AUG2018 HBLNewsletter

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

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Bike the Vote

Bike the Vote! Candidate Questionnaire

Learn what candidates think about investing in more bicycle infrastructure in Hawai‘i. HBL sent the questionnaire to every candidate running in Hawai‘i. Register to vote by AUGUST 3RD. Otherwise you won’t be able to vote in the primary which lays the foundation for the General Election in November!
Bike the Vote – Candidate Questionnaire Results

Safe Streets Rally

Safe Streets Rally

Safe Streets Virtual Rally 2022

We invited city officials and representatives to discuss the importance of safe streets. Speakers included: Travis Counsell, Executive Director of HBL, Chelsea Gonzales, Statewide Coordinator of The HI Alcohol Policy Alliance, Brandon Elefante, District 8 Councilmember, Matt Gonser, Chief Resilience Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency, and Heidi Tsuneyoshi, District 2 Councilmember. Watch here:


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

New Staff Alert

We’d like to welcome Chris Salas to the HBL team as our Events Director. A graduate of UH Mānoa, Chris has been involved in the cycling, triathlon, and running communities on O‘ahu for more than the past decade. He is humble, but also a pretty good athlete, qualifying for both Ironman Kona this fall and Boston Marathon next spring. Be sure to say hello at the Honolulu Century Ride!

Less than 55 days til the 39th Annual Honolulu Century Ride

We are finalizing all the details for this ride and are looking forward to seeing everyone back and enjoying this ride. Prices go up next month so register now. If you need a refresher or still need to sign up, you can do that all here.


Volunteers make things HAPPEN!


Get a little dirty with us!

8/20 (SAT) is the 10th Annual Waimānalo Cleanup!

Ever biked on the scenic backroads of Waimānalo? With the stunning Ko‘olau Range as a backdrop, it’s no wonder these serene roads are a well-frequented riding route. Join us on August 20 (Saturday) for HBL’s 10th Annual Waimānalo Backroads Cleanup from 9-11am, where we’ll be donning gloves & picking up ‘ōpala (trash) to ensure the ‘āina is kept beautiful for the Waimānalo community and everyone that passes through. This is an all ages welcome event – signup to volunteer here.

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There is no "i" in team, but we sure are glad there is a "u" in volunteers!

We Need Your Help!

Looking for something active to do from Thursday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 25th? Come volunteer for the 39th Annual Honolulu Century Ride! We have a variety of positions and shifts available ranging from packet stuffing to cleanup/breakdown! This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers so sign up today!


HBL members give HBL a voice. HBL members stand for safer streets & a place where bicycling is always included, accepted, and celebrated.


The HCR Jersey and more

Check out the awesome HCR ‘22 Jersey and be sure to order yours when you register or via our online store. We’ll also have some new HCR patches and pins so you can represent HBL wherever you go. We’ve been brainstorming new ideas too, so keep an eye on our store in the coming weeks.

Double Your Donation All At Once

Jack Johnson Concert

Jack Johnson Concert

Planning to ride to see Jack Johnson perform at the Shell Friday evening (7/29) or tomorrow (7/30)? HBL will be providing FREE bike valet so you can conveniently park your bike (no lock needed!).

CONGRATULATIONS to Kyle C. & Miri Y. for each winning a pair of tickets to Jack Johnson's concert!
Double Your Support!: HBL is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his Meet the Moonlight Tour as an All At Once Non-Profit Partner.
The Johnson Ohana Foundation is matching donations, up to a total of $2500. Our goal is to raise $2500 + $2500 match = $5000!. Mahalo for your support!


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

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Free helmets + fitting. First come, first served.

Nurture Your Noggin: Helmet Giveaway this Sunday (7/31)!

If you're increasing your health & fitness by biking in your neighborhood, rollerblading around the park for fun, skateboarding to a friend's house, or using Biki to grab lunch with coworkers – we support you! By choosing to be active on wheels, you're being smart. What else is smart? Wearing a properly fitted helmet to keep that awesome brain of yours safe when you're out riding!

Need a helmet? Come out this Sunday (7/31) to The Barn at SALT Kaka‘ako where HBL & Bikeshare Hawaii will be giving out 400 brand new helmets between 10am & 2pm.


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Ride Ready - Every Ride!

Whether you’re biking 5 miles, 25, or 100 miles, you should make sure you’re pedaling forward prepared. Got the bike basics? Pumped up tires, chain lightly lubed, quick releases closed firmly - checking these 3 things before you rollout of your house can help eliminate major mechanical breakdowns on the road. What other essential items should every bicyclist have (at the bare minimum)?Click here to find out.


Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

8/14 (Sat): Olomana Road Race @Kailua
8/20 (Sat): Waimānalo Backroads Cleanup @Waimānalo
8/28 (Sun): Dick Evans Memorial Road Race @Hawai‘i Kai

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



Where do you prefer to ride?

Last month's poll results:
‶Why are you an HBL member?‶


I am a strong believer in HBL’s mission .... ⌶ 82%
The discounts! .... ⌶ 9%
I’m not a HBL member ..... ⌶ 9%

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