As O‘ahu’s oldest and largest cycling organization, Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) advocates for positive changes that will help make Hawaiʻi a cycling paradise and encourage more people to ride bicycles. Whether you are an experienced rider, new to biking, or need more information about safe cycling on Oʻahu, HBL is a great resource for information about bike laws, bike registration, and safe riding.
HBL offers riding and safety workshops for every skill level and age, from 4th graders to Seniors. There are commuter skills classes, basic maintenance workshops, and Oʻahu bike maps that rank how bike-friendly roadways are so you can plan your rides based on your cycling comfort level.
HBL’s Academy of Bicycling—a never-seen-before 24/7 interactive learning tool—is available online to bicyclists across Hawai’i. The HBL Academy features short online courses anyone can use to learn or expand their cycling knowledge, skills, and safety with Hawaiʻi-relevant resources and fun quizzes to review what you have learned. The bite-sized lessons were produced with people’s busy schedules in mind, so that you can learn on your own time at your own pace.
HBL’s online Academy of Bicycling is great to pair with other HBL workshops and events.
HBL workshops and events
HBL provides a calendar of weekly group rides and other events, plus special programs throughout the year and annual bicycling events.
- A calendar of free hands-on and on-bike workshops on Oʻahu, tailored for adults and taught by HBL nationally certified League Cycling Instructors.
- Ongoing Kūpuna (50+) are able to re-discover their youth and the joys of cycling by taking an Instructor-led spin on the bike paths of O‘ahu with recumbent tricycles that are provided to them for free.
- Ongoing BikeEd Program teaches 8,000 4th graders how to ride a bicycle, basic bike safety, and laws of the road. Since 1989, the five-day program has brought bikes to schools around the entire island of O‘ahu.
- Annual Bike Month each May with a series of exciting events and activities.
- Annual Honolulu Century ride fundraising ride to support HBL’s advocacy and education work.
More info: Events – Hawai‘i Bicycling League (hbl.org)
Honolulu Century Ride
All funds raised support Hawaii Bicycling League’s (HBL) advocacy and education work to get more people bicycling and make Hawai‘i’s roads safer for everyone, whether driving, riding or walking. This is a ride, not a race, and roads remain open. to traffic. Ride at your own pace, all skill levels and ages are welcome. Please ride with aloha. The ride is supported with aid stations, mechanical help, and HPD presence along the course for added safety.
2023 Registration rates: Honolulu Century Ride
The 40th annual Honolulu Century Ride will be on Sunday, September 24th, 2023. Registration rates start at $80/adult.
Register early and save; registration rates increase $10 on 7/1/23, 9/9/23, and 9/22/23. HBL members (hbl.org) save $25 on registration. Registration is non-refundable or transferable.
- Early Registration Ends 6/30/23: $80/adult, $40/Youth (17 and under)
- Regular Registration Ends 9/8/23: $90/adult, $45/Youth (17 and under)
- Late Registration Ends 9/21/23: $100/adult, $50/Youth (17 and under)
- Event Registration 9/22/23 – 9/24/23: $110.00, $60/Youth (17 and under)
- More info: 2023 Honolulu Century Ride (redpodium.com)
2023 Course info: Honolulu Century Ride
You can choose your distance: 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles. The ride starts from Kapiʻolani Park, takes you past Diamond Head just after sunrise, out to Sandy Beach, through the beautiful backroads of Waimānalo, through Kailua and Kāne‘ohe, with the 100-mile turnaround point at Swanzy Beach Park, and then returning to finish at Kapiʻolani Park. The route is mostly flat with a few moderate hills and a prevailing east or north-east wind that usually is blowing at 5-15 miles per hour.
Got questions?? Want to register or volunteer?
Visit the HBL Century Ride page for complete information and to register to ride: Honolulu Century Ride – Hawai‘i Bicycling League (hbl.org)
The largest cycling event in Hawai‘i would not be possible without many wonderful volunteers who contribute before, during, and after ride day. Volunteers with many different skills are needed for setup, ride support, and cleanup. Volunteers will receive an HBL volunteer t-shirt. Food / Drinks will be provided for longer volunteer tasks. More info: Online volunteer signup sheets: 40th Honolulu Century Ride
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Kapiʻolani Park, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815