In partnership with Bikeshare Hawaii, AARP, Blue Zones and Hawaii Bicycling League
Biki, Honolulu’s bikeshare system, has now been in operations for over a year and seen over 960,000 trips between Chinatown and Waikiki. Biki has proven to be a convenient, affordable, and safe way to get around Honolulu and has enabled residents to save money, discover new businesses, lose weight, and experience our beautiful island in a fun way.
Those who aren’t familiar with bikeshare, are no longer commuting daily, or haven’t thought about getting on a bike in years might not consider bikeshare as something “for them”. But bikeshare is for anyone 16 - 110+ that knows how to ride a bike! There’s a trip in everyone’s day where bikeshare just might be the easiest, quickest, and most affordable option to get from point A to Point B, or a tool to get their daily recommended level of physical activity.
Bikeshare Hawaii is partnering with the AARP Hawaii State Office to ensure older adults are aware that Biki is a community amenity accessible to them, easy to navigate, safe, and fun! Thanks to the AARP Community Challenge, Bikeshare Hawaii and community partners, including the Hawaii Bicycling League and Blue Zones Project, will be hosting Biki Social Rides around Ala Moana Beach Park for Honolulu residents 50+ between September and November. Attendees will have the opportunity to ride with their peers to get a hands-on tutorial of how bikeshare works in Honolulu and how people use it!
The Community Challenge is part of AARP’s work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. Bikeshare Hawaii supports AARP’s belief that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.
Each Biki Social Ride is a two-hour event open to 10 pre-registered attendees. The first Biki Social Rides will take place in conjunction with the Lei of Parks Family Day on Saturday, September 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration is available online.