Sunday Bike Rides with Julie!

UPDATE:  WAIKOA LOOP TRAIL - STARTING FROM KAUAI MINI-GOLF IS THE TENTATIVE COURSE FOR NOV 11TH.

This meetup will change locations each week, between several choices.  Kealia Spaulding Monument Loop, Wailua Forest Management Road, Waikoa Trail Loop, Kauai Lagoons, etc.

Sundays or a weekday that I'm free.  Suggest a date and I'll check my calendar.

Waikoa Loop Trail

This is the trail that starts out from either the Kauai Mini Golf or Common Ground in Kilauea.  I prefer starting from the Mini Golf.  Very flat for most of the time, and a bit gravelly, but should be good on a bike.  You go through forest and farmland.  The Mini-bike place has bike rentals -- (Specialized Brand) but I don't know if they allow reservations or what the cost is.  Call them at[masked] to ask.

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I'm new to biking and so don't have a long list of paths, trails and country roads, yet, but there are a few novice paths I'd like to explore, but not by myself.  I don't have any set day or time, but generally I'm free on Sundays.  I'm not an early riser, so anytime between 10am and 4pm for start times works for me.  I have a bike rack that fits up to 3 bikes.

Here are some places I'd like to explore on bike - Driving to the starting point:

Wailua Forest Management Road

The road beyond the Keahua Arboretum in Kapaa, past the Jurassic Park Gate posts...  It's so quiet up there! (Well except sometimes when there is often some motor bike noises.)  I would rather do this one when the air is clear (no vog) so can see the mountains, but anytime would be good!


Kauai (Marriott) Lagoons Area to Ninini Lighthouse

I've done this before on foot and by bike, so I feel safe enough by myself, but it would be nice to share it with someone.  Lunch under the lighthouse?   Aside from the smell of rubber from the planes landing, it's a pleasant place to ride with little traffic.  Just the plain loop is 3 miles RT, blacktop.  Spurs to the Lighthouse, wedding chapel, Ninini Beach etc., would add to the length and interest.

Kealia - Spaulding Monument Loop (from the Bike Path) is a gradual incline for 2 miles, to the monument, then flat and downslopes for the rest of the loop.

I'll add more ideas here as they come up, or if you have some ideas to share, I'd love to hear them. I'm always up for a spin along the bike path -- and taking a picnic to the bluff above Kuna Bay is always pleasant.

Dates and times can be set every week or can vary depending on my days off.  At this time, I have the next several Sundays off and anytime after 10am is good with me.

One thing I will mention... If I don't already know you, I will want to have someone I do know along with us.  Just a common sense personal safety precaution.  ;-)

 

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  • Julie

    Beautiful day for a leisurely ride with great company along the varied terrain. We road through a mahogany tree farm, Fruit tree orchard, open land with a view of the mountains, parked our bikes to walk through the Waikoa dam area, enjoyed the shade under some of the bamboo structures, with a gorgeous view of the valley, then stopped in to the Common Ground Cafe for their Sunday Brunch, which was excellent, with tasty breakfast and lunch options. Took the shortcut back to Kauai Minigolf and parted ways. Wonderful way to spend a Sunday!

    November 12, 2012

  • Julie

    I will plan to pick Barry and his bike up at 11:30 near the Coconut Marketplace... I assume that Geoff will meet us at Kauai Mini Golf at noon? Tony and Joshua ... If you are planning to meet us at the Mini Golf place and rent your bike there, we'll see you there. If you are planning to rent a bike in town and need a ride for you/and or your bike, please call me to let me know your plan and how we can accommodate. [masked]-9443. (please keep in mind I will be working from 6:00am -9:00am and may not be checking messages until 9:30am.

    November 10, 2012

  • Julie

    Hi Joshua, Kauai Mini Golf does have bikes for rent... see photo above that I took last time I was there. I don't know the cost or if they allow bikes to be reserved... I think it's likely first come first served. If you don't want to chance not having a bike, you can also rent one in town and have one of us carry it on our vehicle. I can take 2-3 bikes on my rack, and Geoff can take 2 bikes in his truck. (Assuming he is still going.) These bike rides will change every week, and perhaps we will do one in the Koloa area, such as the Maha'ulepu Road, with a stop at the Makawahi Cave one Sunday. Alternatively, I'm free quite a bit in the next few weeks and can do weekday rides as well. The Bike Path might be a good place to start off with, since the rentals are right there. Hope this helps to answer your questions. Let me know if you need some more details - as we will likely make a plan to carpool or caravan from Kapaa and/or meet at the trail start.

    November 9, 2012

  • Joshua S.

    Hi Julie, I'm new to club and the island. I don't have a bike or a rack on my car so how does adventure work?

    November 8, 2012

  • chalsea

    Hey, anyone want to go hiking in the world famous trails in north shore Kauai during 11/12 to 11/15? I am new to Hawaii. First time. Would love to go hiking with someone. Please let me know. Thanks.

    November 8, 2012

  • Julie

    Time is open to whatever works with everyone's schedule... I've got a sunrise wedding on the north shore, other than that, I'm free all day.

    November 5, 2012

  • Julie

    Okay - I just updated the tentative location for this one to the Waikoa Loop Trail in Kilauea. Pretty easy and flat. Just a different view of the landscape than we usually see from the highway or bike path. There are bike rentals there, but I'm not sure if they allow reservations. I believe it is first come first served, so renting a bike in town and carpooling with someone that has a bike rack or truck would have to be arranged, if you don't already have a bike.

    November 5, 2012

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