FEB HBLNewsletter

Hundreds of riders depart Kaiaka Bay Beach Park at the start of the Haleiwa Metric Century

The Hale‘iwa Metric Century is BACK! Sunday, April 24. Early Bird Pricing ends SOON!

There’s nothing like biking O‘ahu’s North Shore. Whether you’ve ridden it many times or hardly at all, this event is for you. Hundreds of bicyclists of all experience levels will brighten the route, each choosing to bike from 30K to 100K. And, HBL will be right there with you! HBL’s Hale‘iwa Metric Century includes Aid Stations, a sign-marked course, roving support, a commemorative t-shirt, and more. Best registration rate is right now! Get more info and register right here. We are so happy to be back with you and appreciate your support of this important fundraiser!


This unique, beautiful, and local design is only available for custom order from HBL. Get yours now.

Hale‘iwa Metric Century Jerseys Available!

Whether you’re biking in the Hale‘iwa Metric Century or not, you can celebrate the event and sport Hale‘iwa’s iconic Rainbow Bridge with your custom order. Handsome, but comfortable fit and fabric make this perfect for local rides or wherever your bike takes you.

Important! This jersey is not in stock. Custom orders received by February 15 will be ready right before April 24, 2022. Orders placed after that time will be delivered in June.

You can order a jersey directly from the HBL Store, or as part of your Hale‘iwa Metric Century registration. DO NOT DUPLICATE YOUR ORDER (well, unless you want to buy 2 jerseys :)


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.


Hint: Your bike’s love language is a light amount of (chain) lube.

Give Your Two-Wheeled Partner Some Love!

You might spend a lot of time enjoying the health, fitness, fun, and freedom riding your bike. But like any relationship, this shouldn’t be all take & no give! Make sure you know how to treat your bicycle bestie the right way - don’t know how to check for wear and/or change out a punctured tube? HBL’s got some great basic bike repair clinics to help take proper care of the one that moves you (your trusty bicycle!).
2/05 (SAT), 1:00 – 2:30pm – Fix-a-Flat free wokrshop (‘Aiea)
3/05 (SAT), 1:00 – 2:30pm – Fix-a-Flat free workshop (Wai‘anae)

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Literally take your riding experience to new heights!

If your bike’s gears are creaking & crying when you try to shift up a hill, they’re trying to tell you something! Join in HBL’s Road Cycling Skills free on-bike workshop, 2/06 (Sun) morning, where you’ll learn how to become seriously in-sync with your cycle by knowing how to shift efficiently, understanding & getting a feel of your bike’s physical dynamics, and lots more!


Wai‘anae Free Light Giveaway: 2/11/22 (Fri)

Know of folks on the Westside that ride in a cloak of darkness and could use some bike lights? HBL will be out in the Wai‘anae community on Feb. 11th (Friday) distributing FREE bright back lights and installing them on bikes for those in need. Starting at sundown (6:30pm) we’ll be at Hale Nalu Beach and Bike educating unilluminated riders on the importance of cycling “seen” and getting them the lights & reflectors they need to be a safer cyclist. Help spread the word!

This batch of rear bike lights were donated by another rad HBL member. Mahalo for looking to brighten the future for bicyclists!

Helmet Fitting Helpers Needed!

HBL will be helping get Leeward Community College students & faculty ready to ride to campus by providing helpful bike tips and helmet fittings for DOH’s helmet giveaway extravaganza happening on March 1st (Tuesday) at LCC from 10am till 2pm.
We’re looking for a handful of friendly volunteers to help fit helmets and engage with students on safe cycling tips at the event. Sign up here to help.


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

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Win prizes

HBL Bike Survey 2022

HBL is conducting a short survey to learn what bike projects are important to you. We'll use this information to decide which projects to work on in the future. Enter to win prizes: Haleʻiwa Metric Century registration (worth up to $100), $20 coupons for Road ID, and HBL swag bag (HBL shirt, towel, socks, water bottle and bag). Your participation is greatly appreciated. The survey closes February 6th 2022.

311 app

Report Maintenance Issues to 311

Did you know that you can call 311 to make non-emergency requests such as debris in the bike lanes, potholes or faded street markings? There’s also a website and an app. Be sure to create an account to get updates and a confirmation number. Often they won’t complete the request unless you follow up. We recommend calling every week until it is completed.


Bike Summit Delegation in Washington, DC

Register for the National Bike Summit

The 23rd Annual National Bike Summit will take place online and in Washington, DC March 27 - 30, 2022. The Summit consists of keynote speeches, plenary sessions, panels, workshops, bike rides, and networking events. It unites the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill, as well as showcasing successful projects on the ground, how they happen, and ways to expand their reach. Register here.


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

Join HBL as our Events Marketing and Admin Associate!

If you're organized, ready to learn and grow, and dedicated to help make our events the best they can be, check this new position at HBL. We host some of the biggest events on O‘ahu, like the Honolulu Century Ride and Hale‘iwa Metric Century. There’s no tedium in this job—every day will bring you new challenges and accomplishments–with the HBL team at your side.

▪ 2/19 (Sat): Mākaha Time Trial
▪ 2/19 (Sat): Kalihi Ahupua’a Ride
2/19 (Sat): Mākaha Time Trial
2/19 (Sat): Kalihi Ahupua’a Ride

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.

Have a bicycle event not on our calendar? Email Bicycle@HBL.org.



"I think a human's best friend must be…"

Last month's poll results:
‶Which goal for the new year resonates with you most?‶


Ride a Century Ride (100 miles) … ⌶ 22%
Wash my bicycle (at least once) … ⌶ 25%
Ride somewhere totally new on the island … ⌶ 53%

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