APR HBLNewsletter2018

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


Two bicyclists killed in ‘Ewa Beach

Sincere Condolences and a Recommitment to Vision Zero

As many are aware, on Sunday March 24, 2024 Naomi Meyer and James Rowland were struck and killed on their bicycles while crossing Fort Weaver Road in ‘Ewa Beach after a driver lost control of his vehicle. The following day, HBL issued a statement expressing our condolences to their family and friends and calling for a recommitment to Vision Zero and Complete Streets. You can read the statement, updates, and links to media reporting on our website.

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Meeting with Rep. Ed Case

National Bike Summit

In mid-March, Travis and Eduardo attended the National Bike Summit in Washington DC. This annual conference brings together advocates from across the country and focuses on safe streets for all. They attended workshops, met with our members of Congress, and networked with partners. See photos and read more about the trip here!


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

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HMC is 4/28!

April Means It’s Hale‘iwa Metric Century Time

Have you signed up yet? The Hale‘iwa Metric Century has options to ride 30-100 kms (18-62 miles), while the Aloha Fun Ride has 5 or 12 km (3 or 8 mile) distances mostly on bike paths. Join us Sunday, April 28th for the best day to #RideAloha on O‘ahu’s North Shore!

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Zach's Ride is 5/18!

Zach’s Ride Will Be in May

On Saturday, May 18th we will be gathering in Kaka‘ako for the Zachary Manago's Ride in Paradise for Safer Streets. This will be a short urban ride utilizing bike infrastructure and will include a stop at the Hawai‘i State Capitol for sign waving and speeches from elected officials. We'll be highlighting the need to emphasis safe streets for all as we work towards Vision Zero. This event is free, but registration is mandatory.

Ride a Bike Day, Bike to Work Week, & Bike Month In July!

Some upcoming reasons to get on a bike:

▪ Cruise To Da Brews on May 5th
▪ Energizer Stations during National Bike to Work Week (May 13-17)
▪ Pedaling People Photoshoot on May 15th
▪ Bike to Work Pau Hana on May 17th
▪ Lots of activities during this year’s Bike Month in July.
Cruise To Da Brews on May 5th
Energizer Stations during National Bike to Work Week (May 13-17)
Pedaling People Photoshoot on May 15th
Bike to Work Pau Hana on May 17th
Lots of activities during this year’s Bike Month in July.

More details coming soon!


Volunteers make things HAPPEN!

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Aid Station volunteers keep riders happy, hydrated, and healthy.

Volunteers Needed for Key HMC Positions!

The 2024 HMC is less than four weeks away and key volunteer positions still need help! Click here to see available volunteer shifts. Descriptions of HMC volunteer positions are available here.

We are also actively recruiting individuals with First Aid and medical training to serve as Medical Support for each of our Aid Stations along the route. Medical Support volunteers administer basic First Aid to riders and contact 911 in case of emergencies. The open Medical Support shifts are here (Kaiaka Bay Beach Park) and here (Camp Erdman).

If you have any questions about volunteering at HMC please email vincent@HBL.org or call our office at (808)735-5756.

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A scene from last year’s cleanup.

Join Us on Earth Day (4/20) for Pearl Harbor Bike Path Cleanup

Join HBL and other community organizations for a major cleanup of the Pearl Harbor Historic Trail (aka the Pearl Harbor Bike Path) in celebration of Earth Day 2024! This event occurs on Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This year HBL will be cleaning the Neal Blaisdell Park section of the trail, and parking will be available on-site. Click here to learn more and sign up!


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

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Reasons to Ride

Your reason to bike may be personal - bettering your health, combating climate change, improving fitness, or saving money by not driving. But the fact is that by riding a bicycle, not just you but your entire community benefits.
More people bicycling means less motor vehicles being driven. More people bicycling means more awareness of bicyclists and other humans (outside of cars) using our roadways. More people bicycling simply put creates a safer environment, a cleaner place to live, and a more vibrant community of people that lead healthier and happier lives. Help support safer streets by joining HBL in our work in advocacy, taking a workshop, or simply by riding your bicycle.


"Join us on Saturday April 13, 2024 at 8am 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 be sure to register today! For more information on this year's ride visit: kkv.net/kar2024"

"Registration is OPEN for the May Day 5k on Saturday, May 4th. The out and back course will be along the Queen's Lei (the Ane Keohokalole walking path) starting from just south of Kealakehe and heading towards Palani Road. Parking for the event will be at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Registration information is located on the PATH website at Races – PATH Hawaii. We're excited to welcome you all back to PATH races and can't wait to see you on the path! "

Maui Bicycling League hosts a ride each month to bring the Maui cycling community together. Please visit mauibike.org/events or subscribe to their e-newsletter for ride announcements and local bike news.

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Bikeshare Hawaii - 3/24 Newsletter


Hawai‘i PATH - 3/21 Newsletter


Kaua‘i Path - 3/27 Newsletter

Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

4/03 (Wed) UH Mānoa Spring Volunteer Fair @Mānoa
4/03 (Wed) 44th Annual Hawai‘i Invitational international Music Festival & Salute to Youth Parade @Waikīkī
4/07 (Sun) Tantalus Time Trial @Makiki
4/07 (Sun) Community Adaptive Ride @Diamond Head
4/13 (Sat) KVIBE’s Kalihi Ahupua‘a Ride @Kalihi
4/13 (Sat) Wai‘alae School Spring Fun Fair +Bike Valet @Wai‘alae
4/17 (Wed) Fix-a-Flat (free workshop by HBL!) @Kapolei
4/20 (Sat) Big Island Century @Hawai‘i
4/20 (Sat) Pearl Harbor Historic Trail Cleanup @Pearl City
4/26 (Fri) & 4/27 (Sat) 2024 Hale‘iwa Metric Century Packet Pickup @Honolulu
4/27 (Sat) Kevin's Rock Star T-Shirt Ride @Diamond Head
4/28 (Sun) 2024 Hale‘iwa Metric Century & Aloha Fun Ride! @Hale‘iwa

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.



"Bike Commuters! If a portrait was taken of you with your bikes, what would you do with that image?"

Last month's poll results:
‶Interested in participating in a (timed) bike race event?‶


"I may consider it"… 46%
"No (not to compete!) – I'd rather spectate." … 42%
"I participate in bike races already." … 12%


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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