We’re excited to announce Biki Buys, our upcoming promotional partnership with retail establishments across urban Honolulu! This promotion will take place during the month of November and will include a maximum of 20 retail establishments located within close proximity of a Biki Stop.

 

Similar to Biki Bites, Biki riders will be able to redeem exclusive deals at the participating establishments simply by showing their Biki pass, same day Biki receipt, or proof of their active account on the Biki Mobile App! Our first promo was catered towards food and drink businesses, so we’re excited to work with retail establishments to bring our riders shopping deals in time for the holiday season.

 

To apply, businesses must meet the following criteria: 

 

 

 

To apply, please fill out our brief Biki Buys Application and email to kelsey@bikesharehawaii.org, or print and mail to Bikeshare Hawaii at 914 Ala Moana Blvd Floor 2, Honolulu, HI 96814.

 

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 13 at midnight. Selected businesses will be notified by 10/18. 

 


 

Why participate in Biki Buys? 

This no-cost opportunity allows you to expand your reach and gain new customers. Your businesses location(s) and offer will be displayed on our website and map on the Biki Mobile App. Biki will also market the promotion in press releases, social media, and through customer competitions. Additionally, your participation will demonstrate your support of alternative transportation, healthy lifestyles and sustainability, and will provide an opportunity to collaborate and engage with a network of local businesses.

Check out the Biki Buys Application for more reasons to apply, and for real world evidence that demonstrates the economic benefits of bikeshare on local businesses.


 

PDF Version of Biki Buys Application.

 

 

 

Biki App

biki-app

The Biki mobile App

The Biki mobile app for iPhone and Android is designed to help you maximize the use of Honolulu’s Bikeshare System, Biki. Here are some of the top features:

  • Locate all 100 Biki Stops
  • See the real-time availability of bikes and open docks at any Biki Stop
  • Buy a Membership
  • Manage Your Account
  • Get a Release Code to unlock a bike
  • Access Timer Tool to keep track of how long you've been riding

Get the app

Transit App for iPhone or Android is the perfect companion when you need to get somewhere. Using the Transit app also makes using Bike Share Toronto even easier!

  • Find stations and bikes

    A green bike pin shows the location of stations on the map. The availability of bikes is represented by the fullness of each green bike pin. You will see a green card in the transit feed below the map if there is a station nearby.

  • Plan a route

    Find your destination on the map, tap “Directions to Here” and select “Bike Share Toronto” to see the route.

  • Purchase a pass

    Tap on the station or the Bike Share Toronto card in the transit feed below the map. Tap “Purchase Pass” and get a ride code. Day Passes or 3-Day Passes are available for purchase without using the station kiosk.

  • Get RideCodes

    Members can use the Transit App to get ride codes. Tap on a station or the Bike Share Toronto card in the transit feed below the map, sign in with your username and password, and select “Get Ride Code.”

  • Get RideCodes

    Members can use the Transit App to get ride codes. Tap on a station or the Bike Share Toronto card in the transit feed below the map, sign in with your username and password, and select “Get Ride Code.”

  • Download it now

    Get Transit App today and start experiencing Toronto in a whole new way!

  • Download it now

    Get Transit App today and start experiencing Toronto in a whole new way!

 

Looking for a special gift for that person who is always difficult to shop for? This holiday season, Bikeshare Hawaii suggests Adopting a Biki in their honor! Besides gifting something that is unique and personal, your donation is tax deductible.

 

When you Adopt-a-Biki for $1000, you create a personalized inscription that will be placed on a Biki. Then, you will be able to check the dashboard to view your adopted Biki’s activities for years, including: How many people have used it? How many miles has it logged? How many calories has it helped folks burn?

 

 

As a nonprofit organization, Bikeshare Hawaii relies upon community support to provide Biki as a healthy, clean and affordable transportation option for residents and visitors. The Adopt-a-Biki program was created as a personal and engaging way to support Bikeshare Hawaii’s mission. It’s a great and unexpected holiday gift for that special someone in your life, and can easily be purchased on GoBiki.org right up until Christmas as a last minute gift.

 

 

 

The Biki program is very much a community effort. We truly appreciate everyone’s support in making this public-private-nonprofit partnership succeed. Simply visit GoBiki.org to test out different inscriptions, for more details on the program, and to Adopt-a-Biki. The first 100 bikes adopted will include the “Early Adopter” insignia on the bike.

 

Speaking of Early Adopters, we are thankful to those who have already adopted a Biki and recently reached out to a few to find out what their inspiration was for joining and the meaning behind their inscription.

 

 

Jeanne M. – “Zoobombing Hawaiian Style”

 

 

 

My husband and I transferred to Hawaii from Portland in 2012. As you probably know, Portland is very bike-friendly, even though the weather is far from ideal for bike riding most of the year. We were both very disappointed to see how much reliance on cars there was here in Honolulu, and how little bike riding infrastructure existed, especially since the weather is ideal year round. When it was announced in 2015 that a bikesharing option was coming to Honolulu, we were ecstatic. The more bikes we get on the road, the more cars will be aware of us and bike-riding will become safer for all of us.

 

The inscription, “Zoobombing Hawaiian Style”, was a no-brainer for us. The bike was adopted in memory of my son, Ryan, who passed in 2014 at age 33. Zoobombing is a weekly activity in Portland that began in 2002.  Participants, primarily young adults, meet at an uphill spot near the Oregon Zoo. They bring what is typically a custom kiddie bike to race downhill on. The preferred bike is a 12-incher (typically used by three year olds). The smaller the bike is, the faster you go!  Ryan loved to zoobomb!

 

Elemental Excelerator – “#innovatingfor100”

 

 

At Elemental Excelerator, we believe that a healthy community offers a variety of transit options, one of which is riding bicycles! Supporting Bikeshare Hawaii to launch a system that connects Honolulu’s urban core is important for our community. It creates a mobility platform that startups in our portfolio can innovate on and supports our mission by not only creating infrastructure that provides a platform for innovation, but also transforms communities to benefit our keiki and beyond.

 

Elemental Excelerator’s inscription of “#innovatingfor100” means that we are innovating for 100% clean energy, providing access to clean energy for 100% of the people in our community, and innovating for 100% of our ecosystem, including water, agriculture, and transportation systems!

 

 

Justine E. – “The Greener Reader – GOMOBAAT”

 

 

To celebrate my 31st birthday, I set a goal of getting 31 members of my book club, The Greener Reader, to donate $31 dollars, towards adopting a bike. I would cover the remaining $39. The stars were aligned for Biki to launch during my birth season.

 

GOMOBAAT stands for Greening Our Minds One Book At A Time. Our book club, The Greener Reader, focuses on reading and discussing texts (and sometimes film) that intersect with the topics of sustainability, conservation, democracy, civic engagement and environmental ethic. Biki is good for the environment by reducing fossil fuels and carbon emissions. It also connects people to their communities. Both Biki and The Greener Reader are dear to my heart, and I love that with the help of my generous friends and family, that I am able to connect them and share their message with other Biki riders and book club members.

 

For more information about the Adopt-a-Biki program, see how your inscription will look on a Biki, or to make your gift purchase, visit GoBiki.org.

 

 

Biki Buys Ends November 30th

 

Have you had a chance to check out the deals offered in our Biki Buys promotion this month? If not, don’t worry, you have until November 30 to take advantage of all the great deals our partner merchants are offering! With Biki Buys, Biki riders will be able to redeem exclusive deals at participating retail establishments simply by showing their Biki pass, same day Biki receipt, or proof of their active account on the Biki Mobile App.

 

Biki Buys deals end November 30 and are not valid with other offers or promotions, and other exclusions may apply. For more information about Biki Buys and details of individual offers and participating locations, visit GoBiki.org or the Biki App.

 

And don’t forget about Small Business Saturday on November 25, a day for you to show your support for local businesses such as the ones featured in our Biki Buys promotion.

 

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Oahu Bike Count

 

Hawaii Bicycling League is seeking volunteers for its annual Oahu Bike Count from November 14 to 16. This 3-day event has more than 100 volunteer positions available in 10 locations throughout the island. HBL’s Oahu Bike Count is important because it helps the organization advocate for more bikeways and bikeable streets. Data collected in 2016 showed that the quality of bicycle infrastructure plays a clear factor in whether people would ride on it or take the sidewalk.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit HBL’s Bike Count page.

 

Learn more about Complete Streets and Share Your Ideas for Honolulu

 

The City and County of Honolulu Complete Streets Program invites community input on solutions to make streets within Honolulu’s urban core safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders, and motorists.The project includes portions of King Street, Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Pi‘ikoi Street, Pensacola Street, Punchbowl Street, Ward Avenue, Kalākaua Avenue, Kamake‘e Street, and others.

 

An online interactive website, a survey, and a series of public events are being launched this month to gather input on issues, ideas, and possible solutions being considered. Community input will inform design solutions that balance the needs of the urban core’s diverse users and match community character.

 

The next sit-down sessions will be held on Friday, November 17. These two-hour public workshops will focus on a particular neighborhood, and will include a presentation and discussion of neighborhood-level issues, ideas, and solutions. The Lower Makiki workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the Ward/Ala Moana workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Both workshops will be at the Neal Blaisdell Center’s Oahu Room.

 

Refreshments will be provided; please RSVP online.

 

BIKI/BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE NEWS

 

Click the links below for recent news coverage of Biki and Bikeshare Hawaii:

 

November 9, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Biki station moved from Maunakea Street

 

November 8, 2017
KHON2
Biki bikes grow in popularity, but how clean are they?

 

November 3, 2017
Pacific Business News
Hawaii nonprofit executives on how to run a better organization

 

November 1, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Merchants offering discounts to Biki riders this month

 

 

BIKI/BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE COMMUNITY

 

Biki and Bikeshare Hawaii are coming to a community near you. To learn more about Biki and Bikeshare Hawaii, join us at one of our upcoming events below. You can also check our events page on GoBiki.org.

 

Want to include Biki in an upcoming event? We work with local groups and organizations to teach the community about Biki and bikeshare through workshops, rides and presentations. If you are interested, submit an Event Opportunity Request to get started!

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

December 1
First Friday
The ARTS at Marks Garage
6 to 9 p.m.
1159 Nuuanu Avenue

 

December 4 and 6
Queens Medical Center Helmet Sale
Queens Medical Center Harness Kiosk
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

December 30
Thrive Global’s Road Rally for Youth
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kaimuki High School
2705 Kaimuki Avenue

 

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Biki Stop #101, previous located at Chinatown’s Maunakea and King Streets, has been relocated to Pauahi Street and Nuuanu Avenue by The ARTS at Marks Garage. We work very closely with the city on the location of our stations, and were asked to relocate this Biki Stop to comply with the bulb out project. We received a permit for the new location at Pauahi Street and Nuuanu Avenue yesterday and are excited to now be conveniently located near Hawaii Theatre, The ARTS at Marks Garage, and several other local businesses! 

We apologize for any inconvenience that may result from the relocation of this Biki Stop. Please check the Biki App or the website map to find a nearby Biki Stop to check in/out a bike. We recommend #102 Marin & Smith, #111 Fort & King and #103 Fort & Hotel, which are all in close proximity of the Mauanakea & King location.

 

 

 

Biki is a good way to get around today and tomorrow.

President Trump’s visit to Honolulu to cause major traffic congestion but Biki is an option!

 

WHAT: Bikeshare Hawaii reminds residents and visitors that Biki provides an easy and convenient way to get around urban Honolulu during President Trump’s visit to Honolulu today and tomorrow. With several road and sidewalk closures planned for Waikiki, anticipated traffic congestion caused by these closures and the president’s motorocade, as well as planned protests, Biki provides riders an easy and convenient transportation alternative.

 

WHEN Friday, November 3 until Saturday, November 4

 

DETAILS: With nearly one hundred Biki Stops and 1000 bikes between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Biki provides a convenient way to move around instead of being stuck in traffic today and tomorrow.  If you’re not a Biki member, you can purchase trips at any Biki Stop in minutes.  Or, you can sign up for a Biki Membership on the Biki App or at gobiki.org to access a Biki via the app.  

Customer Support is available every day from 6am to 11pm.  Call 888-340-2454 if you need assistance.

 


 

Biki riders are encouraged to download the Biki App via the respective Apple or Google mobile app stores. Biki will be working hard to have bikes where needed, but Biki Vans will be hampered by traffic issues. Riders can also view the map of Biki stops here.

Biki riders are reminded to follow Honolulu ordinances and heed any traffic guidance or detours that are in place because of the president’s stay. Biki riders are also reminded that biking on sidewalks in Waikiki and Downtown is prohibited.

Want to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Try Biki Buys!

 

To make the holiday shopping just a little easier for our riders, we’ve partnered with up to 20 retail merchants offering a variety of products across urban Honolulu, all located within a short distance from one of our 100 Biki Stops. From November 1-30, Biki riders will be able to redeem exclusive deals at participating retail establishments simply by showing their Biki pass, same day Biki receipt, or proof of their active account on the Biki Mobile App!

 

Participating retailers include:

 

 

Biki Buys deals end November 30 and are not valid with other offers or promotions, and other exclusions may apply. For more information about Biki Buys and details of individual offers and participating locations, visit GoBiki.org or the Biki App.

 

Win Free Rides! 
Bikeshare Hawaii wants to hear about your Biki experiences throughout this promotional partnership. Do you have a story to share about how bikeshare helped you discover and explore one of our 20 participating Biki Buys businesses? Send us a photo of yourself redeeming a Biki Buys deal and tell us how Biki helped make the shopping trip more fun, convenient, or accessible. Our 20 favorite submissions will each receive a $15 ride credit for a full month worth of unlimited 30-minute rides, or to go towards the next installment of their current plan.

 

Stay tuned for Biki Buys customer competitions throughout November. Happy shopping!

 

It’s Biki’s first Halloween! Help us celebrate this month by participating in our #BikiBoo costume contest for the chance to win free rides and Biki swag. To enter, take a picture on a Biki bike wearing your Halloween costume and post to Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter with the hashtags #BikiBoo and #GoBikiHI. Multiple winners will be selected from October 16 – November 1.

 

Winning photos may also be featured on our website, newsletter and social media pages!

 

Biki is a great option to help you get to and from all the Honolulu Halloween festivities! Check out our map or download the App to see the location and status of all 100 Biki Stops. Save time by signing up for a Free Spirit Pass or Monthly Membership on GoBiki.org to bypass the kiosk and quickly unlock bikes using your Biki Pass or Biki Mobile App.

 

Thank you for helping Biki achieve 180,272 rides in our first three months of operation! We’re excited to share statistics about our bikeshare system since the official launch of Biki on June 28, 2017. We’re happy to report steady growth in the average rides per day, increasing from 1,735 in July (including June 28-30), to 1,918 rides in August, to 2,101 rides in September.

 

Casual Riders Vs. Biki Members

 

 

Those 180,272 rides were completed by 31,743 unique individuals who came from all over the world and who used Biki for all different reasons. Out of our total riders (members + casuals), we noticed a significant increase in Biki members over the past few months! During the initial four weeks of service, only 18% of total riders were members who signed up for a pass on GoBiki.org, while the remaining 82% purchased their ride(s) from a Biki Stop kiosk. The large increase in Biki memberships demonstrates that more Honolulu residents are using Biki. Additionally, residents who initially tried out Biki as casual riders have found more ways to incorporate bikeshare into their daily lives, and have switched to a Monthly Membership or Free Spirit Pass.

 

Most Popular Plan

 

 

Of the three member plans offered, 78% of Biki users are opting to purchase the $20 Free Spirit Pass, which provides a bank of 300-minutes (or five hours) to use however and whenever. Members prefer the Free Spirit Pass as it enables them to ride spontaneously whether it’s a short 5-minute trip between locations or a longer 40-minute excursion.

 

Trip Duration

 

 

Biki members and casual riders use Biki differently. With an average trip duration of 14 minutes and 13 seconds, many members use Biki to commute, exercise, run errands and take other quick trips. Casual riders, however, are using Biki more for recreational purposes with an average trip duration of 28 minutes and 39 seconds. Overall, Biki riders’ average trip duration is 22 minutes and 25 seconds.

 

Where do our riders come from?

 

Most Popular Biki Stops: 6 in Waikiki, 2 in Ala Moana, 2 in Kakaako

 

Most Popular Rider Zip Codes:

 

  1. 96815 – Waikiki
  2. 96813 – Downtown/Chinatown
  3. 96826 – McCully/Moiliili

 

Although six out of the top 10 most popular Biki Stops are in Waikiki, user zip codes show that the popularity of bikeshare is not only due to visitors. Many Waikiki residents have discovered the benefits of Biki and find it a convenient transportation option to avoid parking, traffic and other hassles.

 

“We are very pleased with Biki’s high ridership after just three months of service,” said Lori McCarney, executive director of Bikeshare Hawaii, the nonprofit organization that launched and manages Biki. “Not only are residents using Biki to make short trips in town, but riders like the variety of fare plans available. We also cover a lot of miles in urban Honolulu, which equals less CO2 being emitted into the air and more calories burned, just a few of the many benefits of bikesharing.”

Bikeshare Benefits Business

 

In cities around the world, bikeshare has proven to provide a boost to local, small businesses by increasing street level traffic. Pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely than motorists to notice small businesses and wander in to check out their wares.

 

In August we partnered with 20 Honolulu food and beverage establishments, all located within a short walk of a Biki Stop, to offer Biki riders exclusive deals. A post promo survey of businesses that participated in Biki’s first month-long program, Biki Bites, found:

 

 

Stay tuned for our November promo, Biki Buys!

 

  

 

“While the statistics from our initial three months are very positive, there is still a lot of for us to learn about how we can best serve the community. As such we continue to look for ways to have a presence in the community to listen to ideas and answer questions or concerns residents, visitors and businesses may have about Biki,” said McCarney. “We also are continuing our partnership with Hawaii Bicycling League to help ensure that users understand the rules of the road, refresh their biking skills, and how to most safely ride a Biki.” 

 

Thanks for riding with us and supporting our initiative to make Honolulu a healthier, happier and more sustainable place to live and visit! We can’t wait to see what the next 3-months has in store for Biki and look forward to updating you on our progress.

Get rewarded for riding with Biki Buys!

For the month of November, we're partnering with 20 retail businesses to bring you exclusive Biki deals in time for the holiday shopping season!  Similar to our August food & beverage promo, Biki Bites, all participating businesses are conveniently located within a short walk of a Biki Stop. Biki Buys deals are only valid from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30th, so start shopping!

 

How to Redeem

Biki riders can redeem deals in one of three ways:

Where to shop

Install the latest update on the Biki App to view the locations and offers at each participating business. Check out the nearby Biki Stops and plan to run your errands via Biki!

Biki buys participating businesses

La Muse

10% off store-wide, excluding sale items.

Free gift for purchases over $300.

LeaLea Market Originals

20% off customized flip flops

Gourmet popcorn for $1 (regularly $5)

The Refinery

10% off one regular-priced item

 

Cameron Hawaii

10% off store-wide

Royal Hawaiian Center

Spend $200 in same day receipts (including stores & restaurants) and receive a free gift

Tori Richard

10% off one regular-priced, Tori Richard branded item

Moiliili Thrift Store

10% off purchase of $10 or more, excluding sale items

Running Room

20% off regular priced footwear and apparel

Island Triathlon and Bike

10% off total purchase, excluding bicycles and labor

Honolulu Cookie Company

One free cookie (no purchase required)

Boca Hawaii

15% off merchandise

10% off bicycles

Bike Factory

20% off all PROTEC or Bontrager helmets

20% off all jerseys 

 

Wine & Design

20% off a regular studio class & private parties. Call for promo code.

Avanti Shirts

15% off purchase, not valid on sale items

Chapel Hats

 10% off all hats

Village Bottle Shop and Tasting Room

10% off retail and draft beverages

Aloha Board Shop

 10% off all merchandise under $100

MORI by Art + Flea

10% off store-wide

Owens and Co.

10% off regularly priced items

Big Wave Dave Surf Co.

15% off all merchandise (excluding surfboards)

Rent surfboard for 1 hour get 2nd hour free

 

Deals are not valid with other offers or promotions; other exclusions may apply. Inquire within for more details about a particular store or deal. Email kelsey@bikesharehawaii.org if you have additional questions about Biki Buys or future promotions.

Win free biki rides

Bikeshare Hawaii wants to hear about your Biki experiences throughout this promotional partnership. Do you have a story to share about how bikeshare helped you discover and explore one of our 20 participating Biki Buys businesses? Send us a photo of yourself redeeming a Biki Buys deal and tell us how Biki helped make the shopping trip more fun, convenient, or accessible. Our 20 favorite submissions will each receive a $15 ride credit for a full month worth of unlimited 30-minute rides, or to go towards the next installment of their current plan. Send submissions to info@bikesharehawaii.org.