Bikeshare Hawaii launches Adopt-a-Biki program
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Bikeshare Hawaii launches Adopt-a-Biki program

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A Biki rack in Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue near Paoakalani Avenue in October.

  • COURTESY BIKESHARE HAWAII

    A prototype of the Adopt-a-Biki website depicts how donors will have access to historical information about the Biki they sponsor.

  • COURTESY BIKESHARE HAWAII

    A prototype of the Adopt-a-Biki website shows how Biki users will see the customized inscriptions created by donors.

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Honolulu’s new bike-share program offers more than just a new form of eco-friendly transportation for those who want to live a greener lifestyle. This holiday season, Bikeshare Hawaii also offers a new gift-giving option that helps support the nonprofit’s goal of becoming financially self-sustaining.

Those who take part in the Adopt-a-Biki program can create a personalized inscription (up to 40 characters) that will appear on the bike’s frame near the rear fender for $1,000. Donors will be provided access to a webpage that will display historical data, including how many people have used the bike, how many miles its been ridden and how many calories its helped riders burn during rides.

“As a nonprofit organization, Bikeshare Hawaii relies upon community support to provide Biki as a healthy, clean and affordable transportation option for residents and visitors,” Bikeshare Hawaii CEO Lori McCarney said in a statement. “We created the Adopt-a-Biki program as a personal and engaging way to support our mission.”

Along with personalized inscriptions, the first 1,000 bikes sponsored through the new program will have an “early adopter” insignia added to their frames as well.

Bikeshare Hawaii launched in June with help from $2 million in state and city startup funds, working with Singapore-based Secure Bike Share to operate the service on a day-to-day basis. One thousand bikes were placed at 100 Biki stations on public and private property from Chinatown to the slopes of Diamond Head.

According to a report that tracked usage from June 1 through Sept. 30, Biki has logged more than 180,000 individual rides by nearly 32,000 unique users in its first three months of operation. The average ride lasts about 22 minutes, with Biki stations in Waikiki and the Ala Moana/Kakaako areas seeing the most use.

Visit gobiki.org for more information about the Adopt-a-Biki program.

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