Hawaii Bicycling League Press Release, July 10, 2021 – Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise celebrates its 10th anniversary. Riders join together to celebrate and bring awareness to bike safety and sharing the roads
KHON2 – Mom gets back on bike to be closer to her fallen son. Daphne Manago likes to go on long bike rides these days just to focus on her son. It’s been over 10 years since Zach Manago was killed by a drunk driver while riding his …
Hawaiian Trike Tours YouTube Channel – Zach’s Ride in Paradise, 10th Anniversary 2021, by Bob Rogers. Watch more of Bob’s trike rides around the island at Hawaiian Trike Tours YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/user/lopakarogers
HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT, Community Scrapbook – (Image) Roger Au, right, helping a participant fix his bike before Zach’s Ride In Paradise, in honor of the late Zach Manago’s legacy and vision of bike safety. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
(Image) Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise celebrated its 10th anniversary with hundreds of bike riders joining together to raise awareness of bike safety and sharing the roads. (Photo: Hawaii Bicycling League)
Kaka’ako VERT Magazine – Instagram kakaakovertmag’s profile picture @kakaakovertmag Cyclists of all ages rode for a cause July 10 in memory of former @hawaiipacificuniversity baseball player #ZacharyManago, who was killed by a drunk driver while riding his bike…
On December 17, 2010 one of Hawaii’s own, Zachary Manago, was killed by a hit and run drunk driver on Kamehameha Highway near Wahiawa while riding his bicycle.
Zach was an 18 years old baseball pitching ace from Moanalua High School due to start his college career at Hawaii Pacific University in the Spring. Zach and his friends loved cycling for fun, exercise and as commuters.
From the road he saw first hand the challenges cyclists have sharing the roads with motorists and the need for more bike infrastructure and bike lanes. (Read “Should There Be More Bicycle Lanes in the State of Hawaii, by Zach Manago Dec 2010”.
For Zach, a day-long bike ride with friends around the island ended in tragedy but Zach’s Vision for safer streets continues to live on. In July 2011, over 100 cyclist rode out in the first Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise. Zach’s family, classmates and HBL rode over two-days across the island, stopping in numerous communities to voice the need for safer roads for cyclists and pedestrians.
In 2021, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Zach’s Ride and Zach’s Vision – more than ever we need your support to be the voice for safer streets.. The goal is simple – bring cyclists together to celebrate 10 years of Zach’s Vision in action by riding with Aloha.
Organized by HBL and the Manago family, the 2021 Zach’s Ride in Paradise on Sat, July 10th invites cyclists of all ages and experience to jump on their bike and join us for a ride on some of the bike infrastructure and protected bike lanes created since his passing. Together we will be a visible voice of the cycling community showing our support, and the continued need, for safer shared streets by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
There is no registration fee to ride but we ask all cyclists to make a donation (if you register ride or not) to support Zach’s Vision so his legacy of advocating for safer streets will live on.
Hawaii State Act 47 passed in 2018, “3 Feet Law”, requiring drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the driver’s vehicle and the bicycle when passing or overtaking the bicyclist.
“The passage of this bill highlights our commitment to ensuring that cyclists are safe on our roads, and that Hawai‘i becomes a more bicycle friendly community. I am happy to sign this bill and make Hawai‘i the 37th state in the nation to make this commitment,” said Gov. Ige.
With the focus is to create low-stress bikeways for people of all ages and abilities, the O’ahu Bike Plan, updated 2019, guides future planning to better integrate bicycling into the island’s transportation system.
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time: 8am be checked-in & Ready to Ride (all riders must Register, go online now for a smooth morning start)
Start/End: Kaka’ako Makai Gateway Park
Riders: *All ages, all experience levels and bikes welcome
Format: “Group Ride” we all ride together on HBL’s 2021 event route (open road and protected lanes).
Course: Flat, 4.3 miles, clockwise course from Kaka’ako on South St, to King St and return on Ward Street
Registration: No cost for riders but you must REGISTER
Post Ride: Light refreshments, random drawings and fellowship
Not riding? You are welcome to come down and join the celebration and support the riders
We will follow all current restrictions/guidelines and wear masks as appropriate
Fabrication is a tri-blend – 50% poly, 25% cotton, 25% rayon
You won’t want to take off this best-selling unisex tri-blend t-shirt, featuring a uniquely soft tri-blend fabrication, modern fit, crew neck and short sleeves. Long sleeves will give you great sun protection on those long rides or anytime you are outside.
If you like to wear your shirts on the looser side than would suggest ordering a size up. Be sure to review Sizing Chart in each shirt image. Time is limited and so is quantity. HBL will not keep extra items in stock. Shirts will arrive @ HBL July 10, 2021.
Introducing Zach’s 10th Anniversary Ride in Paradise T-shirt and sticker designed by a dear friend, Kawika Samson @jahjahjitsu
Baseball was Zach’s life growing up and #22 was his number while playing baseball at Moanalua High School. The cute dog on the penny farthing is our family dog, Milo, who came into our lives four months after Zach’s death. Did you know, a guy named Sandy, completed Zach’s ride on his penny farthing a few years ago (not an easy ride). The “ALOHA” spam musubi was one of Zach’s favorite snacks and also a favorite on Zach’s rides. ALOHA is how Zach lived his life. The condo below Milo is where Zach grew up in Salt Lake and the Zachary M. Manago Memorial Bikeway leads to the State Capitol where we will continue to rally for safer streets for all. The albatross at Kaena Point is sitting on a fixie which was Zach’s first and only bicycle which he loved and built himself. Of course, the SHAKA is another gesture that reminds us of how Zach lived his life. The majestic mountains were the perfect setting for the start of Zach’s rides and the beautiful rainbow will always be a symbol of peace and hope. It reminds me that Zach is right there watching over all of us. By Daphne, Zach’s mom.
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