Short Bike Rides in Hawaii Guide Book

by William L. Walters (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Hawaii  by William L. Walters

194pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762701161

A well-researched guide to 40 tours throughout the Hawaiian Islands including Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and the Big Island. Each ride includes mile-by-mile directions, route map, safety tips, food & services, and points of interest along the way.

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Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Visiting Honokaa is like going back in time. This little town, 39 miles north of Hilo, was created around the activities of sugar plantation. Since the plantation closed down, the fields have either b ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Honokaa, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.4
... Preview: People say it always rains in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, and for most of the year they're right. Hilo, the biggest town on Hawaii, is on the side of the island that greets the moisture-laden tr ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Hilo, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: Honolulu means "protected bay" in Hawaiian, and until airplanes could fly to Hawaii, everything arrived by ship. It was because of Oahu's excellent protected bay that Honolulu became the capital of Ha ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Honolulu, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.1
... Preview: If you enjoy bird watching, grab your binoculars and take a ride out of Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Northeastern Kauai greets the prevailing trade winds first and enjoys more rainfall than ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kapaa, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: If you like to ride on smooth roads and want to feel the warmth of the sun on your back, set your sights on the west side of Kauai. Starting from the stadium in Hanapepe, ride west on Kaumualii Hig ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Waimea, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.3
... Preview: Puna is the name of the Big Island's easternmost district. This thinly populated region has seen quite a bit of volcanic activity in recent years, and riding here will take you through lava flows that ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Pahoa, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.2
... Preview: There are only a few roads in this world that inspire us to become hill climbers, and Mauna Loa Road is one of them. No matter how much you hate fighting gravity, this road spurs you on until you reac ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Hilo, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: When the morning sun rises over Haleakala, the ski is lit with soothing shafts of light that pierce the clouds and pool on the earth below. Gradually the sugarcane and pineapple fields, pastures, smal ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kahului, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29
... Preview: The trade winds are restless in the town of Wahiawa. Swirling across central Oahu and only slightly tamed by the Koolau Mountains, the winds are said to sound like rough seas. Wahiawa sits on the edge ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Wahiawa, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.2
... Preview: Brooding in a layer of dark gray clouds for most of the year, the mountains of West Maui form an impressive backdrop to the communities nearby. These mountains are only half as tall as Mount Haleakala ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kahului, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.4
... Preview: Rainbows form so frequently in Manoa Valley that they are seldom notices by the average resident. Tucked into the Koolau Mountains, Manoa Valley is kept lush and green by the frequent passing rain sho ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Honolulu, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: Perched at 3,980 feet above sea level, the Kilauea volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park attracts thousands of visitors every year. Kilauea keeps scientists busy by trying to understand the great ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Hilo, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: Now that modern medicine has found a way to treat Hansen's disease (leprosy), it's easy to look at the Kalaupapa Peninsula and enjoy its beauty. In the past, however, just the name of this isolated pl ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kualapuu, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.1
... Preview: King Kamehameha could have lived anywhere he wanted he conquered the Hawaiian Islands, but he decided to return to the Big Island to retire in the Kona district. Located on the west side of Hawaii, be ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Holualoa, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.4
... Preview: The ride to Shipwreck Beach on Lanai's northeast shore features a tour of Lanai City and a thrilling 7-mile descent on a narrow, winding road. The route takes advantage of the smoothest sections of L ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Lanai City, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.4
... Preview: Few features on the windward coast of Oahu stir the imagination like the tiny island of Mokolii. Geologists might give you a lecture about ancient volcanic eruptions and the fantastic eroding powers o ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kaneohe, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.2
... Preview: Situated next to the sea in the shadow of Haleakala, the town of Kihei enjoys warm weather and breezy trade winds. This area has seen much development over the years as resorts and housing development ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kihei, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.2
... Preview: Charging up a hill is the best way to stretch your legs and get your pounding. Makakilo Drive, on the Ewa end of the Waianae Range, presents such an opportunity with a hill 2.5 miles long. You'll ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Kapolei, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: The best country roads in the state can be found near Papohaku Beach on Molokai's west shore. This is where the sun shines brightly, and few cars compete with you for space on the roads. The pavemen ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Hoolehua, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.1
... Preview: The Koolau Range is the most spectacular feature of Oahu's windward coast, and nowhere can you get a more intimated view of these mountains than from Waimanalo. Things to see: Sea Life Park, Koolau Mo ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Hawaii"
Waimanalo, HI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.2

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