We get calls and emails to our Maui bike shop almost daily asking for the best Maui bike rides and if bike helmets or if lights and reflectors are required. I've compiled information below to help visiting cyclists choose their favorite Maui bike ride and answer those questions.
Though no longer available in print, one of our favorite Maui bike ride maps is the county map. The Maui bike map displays ride information with elevation, grade, distance and even wind information to help you select the best rides for your Maui cycling vacation. Maui mountain bike trail maps and road bike ride map links are available on our Maui Bicycle Ride Information page.
From Bike Plan Hawaii, interactive Flash based maps display Maui bike rides in 4 quadrants. Each map displays a ‘Bikeway Type’ portraying the Maui bike route as ‘Existing’, ‘Underway’, ‘Proposed’ along with a route number. When the route number is hovered over, the route is highlighted on the interactive Maui bike map and information is displayed about the bike ride such as the type of route, an estimated cost to build, the length and the construction phase the bike route is slated to be built in. Each bike route is also color coded as a ‘bike path’, ‘bike lane’, or ‘signed shared roadway’. Other than general Maui bike ride information, distance is probably the most useful feature of these maps of Maui bike rides. Try it here:
http://hawaii.gov/vid_temp/dot/bike/bikeplan/maps/maui.html(you’ll need a flash player to use the interactive Maui road bike maps)
Regarding Hawaii bicycle laws requiring lights, reflectors and bike helmets, I checked with officials at Maui County and the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT):
Juveniles, under the age of 16 years old, MUST wear helmets while riding a bicycle in the state of Hawaii. Helmets are recommend for adults at all times but are not mandatory. Bicycle lights and bike reflectors are required by law at night including 30 minutes before and after sunset or sunrise. All bicycle rentals from West Maui Cycles in Lahaina includes a bicycle helmet and locks. Our full service Maui bike shop also stocks bicycle helmets available for purchase.
The Hawaii DOT publishes the ‘Rights and Responsibilities for Hawaii Bicyclists:
The Hawaii DOT publishes the ‘Rights and Responsibilities for Hawaii Bicyclists’:
Ready to rent a bike on Maui? Select a bike from our Maui bike rental inventory, specify your bike rental dates and provide details. Your Maui bike rental will be available and ready for you to being enjoying during your Maui bicycle vacation.
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