Ghost bikes

A Ghost bike near Hawi, Hawaii
A Ghost bike near Hawi, Hawaii

Cycling is a popular activity on the Big Island. The road from Kailua Kona to Hawi is wide with good shoulders, and it’s a favorite with cyclists because it’s the route of the cycling portion of the Ironman race. However, as is the case everywhere, it can be a dangerous activity, sharing the highway with large, fast-moving vehicles.

Ghost bikes serve as memorials for cyclists killed or badly hurt when things go wrong. These are two I see daily on my commute.

4 thoughts on “Ghost bikes

  1. bushboy

    There are a few here as well but no one rides on the busy roads. maybe there could be some on the back roads. A great idea to bring attention to the drivers to be aware of cyclists

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    1. Graham Post author

      They’re basically permanent. Some might get taken or removed, but mostly local cyclists keep them up in decent condition. It’s a relatively recent idea from the U.S. mainland in the early 2000s I believe.

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