Hawaii Bicycling League Board of Directors
Joshua F. Powell, President
Revolusun Owner / Architect / General Contractor
Interest in cycling: Raced USCF as a junior and through 1st year of college – CAT3. Have been passionate about cycling all my life and care deeply about the rights of cyclists and creating a safe sustainable future for cycling in Hawaii.
Goals as a HBL Board Member: I believe it is important to contribute to society where you are most passionate. My primary goal as an HBL board member will be to advocate for safer and more bike friendly roadways and pathways in Hawaii. Honolulu is a global city and needs to catch up to global standards for cycling access. I will also seek to use my business and community relationships to find alignment in other like-minded organizations to enhance the public support and awareness of cycling and its benefits in Hawaii.
Patricia Johnson, Vice President
“Ten years ago I returned home to Hawaii and found no weekly organized rides. Dale Hoffmann and I created weekly HBL rides that continue today–the Monday, “Start The Week Off Right” ride and the Thursday, “Kailua 4 Brunch” ride. Pattie Dunn and I co-founded the Red Hot Ladies cycling club (also open to men) 10 years ago to make new friends and discover the islands by bike. I ride the Haleiwa, Honolulu Century, Zach’s Ride, Sharon’s Ride and the Tour de Cure every year. I’ve been an HBL volunteer, strategic planner, and fundraiser. My goal is to bring enduring standard practices to the Board of Directors and to take advantage of the promise of the Caldwell re-election and the “game-changer” that the introduction of BikeShare is creating.”
Pattie Dunn, Secretary
Academic Services School of Pacific & Asian Studies/Asian
Interest in cycling and HBL: I used to commute by bicycle to UH-Manoa as a student. I didn’t get back on my bike until I turned 50 and someone foolishly suggested that I try doing triathlons. I discovered I have a fear of open deep water, don’t like to run but loved being on the bicycle. I had a wonderful coach in Eve DeCoursey, former Executive Director of HBL and wanted to be like Eve in her passion to make bicycling doable for everyone. As a result, I helped to co-found the Red Hot Ladies ride group for women 50+, helped to establish the UH-Manoa bicycle committee, a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling.
Goals as a HBL Board Member: I see more and more cyclist on the roads not just as athletes but as commuters. I don’t want to be one of those people who commiserate on how bad the roads are and how un- safe it is for cyclist. I want to make a difference and serving on the board of directors of HBL is one of the ways I can do this. I want to see HBL as a strong voice for all cyclist in the state. An inclusive rather exclusive organization.
Gary Gill, Treasurer
“I biked to the first Honolulu “Bike In” in 1969 with 500 others on my one-speed hand-me-down as a 9-year old. As a City Council member, I established the City bicycling coordinator position. At Kokua Kalihi Valley 10 years ago I created K-VIBE (Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange) that turns young people into cyclists with mechanic skills. I volunteer on HBL’s Leeward Bikeway steering committee helping resolve historic preservation issues so construction can start soon after years of delay. In the future I hope to create a world-class mountain biking venue at Palehua in the Waianae Mountains to promote physical fitness, recreation, and protect environmental resources. I’m happy to be a part of HBL’s ambitious agenda to bring dramatic progress for bicyclists.”
Interest in cycling and HBL: My passion for cycling was rekindled in 2008 by the challenge of the Honolulu Century Ride. I joined HBL at that time and have enjoyed participating in the many group rides and events that are a part of our organization. My interests have grown through active volunteering in events like community cleanups, BikeEd bike assembly, ride event support, Oahu Bike Count, and teaching. I’ve been a bike commuter since 2008 and am impressed with the infrastructure improvements championed by HBL. I enjoy interacting with and became friends with many of the like-minded people that make up HBL. I recently completed the League of American Bicyclists instructor course and am thrilled to share my enthusiasm and help grow our community through coaching.
Goals as a HBL Board Member: I am fascinated by the multi-directional support of cycling by HBL and hope to advance its vision and complement the organization with my technical background.
Assistant Professor of Psychology University of Hawaii at Manoa
Interest in cycling and HBL: I have been a member and volunteer with the Hawaii Bicycling League since moving to Oahu in the fall of 2012. Over this time, I have served as a HBL Friendship Rider for Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise and the Honolulu Century Ride, volunteered for the Oahu Bike Count, and recently became an HBL Bike Ambassador. I am an active cyclist/triathlete and community volunteer committed to improving conditions for cyclists in Hawaii.
Goals as a HBL Board Member: I am community psychologist interest- ed in the social and built environment. I hope to leverage my experiences as both a cyclist and researcher to improve the cycling environment for all residents. This includes attending to the voice of community members, promoting cycling as a primary mode of transportation, and supporting the Oahu Bike Plan. I hope to work with residents, city planners, and cycling advocates to develop and promote right-of-way policies that work for all modes of transportation.
Program Manager at Referentia Systems
Interest in cycling and HBL: HBL member and past board president, serving on the board for the past 12 years. Involved as a volunteer supporting the planning and operation of the Honolulu Century Ride and the Metric Century Ride. Member of the Tradewind Cycling Team and a USA Cycling Race Official.
Goals as a HBL Board Member: I want to continue to support the mission of the Hawaii Bicycling League through my involvement with the century ride events, fund raising and advocacy.
“I’m a long-time advocate cycling advocate. I lobbied The Bus to install bike racks several years before the racks finally appeared, and commuted 25 miles a day for over 20 years before retiring from my job as a technical writer. I now see the bicycle as my primary mode of transportation, putting far more miles on my bike than my car. I celebrated my 70th birthday by bicycling across America with a group of 16-year-old Venturing Scouts while helping to raise $25,000 for wounded veterans, a journey documented in my book, “Blue Highway Warriors,” and celebrated 71 years by cycling the length of England from Land’s End to John O’Groats. I can frequently be found on HBL-sponsored rides, including the regular Monday and Thursday rides starting in Kahala, as well as special HBL-sponsored ride events such as the metric and regular century rides. I cannot understand why everyone doesn’t ride a bike in Hawaii. The weather is perfect to make this into a cycling paradise, as well as a world-class destination for bicycle tourists. I’m a League Certified Instructor (LCI), and have served on several boards including a condo association, an arts council, a literary foundation, and a family corporation, and now would like to serve on the HBL board so I can give back to the community of bicyclists that has provided me with so many rich memories.”
Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Hawaii Family Lawyer of the Year, 2011. Slowest member of Tradewinds Cycling Team.
Favorite ride: The Cycle to the Sun
General Manager, The Bike Shop
Interest in cycling and HBL: Currently a commuter. Have done Time Trials, Road races, Century Rides, Triathlons. Recently became a certified League Cycling Instructor, which would allow me to teach cycling skills courses. Avid supporter of everything about cycling.
Goals as a HBL Board Member: Listen to the voice of our cycling community, turn our cyclists dream facilities into reality, support HBL’s staff efforts to make Oahu more bike friendly, work more closely with managers of other bicycle stores on efforts regarding increasing HBL membership.
“After retiring in November 2016, I returned to cycling as a passion and a community of people that I enjoy. I am currently active with the HBL weekly rides, have competed in triathlons, ridden the outer islands with the Heavy Breathers and completed week long mainland tours, I have experienced and benefited from the many facets of bicycling. I would like to give back to the bicycling community by joining the Board of Directors and supporting the Honolulu Bicycling League goals and objectives. My focus would be to continue the progress made in making Honolulu a world class cycling city with expanded cycling infrastructure and cycling training for all ages.”
Health, Wellness & Sports Specialist (Business Entrepreneur)
Interest in cycling and HBL: Mountain Bike/ BMX
Goals as a HBL Board Member: As a mountain bike professional and BMX advocate, I want to bring a new and fresh perspective to the HBL team. My ultimate goal is to unify the cycling community and create a stronger voice no matter what discipline you desire. I would also like to add to the HBL Mission: to get more people to ride bicycles for health, recreation and transportation by making Hawaii’s streets, PATHWAYS, PARKS, AND TRAIL ACCESS safer through advocacy, education and events.
HBL member since 1976, League Cycling Instructor since 1979, HBL Board Member since 2011
Favorite Ride: Pali Loop