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Bicycling Information and Events

Take Your Bike for a Tuneup or Buy a Bike

Before you ride, take your bike for a tuneup or buy a bike and support your local bike shop. They’re knowledgeable and like to help new cyclists. On Oahu, the local bike shops can help you ship your bike.

Register Your Bike

All bicycles with 20 inch or larger wheels on Oahu are required to be registered in the city and county of Honolulu. There is a one-time fee of $15 and a fee of $5 when transferring ownership of a bicycle. After payment of the fee, the owner will be provided with a decal to be attached to the bicycle frame’s seat tube facing the forward direction. All taxes collected from the registration fees are deposited in a special bikeway fund, which is only used for bicycle-related city projects and programs.

Bikes on TheBus

All buses on Honolulu’s TheBus system are equipped with either two- or three-capacity bike racks. Only single-seated, two-wheeled bikes are allowed on TheBus.

Safety reminders for loading a bike: When waiting to load a bike, always remain on the curb until TheBus has come to complete stop. Never approach TheBus from a side street. Bicycle racks are designed to be used from either the curbside or the front of the vehicle.

Learn to Ride Safely — Adults

The Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) offers Commuter Cycling 101 and Walk, Bike, Drive classes for free at Windward Community College and the University of Hawaii — Manoa. HBL, with partnerships with local shops, also offers Traffic Skills 101.

Commuter Cycling 101 (CC101) is a two-hour mini introductory course on riding your bicycle in Hawaii, following bicycle traffic laws and being safe while commuting. With a League of American Bicyclists-certified instructor, 30 minutes will be spent in a classroom learning how to navigate Hawaii’s roads and interact with pedestrians and motorists. Another 30 minutes will be spent practicing defensive bicycling skills in a safe and controlled parking area. One hour will be spent implementing these practices and developing your skills on a group safety ride through the local neighborhood.

Walk, Bike, Drive (WBD) is a safety course for anyone who sets foot or tire on Hawaii’s streets and roads. Learn about comprehensive traffic safety with an hourlong classroom session on how to ensure your safety and the safety of others as a pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist. We will cover the rules of the sidewalk and roads, and the best practices to safely interact with those using other modes of transportation. Learn how to get safely across the street as a pedestrian, how to keep others safe when operating a motor vehicle and more.

Traffic Skills 101 will provide you with the skills and confidence needed to enjoy cycling in Honolulu. Course includes discussion on your rights and responsibilities under Hawaii law, where to ride on the road, who to ride with and where for a more enjoyable and safer experience, and how to develop your “radar” and sixth sense for safety. In addition, there will be discussion and some hands-on training on what equipment to use, clothes to wear for safety and comfort, and how to fix a flat, adjust your brakes and gear, and perform other general routine maintenance.

Learn to Ride Safely — Keiki (Children)

The city and county of Honolulu sponsors the BikeEd Hawaii bicycle education program, which is run by the Hawaii Bicycling League. This nationally recognized program teaches on-road bicycle safety classes to fourth-grade students on Oahu.

The Hawaii Bicycling League also offers free community bike rodeos throughout the year on the island of Oahu. Visit the Hawaii Bicycling League’s website for more information on either program.

Join a Weekly Ride and
Register for an Event

Local bike shops and the Hawaii Bicycling League offer weekly rides and annual events. Visit an Oahu ride calendar at www.hbl.org/rides-calendar.

Resources

Hawaii Bicycling League

www.hbl.org

Bike Map (Oahu)

www.hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/bike-map-oahu

City and County of Honolulu
Department of Transportation Services

www1.honolulu.gov/dts/bikepage.htm

Oahu Bike Shops

Island Triathlon & Bike, The Bike Shop, EKI Cyclerly, McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods, Boca, The Kickstand, BIKEFACTORY.

TheBus

www.thebus.org/howtoride/howtoride.asp

Annual Rides

Every February, 8:30 a.m. at Kapiolani Community College, riding to Hawaii Kai for brunch at Cha Cha Cha Salsaria. 20 miles roundtrip. $22 per person, payable at the restaurant.

John B. Kelley’s Couples Ride

For more information or to RSVP, contact Patricia Johnson, at patriciagj@aol.com or 808-988-4633.

The JBK Couples Ride is named for John B. Kelley, former HBL Treasurer and President of the Board of Directors, who would lead the group ride from Kapiolani Park to Cha Cha Cha’s in Hawaii Kai for brunch. John passed away on May 24, 2006.

3rd Wednesday of May, Kaka’ako Park. Contact HBL at bicycle@hbl.org or 808-735-5756, or visit www.rideofsilence.org.

Ride of Silence

On the third Wednesday of May, cyclists around the world take to the roads in memory of those who have been killed or injured in vehicular accidents.

The Ride of Silence is a silent ride at no more than 12mph. There is no fee to register, no sponsors and no t-shirt. Please ride with us and help raise cycling awareness while showing respect for those who have been killed or injured while cycling. 

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