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|MBL Hosts Free Community Bike Ride in Celebration of National Bike Month
In celebration of National Bike Month, Maui Bicycling League (MBL) hosted a free community bicycle ride and potluck brunch on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The brunch featured an informal presentation by Lauren Armstrong, Executive Director of the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) with opportunities for bicyclists to ask questions and provide input about bicycle-related transportation on Maui.
Love the West Maui Greenway Event a Success
In the morning, attendees participated in “Get Fit the Green Way” activities including yoga led by Sookie Kunst, hula hooping skills with Cirque Jolie, and greenway exploration rides provided by RideSmart Maui, Boss Frog’s and West Maui Cycles. Love the West Maui Greenway guests joined thousands of others across the world by engaging in a March for Science, led by Mark Deakos, founder of Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research (HAMER).
Keiki participated in a bike rodeo and bike safety training with Maui Parks and Rec and the Maui Police Department. Face painting, a group art project and jumping on the bouncy house were among the other popular children’s activities! Additionally, attendees participated in plein air painting with Maui School of Art, stopped by educational booths and heard from guest speakers Donald Couch, Joy Burau, Roz Baker, Elle Cochran and Angus McKelvey.
We celebrated local culture with a hula show by Old Lahaina Luau, traditional Hawaiian music by local artist Anthony Pfluke, and chanting by Maui Nei’s kumu, Wainani Kealoha and Keoki Sousa. The afternoon entertainment also included a performance by singer and songwriter Melinda Caroll, and rock ‘n roll favorites performed by Fred’s Garage, Heather Hirshson and Burn’n Love’s Darren “Elvis” Lee.
Love the West Maui Greenway Day was filled with good music, fitness and health, delicious food, local culture and encouraging support of the West Maui Greenway project from the community! This first-time event was made possible by our sponsors, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kaiser Permanente, Na Ala Hele, Boss Frog’s, RideSmart Maui, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Maui Chamber of Commerce, AARP Hawaii, Hope Builders LLC and the Linn Family. Mahalo nui loa to all who participated and we look forward to celebrating next year.
Free Bicycle Maintenance Class Held
Maui Bicycling League and South Maui Bicycles held a free Bike Maintenance Class on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Participants learned about bicycle tire repair, chain lubing and overall maintenance from employees of South Maui Bicycles and two of Maui Bicycling League’s ride leaders.