Honolulu rolls out Bike to Work Week events in May

Apr 29, 2024

The Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) is gearing up to mark National Bike to Work Week, which is a nationwide celebration that was created by the American League of Bicyclists with a vision of encouraging bicyclists to challenge themselves and those around them to commute by bike to work. Here in Honolulu, there is a jammed-packed schedule events lined up for participants that include “Energizer Stations” throughout the week:

  • May 13: Civic Bike Path behind Honolulu Hale, 7–9 a.m.
  • May 14: Thomas Square (Ward/King), 3:30–5 p.m.
  • May 15: Civic Bike Path behind Honolulu Hale, 7–9 a.m.
  • May 16: Thomas Square (Ward/King) — featuring commuter portraits for those interested in capturing themselves and their commuter bike, 3:30–5 p.m.
  • May 17: Civic Bike Path behind Honolulu Hale — with National Weather Service Support, 7–9 a.m.

Kauai Coffee will be handing out samples at all of the morning energizer stations.

Also, don’t miss the pau hana event on May 17, 5–7 p.m., at Howzit Brewing in Kakaako.

“HBL is excited to celebrate National Bike to Work Week, and we look forward to saying thanks to everyone who rides their bike to work while encouraging those who don’t to give it a try,” said Travis Counsell, executive director of HBL. “Commuting by bike is a great way to get your daily exercise and is way more fun than sitting in traffic! While we think every day can be a great day to ride a bike, we’re excited to highlight biking to work May 13–17 and celebrate commuting on two wheels.”

Counsell added he’s especially pleased to share that on May 16, commuter portraits will be available for individuals to get a capture of them and their commuter bike. “We always love to see the variety of bikes and think portraits are a fun way to capture and share this,” he said.

Also happening in May: 

Looking further ahead to summer, July is Bike Month Hawaii! Be sure to check HBL’s website later this month for the calendar of events that are being planned, including many family-focused ones such as Bike to the Historic Train, Cycle Swap Meet, and Helmet Give Away.