OCT2019 HBLNewsletter

Volunteers make things HAPPEN!

HBL is Hosting 2 Cleanups this October!

October 18th (WED): Join HBL, Patagonia, & City’s Dept. Of Facility Maintenance to help the bicycle community have a smoother commute on Ward by cleaning debris off the Ward bike lane! We’ll be meeting at Patagonia (535 Ward Ave., Honolulu) and cleaning the bike lane from 5pm-7:30pm! Click here to sign up for the 10/18 Ward Ave. cleanup!

October 28th (SAT): HBL and other local organizations have adopted sections of the bike path with the support of the City’s Storm Water Quality Division. HBL has decided to take on the area behind Waipahu High School for another round– and we’re determined to make it cleaner! Meet behind Waipahu High School (Waipi‘o Access Road & Pearl Harbor Bike Path) at 8am. We’ll be out there until 10:30am! Click here to sign up for the PHBP cleanup.

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Click here to sign up for the 10/18 Ward Ave. cleanup!

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Click here to sign up for the PHBP cleanup.


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

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Lend a hand with bike lane maintenance!

Bike Lane Menehune!

HBL is working with the City's Dept. of Facility Maintenance to lend a hand with protected bike lane maintenance. This ain't just sweeping to make it look pretty though– we're looking for volunteers interested in forming a Maintenance Menehune crew that meets on a more regular basis (ideally monthly) to do some higher-level maintenance like replace bollards & other upkeep.
Since this is a bit more hands-on than our normal bike lane cleanups and will involve use of power & hand tools, there will be a training session for those who want to be involved on Saturday, Oct 7th at 7am (meets in Honolulu). Email Travis at Travis@HBL.org & you'll be provided additional details.

Bikes for Maui

After the devastating fires on Maui, there have been efforts to get bicycles into the hands of those impacted. We are working with our local chapter, Maui Bicycling League, to support efforts to get electric bicycles and other bikes into the hands of those who need transportation. We are also supporting Krank Cycles efforts to build and distribute hundreds of bikes, especially to the youth. We’re also working with local bike shops to take in donated used bikes and ship them over to Maui. Donations, both bicycles and financial, are welcomed. Learn more on our website here.


Education from keiki to kūpuna, for motorists & cyclists.

National Walk & Roll to School Month

While October 4th is this year’s National Walk & Roll to School Day, you can plan an event on any day that works for you! Hosting a Walk & Roll to School day is a fun way to encourage physical activity and environmentally friendly modes of transportation in your community. Even a simple event can have a positive impact.
The benefits of walking and rolling to school include less traffic congestion, safer streets, and a stronger sense of community. Starting the day with physical activity also helps students build life-long healthy habits. Click here to learn more!

▿Download the Keiki Heroes Walk & Roll Activity Book here

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All attendees are invited to stay and ask questions, talk bikes with new friends, and enjoy free refreshments!

Last Chance for the Biki-Curious!

If you already have your own bicycle, you may think that Honolulu’s bike sharing system isn’t for you. But Biki is for everyone! Want to leave your bike (plus that weighty bike lock!) at home for security, maintenance, storage, or other reasons? Use Biki & ride unencumbered without worrying if your parked bike will still be there when you return. We find Biki is great for going multi-modal– you can use Biki for one-way trips in conjunction with TheBus, carpooling with friends, or just to give your feet a rest from walking.

Find out more about how you can get the most from Honolulu’s bike share system at our final free Biki Basics workshop at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park on October 26 (Thu). Through Bikeshare Hawaii’s new Everybody Rides all eligible registrants will get access to unlimited 30-minute Biki rides at the reduced rate ( $10 per month) after workshop completion.

Registration closes 10/25/23, 4pm. Sign up today to secure your spot!


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

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Make sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss next year's ride (9/29/2024)!

2023 HCR and AFR Pau!

The conclusion of 40th Annual Honolulu Century Ride wraps up a milestone year of major events for HBL – we thank all 1,300+ Honolulu Century Ride & Aloha Fun Ride participants that celebrated with shakas, sweat, and smiles over the finish line at Kapi‘olani Park on 9/24, as well as the 250+ volunteers that made this year's event a great one!
Cruise over to HBL's Facebook page to see some great captures from this year's events (keep your eye out for official event photographs, to be sent out later this week). We love seeing all the photos from riders & supporters too, so please feel free to share your favorite snaps with us & tag #HCR23 #AFR23 and #RideAloha!


"Save the Date! Maui Bicycling League is hosting their next monthly ride on Saturday, October 14th. Ride leaders will guide participants on a 30 mile out-and-back route from Kahului to Kahakuloa. Cyclists and e-bikers are welcome and registration is required. Follow MBL on social media or subscribe to their e-newsletter for Maui bike events and announcements."

Bike Hawai‘i Happenings: Community Calendar

10/01 (Sun) Children and Youth Day +Free Keiki Bike Rodeo by BikeEd Hawai‘i @Downtown
10/03 (Tue) Bike to Lunch @Honolulu
10/07 (Sat) Menehune Maintenance training @Honolulu
10/12 (Thu) South National Night Out +Free Keiki Bike Rodeo by BikeEd Hawai‘i @Salt Lake
10/14 (Sat) Kahului to Kahakuloa Ride @Maui
10/14 (Sat) HTC Swap Meet @Kāneʻohe
10/18 (Wed) Ward Protected Bike Lane Cleanup @Patagonia Honolulu
10/20 (Fri) KEY Project’s Ko‘olau ʻOhana Festival @Kāneʻohe
10/21 (Sat) KEY Project’s Ko‘olau ʻOhana Dinner @Kāneʻohe
10/22 (Sun) Adult Learn to Ride workshop @McCully
10/22 (Sun) ASBRA End of Season Party @Kaka‘ako
10/24 (Tue) 2023 Health & Safety Fair at Waikiki Beach Marriott @Waikīkī
10/26 (Thu) Biki Basics (free bike workshop!) @Kaka‘ako
10/28 (Sat) Pearl Harbor Bike Path Cleanup @Waipahu

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.



"Pedal to the popcorn, it's a bike-in movie night! What kind of film would you prefer to see played?"

Last month's poll results:
‶Pedal to the popcorn, it's a bike-in movie night! What kind of film would you prefer to see played?‶


"I'll be there!" .... ⌶ 43%
"Not interested" .... ⌶ 28.5%
"What's that?" .... ⌶ 28.5%

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, Ed, Rhylee, Shane, & Tom

Visit the HBL website to learn more!

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