Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise will be Saturday, July 7th 2018!
Check out the great recap video below of the 2017 Zach’s Ride in Paradise!
Zachary Manago, a promising HPU student, baseball player, and avid cyclist was killed on December 2010 while on a ride around Oahu. He was riding on the road shoulder with proper equipment and lights when struck by a hit and run driver. Zach was passionate about safer bicycling facilities and wanted to make Hawaii safe so more people could bike. This ride is to honor Zach. Mahalo to the Manago family and friends for their continued support and volunteer efforts to make this event happen each year!
Zach’s Ride Fundraising
While Zach’s Ride is a free event, we encourage the participants and community members to help fundraise for Zach’s Fund. This fund supports the Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise, plus helps make other bicycle safety and awareness programs possible. This programs include the Walk, Bike, Drive presentations, Light Up the Night events, and more. Please create a fundraising page when you sign up for the event, or click the link below for the fundraising page.
We’ve teamed up with Primal Wear to take Ckaweeks Zach’s Ride design and make a limited edition jersey! Anyone who fundraises $250 or more is eligible for one!
Benchmarks: Fundraisers will be eligible for stickers packs, t-shirts, and a limited edition jersey at different levels.
$22 – Stickers (variety pack of 10)
$100 – 2017 Zach’s Ride T-shirt ($20 value) + Stickers
$250 – Zach’s Ride Jersey ($90 value) + 2017 Zach’s Ride T-Shirt ($20 value) + Stickers
2016 Zach’s Ride T-shirts are still available!
Designed by Kawika – Ckaweeks – Samson
Printed on 100% cotton shirts.
Shirts will also be for-sale on both days of the event.
Saturday, July 8th 2017 – 66-35-11 Mile Ride
Check out the Saturday Ride Map.
Wahiawa – Meet at 6am – Depart at 7am – 66 Miles – Click for Directions
Pokai Bay – Meet at 10am – Depart by 11am – 35 Miles – Click for Directions
Neal Blaisdell Park Meet at 1pm – Depart by 2pm – 11 Miles – Click for Directions
Stage 1 Wahiawa – Mokuleia Beach Park – Kaena Point – Yokohama Bay – Pokai Bay Aid Station – 31 Miles (66 miles total)
Stage 2 Pokai Bay – Kahe Point Beach Park – Kapolei – Asing Park – Pearl Harbor Bike Path – Neal Blaisdell Park – 24 Miles (35 miles total)
Stage 3 Neal Blaisdell Park – Kam Highway – Nimitz Highway – Ala Moana Blvd – Kakaako Agora – 11 Miles
Entry Fees: Zach’s Ride is a free event! We encourage fundraising and donations to help HBL’s advocacy and awareness efforts. Create a personalized fundraising page or donate with you registration. Already registered? Click Here to Create a Fundraising Page!
Bus Options -There is NO PARKING at the start in Wahiawa (plus we finish a long ways away!), so you must either be dropped off or take a bus. For $5 you and your bike can catch a ride to the start on a Roberts Hawaii bus! Limited space so Sign Up Now!
Buses will be loading from Kakaako Waterfront Park
Bus to Wahiawa – Loads at 5am, departs by 5:30am
Bus to Pokai Bay – Loads at 8am, departs by 8:30am
Questions about Kaena Point? Video of riders on the point
Riders on everything from fixed-gears, road bikes, and mountain bikes have made it around Kaena Point on Zach’s Ride. It is bumpy and can be muddy, so be prepared to carry your bike at some point or another! We’d recommend leaving the road shoes/pedals at home and opting for either flat pedals or mountain bike shoes. We receive many questions about Kaena each year and I promise hundreds of riders have successfully completed it before! We have volunteers who help in the tricky parts too. It’s part of what makes Zach’s Ride fun, riding somewhere you wouldn’t normally!
Support: There are water stops, aid stations, and mechanical aid along the course. But be prepared to support yourself and other riders. Bring a water bottle, extra tubes, snacks, sunscreen, insurance card, and anything else you may need. Consider taking our FREE basic bike maintenance class if you don’t know how to fix a flat!
Aid Stations/Water Stops/Mechanical Aid
Waihawa Start – Water available
YMCA Camp Erdman – Water/Snack stop before Kaena Point
Yokohama Beach Park – Mechanical aid / Water stop after Kaena Point
Pokai Bay – Full Aid Station
Kahe Point Beach Park – Water/Snack stop
Asing Park – Full Aid Station – Leeward Bikeway Speakers
Neal Blaisdell Park – Water/Snack Stop supported by ADA Hawaii.
Kakaako Agora – Finish / Dinner
Finish: The ride will finish at Revolusun, Ward/Ala Moana. The Manago Family and Friends prepare a lunch/dinner for all the riders. We’ll also have Zach’s Ride t-shirts and jerseys available.
Volunteer: Want to help out? Volunteers make this event possible! We can use a hand with our roaming aid stations, and more! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help make this event awesome!
Awareness: We’ll stop at police stations and invite elected representatives to discuss local safety concerns and how to improve them. HBL’s instructional courses on safe cycling on Oahu will be featured as part of our Safety Education & Awareness Program.
Donations: While Zach’s Ride is a free event, we encourage the participants and community members to help fundraise for Zach’s Fund. This fund supports the Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise, plus helps make other bicycle safety and awareness programs possible. This programs include the Walk, Bike, Drive presentations, Light Up the Night events, and more. Please create a fundraising page when you sign up for the event, or click the link below for the fundraising page.
Entry Fees: There is no entry fee for Saturday’s ride.
More Bicycle Lanes: Read Zach’s last major research writing assignment at Hawaii Pacific University. It was written a few weeks before the accident on December 17, 2010.
Safety: Riders will re-group at all stops. A sweep vehicle will follow the last rider. If you decide to stop, please let one of the Friendship Ride Leaders or volunteers in a vehicle know. Helmets and front brakes are required.
Zach’s Ride Videos:
Mahalo to the sponsors of the 2017 Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise