Maui Bike Ride Series for Residents and Visitors
SIGN UP for an upcoming ride! Pre-registration is required for all rides.
Maui Cycle Exploration is a series of island-wide bike rides, providing a unique, scenic, memorable and safe experience for Maui residents and visitors alike. Bike rides are led by trained MBL ride leaders who are knowledgeable of existing bike infrastructure and facilities, rules of the road, safety and cycling etiquette. This program was launched in January 2019, thanks to support from Hawai’i Tourism‘s Community Enrichment Program.
Rides are donation-based, vary in length, difficulty and location and are intended for Intermediate to Advanced riders. We hope to ride with you in 2020!
We’ll be partnering with a different bike shop each month that will provide ride support and supply gear to rent for those who do not have a bicycle or helmet (required for all riders). Please follow us on Facebook and check our website calendar for bike ride dates and details. We look forward to riding with you!
Rides take place at 8:45am on the second Saturday of every month unless otherwise stated. Many of our rides include a potluck or a stop at a local food spot to continue to grow our cycling community! Please bring a dish to share with the group for potluck rides or cash/credit card to purchase a meal.
Advanced rides are intended for cyclists who are comfortable maintaining speeds of 12-14mph. Intermediate rides are for those who ride 10-12mph.
- February 16 – Honokowai Marketplace to Nakalele Blowhole – 25 miles round trip. Google Maps Route.
- March 9 –Kalama Park Pavilion to ‘Ahihi Bay – 19.3 miles. Google Maps Route.
- April 13 – Kahului to Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon (Paia) – 11.9 miles round trip. Google Maps Route.
- May 18 – Boss Frog’s Kihei to Target Kahului – 22 miles. Google Maps Route.
- June 22 – Ride & Brunch from Haycraft Park to Lahaina – 30 miles. Google Maps Route.
- October 19 – 12 Mile North Shore Noodle Ride to raise awareness for the 3-Foot Law. Google Maps Route.
- November 16 – West Maui 10 & 24 Mile Rides. Google Maps Route.
- December 14 – South Maui 19 Mile Ride & Potluck. Google Maps Route.
Maui Cycle Exploration Q & A
Who should attend the rides? Most of our rides are geared toward intermediate to advanced cyclists, who ride an average of 10-12 mph. Rides will ALWAYS be led by trained leaders and no participant will be left behind. Maui visitors and residents are both welcome!
Do I need to RSVP? Yes! To ensure cyclists are safe and non-disruptive to the flow of traffic, rides are capped at 30 people. Please book online to reserve your spot.
Is there a cost to participate? There is no cost to participate in any Maui Cycle Exploration bike rides, thanks to volunteers and support provided by Hawaii Tourism’s Community Enrichment Program. Gear rentals can be purchased from the participating bike shop directly. We are accepting small donations to continue this program on an ongoing basis, donations can be made at time of booking.
Q&A: Where does my donation go? Your donation will help the Maui Bicycling League, a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization, educate hundreds of residents and visitors through safety campaigns such as “Share the Road”, host events and group rides, and develop and support programs such as Maui Cycle Exploration. We depend on funding to continue and increase our ability to advocate for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure improvements all over the island.
What should I bring? Bring your own bike or rent one from our participating sponsor. Other recommended items include: sunscreen, water, snacks, money for lunch, or a food item for post-ride potluck (when scheduled). Please refrain from wearing earbuds.
What if I get hurt or get a flat tire? We will be partnering with Bike Shops across the island to help support our rides. A support vehicle will follow the group with first aid, spare equipment and other resources.
What are the requirements for a Bike Shop sponsor?
- Commit to a day and help with the logistics, planning and promoting of the ride.
- Have an adequate stock of rental equipment that. A maximum of 25 cyclists will be able to participate in each maui bike ride to ensure the experience is safe and does not disrupt the flow of traffic.
- Provide a support vehicle for the duration of the ride with basic supplies such as bike pumps, first-aid and patch kit. If you are unable to provide a support van lets find a way to partner with another bike shop. Think of creative ways to accommodate this request.
How can I get involved with Maui Cycle Exploration or future projects? Email us at Maui@hbl.org! As an entirely volunteer-led organization, we constantly are looking for ride leaders and other volunteers who are interested in helping us carry out our mission.