapple Sprint Road Race @Hale‘iwa
3/10 (Sun) Adult Learn to Ride free workshop by HBL @McCully
3/16 (Sat) Annual Operation Driver Excellence Traffic Safety Fair @‘Aiea
3/16 (Sat) Cycle Manoa Bike Sale & Open House @Mānoa
3/16 (Sat) Light Up the Night Slow Roll with HPD @Waikīkī
3/19-3/21 National Bike Summit (Washington, DC)
3/23 (Sat) Aloha Stadium Crit @‘Aiea
3/24 (Sun) The Kiser Dragon (Hawai‘i)
3/24 (Sun) Fix-a-Flat free workshop by HBL @Kaka‘ako
3/26 (Tue) HBL Open House & Talk Story @Kaimukī

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!

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➵ PEDAL-PUSHERS POLL

Interested in participating in a (timed) bike race event?

Last month's poll results:
‶Do you know anyone who has applied for Hawai‘i's e-bike rebate?‶

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"Yes, I know someone" … ⌶ 0%
"Yes, I applied" … ⌶ 0%
"No" … ⌶ 100%

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HBL Staff

» Travis Counsell - Executive Director
» Malia k Harunaga - Director of Adult Education
» Eduardo Hernandez - Advocacy Director
» 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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