RESOURCES FOR MAUI BICYCLISTS
Looking for the ideal ride on Maui for you? Check out these recommendations from our members and friends in the bicycle community. Need a map? Download the Maui County Bicycle Map.
Add another 1.6 miles roundtrip to your ride by pedaling on quiet roads from Kaunoa Senior Center to Baby Beach in Spreckelsville. From the Kaunoa Senior Center parking lot, turn left onto Alakapa Place, then right onto Makahiki Street. Follow to the stop sign, turn left and take your second left turn to Baby Beach.
Coming from Paia? You can ride from Paia to Baldwin Beach on the other section of the North Shore Greenway. Note that the two sections of the North Shore Greenway are slated to be joined in late 2017, which will allow bicyclists and walkers to travel safely — away from cars — from Paia to Kanaha Beach Park. Get the latest updates about the North Shore Greenway expansion here.
Mokulele Bike Path
This 5.9 mile path runs runs parallel to the Mokulele Highway between Hansen Road and the Piilani Highway. It’s best ridden in the morning, before the trade winds kick up. On our wish list is an extension of this bike path, to allow bicyclists to safely travel on an off-road path along the Airport Access Road to access the North Shore Greenway.
South Maui Greenway
An excellent choice for families and beginning bicyclists, this flat greenway along Liloa St. features night time lighting and offers an easy way to travel between the
Kihei Regional Park/Lokelani Intermediate School and E. Waipuilani Rd. It is less than a mile long. Read more about plans to extend this greenway.
West Maui Greenway
ROAD RIDES: SOUTH MAUI
Kihei to Wailuku Loop
Travel North Kihei Road along the ocean and past Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Turn right at the Honoapiilani Highway to ride toward Wailuku. Turn right onto the Maui Lani Parkway to the Kuihelani Highway. Turn left and proceed to Puunene Avenue. Turn right onto the Mokulele Highway to join the Mokulele Bike Path, to take you back to North Kihei Road.
ROAD RIDES: WEST MAUI:
Lahaina to Kapalua
From Lahaina, travel north along Honoapiilani Highway to Kapalua. In Kapalua, turn left onto Office Road. Turn left again at the end of Office Road onto the Lower Honoapiilani Road. Follow this road through Kapalua and into Napili. Continue south along the Lower Honoapiilani Highway through Honokowai to the Upper Honoapiilani Road back to Lahaina Town. Approximate distance: 25 miles.
Pali Lookout Bike Ride
Provided by Boss Frog’s
On this bike ride, you will cruise through Launiupoko, with its quaint little beach park. This is a great spot for introductory surfing and is also a great place for the kids to play. There is a little wading pool for the very little guys. After Launiupoko you will ride through Olowalu. There is a little store here where you can pick up a snack, water etc. It is mostly flat until you hit the beginning of the Pali, which is in the area of the tunnel. The Pali Lookout is a great place to view Maalaea Bay and the small island of Molokini, which is a popular snorkeling destination. The Pali is a great place to whalewatch during whale season which runs December through May. When leaving the Pali Lookout on your bike ride, be very careful when crossing the highway. The lookout is on a curve in the road so cars can come around the corner quite fast. Also when on this bike ride be sure not to stop on the shoulder of the Pali. It can be dangerous as people tend to sightsee while driving and they can drift into the bike lane. If you need to pull over to the side of the road, find a spot that has a good shoulder. This is not too hard to find. Have a safe and fun ride.
ROAD RIDES: UPCOUNTRY
Sea Level to Summit of Haleakala
Get started early as this is when the conditions are best. Plan on at least 4 to 5 hours to get to the top. It should only take about an hour or so to get down. The best thing is to have someone pick you up at the top if you are not comfortable on long descents. Bring a windbreaker, arm warmers, food, gels and 2 water bottles. You can stop at the Kula Lodge if you need additional food items or need to fill up with water. You can also get water from the ranger station in Haleakala National Park. Also bring some cash ($10 per person) just in case you need to pay to get into the park. Also do not forget your sunscreen.
Ride from Paia town via Baldwin Avenue to Makawao. It is a moderate grade up to this point so take it easy, you do not want to burn out early. There is lots of slow climbing ahead. Follow the road straight through Makawao. You will turn right on Hanamu Rd, the Makawao Rodeo should be on the left hand side of the road. At the end of Hanamu, hang a left onto Kekaulike Highway and then Crater Road; just follow the signs to Haleakala National Park from there.
The Kula Lodge sits at 3,200 ft elevation. Your total climb is 10,023 ft. Your next elevation point of reference is the ranger station at the entrance to Haleakala National Park. It sits at the 6,500 ft elevation mark. By the time you get here you will have ridden up the grinding steep switchback portion of the ride. After the ranger station it is just a slow what seems like a never ending grind to the top; perfect for us crazy type A personality cyclists. You will start to see elevation signs periodically. 10,023 ft is your goal! As you come up on the top of Haleakala you will see a visitor center and you will feel very relieved. However, the last section, the climb to the summit, will hit you right between the eyes, It is crazy steep but short. Power it out and youʻre there!
GENERAL ROAD RIDES:
Bike Ride To Paia – Road Bike Favorite