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.