Rediscover your youth on adult-tricycles supplied by HBL. With a grant from the Department of Transportation Services we have purchased seven recumbent tricycles for use in this program. Recumbent tricycles are known for their unique riding position that offer greater stability and comfort to riders of all levels. Even if you haven’t been on a bike since your childhood, or don’t know how to ride a bike, the recumbent trike offers a (very comfortable) alternative to traditional upright bicycles. They’re great for people with bad backs or poor balance! If you’re used to riding a bicycle this is a fun alternative to see the island from a more laid-back and cruiser-perspective. We always ride the pace of the slowest rider, so you never have to worry about getting left behind! You will be with a friendly, patient, and knowledgeable Ride Leader the whole time.
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Main: Pearl Harbor Bike Path (Pearl City), 7 trikes available
Teaser: Ala Moana / Magic Island Bike Paths (Honolulu), 5 trikes available
Special: Anywhere! Contact Malia at Malia@HBL.org or by calling (808) 735-5756 to coordinate having the trikes brought to your area for a senior/health group/organization.
New Program Information! (As of 9/2018)
5 Ride Reservation Cap
In an effort to reach more people through this grant-funded program and have more people experience these unique trikes, starting on September 1st 2018, participants will be able to attend FIVE (5) scheduled Senior Rides. This is for either the Pearl City ones or Honolulu ones that are scheduled on HBL’s site. (Does not include other events we do with the trikes at libraries, parks, expos, partnerships with housing centers, other groups, etc.). You will be notified before you reach your 5th ride.
Bonus Referral Ride Program
Reached your maximum of 5 rides with the trikes but want to trike more? Refer a friend (or two or more!) to the program and gain two (2) BONUS “referral” rides for yourself! When your friend signs up, make sure they add your first & last name to the “
Bringing Your Own Ride?
Participants are able to join our scheduled Senior Rides by bringing their own bicycle/tricycle. You will still need to register, but your rides with your own bike/trike do not count towards the 5 Ride Cap. Requirements: Your bicycle/tricycle needs to be in WORKING condition, you must bring and wear a helmet for the ride, and you should know how to fix your own flat (and have the tools to do so). Don’t know what tools to bring or how to fix a flat? Attend one of our Basic Bike Maintenance workshops to learn all of that! Those bringing their own bike/trike should have good bike control and be able to ride at a slow pace with a group – we strongly recommend attending a Bicycling Basics workshop before!
1. Senior “Introductory” Ride
This two-hour morning workshop will provide recumbent tricycles (and all the bells and whistles) to seniors ages 50 and up, free of charge. The workshop will teach the basics of trike handling, fit, gear shifting, braking, and how to ride efficiently. It will finish with a short ride on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path or Ala Moana Beach Park (you don’t have to worry about cars on the bike paths!). No prior bicycling experience is needed—this workshop is aimed at kūpuna who have not ridden a bike in a long time or for those who just want to enjoy the lovely Hawaiʻi sunshine while getting some exercise in! The Introductory Ride is designed for those new to trike-ing.
2. Senior “Beginner” Ride
This two-hour morning workshop is a good follow-up to the Senior Introductory Ride. HBL will provide recumbent tricycles (and all the bells and whistles) to seniors ages 50 and up, free of charge. The workshop will include everything covered in the Senior Introductory Rides but the Beginner Rides are open for any senior – trike reservations are first come, first served.
3. Senior “Intermediate” Ride
This 2-hour workshop is for seniors (age 50 and up) wanting to complete the full 10 miles on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path and get a good workout in on the trikes provided by HBL.The Intermediate Ride is designed for those who are able to keep a moderate pace and ride the full distance at the speed of the group. If you haven’t tried the trikes before or don’t think you might be able to keep a quicker pace, we suggest you choose the Introductory or Beginner Ride.
All Senior Ride trike reservations are on a first come, first served basis (in order of participant sign up). There are only limited tricycles available (6 a the Pearl City location & 5 at the Ala Moana location), so sign up to reserve your trike now!
Senior Introductory Rides are designed for letting new riders experience the trikes, so in the case of workshop overbooking, first time participants will have preference over repeat riders (for Introductory Rides).
- Wednesday, December 5, Linda’s Group Ride, 9-11am – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)
- Thursday, December 6, Myra’s Group Ride, 9:30-11am – Magic Island / Ala Moana Bike Paths (map)
- Thursday, December 6, Senior Introductory Ride, 3-5pm – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)
- Tuesday, December 11, Senior Beginner Ride, 9-11am – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map) – One trike left!
- Tuesday, December 18, Senior Introductory Ride, 9:30-11am – Magic Island / Ala Moana Bike Paths (map)
Thursday, December 20, Senior Intermediate Ride, 9-11am – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)– RIDE FULL. Contact Malia at Malia@HBL.org or 808-735-5756 to be put on the waitlist.
- Thursday, January 3, Senior Introductory Ride, 9-11am – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)
- Sunday, January 13, Senior Beginner Ride, 3-5pm – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)
Tuesday, January 22, Senior Introductory Ride, 9-10:30am – Magic Island / Ala Moana Bike Paths (map)RIDE FULL. Contact Malia at Malia@HBL.org or 808-735-5756 to be put on the waitlist.
- Thursday, January 31, Senior Intermediate Ride, 9-11am – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)
- [PRIVATE] Thursday, February 14, JoAnn’s Senior Group Ride, 9:30-11am – Magic Island / Ala Moana Bike Paths (map)
- [PRIVATE] Friday, February 15, Doris’ Senior Group Ride, 9:30-11am – Magic Island / Ala Moana Bike Paths (map)
- Thursday, February 21, Beginner Ride, 9-11am – Pearl Harbor Bike Path (map)
- Tuesday, February 26, Senior Introductory Ride, 9-10:30am – Magic Island / Ala Moana Bike Paths (map)
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* Workshop registration closes 24 hours before workshop
Cancellation / No-Show Fee
For cancellations/no-shows with less than 24 hours notice there will be a $5.00 cancellation/no-show fee for costs incurred. If you cannot attend your scheduled workshop, please contact HBL’s Adult Education Manager at Malia@HBL.org or text/call (808) 457-5401 as soon as possible. Because our Senior Rides have limited trikes, no-shows and late cancellations deprive someone else from the opportunity to participate. As a small nonprofit trying to change the world one person at a time, we appreciate your understanding!