5/28 Lantern Floating Ceremony Biki Valet at Biki Stop #244 (Ala Moana & Atkinson) 2:30pm - late

April Newsletter

04/27/2018

Environmental Benefits of Bikeshare

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Earth Day was April 22. How did you spend the day? Did you use Biki?
 
Bike share systems are great for the environment by improving air quality. Bikeshare benefits Hawaii residents and visitors by providing a zero emissions transportation option that is healthy for the environment as well as our community. This is because Biki reduces or eliminates parking, gas, traffic and the use of fossil fuels by getting people out of cars.

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By reducing the number of cars on Hawaii’s roads, Biki also is reducing noise pollution. Transportation options such as automobiles and buses contribute an excessive amount of noise into the environment.
 
So the next time you go out for a shopping or dining excursion, consider Biki for your trip. You’ll be doing your part to make Hawaii’s environment a better and healthier place to work, live and play.

Biki Tip - Adjust your seat before you start your ride!

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The Biki bike is designed to be especially easy to handle for all users, including women and those who are a bit on the smaller side, but also a great ride for taller folks, too.

 

Before you hop on a Biki, remember to adjust your seat to allow for a more comfortable ride. The seat height can be adjusted in seconds! We recommend having a slight bend in your knee when the ball of your foot is on the pedal. This will optimize pedal power and reduce pressure on your knees. With adjustment marks along the side, you will know exactly which height fits you best next time you Biki!

 

Pro Tip: Tighten/loosen tension on the seat post. Every once in awhile it might be really tough to pull out the seat lever to adjust seat height. Or maybe worse, you get shorter and shorter while riding as the seat slips down. Twist the release lever or the hand screw on the seat post (lefty loosee-righty-tightee) until it’s just right.

Biki Wins Silver Award for Best Product Launch from AMA Hawaii

Bikeshare Hawaii was recently honored with a silver award for Best Product Launch Marketing for Biki's launch in 2017.

Lori McCarney, CEO of Bikeshare Hawaii, attended the AMA Hawaii's 41st Annual Marketer of the Year Award luncheon on April 5 at the Prince Waikiki, and accepted the award on behalf of the entire Biki team.

 

Visit AMA Hawaii to see the entire list of winners.

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Think you've got what it takes to be the next Biki Member of the Month? Send an email to info@bikesharehawaii.org with your Biki story or nominate a fellow Biki rider.

Name: Bob

 

Plan: $25 Monthly Plan; For my purposes (work chores, commuting, shopping, dining, entertainment, and my favorite, a weekend Diamond Head perimeter ride), 60-minute rides is more than enough for 95% of everywhere I need to go. $25 is a great value!

 

Why I love Biki: It’s a high. It's fun. It energizes me. It's helping me get in shape. I’m 60 but Biki makes me feel like a teen. It’s a newfound freedom where I can travel all over the city in less time.  Combined with ride sharing and the bus, the options are endless. I’m self-employed and it adds hours to my work week not having to deal with traffic and parking. My wife and I joke we can’t remember where we last parked our car. I’ve reduced my gasoline consumption by 80% and gained 3 or 4 hours a week not sitting in a car going nowhere. Bicycle quality is fantastic and very easy for a big guy to pedal.

Not a Biki member yet? Not sure how to use Biki? Check out these two new how-to videos to help you get started:

How to Biki and How to Guide for New Biki Members

April 2, 2018
Living808
Biki to add more stops as bike share program expands on Oahu

April 1, 2018
Hawaii Home + Remodeling's Green Hawaii Magazine
Share the road and protect the environment with Biki

March 28, 2018
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
More bike lanes, more bikes, more Biki

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. We invite you to join us or provide testimony at neighborhood board meetings as well. You can also check our events page on gobiki.org

 

May is Bike Month! Follow us on social media for events near you.  

May 14 to 18
Bike to Work Week - Energizer Station with HBL
7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
King and Keeaumoku Streets, Biki Stop #407
More info to come

May 17, 2018
Makiki Neighborhood Board Meeting
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Makiki District Park
1527 Keeaumoku Street
*Let your neighborhood representatives know if you support bringing Biki into Makiki, and reference your preferred station by site number. Email nbtestimony@honolulu.gov and BCC justine@bikesharehawaii.org so we can track support as well.

May 20, 2018
Biki Bicycling Basics Free Workshop - Downtown Edition
3 to 5 p.m.
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 S. Hotel Street
(limited spots available, registration required)

May 20, 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art's Family Sunday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
900 S. Beretania Street

May 24, 2018
Biki Bicycling Basics Free Workshop - McCully Edition
4 to 6 p.m.
McCully-Moiliili Public Library
2211 S. King Street
(limited spots available, registration required)

May 26, 2018
Down to Earth Kakaako Grand Opening
7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
500 Keawe Street

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