PLANNING

WHAT TO BRING

The temperature atop Haleakala can be in the low 40’s and the temperature at sea level can be close to 90 degrees in the summer. While we provide rain gear for the summit, most people are more comfortable with a few extra layers. A sweatshirt and long pants are recommended, with a t-shirt and shorts underneath. That will keep you warm at the summit, but allow you to shed your layers as you make your way down the mountain and encounter warmer temperatures.

Here are a few items we recommend throughout the tour:

  • Layered Clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses or Prescription Eyewear
  • Camera

 

FOOD

We currently are not serving any food/beverages at our shop. Along the bike ride down however there are several options and restaurants that you can stop off at and eat at if you chose. Our drivers will point out a couple of recommendations to you as we drive up Haleakala. 

 

 

COVID-19 Plan 
 

Staying Healthy at Bike Maui

Bike Maui is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and activity for all our employees and guests.  We have developed a comprehensive preparedness plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to safeguard the safety and health of everyone on our tours.  This plan will follow current CDC guidelines and County and State restrictions.  Below is a summary of what to expect on your Bike Maui adventure:

Before You Arrive

Thorough training of staff on preventing the spread of germs and viruses
All common areas will be sanitized
All vehicle interiors will be sanitized
All helmets and gear will be sanitized
If you are feeling ill, please stay home


When You Arrive

Masks are not required, but not prohibited
Sanitizer is available in the shop and vehicles
Practice social distancing when reasonable
Ensure you as a participant are not feeling ill.


During Your Tour

Do not share your helmet, bike, or gear with other guests
Practice social distancing when reasonable
If you or a member of your party feels ill at any time during your tour, stop immediately and report it to our staff

Together, we can provide a safe and incredibly fun activity to enjoy while on Maui.
Mahalo for your cooperation and understanding and get ready to enjoy the best bike ride…EVER!

* This plan is based on information from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development and is
subject to change based on further information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other government and
public health officials. Bike Maui may amend this plan based on safety, operational needs, and new
developments.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

BIKE MAUI IS PROUD TO PROVIDE TOP-OF-THE-LINE GEAR TO OUR GUESTS. WE FURNISH:

VEHICLE TOURS

VEHICLE TOURS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS WHO PREFER NOT TO BIKE.

KONA® MOUNTAIN BIKES

CUSTOM DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR DOWNHILL BIKING WITH HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES

BELL® FULL-FACE HELMETS

HELLY HANSEN® RAIN GEAR

INCLUDING JACKET AND PANTS

DAKINE® BACKPACKS

We also will provide you with an informative and entertaining tour up Haleakala, maps and directions back to shop, entrance into Haleakala National Park on applicable tours.

 

Know Before You Go

Haleakala is a 10,000 ft volcano and as you bike the distance of up to 23 miles, you will experience incredible views, a fascinating history, and underappreciated culture. However, you are also riding in unfamiliar territory, through unpredictable weather, on rental bicycles, and on paved public roadways.

Elements to be Aware of on Bike Ride:

Some elements that you need to be aware of may include but are not limited to the following:

Curving/winding paved roads with many 180 degree turns
Steep inclines and declines
Road reflectors, guardrails, and pylons in place for cars, not for bicycles
Roadway debris
Varying climate including hot and cold temperatures, dry and wet weather, high altitude and minimal visibility
Vehicular traffic – private and commercial

Before you participate in this activity, please consider the risks involved which are not limited to those listed here or in the waiver and risk acknowledgement form. You must be capable of competently riding a bicycle and should have recent biking experience.


Requirements to Participate:

Have recent biking experience
Ability to use a mountain bike with disc brakes, suspension, and gears
Capable of completing a 23 mile downhill bike ride at a safe speed
Physically healthy and not have health concerns that may affect your ability to complete the ride safely.
Meet the age minimum of 12 years AND the height requirement 4’10” or taller.
Understand, acknowledge and adhere to ALL provided rules and guidelines.
Have not gone scuba diving within 24 hours prior to activity. (Check with your dive master for details)


THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVITY FOR BEGINNERS!

Your safety and the safety of others that use the road is our top priority, so we ask that you know before you go, what this activity entails and the risks involved in such activity.

MAHALO!