Zach's Ride for Safe Streets

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Ride Details (updated 2/17/23 )

Date:              Saturday, March 4, 2023    

Time:              Participants will gather starting at 9:30AM. At 10AM we’ll have a short speech and then riders will roll out.

Start/End:     Kaka‘ako Makai Gateway Park located on Ilalo St. + Cooke St. (grassy area mauka of the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park parking lot). 

Riders:            All ages, all experience levels and all bicycles that can be pedaled & operated safely are welcome.

Format:          “Group Ride” we all ride together on HBL’s 2023 event route (open road and protected lanes). We will be stopping at the Hawai‘i State Capitol for sign waving and speeches (around 11PM -12:30PM) before we ride back to Kaka‘ako.

Course:           Flat, 3.5 miles, counter-clockwise route from Kaka’ako to the Hawai‘i State Capital and return to Kaka‘ako.

Registration:  No cost for riders but you must REGISTER.

Post Ride:      Potluck lunch and fellowship.

Not riding?    You are welcome to come down and join us at the state capitol for sign waving and to listen to the speeches (please still register though).

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  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 re-channelization 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 St. and Wai‘alae Ave. 


  • ☑King St. – Hawai‘i’s first protected bike lane completed in December 2014
  • ☑South St. – connecting Makiki to Kapi‘olani area
  • ☑Ward Ave. – Mauka-Makai connection from King St. and connection to Kaka‘ako

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 .

Mahalo to Zach's Ride for safe streets sponsors:

Mahalo to our past riders!

Let’s Ride Again – Register to Ride SATURDAY, March 4th