Hawai`i Volcanoes NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: August 29, 2006
Contact: Mardie Lane (808) 985-6018
It was all smiles on Saturday, August 26, as 45 mountain bikers turned out for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s first exploratory ride of Kahuku.
The 15-mile route included a 6-mile, 1700’ uphill and loop trails over loose gravel, slick grass, and steep rocky stretches.
To prevent the introduction of non-native plants and insects into the park, rangers helped riders clean their bikes, packs, and shoes before the ride.
The ride was cosponsored by Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the International Mountain Biking Association ( IMBA)
Did You Know?
Kīlauea Volcano has erupted lava almost continuously from its east rift zone since 1983. These lava flows have added about 500 acres of new land to the southern shore of Kīlauea and covered 8.7 miles (14 km) of highway with lava as deep as 115 feet (35 m). More...