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Hawaii Bicycling League Press Release, July 10, 2021Zachary 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.

Zach’s Ride 2011

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.

There have been $49 million in federal funds obligated for Hawai’i bikeway projects over the past 10 years! Here is where it was put to work…

  • 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.

  • Hawaii State Act 134, Vision Zero passed in 2019, requiring the State’s and all counties’ departments of transportation to adopt a complete streets policy that reasonably accommodates convenient access and mobility for all users of the public highways.  
  • Hawaii State Act 54, Complete Streets Policy passed in 2009, requiring the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and the county transportation departments to adopt a Complete Streets policy that reasonably accommodates convenient access and mobility for all users of the public highways.

The City and County of Honolulu has installed approximately 70 miles of new bikeways in the last 10 years.

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.

Highlights include

  • Road Diets (lane reduction, road rechannelization and buffered bike lanes making the area safer for bicyclists
    • Ala Napunani St in Salt Lake naming of Zach Manago Memorial Bikeway in 2018
    • Bike Lanes on Kamehameha IV Rd, McCully Street and Waialae Ave 
  • Creation of Protected Bike Lanes
    • King St – Hawaii’s first protected bike lane completed in December 2014
    • South St – connecting Makiki to Kapiolani area
    • Ward Ave – Mauka-Makai connection from King St and connection to Kakaako

New Bicycle Policies and Programs:

  • HBL Adult BikeEd program a mix of educational sessions for every skill level, from beginners who want to learn how to balance to veteran cyclists that want to improve their mechanical skills. 
  • Bicycle Parking Ordinance in 2018 requires all new and modified buildings to include short and long term bicycle parking.
  • Safe Routes to School program in 2015 which aims to increase the number of students (of all abilities, income levels, and cultures) in kindergarten through eighth grade who regularly choose to walk and bike to/from school by making walking and biking safe and fun through implementation of the five “E’s.” 
  • The City & County of Honolulu received the Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze Level Award in 2014 and 2018 .

Ride Details (updated 6/26/21)

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

*Registered Riders will get turn-by-turn detailed map and additional information about ride route. REGISTER today so you are on the email list and be prepared to ride.

Mahalo to our past riders
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