May is National Bike Month and to celebrate, a full lineup of activities is planned courtesy of the Hawaii Bicycling League and the City and County of Honolulu.
According to HBL, Oahu has made major strides toward becoming bicycle-friendly, including making the protected bike lane on King Street two-way, and creating new bike lanes on 10th Avenue and Kamehameha IV Road.
Some of HBL’s events include an “I Love King Street” challenge, Bike to Work Week, CycloFemme (an event that encourages more females to cycle, though riders of both genders are welcome), and a free maintenance workshop.
Meanwhile, the City and County of Honolulu is offering free admission to anyone who rides a bicycle to Honolulu Zoo on Bike to the Zoo Day, this Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bicyclists should enter from the Monsarrat Avenue gate to the zoo.
There will be free bicycle valet service and prizes for the first 200 bicyclists.
The event is aimed at encouraging people to ride bicycles for short trips instead of driving their cars.