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|Navigating the Bike Boom During the Pandemic
Like many communities across the globe, Maui has experienced a bicycling boom since the start of the pandemic. This growth in popularity is to be expected, considering cycling enables riders to spend time outdoors and get exercise, all while still following the recommended social-distancing guidelines.
MBL Launches Maui Cycle Exploration Guided Ride Series
Thanks to support from Hawai’i Tourism Authority‘s Community Enrichment Program, Maui Bicycling League will be hosting a series of island-wide rides to provide a unique, scenic, memorable and safe ride for residents and visitors alike. Rides will be led by trained MBL ride leaders who are knowledgeable of existing bike infrastructure and facilities, rules of the road, safety and cycling etiquette.
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). Rides will take place the second Saturday every month unless otherwise stated, with the first ride taking place on February 16. Please follow us on Facebook and check our website calendar for ride dates and details. We look forward to riding with you!
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.