Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (Maui MPO)

The next Maui MPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting has been set for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the Planning Conference Room at the Kalana Pakui Building, 250 South High St., Wailuku.

Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (Maui MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting #3 – http://www.co.maui.hi.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/22438

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Happy new year!

Great way to start the new year – HANA bike adventure! Jan 14-16, 2017. Sat-Mon.

Pls note: This not a MBL hosted ride. Group of folks from Oahu are organizing this ride.

If you are interested joining pls. contact Frank Smith @ fwsiii43@hotmail.com

tell# 808-391-7882.

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Posted by: samandias | December 29, 2016

The Hawaii sustainable transportation forum provides stakeholders of various transportation sectors discussion opportunities to ensure that environment, social, and economic considerations are factored into decisions affecting transportation activities that can be sustained into the indefinite future without causing irreparable harm to future generations of Hawaii. We attended Sustainable Transportation Forum on 12/7/2016 on Wailuku Maui.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation, Maui County; Department of Public Works, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization, and other interested attendees made the Sustainable Transportation Forum on Maui a productive meeting.

Link to past sustainable Transportation Forum Meetings  and December 7, 2016 notes:
http://hidot.hawaii.gov/sustainable-transportation-forum/

Our next Sustainable Transportation Forum will be held on Oahu in Spring 2017 (TBD).

Happy holidays and best wishes for prosperous 2017!

Mahalo for your efforts in helping to create a Bicycle-Friendly community on Maui.
Saman Dias
Chair Maui Bicycling League
808-633-8553 ext 100
maui@hbl.org
http://www.mauibicyclingleague.org

 

Posted by: samandias | December 23, 2016

A bike can make a difference

250 children from Maui received bicycles and helmets for Christmas from Jim Falk’s Valley Isle Motors in Kahului Wednesday afternoon. This is the sixth year that owner Jim Falk has sponsored the bike giveaway as a way of sharing the joy he felt receiving a bike for Christmas when he was a child.

Maui Bicycling League would like to thank MBL members and supporters for their participation.

Maui Bicycling League couldn’t accomplish what it does without volunteers like you. Mahalo nui loa for your contribution!

Happy Holidays!

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Posted by: mauibicyclingleague | November 9, 2016

Maui Century Ride, Sunday, Nov 20th

Sponsored by Maui Bicycle Club, choose from 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles, leaving from  Maluaka Beach Park, Makena. For more information follow this link:   http://www.southmauibicycles.com/Maui_Century_Ride.php

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

HBL NEIGHBOR ISLANDS BOAT-BIKE CRUISE

 

HBL boat bike cruise

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

 

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