Cycle On Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2012 by a group of advocates for cyclists concerned about Hawaii’s sustainability, increasing obesity rates, and traffic safety. Managed and directed entirely by volunteers, Cycle On Hawaii organizes community events including Bike and Walk to School Days, bike rodeos for children, bike parades, and educational workshops on the Safe Routes to School.
Cycle On Hawaii’s most recent success was organizing Hele On Kailua, Hawaii’s first cyclovia, on August 26, 2012 in Kailua. Ciclovias originated in Bogota, Columbia in 1974 and have been successfully implemented worldwide. They are sometimes referred to as “open streets,” “car-free days” or “Sunday Streets” and usually involve temporarily closing one or more roadways to motorized traffic so that the people of all ages and abilities may safely enjoy them for recreational activities such as walking, bicycling, jogging, skateboarding and rollerblading. The purpose of Hele On Kailua was to encourage families to become more physically active and promote biking as a means of travel. The event featured escorted bike rides, 5k run, exercise and dance classes, bicycle runway, bicycle repair and education, wellness tests, food vendors, entertainment and more. Cycle On Hawaii would like to expand its reach by organizing cyclovias in other communities on Oahu. In addition to promoting active and healthy lifestyles, these events will be used to educate the community about bicycle facilities and pedestrian improvements in local neighborhoods.
For questions regarding Cycle On Hawaii, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-395-3233.