Beat the holiday stress with a bike ride!

Beat the holiday stress with a bike ride!

According to a recent study, one in three cyclists report that bicycling reduces their stress levels. Riding a bike has been proven to:

1. Help reduce the cortisol level in your bloodstream, which leads to a decrease in the symptoms of stress (including high blood pressure and lowered immunity).

2. Positively impact brain serotonin to improve your sleep cycles to keep you feeling energized.

3. Help reduce anxiety and decrease stress to improve a rider’s overall mental health.

You can use your Mass Transit pass for FREE Bikeshare Membership too!

It’s easy! Current monthly County of Hawaii Mass Transit Agency (COH MT) pass holders will be receiving an order form to sign up for your free monthly Bikeshare Membership!

Once an MT pass holder signs up, you will be sent a Bikeshare Membership card in the mail. Use the card to unlock the bikes for an unlimited number of 60-minute bikeshare rides per month.

You don’t pay a cent!

As a MT monthly pass holderyou don’t pay a cent for the monthly bikeshare membership – It is FREE to all interested Hele-On MT monthly pass holders.

That means that in conjunction with using the bus, you can use the Bikeshare System as a free transportation option, so hop on one of our bikes. It’s a great transportation option for the first or last mile of your commute!

Ready to hop off Hele-On to ride a Bikeshare bike? Here are a few tips to keep you safe:

1. Ride with traffic

2. Wear a helmet!

3. Don’t forget, social distancing is still important to slow the spread of COVID-19. When riding, aim for a physical distance of at least six feet from others you pass on the road. And whenever possible, wear a mask while riding

Remember to make time to destress, stay safe out there, smile… and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

*From January 1 to November 30, 2020.

**Grace period trips removed. A grace period trip is when the user returns the bike within 30 seconds of release because of unfamiliarity with the release process of the bike, desiring to switch to a different bike, or other reasons. 

***In addition to the grace period trips, any trip exceeding 5 hours was removed from total or average trip duration calculations since 5 hours ride time is the maximum any plan has to offer. To find the total distance, the average distance travelled calculation methodology of NACTO in which they assumed an average speed of 8mph or 12.9kmh was adopted (This is a rough estimation).