With your help to strengthen our collective voice, the Hawaii Bicycling League raised biking and street safety for all users to higher levels in the last year! Bike lanes, Complete Streets, education programs, and pedestrian safety – a lot has happened in 2017 to make these islands a safer and more enjoyable place to ride and walk! We still have work to do to create a cycling paradise. Be a spoke in the wheel of change in 2018!
Hawaii Bicycling League depends on financial support from committed members like you. With a tax-deductible contribution of $25, $43, $100, $500, $1,000 (or more!), HBL will be better equipped to make Hawaii a cycling and walking paradise and a place where people who walk, bike and drive share the road in the spirit of aloha. 2018 marks our 43rd year serving the community in Hawaii. We wouldn’t be here without support from members like you!
Click to see what your support helped achieve in 2016:
- The Leeward Bikeway is moving closer to reality. HBL became a consulting party in historic process to actively work for a resolution agreement and this is in sight. And community support is strong – 5 neighborhood boards, 1,000+ people, and 75 businesses are in solidarity with HBL for the construction and completion of the Leeward Bikeway as soon as possible.
- We’re repaving our way to a network of bikeways! Resurfacing projects brought bike lanes to Beretania Street and 10th Avenue, and buffered bike lanes on Waiakamilo Road.
- Complete Streets in Kalihi after a big push from HBL, KVIBE, area schools, and others. Kamehameha IV Road was “Right Sized” making room for bike lanes and enhanced pedestrian crossings.
- Bike-friendly is a growing trend with developers like DR Horton having completed a new 1.2-mile bike path in Kapolei and Howard Hughes starting construction on the Auahi Street bike lanes in Kaka‘ako.
- HBL worked with community members to adopt E Maka‘ala Pedestrian Crossing Flags at 32 unsignalized crosswalks. So far, they seem to be making a difference in addressing pedestrian safety.
- Our Walk Bike Vote Candidate Questionnaire helped educate voters on candidate positions regarding important bicycle and pedestrian issues.
- The 35th Honolulu Century Ride saw a safety focused route change to include the Ka Iwi Coast.
Click to see additional accomplishments over the past year:
- Over 3,100 cyclists collectively rode in the 35th Honolulu Century Ride, 25th Hale‘iwa Metric Century Ride (record high registration!), 6th Zach Manago’s Ride In Paradise, and Aloha Fun Ride!
- Community ride leaders hosted over 600 free weekly group rides!
- Maui Bicycling League Chapter held multiple group rides and are working towards a bike-friendly Maui.
- 1,080 adult cyclists were educated with our free cycling workshops and 2,669 commuters were taught safe riding, walking, and driving techniques.
- 14 enthusiastic riders successfully went through a rigorous League Cycling Instructors Certification course, held by the League of American Bicyclists.
- The 4th Annual O‘ahu Bike Count tallied 4,573 cyclists across 10 locations thanks to 84 volunteers.
- The first annual King Street Challenge during Bike Month incentivized participants to buy and submit 148 receipts totaling $5,100 from local businesses along the Protected Bike Lane.
- 9,404 fourth graders were taught safe cycling at 87 O‘ahu schools in our BikeEd program.
- Energizer stations during Bike to Work Week in May served over 500 commuters.
- 340 supporters attended our 41st Anniversary Annual HBL Members Dinner, helping to fundraise over $20,000 that evening towards hiring a Leeward Bikeway Coordinator.
- Our Light Up the Night safety campaigns distributed sets of bike lights to 293 “light-less” riders.
- The City & County of Honolulu has hired a Complete Streets Administrator to help tie together projects and promote complete streets on O‘ahu!
You’ve chosen to support cycling in Hawaii. Please make a tax-deductible donation to the Hawaii Bicycling League so your legacy as a supporter of safe cycling and walking lives on for generations to come. Your donation will help the Hawaii Bicycling League continue to educate thousands of people of all ages and abilities who walk, bike and drive, host signature events, and be a voice for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure improvements all over the islands. Be a spoke in the wheel of change in 2018!
Mahalo for your devotion to cycling and walking in Hawaii and a more livable community for everyone! Your donation to the Hawaii Bicycling League will help continue this year’s momentum well into the future.
Ride Aloha from all the staff at HBL!