Biki Social Rides

08/16/2018

Free social rides for Honolulu residents ages 50+

In partnership with Bikeshare Hawaii, AARP, Blue Zones and Hawaii Bicycling League

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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.

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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

Biki Social Rides include:

  • A safety briefing, a FREE helmet and helmet fitting, rules of the road, and cycling etiquette
  • A brief tutorial on the concept of bikeshare and how to navigate the Biki system including membership options, understanding the service area, and options for accessing the bike
  • A leisurely ride led by League Certified Instructors (LCI) in partnership with the Hawaii Bicycling League
  • FREE healthy lunch provided by Blue Zones Project
  • A FREE Biki membership in the form of a Free Spirit Plan. A credit card is required to start an account with Biki. Please bring your credit card to your registered ride so we can get you signed up and participating in the Social Ride with us!
  • Trying out Biki with others in your community is a great opportunity to be social and active!
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what you should know:

  • Biki Social Rides are geared towards getting Honolulu residents 50+ familiar and comfortable with the Biki bikeshare system. You do not need to be an AARP member to participate in Biki Social Rides. The ride will keep a leisurely pace and focus on the recreational routes and multi-use paths at Ala Moana Beach Park.
  • Biki Social Rides have a participant cap of 10 attendees. Workshop reservations are on a first come, first served basis – space is limited! Those that sign up after the first 10 will be notified and placed on a wait-list and contacted if there is an opening.
  • Helmets are required for the ride, and are FREE with your participation in the ride. Please indicate your interest in a helmet on your registration form
  • Biki Social Ride attendees must know how to ride a bike. If you need to learn, please attend an HBL Adult Learn to Ride Workshop before attending a Biki Social Ride.
  • See the Biki Social Ride schedule below. To redeem your FREE Free Spirit Plan and participate in the Biki Social Ride, attendees will need to bring a valid credit card. Current Biki members will receive a promo code for their next Free Spirit Plan or can bring a credit card that is not currently connected to a Biki membership.
  • Due to a preferred ratio of instructors to attendees guided by safety, Biki Social Rides cannot accept additional attendees with their own bikes or Biki rentals if the ride is full. If you are interested in joining with your own bike or Biki rental, please kindly email Justine at justine@bikesharehawaii.org
  • Attendance is currently capped at 2 Biki Social Rides per individual. Biki Social Rides would like to reach as many Honolulu residents 50+ that are looking to learn more about Biki, so if you join for a ride and love it, bring a friend who hasn’t yet attended, and you can qualify to join a second ride!
  • Can’t make any of the dates but still interested in trying out Biki for free with others in the community? Check out our schedule of FREE monthly Biki Basics workshops in partnership with Hawaii Bicycling League.

Questions? Contact Justine at justine@bikesharehawaii.org or call (808) 726-1305

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