Taking a cycling workshop with us? Awesome! You’re going to have a great time. All of our instructors have gone through a stringent 23-hour+ seminar to become nationally certified instructors by the League of American Bicyclists. To find more about the rigorous certification process, click here. To meet your wonderful instructors, read on!
Sharleen’s passion for riding a bike started at 6 years old. Being on a bicycle gave her freedom and unbelievable joy, she has never stopped riding a bike. Becoming a League Cycling Instructor in 2013 opened the door for her to share her passion with more people. Teaching folks how to handle their bicycles, learning the laws of the road and giving them the confidence to take their bikes out on the road gives her tremendous joy. She knows she is making an impact because at the end of each class she asks the students to tell her one thing they take away from the class and it blows her away with their answers, because each student took away valuable information which made them a more confident cyclist and in some cases a more informed motorist. In addition, they have become more aware on the importance of safe streets for our community.
Don Child was always a bike commuter, but it wasn’t until he retired that he really found his wheels. After leading a handful of Boy Scouts across America (documented in his book, “Blue Highway Warriors” from Motivational Press), he recognized the need for proper bicycle education, and leapt at the opportunity to become a Licensed Certified Instructor through the Hawaii Bicycling League. When he isn’t busy teaching bicycling classes, he can frequently be found on organized HBL rides.
Chelsie Counsell loves biking because it is an environmentally friendly and freeing way to explore, exercise, commute, and enjoy being outside with friends. She is an avid cyclist who has led bike tours, competed in half Ironmans and off-road triathlons, and completed multiple century rides and various hill climbs including a 10,000 ft climb in Taiwan. Chelsie became an LCI to share her passion for bikes with others and empower them to spend more time on two wheels.
Patricia Johnson got back on a bicycle at age 62, and has been happily riding ~100 miles/week ever since. She leads the Monday, “Start The Week Off Right Ride”, the Thursday, “Kailua 4 Brunch Ride,” and the Sunday, Red Hot Ladies “Roving Riders” rides + recently helping to teach the BIKI Basics classes. She loves the freedom bicycling affords her, AND more, the friendships she has made. She loves sharing the JOY of riding a bicycle!
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Falling in love with bicycling every time she gets on her bike, Malia loves helping people find the freedom and joy cycling brings. She has been teaching cycling workshops for HBL since her sophomore year of college at UH and was fortunate to be welcomed to the HBL staff ‘ohana as their Adult Education Manager in 2015.
John doesn’t remember a time in his life when a bicycle was not his mode of transportation. He is a passionate believer of a recreational cycling community that encompasses riders of all ages and abilities. John has been an activist for 20+ years in the pursuit of the completion of the Leeward Bikeway. He has participated in bike-share and cycling experiences most recently in Oregon, Umbria Italy, and Perigord, France. And let’s not forget cycling adventures in the cities of London, Amsterdam, Rome, Indianapolis, Chattanooga, D.C. , San Francisco, Buffalo, Niagara, Saint Augustine, and, of course, Honolulu (Biki bikes). His passions brought him to HBL and encouraged him to become a League of American Bicyclists League Cycle Instructor (LCI).
For more information on how you can join the awesome rankings of League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) here in Hawai‘i, please email Malia at Malia@HBL.org or call (808) 735-5756.
To sign-up to teach workshops go to HBL.org/signup/LCI
Join the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and HBL Saturday August 12th at 6:00pm for the Light Up the Night Ride with HPD! In addition to being a fun ride through Waikīkī, the event will raise awareness about the importance of using lights and being visible when riding at night, and connect the cycling community with the HPD officers that help keep our roads safe. Following the ride, HPD officers will be available to answer your questions, discuss bike and traffic safety, and talk story.
Ride to raise awareness about safe nighttime cycling and sharing the road!
Ride (and talk story) to connect with the people who bike and HPD!
Ride for fun!
Ride to Light Up the Night!
The short ride will go from Kapi‘olani Park through Waikīkī and back. The slow-moving group ride will be escorted by HPD officers. Bring front and rear lights and other high visibility items! The ride will start and end at Kapi‘olani Park – parking lot near Monsarrat Avenue and Paki Avenue (click here for a map). If you are arriving by car, you can park in that same parking lot, but of course we encourage you to come by bike! Keiki under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All riders must wear a helmet and have working front & back lights during the ride. The ride will depart at 7:00pm, but all riders must arrive by 6:30pm to sign-in. Please make sure your bicycle is in good-working order for the ride. Your bicycle may be subject to a safety check to ensure it is safe to ride.
Keiki are invited to join for the BikeEd Bike Rodeo between 6:00-6:45pm. This is a fun course designed for kids to build their skills in a controlled environment. Depending on demand, we will keep the Bike Rodeo open during the ride and into the post-ride talk story with HPD time. Note, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Don’t forget your lights! You can check out an article by HBL staff on some of our favorite flashy lights at www.HBL.org/LightGear.
- 6:00pm – Come hang out with HPD and HBL, bring your kids to spin around the bike rodeo, and enjoy hot dogs and snacks!
- 6:30pm – All riders must arrive by 6:30pm
- 6:45pm – Safety briefing
- 7:00pm – We ride!!!
- 8:00pm – The ride should return by 8:00pm or so. Stay around to ask HPD any traffic law questions or just talk story.
As always, we need your help to pull off a great event. Volunteers needed for tabling, bike rodeo, ride assistants, and breakdown. Click here to sign up to help!
Questions? Email Malia at Malia@HBL.org or call (808) 735-5756.
Click HERE for the full “Light Up the Night Ride with HPD” flyer.
Check out our complete page on Hawaii Bike Laws. Bring your questions to the talk story time after the ride.