Safey tips for a fun ride


Please ride with Aloha and practice safe and considerate cycling. HIBIKE encourages a healthy and fun way to get around and we want you to not only have a good time but a safe ride. Please review the following safety tip and for a more comprehensive list of Honolulu bicycle laws, visit A Guide to Safe Bicycling in Hawaii.

Safety tips

It has been 1 year since our first HIBIKE Bulletin and we look forward to bringing you more news of upcoming plans for HIBIKE. Thank you for your continued support.


Users must be of 16 years of age or older to ride HIBIKE. While it is not a law in Hawaii for those 16 and and over to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle it is always recommended. Please check out your local bike shop to purchase one today.


Obey traffic signs and signals. Come to a complete stop at stop signs!

Walk your Biki at crosswalks and any time you ever feel it is unsafe to ride. 

Use hand signals to signal your intention when turning and stopping. 

TIP: Try to stay at least 3 feet away from parked cars to avoid hitting a suddenly opened car door.

Ride With Traffic

Use bicycle lanes when available and if not available riding with traffic is the safest way to ride. Always ride on the right side of the travel lane when moving slower then traffic. You should only ride in the middle when getting ready to make a left turn and when there is not enough room for you and a vehicle to ride safely side by side.

Never leave your Biki unattended.

When you are not riding your HIBIKE it should be secured using the built in lock or you should securely return it to any HIBIKE station.  The bike is your responsibility and your ride time will not stop until it has been properly returned to a station. Always look for the green light to ensure it is locked in place!


Using the Bicycles Lock

All of our bikes offer a built in bike lock for your convenience. It is intended for securing your bike for short periods of time where a station may not be available. To use the lock simply wrap the attached cable around a secure fixed object such as a bike rack. Insert the end of the cable into the locking mechanism on the bottom right side of the front basket. Once inserted remove your key to the right at the end of the lock. Keep the key in a safe location, and when ready to ride again, reinsert the key and twist to the right to release the cable. Additional things to know about using the bike lock.


  • Your ride time does not stop when using the bike lock. Securing the bike back into a station dock and receiving the green light is the only way to end your ride.
  • There is a $20 key replacement fee for any keys that are lost, stolen, or damaged.


Do not ride with noise cancelling headphones or face masks that may obstruct vision. Stay alert. 

Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

People and pets should never be placed in the Biki basket. Only one rider at a time. 

Is biking in Kona & Hilo safe?

Biking in Kona is a delightful experience, offering a mix of leisurely rides with stunning scenery. While Kona's bike lanes may not be plentiful, the locals are accustomed to cyclists, demonstrating politeness on the roads, making popular routes like Ali‘i Drive, starting in downtown Kona and extending to Keauhou Bay, a safe and enjoyable choice for riders.

Cycling in Hilo is notably safe, with the dedicated bike lane on Kalanianaole providing a secure route, and the Hilo Bayfront Trails bike path from the downtown bus depot to Wailoa River offering a traffic-free, multi-purpose path that ensures a safe and enjoyable biking experience amidst Hilo's scenic landscapes.