The Hawaii Bicycling League and its BikeEd Program have begun working with Dole Middle School to install a set of bike racks at the campus. With the building of the bikeway along Kamehameha IV Road, riding to school has become much safer than before, but students wishing to ride to school haven’t had any parking for their bikes. With the installation of two bike racks, capable of parking approximately 25 bikes, students can ride to school without worry of losing their sweet rides. Plans are in the works to build the steel racks and lay them on gravel at the entrance to the school by the administration office, much in the same way that bike racks at the University of Hawaii have been set up. The racks will be installed within the next month.
Imagine bike lanes across the island, friends and family healthy and active, arriving to work loaded with energy and shorter commute times!
Membership. Spread the word!
We can make this a reality by increasing our membership numbers at the Hawaii Bicycling League! With greater support comes a stronger, more influential voice. Help us bring about safer infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. Encourage your loved ones to become members and get involved with an upbeat community striving to enrich the lives of Hawaii’s citizens. One of our major goals this year is to increase our membership numbers to incite more change! Thank you for your membership, you make a difference! Send any questions Dana’s way. E-mail Dana Oxiles via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the month of March, Walk Bike Drive’s been around the island!
Walk Bike Drive Presentations
From the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board to driver education at Kaiser High School, HBL’s reaching new audiences every day! If you know of any group that could benefit from a free talk about safely sharing our roadways, we will go the distance! If you walk at night, ride your bike on narrow streets or drive anywhere around Oahu, we can provide you with tips on how to commute safely and confidently. Most traffic fatalities are no accident. Equip yourself with safety knowledge and remember to walk and drive with aloha!
Are you hoping to muster up the courage to ride again but need a little encouragement?
Is your bicycle collecting dust in the garage, aching to be ridden? Than HBL’s looking for you! If you’re an adult wanting to get back on that bike but are experiencing a little hesitation, you’re not alone! Let us help you get started with a free Cycling Skills workshop. You’ll learn the rules of the road and participate in a ride around a neighborhood. We will boost your riding confidence! Sign up today!
Contact Dana Oxiles, email@example.com, for support, information, and scheduling of our free talks and workshops at . Take advantage of our programs! Mahalo!
December 12, 2015 – Update!
We had a wonderful time in the Mānoa Christmas Parade, many thanks to the fantastic people who came out to ride their beautifully decorated bikes (and trikes!) this past Saturday as we cruised around Mānoa. Mahalo as well to the Mānoa Lions Club who organized the parade, we are so happy HBL could participate, and are looking forward to next year! We had Christmas elves, a reindeer, a decked out Christmas tree in a bike trailer, and many more merry riders to join us. You can take a look at our Facebook page for more pictures, or share photos you took of the parade by using the uploader below!Please select a valid form
Pictures (and awesome bike lights!) shared by Linda (click for higher resolution):
Pictures shared by Yovo (click for higher resolution):
December 2, 2015
Come join us in the 2015 Mānoa Christmas Parade on December 12th (Saturday)! We’ll be decking out our bicycles with fun decorations and cheer as we cruise along in the parade that begins at Noelani Elementary School (in Mānoa). The event is expected to have 1,100 marchers, 12 vehicles, & 5 bands. Other participants including state and local government VIP’s, local businesses, community organizations, and youth clubs, have made the Mānoa Christmas Parade a festive and colorful holiday season event. It starts at 5pm but we will meet at 4pm at the Noelani School for bicycle decoration and staging. Bring your best holiday attire! Please email Malia at Malia@HBL.org or sign-up HERE to be part of the festivities!
We will bring some garlands and things to dress up our rides, but if you have some festive accessories to deck out your bike then please feel free to bring them (lights?!)! You can wear whatever you feel comfortable cruising along in (the more holiday spirit the better!), just make sure it doesn’t interfere with you riding safely.
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and hope to see you on the 12th!
The Hawaii Bicycling League and the City and County of Honolulu have partnered to bring BikeEd Hawaii to fourth graders on Oahu. This comprehensive bicycle safety program teaches our keiki how to ride safely in our communities. Through the efforts of many, the BikeEd(sm) Hawaii program has provided the knowledge and basic skills to begin to navigate school neighborhoods safely as bicyclists and pedestrians. Parents are encouraged to bike and walk with your child to develop these skills.
What is BikeEd Hawaii?
- A fun bike safety program by the Hawaii Bicycling League to teach all 4th graders in participating schools
- 4 or 5 days instruction of 45-60 minutes per class
- Two BikeEd Hawaii Instructors per class(certified in Traffic Skills 101 by the League of American Bicyclists)
- On-campus/park instruction, followed by on-road instruction
- Beginner riders are able to participate and will receive instruction, time permitting
- Parent volunteers are welcome!
What Will Students Learn?
- Proper use of helmet, safety vest/bright clothes
- The “6-Point Bicycle Safety Check” (Air, Brakes, Chain, Handlebar, Pedals, Seat)
- Ride on the RIGHT side of the road and stay on CHECKPOINT (2-3 ft. from the curb or parked vehicle)
- Correct procedures at stop signs, inter-sections, and U-turns
- Safe driveway exit
- Bicycling safely is fun!
Activities for Parents:
- Volunteer in your child’s BikeEd Hawaii classes (contact teacher)
- Buy your child a bicycle from a local bike shop (local bicycling resource experts!)
- Ride with your child for at least 30 hours outside of class in the next 6 months
- Volunteer to organize other bike rides with student’s school
- Go to www.hbl.org/content/school-photos to check out your child’s BikeEd school photos and to learn more about HBL
- Develop “Safe Routes to School” for your child and school
- Organize Bike Parades with HBL
I just want to take a moment to thank your organization for teaching my son, Aidan, to ride a bike!! I have tried to for years, but because he is big for his age, I couldn’t find training wheels that would support him. He is so excited about riding a bike that we are going to be getting him a bike for Christmas. I can’t wait to ride as a family around our subdivision. Please thank the instructors that made this happen.” – Chrysti