Route: Boss Frog’s (1770 S Kihei Rd) to Target in Kahului
Google Maps: https://tinyurl.com/y2bkd6ve
Distance: 22 miles round trip
Expected Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours roundtrip
Maui will be participating in this global Ride of Silence movement, which takes place in hundreds of locations every year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. We’ll be riding in silence from Kihei (meet at Boss Frog’s 1770 South Kihei Road) to Target in Kahului and back. Back at Boss Frog’s we’ll gather for refreshments and advocacy. Refreshments will be compliments of Robin Hagen, Karl Hagen’s wife, in commemoration of Karl and all riders who have lost their lives nationwide and on Maui.
Cost: Free for Maui Bicycling League members ($25 annual fee), donation-based for other participants. Donation can be made on our online booking platform.
Gear Rentals: Please call ahead to arrange your rentals and bike delivery in advance. Helmets are required for all riders! Please wear a white t-shirt or jersey.
Standard bikes from Boss Frog’s Hawaii: (808) 874-5225
This group ride will be at a steady pace not exceeding 12mph. Both Maui residents and visitors are welcome to join!
This event is a part of the Maui Cycle Exploration Project, a monthly ride series supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority‘s Community Enrichment Program. Learn more: https://www.mauibike.org/maui-cycle-exploration/
Ride of Silence history:
In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. The memorial ride took place at White Rock Lake in Dallas, drawing 1,000 cyclists through word of mouth and email communication over a period of only ten days. There was no registration and no fees. Local media reported the ride to be incredibly moving as these cyclists rode in silence, occasionally wiping away a tear or patting a friend on the back. Although the ride was originally intended to be a one-time event, as word continued to spread more cyclists began to contact Phelan with a desire to do organize something similar in their own communities. Learn more.