Three long-time friends celebrated a milestone birthday with a hike, swim and first-time Biki ride! Mahalo to Judy, Ruta and Emily for sharing their story and photos.
What was the occasion? What is the Tour De Ala Moana?
We came up with the theme, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", that steered us to celebrate our milestone birth year (75!) by doing something healthy and active, incorporating activities we’ve enjoyed doing together in the past. Tour De Ala Moana was an anniversary celebration of our "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" theme. We chose this theme as we got involved with swimming, hiking, biking - exercise and fun. The day involved a hike up the Haunama Bay trail, a Biki ride and swim at Ala Moana Beach Park, and lot's of yummy food and good times!
Why did you decide to incorporate Biki? How did you utilize Biki throughout the event?
Our Biki Bike adventure had been hatching for several months. This was our first Biki experience even though we'd biked years ago together about once a week. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" also incorporated hiking (see photos), birthday celebrating and eating ... and, of course, talking! Because the Biki Bikes were easy to ride, our experience wasn't challenging - flat terrain, easy step-through, easy to operate and not a lot of people to run into.
What membership plan did you use? Why?
We each downloaded the Biki App and purchased Free Spirit Plans. Going forward, we hope to do this at least once a month -to Biki somewhere - so the bank of 300 minutes is an ideal option. We loved the big Ala Moana Beach Park stop close to Magic Island. It was just right to get started us on our Biki adventure.
Do you have any Biki tips or words of wisdom for a new rider?
It's such a fun experience. Select your Biki station and review the terrain if you're just starting out. I think the next adventure on Biki may be around the Ala Wai Canal using the Lei of Parks trail. Please bring some Bikis to Hawaii Kai!