Biki Goes Live Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

28/06/2017

After nearly five years of research, community outreach, feedback and public events, we are super excited to announce that Honolulu’s new bikeshare program, Biki, officially begins rolling out service this Wednesday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m.

 

On this momentous day, which both Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell have proclaimed Bikeshare Hawaii Day, we kick off the celebration with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and ceremony downtown. We will be joined by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Hawaii Department of Health Director Virginia Pressler, M.D., Hawaii Department of Transportation Deputy Director Jade Butay, Biki’s major donors, as well as government and community partners in a ceremony to observe Biki’s launch.

If you would like to join us for the kickoff celebration, here are the details:
Wednesday, June 28
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
South Capitol Lawn
then
Richards and Hotel Streets Biki Stop

Walking or biking is encouraged, but if you need to drive, parking is available at Alii Place.
Following the blessing and maile lei untying led by Kahu Kordell Kekoa, we will turn on the Biki Stops at 12:30 p.m., and you’ll have the first chance to check out a Biki bike at many of the 100 Biki Stops located from Chinatown to Diamond Head. Biki volunteers will also be on hand at three Biki Stops (Hawaii State Art Museum, Mililani and Merchant Streets, and Fasi Municipal Building) to help you get started and answer any questions.

This Biki Stop at JABSOM was installed last week; Biki bikes are arriving today and tomorrow as we get ready for Wednesday’s launch.

 

Since not everyone will use Biki the same way, we have four affordable fare options to select from. To get started, log onto gobiki.org to sign up and purchase a pass before heading to a Biki Stop. Download the Biki App, available on Google Play, Android and Apple iTunes Store starting June 28.You can also sign up there and find lots of other tools that will enhance your Biki experience.

 

We hope that you will be among the first to try out Biki. Go, Biki, Go!

FREE “Bicycling Basics” workshops in June and July
at Biki Stops
We’ve partnered with Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) to offer a series of “Biki Bicycling Basics” workshops free of charge for everyone interested in a refresher course on safety and rules of the road, and would like to try Biki for FREE. Workshops will be held at various neighborhoods within the Biki service area. Participants will review Honolulu’s bicycling laws, learn about good bike etiquette, and get a chance to try out a Biki bike to become acclimated with riding around on Honolulu’s streets during the workshop.

There is a participant cap of 10 so workshop reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited! Registration is easy and free, and can be done at www.HBL.org/BikiBasics. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Let your friends know which workshop you’re attending on our Facebook events page!

Helmets are required for the riding portion. Feel free to bring your own, if you have one, or you can request a helmet if needed (must be 24 hours in advance).

For more information on dates and locations for Biki Bicycling Basics workshops, visit www.HBL.org/BikiBasics or call Malia Harunaga of HBL at 808.735.5756 or Justine Espiritu of Bikeshare Hawaii at 808.726.1305.

The Biki team and HBL will also be at different Biki Stops throughout June and July providing on-site tutorials and providing a brief on safe routes as well as “Rules of the Road”. Exact location of these on-site tutorials will be posted on our Facebook page.

BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE NEWS

Click the links below for recent news coverage of Bikeshare Hawaii:
June 22, 2017
Pacific Business News
Bikeshare Hawaii set for official launch next week

June 22, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Excited about trying out Biki system

June 20, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Honolulu gets ready for bikeshare riders

June 2017
Honolulu Magazine
Honolulu’s first bikesharing program brings 1,000 bikes to the streets June 28

BIKESHARE HAWAII IN THE COMMUNITY

Bikeshare Hawaii is coming to a community near you. To learn more about Bikeshare Hawaii, join us at one of our upcoming events below.

June 29
East-West Center #galswithLEI Forum – Forget Balance, Make Choices Workshop
4:25 to 5:25 p.m.- Forget Balance, Make Choices Workshop
4:25 to 5:25 p.m.
East-West Center’s IMIN Conference Center
1601 East West Road

July 6
Chinatown/Downtown Neighborhood Board Meeting
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Hawaii Pacific University Multi-Purpose Room 2
One Aloha Tower Drive

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