Hawaii Bicycling League Staff
Hawaii Bicycling League’s leadership is Malia Harunaga and Daniel Alexander who are both serving as Co-Directors. They lead a team of dedicated and passionate staff.
Co-Director/Advocacy, Planning & Communication Director
Daniel has spent years working on bicycle advocacy and alternative transportation planning. He is a graduate on UH Manoa’s Urban Planning department, where his extra-curriculars included co-founding and coordinating Cycle Manoa. After college, Daniel worked as a transportation planner for Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts and as a urban planner for Hawaii-based planning-firm Belt Collins. Daniel is an American Certified Institute Planner.
Malia k Harunaga
Co-Director/Adult Education Manager
Malia has always loved riding bikes, and competed in keiki triathlons when she was little. She has been teaching as a League Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists for seven years, and after graduating college joined the awesome crew that is HBL at the beginning of the 2015. She loves bicycling (fixed gear & road, competing & for leisure), running, and photography. Malia is looking forward to bicycles taking over the world (or at least Hawaiʻi) in the near future!
Sateash joins the HBL team with 10 years of event planning experience, and looks forward to learning the ins and outs of planning the best bike ride events in Hawai‘i! Sateash enjoys dancing, going to shows, singing karaoke, and hanging with friends, over a good meal, a fun board game, or a day at the beach.
Chad has been an HBL member, volunteer and bike/bus commuter from Kailua since 2003 when the Honolulu bus strike pushed him back to pedaling after years of bus and car riding. Before starting work at HBL in 2010 he was executive director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with 6,000 housing units statewide. He is happy to use his background in county government on Kauai and experience with the legislature to support HBL’s advocacy for safer streets and vision zero – a future where no one has to die on our streets.
Andrew has lived in Hawaii for over ten years. He has a bachelor’s in business management and is working on getting his teaching degree. Andrew has been biking for eight years and became a certified League Cycling Instructor in 2016. He enjoys biking and spending time with his girlfriend, two cats, and dog.
BikeED Team Leader
Chet “the Jet” Blanton has taught bicycle education to 4th graders in BikeEd Hawaii since 1999. The founder of the triathlon team Team Jet Hawaii, Chet’s also an accomplished triathlete: former reigning world record holder for completing the most Ironman’s in one year (27, 1998-2003), and has completed 45 Marathons, 80 Ultra Marathons, 100 Sprint Triathlons, and the Double Deca Ironman.
BikeED Team Leader
Andrew enjoys riding bikes, but finds hills to be a problem. He found a great solution to this when he heard about electric bikes and proudly owns a couple DIY bikes. Andrew has been working with kids for over 10 years and now gets to teach them how to be safer and smarter commuters.
BikeED Instructor Chris is super happy to be a part of BikeEd Hawaii again working with our Keiki on bikes, where it all starts. He is inspired to see all of the progress made lately for safe cycling on the roads of Honolulu
BikeEd Part Time Instructors Diane Lewis & Lee Maxwell coming soon
Thomas joins the HBL team as an intern as he transitions from the military. He commutes to work either by running or biking, and enjoys running Ultra Marathons and riding bikes with his family. He started riding a bike to school in the 3rd Grade and still rides the same Specialized Rockhopper that he got when graduating from college 26 years ago.