Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | September 18, 2016

Reminder! “Bike Your Park” Day on 9/24 

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Aloha MBL members and supporters,

Our group ride planned for Saturday September 24 is still on, and we are hoping youʻll join us!  Note: Due to last weekʻs flooding, in which Iao Valley took the brunt of the storm, weʻll be changing the longer route (details below).

We will meet at the East side of Maalaea Harbor Shops Parking Lot, closest to Carl’s Jr.  Please arrive no later than 7:45 AM, as the rides start promptly at 8:00 AM.

Ride leaders from the Maui Bicycling League will do a brief ride orientation prior to departure and will lead and trail each group. These are no-drop rides where no one is left behind.

All riders must wear a properly fitting helmet, bring drinking water, and no earbuds are allowed. All rides will be on the road shoulder (varying widths) alongside normal road traffic. Not recommended for children under 16. Please wear bright clothing and use a tail light if you have one.

All rides will depart from Maalaea Parking at 8:00am, but ride groups will be back at the vehicles at different times. Public restrooms are available at Maalaea and Maui Tropical Plantation.

1) Beginner/intermediate: Ride from Maalaea to Maui Tropical Plantation and back. This ride is eight miles round-trip, at a fairly leisurely pace, with a slightly gradual climb. There may be some headwind as we start and/or tailwind returning. (Learning to ride with wind is a good skill to develop on Maui!) We will stop at the Tropical Plantation to stretch, hydrate, and snack before the ride back.

2) Upper intermediate: Ride at a moderate pace and enjoy the scenery, approximately 10-12 mph average speed. We will ride to Wailuku town, take a break to hydrate, then continue on a gradual, steady climb up Main Street. Iao Valley Road is closed indefinitely, so we will bear left onto Alu Road, go up the hill and turn left on Kuikahi Drive back down to High Street. This Intermediate level ride is approx. 18 miles round-trip. We will break at the top of the hill to enjoy the vistas, stretch and hydrate, before the nice downhill ride back.

For more information, email Sookie Kunst, MBL Education and Safety Co-chair at sookie@mykarmayoga.com.

All organized rides are free for MBL members. Non-members and visitors are invited to join the ride but are asked to consider joining MBL or making a small donation to help fund the organization’s efforts for more bicycle pathways and bike lanes on Maui. Please click here to join MBL and show your support https://www.hbl.org/join/

MBL rides are a fun way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists and learn paths around the island. Look for additional info and weather related updates at www.mauibicyclingleague.org. #BikeYourPark #FindYourPark#AdventureCycling

 

Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | September 8, 2016

Bike Your Park With Us!

iaoneedleAloha MBL members and supporters,

Join us for the first ever national Bike Your Park Day on September 24, 2016! Bring your friends and family and help them discover the bicycling opportunities in our backyard.

Maui Bicycling League (MBL) will be leading group bicycle rides for upper intermediate and beginner/intermediate riders in Central Maui to Iao Valley State Park and Maui Tropical Plantation on Saturday, September 24, 2016, starting at 8am.

We will meet at the East side of Maalaea Harbor Shops Parking Lot, closest to Carl’s Jr.

Please arrive no later than 7:45 AM, as the rides start promptly at 8:00 AM. Ride leaders from the Maui Bicycling League will do a brief ride orientation prior to departure and will lead and trail each group. These are no-drop rides where no one is left behind.

All riders must wear a properly fitting helmet, bring drinking water, and no ear buds are allowed. All rides will be on the road shoulder (varying widths) alongside normal road traffic. Not recommended for children under 16. Please wear bright clothing and use a tail light if you have one.

All rides will depart from Maalaea Parking at 8:00am, but ride groups should expect to be back at the vehicles at different times. Public restrooms are available at Maalaea and at both destinations.

1) Beginner/intermediate: Ride from Maalaea to Maui Tropical Plantation and back. This ride is eight miles round-trip, at a fairly leisurely pace, with a slightly gradual climb. There may be some headwind as we start and/or tailwind returning but it is not usually too strong in the morning. We will break at the Tropical Plantation to stretch, hydrate, and snack before the ride back.

2) Upper intermediate: Ride at a moderate pace and enjoy the scenery, approximately 10-12 mph average speed. We leave from Maalaea Parking and ride to Wailuku town, take a break and continue on a gradual, then steady climb up to Iao Valley State Park. This Intermediate level ride is approx. 18 miles round-trip. We will break at Iao Valley to stretch, hydrate, snack and enjoy the park for a bit before the nice downhill ride back.

For more information, email Sookie Kunst, MBL Education and Safety Co-chair at sookie@mykarmayoga.com.

All organized rides are free for MBL members. Non-members and visitors are invited to join the ride but are asked to consider joining MBL or making a small donation to help fund the organization’s efforts for more bicycle pathways and bike lanes on Maui. Please click here to join MBL and show your support https://www.hbl.org/join/

MBL rides are a fun way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists and learn paths around the island. Look for additional info and weather related updates at www.mauibicyclingleague.org. #BikeYourPark #FindYourPark#AdventureCycling

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Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | August 2, 2016

Saturday, Aug 6th–Join one of three Upcountry group rides!

Aloha MBL members and supporters,

kula viewThe Maui Bicycling League (MBL) will be leading three upcountry group rides for bicyclists on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, all starting at 8am.  The rides will vary from advanced beginner to experienced.

We will meet at Rice Park on Kula Highway, 5.8 miles South of Pukalani Longs Drugs, and park alongside Kula Highway (37).

Please arrive no later than 7:45am, as the rides start promptly at 8:00am. Ride leaders from the Maui Bicycling League will do a brief ride orientation prior to departure and will lead and trail each group. These are no-drop rides meaning no one is left behind.

All riders must wear a properly fitting helmet, bring drinking water, and no ear buds are allowed. All rides will be on the road shoulder (varying widths) and with motor vehicles. Not recommended for children under 16. Please wear bright clothing and use a tail light if you have one.

All three rides will depart from Rice Park at 8:00am, but when each ride returns is hard to tell, as it depends on pace and length of break. Riders should expect to be back at the vehicles at different times.

1) Cruise: Ride from Rice Park to Grandma’s Coffee House and back, with a break at Grandma’s. This is an Advanced Beginner level ride of six miles round-trip, at a fairly leisurely pace. Rolling hills.

2) Holoholo: Ride at a relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery. We leave from Rice Park and ride to the end of Thompson Rd, take a swing up to Kula Hospital, stop at Grandma’s for a break, then back to Rice Park. This Intermediate level ride is approx. 10 miles round-trip, with more rolling hills.

3) Get’em Brah!: Riders depart from Rice Park and ride to Ulupalakua Ranch Store and back. This is a moderately intense ride for Upper Intermediate, experienced riders. The section of road South of Keokea has no shoulder, but not much traffic either. The road drops about 1,200 ft. to Ulupalakua, so there is a climb on the trip back. Total ride distance is approx. 18 miles.

For more information, call Kim Round, MBL Education and Safety Co-chair, at 970.749.5873.

Rice Park: http://www.mauicounty.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Harold-Rice-Park-168

All organized rides are free for MBL members. Non-members and visitors are invited to join the ride but are asked to consider joining MBL or making a small donation to help fund the organization’s efforts for more bicycle pathways and bike lanes on Maui. Please click here to join MBL and show your support https://www.hbl.org/join/

MBL rides are a fun way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists and learn paths around the island. Look for additional info and weather related updates atwww.mauibicyclingleague.org.

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Posted by: samandias | July 31, 2016

Kihei Bike Path Dedication & Ride – Aug 1st

You’re invited to help celebrate a milestone: the completion of the second phase of the Kihei Bike Path.

The blessing and dedication of this new section of bike path will be hosted by the Maui County Department of Public Works. It takes place on August 1, 2016, at 3:00 pm at the South Maui Regional Park. Click below link  for more info:

https://us8.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=1456977

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Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | May 30, 2016

June 3 Bike Overnight at Olowalu!

ACA_LogoStackedJoin us in celebrating the Adventure Cycling Association’s 40th anniversary with a Bike Overnight! We will celebrate National Bike Travel Weekend June 3 – 5 by gathering at Camp Olowalu, in West Maui.  A few of us will be checking into the campground at 2:00 on Friday, June 3rd , go for a ride, have a group dinner, check out by 10 am Saturday, and ride into Lahaina.

Anyone interested in joining for an overnight stay should make their own reservation at the campground.  (www.campolowalu.com). This will be an informal and fun bike “adventure”. Contact Kim at 970.749.5873 if you want more information.

This is not a Maui Bicycling League sponsored event. 

Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | May 30, 2016

Updated: June 10 Women’s Pau Hana Bike Ride and Social Event

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The popularity of bicycling among women is rising nationwide, according to the League of American bicyclists.  Letʻs grow that trend by supporting women cyclists on Maui! Whether you are a guy or gal, bring a girlfriend on June 10, 2016 and let’s ride and have fun together as the sun is setting.

For a fun, scenic group ride, meet at the Polo Beach parking lot with your bike at 4:30pm on Friday, June 10th.  You must wear a helmet and bring your own drinking water.  Weʻll ride towards Makena Beach and Golf Resort, then cycle back for a fun gathering at Mulliganʻs on the Blue just up the street.
If you don’t have a bike yet or don’t get off work until later but want to meet other cyclists and see what this group is about, come join us for drinks, food and music around 6:15pm. A large table is reserved under Sookie Kunst.
Locations [Updated!]:
For the ride, meet at the Polo Beach parking lot. Driving South on Wailea Alanui Drive, turn right on Kaukahi Road at the South end of Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, the last of the Wailea resorts. Turn right into Polo Beach parking lot at end of the road.
For the social gathering after the ride, meet at Mulligan’s on the Blue, 100 Kaukahi Street, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753 (http://mulligansontheblue.com/)
NOTE: We have reserved a table for 15 people at 6:15 just to have that in place.
There is a great local band Soul Kitchen that will be playing at 7pm.
Details of the ride: Meet at the Polo Beach parking lot with your bike by 4:30pm. After registration and preparation, the group will begin the ride promptly at 5:00pm. We will ride together with group ride leaders in front, back and floating in between to ensure all riders are safe and included. This is a social ride appropriate for all levels from beginner to intermediate. There will be a review of basic hand signals and the ABC Quick Check (for safety) before we ride. Group rides are great way to learn new skills, ride safely, and have a great time with fellow cyclists.
We will ride approximately 6.5 miles over rolling hills on side streets and Makena Road to Makena Beach and Golf Resort and back to Polo Beach parking lot before heading up to Mulligan’s where we have a big table reserved for socializing, drinks, pupus and music. Please join us and let’s get Maui Women on a roll! https://mauibicyclingleague.org/2016/04/04/women-on-a-roll/.
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All organized rides are free for MBL members. Non-members and visitors are invited to join the ride but are asked to consider joining MBL or making a small donation to help fund the organization’s efforts for more bicycle pathways and bike lanes on Maui.
Please RSVP for this event by sending an e-mail to maui@hbl.org.
MBL rides are a fun way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists and learn paths around the island. Look for additional updates at www.mauibicyclingleague.org
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We look forward to seeing you on June 10th!
Mahalo!
MBL
Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | May 15, 2016

June 10 Women’s Pau Hana Bike Ride and Social Event

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The popularity of bicycling among women is rising nationwide, according to the League of American bicyclists.  Letʻs grow that trend by supporting women cyclists on Maui! Whether you are a guy or gal, bring a girlfriend on June 10, 2016 and let’s ride and have fun together as the sun is setting.

If you want to do a fun, scenic group ride, meet at the parking lot at Mulligan’s on the Blue with your bike at 4:30 to 4:45 pm.  You must wear a helmet and bring your own drinking water.  Weʻll ride towards Makena Beach and Golf Resort, then cycle back for a fun gathering at Mulliganʻs. 
If you don’t have a bike yet or don’t get off work until later but want to meet other cyclists and see what this group is about, come join us for drinks, food and music around 6:15pm. A large table is reserved under Sookie Kunst.
Location: Meet at the parking lot of Mulligan’s on the Blue
100 Kaukahi St
Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
NOTE: We have reserved a table for 15 people at 6:15 just to have that in place.
There is a great local band Soul Kitchen that will be playing at 7pm.
Details of the ride: Meet at the parking lot at Mulligan’s with your bike at 4:30 to 4:45 pm.  At 5:00 pm we will ride together with group ride leaders in front, back and floating in between to ensure all riders are safe and included. This is a social ride appropriate for all levels from beginners to intermediate. There will be a review of basic hand signals and the ABC Quick Check (for safety) before we ride. Group rides are great way to learn new skills, ride safely, and have a great time with fellow cyclists.
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We will ride approximately 5 miles over rolling hills on Makena Road to Makena Beach and Golf Resort and back to Mulligan’s where we have a big table reserved for socializing, drinks, pupus and music. Please join us and let’s get Maui Women on a roll! https://mauibicyclingleague.org/2016/04/04/women-on-a-roll/.
All organized rides are free for MBL members. Non-members and visitors are invited to join the ride but are asked to consider joining MBL or making a small donation to help fund the organization’s efforts for more bicycle pathways and bike lanes on Maui.
Please RSVP for this event by sending an e-mail to maui@hbl.org.
MBL rides are a fun way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists and learn paths around the island. Look for additional updates at www.mauibicyclingleague.org
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We look forward to seeing you on June 10th!
Mahalo!
MBL
Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | May 10, 2016

Ride of Silence on May 21 @ 9 AM — Join Us!

The Maui Bicycle League will be holding a group ride called “The Ride of Silence” on May 21st, 2016.  In the month of May, cyclists nationwide will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.  Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.IMG_0027
This ride is free and is being organized by Maui Bicycle League.  Helmets are required for this ride.
Who can join:  Any bicycle riders
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:00 am. Please arrive early as the ride will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
Where: Meet in Target Parking Lot, at the side closest to Mokulele Highway
Route: Mokulele Greenway (Bike Path) (to Kihei and back)
Equipment needed:  Bicycle, Helmet and a white shirt/jersey or Karl Hagen shirt if you have one
Equipment recommended:  Front and back lights
Special Notes:  Maximum ride speed will be 12 mph. No earbuds allowed on MBL rides.
Rain Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 9:00 am
Please RSVP for this event by sending an e-mail to maui@hbl.org.

We are also seeking donations of food and water for the bicyclists. Volunteers are also sought to help at the refreshment station.

For more information, to volunteer and to sign up, please email maui@hbl.org.

We hope to see you there to help raise awareness about the need to protect bicyclists on Maui.

MBL rides provide an enjoyable way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists, and learn paths around the island. Look for additional updates at www.mauibicyclingleague.org.
Posted by: samandias | May 1, 2016

BOAT-BIKE CRUISE HBL NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

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7-Day Oahu, Maui, Hilo, Kona, Kauai | Sept. 17 – 24, 2016

A hassle free and inexpensive way to really experience our

glorious neighbor islands BY BICYCLE!

Download flyer or check  out link – NCL 9-2016

https://mauibicyclealliance.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ncl-9-2016.pdf

 

Let’s join together and speak out now for funding of the West Maui Greenway!

Urgent Action Alert: Please review ASAP On Tuesday April 12, we need you to let County budget decision makers know that you support funding for the West Maui Greenway in 2017.

We urgently need you to join us on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 am at the Maui County Council Chambers to present your support for the West Maui Greenway to the Maui County Council Budget and Finance Committee. Click below for additional details- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1JWkLOchrhJd21FbWhob0NiaFk/view?usp=sharing

At stake is $1.5 million for this paved, freestanding path, which will allow bicycles and pedestrians to travel safely from Olowalu to Lahaina, away from cars and traffic.   Mayor Alan Arakawa put this money into his 2017 proposed budget. But unless enough Maui residents show support for it, this funding could be cut from the final budget.

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We’ve worked extremely hard to create the West Maui Greenway. We recently held a design Charrette workshop with state and county leaders, County Public Works staff, landowners and bicyclists. The shared vision is amazing! Link to the report- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1JWkLOchrhJeDdvNFJlVlRtT1k/view?usp=sharing

Link to view West Maui Greenway video – https://youtu.be/Yohggl3duCA

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To move forward, this project needs County funding and that comes down to you. Please attend this April 12 meeting to show your support. There are two sessions:

April 12th at 10:00am After testimonies are completed you can leave. Arrive by 9:30am.

April 12th at 1:00pm Department of public works discussion with the council  

Try and encourage at least two more people to join you. You can show up to any of the two sessions or join the ride at 8:30am

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For detailed meeting information wich takes place at the Council Chamber, located on the 8th floor of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. On April 12th Click below for more details – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1JWkLOchrhJd21FbWhob0NiaFk/view?usp=sharing

Help us pack the room with advocates for bicycling on Maui. Please wear a Bright Orange t-shirt or tank top over your regular attire, so that our group will stand out. Bright orange T-shirt will be available in hall way of Council Chambers.

Sign the petition to show your support https://www.change.org/p/maui-budget-and-finance-commitee-west-maui-green-way-critical-funding-support-needed

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Can’t attend on April 12? We have SEVEN other meetings in the next two weeks where we need bicycle and pedestrians advocates to attend and support the West Maui Greenway. Please attend! Click below to view budget hearing locations – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1JWkLOchrhJMmhBOHByZl9FeEU/view?usp=sharing

Visit http://mauicounty.us/2017budget/ for copies of the budget and other documents relating to these budget sessions. Please RSVP maui@hbl.org  and let me know if you’ll be attending and or testifying.

If you absolutely can’t attend one or more of these meetings, you can submit written testimony by emailing bf.committee@mauicounty.us referencing BF-1.

In 2016, our collective testimonies during the budget process resulted in over $6 million for Maui County bicycle related improvements, including funding for the completion of the North Shore Greenway that’s slated for later this year.

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Please invite at least two more advocates to join you and forward this email to your network.

Let’s join together and speak out now for funding of the West Maui Greenway!

On behalf of all Maui bicyclists and pedestrians, thank you for your support to create a Bicycle-Friendly community on Maui.

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Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | April 4, 2016

Women on a roll!

Safe and fun bicycling on Maui by Sookie Kunst, for Neighbors of Wailea & Makena Magazine, April 2016

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One morning this summer, I joined a group ride organized by the Maui Bicycling League (MBL). We met at Kanaha and split into beginner and intermediate groups. I didn’t know where I would fit in, but I joined the intermediate group. A leader rode in front and another took up the rear. Before we started, they showed us hand signals for turning, slowing down and pointing out debris, reviewed the route and what to expect. They said when we ride into downtown Wailuku, there will be parked cars and no bike lane so we will need to take up the car lane. I didn’t know what that meant at the time but followed the group and learned that in certain conditions, for short distances, it’s safer to ride in the road. Other than the challenge of the oppressive heat that day, I was able to stay with the group and enjoyed conversations with fellow riders. After the ride, the leaders told us we had averaged about 11 miles per hour and rode about 17 miles. I was happy to have experienced riding a route I would not haven undertaken on my own, while meeting new people and learning new skills, not to mention getting great exercise and having fun in a non-competitive setting.

Maui is an ideal place to ride a bike as we have great weather, many roads with paved shoulders, and undeniably breath-taking scenery. It is possible to ride a bike all year-round on Maui. Bicycling is an inexpensive way to travel, exercise, and recreate. However, much more can be done to transform Maui into a place for world-class bicycling.

Advocacy at MBL is literally getting the wheels turning. In partnership with the County of Maui, the State Na Ala Hele Program, and the National Park Service, we are developing a design for a 5.5-mile greenway from Olowalu to Puamana. In addition, a management group is being formed to implement the greenway design, provide stewardship, and continue to pursue the vision for a continuous 25-mile greenway along Maui’s western shore. Regional MBL groups for Central, South and Upcountry Maui have met with the Maui Department of Public Works, and continue to advocate for more protected and safer paths that will eventually all connect. More people will ride bikes if it were safer, but it will become safer as more people ride and become involved.

Additionally, an interesting fact I learned was that nationwide, only 24% of cyclists are women! Biking is an inexpensive tool that carries us toward better health, improved mobility, and a cleaner environment. More can be done to support mainstream transportation and recreation cyclists who don’t necessarily relate to the sporty, athletic side of cycling. Getting more women on bikes is a lynchpin to creating communities of health and actively engaged citizens. Getting around on a bike is incredibly empowering, freeing and better connects us to the land.

Over the next several months, MBL will be training group ride leaders and organizing monthly rides for all levels of riders on different parts of the island. Kim Round, Rachel Heckscher and I are co-chairing the MBL Education and Safety committee and our goal is to get more women and families riding bikes. We plan to hold traffic skills and basic bike maintenance workshops as well as social events and fun group rides.

If you own or can borrow a bike and would like to bike more, please do one or more of the following via www.mauibicyclingleague.org: 1) become an MBL member, 2) sign up for email alerts, 3) participate in group rides, 4) volunteer for a committee, 5) “Like” Maui Bicycling League on Facebook, and 6) share your ideas!

Sookie Kunst is a Wailea resident who bought her first formidable bike in 1985, a Ross 10-speed, when she had a college internship in upstate New York but did not own a car. She now owns a pretty nice Trek road bike with 21-speeds and upright handlebars and would like to ride from her home to the post office, library, grocery store, yoga studio and canoe club on safe bike lanes. Email her at sookie@mykarmayoga.com.

Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | April 1, 2016

April 23 Family Ride To Be Hosted By Maui Bicycling League

MBL-FINAL-LOGOKAHULUI, HI — May is “National Bike Month.” As an early kick-off to this national event, Maui Bicycling League (MBL) will hold a family bike ride on the Northshore Greenway starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 23, 2016. This group ride is free and open to all. It is suitable for recreational riders, beginners and families.

There will be a trained MBL ride leader at the front and a trained MBL leader who will trail behind the group. No riders will be left behind.

Riders are asked to arrive at 8:45 am to sign a waiver and get prepared for the ride. Meet in the parking lot of Kaunoa Senior Center (at 401 Alakapa Place, between Kahului and Paia). If you are parking a car at Kaunoa Senior Center, please park in the areas that are farthest from the building, to leave spaces near the building for seniors attending programs at the center that day.

At 9:00 am, MBL leaders will demonstrate basic hand signals and rider safety tips, including an “ABC Quick Check” for riders to learn about air, brakes, chain and quick release safety.

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The ride route is as follows:

Beginning at Kaunoa Senior Center parking lot, the group will ride on the Northshore Greenway (protected bike path) behind the airport and stop at Kanaha Beach Park. The rider will then return to Kaunoa Senior Center (approximately 3.6 miles round trip). If some participants wish to ride a bit farther, the group can ride the designated bike route along Makahiki Street to “Baby Beach”  and then back to Kaunoa Senior Center which is an additional 1.6 miles round trip.

All riders must wear bicycle helmets and provide their own refreshments. Also, riding with earbuds (for listening to music) is not allowed on MBL rides for safety reasons.

The ride on April 23 is MBL’s second group ride in 2016. The group plans to host rides regularly for different skill levels.

National Bike Month takes place in May, and works to raise awareness nationally about the many ways bicycling benefits health, the environment and communities.

Also as part of National Bike Month, MBL will hold a Ride of Silence on May 21, a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Details can be found on  the MBL website at http://www.mauibicyclingleague.org/

All organized rides are free for MBL members. Non-members and visitors are invited to join the ride but are asked to consider joining MBL or make a small donation to help fund the organization’s efforts for more bicycle pathways and bike lanes on Maui.

Please RSVP for the April 23 family ride by sending an e-mail to maui@hbl.org. The rain date for this family bike ride is Sunday, April 24.

MBL rides are a fun way to ride safely in a group, meet other cyclists and learn paths around the island. Look for additional updates at www.mauibicyclingleague.org.

 

Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | March 30, 2016

Kuihelani Highway Repaving

Maui Bicycling League has been notified  that Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company will soon be resurfacing the northbound direction (Kahului direction) of Kuihelani Highway from Honoapiilani Highway to Puunene Ave.  The project will consist of concrete paving the existing travel lanes.  To perform the work, one lane will be closed and vehicle traffic will be shifted over onto a portion of the shoulder, making the shoulder very narrow for the entire 5 miles of the project.

Cyclist are advised use extreme caution while riding on the shoulder due to limited space or use a different route.  A Notice to Motorist had been placed in the Maui News regarding the construction.  Work is expected to start in April and to last approximately 6 months.

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Posted by: Rachel Heckscher | March 18, 2016

Join Us For a Ride Leader Training in April

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Kahului, HI (Maui) — The Maui Bicycling League (MBL) needs group ride leaders! We are inviting Maui residents with cycling experience who would like to lead group rides to attend a half-day training in April.  The trainings will be conducted by a cycling leader  who is flying in from the mainland to conduct training for Maui and Hawaii Bicycling League.

Preston Tyree is a certified League Cycling Instructor, an author, and a recipient  of the League of American Bicyclists National Education Award. A former marketing executive and university professor, Preston brings unique perspective to the issue of making space for people in urban areas, bicyclist education, and bicyclist behavior.

This FREE half-day training is offered to MBL members meeting the following requirements:

  • Current Maui resident
  • Commitment to lead  three or more rides per year
  • Three or more years of cycling experience
  • Confidence bicycling on roads and working with groups

To become a MBL member, sign up online at https://mauibicyclingleague.org/join/

Training will be offered on Monday, April 11, 1-5pm and again on Tuesday, April 12, 9:30-1:30pm.  There will be both classroom and on-road training. Classroom training will be in the Pacific Whale Foundation Discovery Center Classroom at 300 Ma’alaea Road, Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793 (harbor level). 

Capacity is limited. To request a space in this training please email maui@hbl.org and state your full name, MBL membership status, and specify first, second or only preference for April 11th or April 12th date options.

We are very excited to offer this training for ride leaders so we can hold more group rides in the Maui community.  More people riding will help us advocate for a bicycle friendly Maui.

About Maui Bicycling League

The Maui Bicycling League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and chapter of Hawaii Bicycling League.  Our mission is to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle/pedestrian-friendly Maui County. To learn more visit www.mauibicyclingleague.org

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