This week we officially launched our Biki Ambassador Program! The program is supported by the Better Bike Share Partnership, and is intended to raise awareness about bikeshare and gain valuable insight from community members to improve our service. We're excited to introduce our 10 new Ambassadors for the 2021 program!
Tatia-Jenay is a resident of Makiki and uses Biki to commute to her job at Foodland Farms Ala Moana. She also loves to use Biki with friends on The Lei of Parks trail which includes some of her favorite sections of bike path on the island. She was born and raised in Honolulu and also grew up on the Big Island of Waimea.
Ryan B. is a resident of the Punchbowl-Nuuanu neighborhood. Biking is how he commutes daily to work and to extracurricular activities. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, he has served in the Mayor's Office of Housing & Homelessness (HOU) since 2019 helping to craft the HOU message and supporting the mission to house the houseless population. Born in Georgia, Ryan attended Coastal Carolina University where he earned degrees in Health Communication & Journalism. Now he is committed to helping his community grow through strong values and resiliency.
Jasmine is a resident of Kaka'ako and uses Biki to share a ride with friends, check out the swell at Kewalos and Ala Moana, or just cruise for sunset after work. Raised in Kalihi and relocated to Washington, Jasmine returned to Hawaii after graduating from Western Washington University. She's a Project Manager at Datahouse, and loves serving her community through her work, as well as outside of her job. She volunteers through Inspire Honolulu, Arise Five, Surfrider and Sustainable Coastline beach clean ups, homeless outreaches, and supporting at risk youth/families.
Born in Hawai'i, Brendan grew up as the son of a U.S. Military Officer and has lived on five continents. Brendan uses Biki as his main form of transportation. He currently runs a non-profit focused on empowering youth and cultivating inter-ethnic understanding.
Stephanie has been fortunate enough to live on Oahu for four years. She works as a nurse and in her spare time enjoys hiking, biking around Honolulu, going to the beach, and free diving. She appreciates that Biki helps take cars off the road and hopes that Biki will one day expand into Kailua!
Morgan Pōmaika'i Lee is a religion journalist and bikeshare evangelist based in McCully-Mō'ili'ili, joyfully sandwiched between two Biki stations. She recently became an Oahu resident after six years in Chicago, craving a connection to her Kanaka roots. Morgan hosts a news podcast, studies new languages, and throws dinner parties for friends and strangers.
Jimmy was born in Honolulu and raised in Waimānalo, HI. He enjoys being out in nature and lives for outdoor adventures, especially hiking. He can't wait to start traveling again to visit and check off the National Parks on his bucket list, and explore and trek new trails. Jimmy currently lives in the Ala Moana/Kaka'ako area, and uses Biki for running errands, leisure activities, and even staying active.
Alaskan-born, community bred with global district street cred. Charity is a Black Indigenous Inuit Yupik woman, athletic nomadic spirit, non-profit founder & leader, food bon vivant and champion of culture. She currently lives in McCully and is the Executive Director of Dipping Spoon and also works as a cycle instructor. Biking, running and creating a better and equitable, inclusive and healthy community are what drives Charity to lead a life rooted in social impact.
Michael resides in Downtown Honolulu. He uses Biki anywhere he goes, but most often to his job as a registered nurse at the Queens Medical Center. He was born in Singapore and is also a former New Yorker. He believes public transportation is the way to reducing CO2 emissions, making his life long effort to reduce pollution. On his free time, he loves talking about design and architecture, hiking, listening to jazz and indie rock, tennis, and bodybuilding. Riding the Biki is his daily cardio.
Jim is a resident of Moiliili and actively uses Biki to work in Kalihi. He also uses Biki as a convenient way to get to/from Waikiki, Ala Moana, and the beach. He is the Executive Director for Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.