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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ride VIBE! visits KPTʻs Kaluaopalena Community Garden

Aloha KVIBE Family,

We are excited to announce December's Ride VIBE! Second Saturday Community Event will be doing some ʻāina-work at Kūhiō Park Terraceʻs (KPT) Kaluaopalena Community Garden on Saturday December 10. We'll be departing KVIBE at 9:50am and bike or walk our way to the garden. If you already know where the garden is, we will meet you all there! Our workday will start at 10am and pau at 3pm.

Please bring a water bottle and garden clothes (covered shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). Bring a friend, too!

They also have a bunny hutch with lots of cute bunnies to pet. It'll be a super fun day for hana hana!

See you all there!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mural Celebration Mahalos!

Aloha KVIBE ʻOhana,

The Crew is so touched by the amount of support and appreciation for the work for our new shop mural, and the overall progress happening in the shop. We had about 100 community members in attendance on Monday--notably the most people we've ever seen attend a KVIBE event!

Jordan Ragasa (Left: Community Outreach Coordinator) and Edward-Kevin Faller (Right: Program Manager)
Re-Spect is a value we uphold at KVIBE. It means "to see again". When we re-spect one another, we see them in a different light. We understand their stories, their traumas, their environments. From this, comes the process of reconciliation. (Photo Credit: Daphne Manago)
Many said the most powerful part of the event was seeing the youth hold mini Culture Circles at the start of the event. A Culture Circle is a protocol we follow at KVIBE, where we sit in a circle and share our names, gender pronoun, an ancestor, a home, and how we feel. Attendees were touched to see how our youth were able to demonstrate leadership roles and being welcoming hosts.
Kalihi Youth standing with beauty, grace, strength, and leadership. For Kalihi. For the keiki! (Photo Credit: Ashley Galacgac)

Our mural depicts the past, present, and future of our bike shop. In the past, our shop was an egg distributor, which is represented on our mural as an egg. Two youth leaders are depicted working on bikes in the present. Finally, our future is represented by the doors opening up into the shop...the future of Kalihi is being built in the shop.

We hope you come out to visit us! Check out the new mural, help out at the shop, make a donation!
KVIBE is excited to continue to foster community, healing, and reconciliation with Kalihi's young leaders.

Special Mahalos:
  • Hoʻoulu ʻĀina: Kanoa for sharing Kalihi Valley-grown ʻawa with the community, and Kaʻohua for taking beautiful photos of the event
  • ROOTS for cooking up a huge pot of stew for attendees. It was such a treat! 
  • KKV Grants Team for helping KVIBE find grants that keep our doors open to our future leaders of Kalihi
  • Natanya and the Civil Beat Crew for amazing coverage of our program and sharing our story with the world
  • Amanda and My, our two amazing community artists who brought our vision to life in just four days! 
  • Our youth, who enrich the work that we do so much love and hope
Mahalo Nui for all the Support!

From the Archives: Check out this throwback video by Aloha Fixed. Graffiti art has always been a part of KVIBE culture.
Painting KVIBE from ALOHA FIXED on Vimeo.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mahalo Civil Beat: "This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons"

Aloha KVIBE 'Ohana,

Our Team woke up to find this beautifully written article that tells the story of the transformative community work that is happening in our bike shop. We've been receiving non-stop messages of support and affirmation from the community! We want to send a very deeply felt MAHALO PIHA to Natanya Friedheim and all of the Civil Beat Team, the family and friends of KVIBE who support our program...and of course the youth who enrich the work that we do.

We are truly humbled to serve Kalihi!

Sebastian Supapo, 10, works on the rear wheel of a bike at KVIBE. (Photo Credit: Cory Lum/Civil Beat)

Randell Dejesus, right, a 15-year-old Farrington High School student, is a senior intern at KVIBE. Here he assists 10-year-old Wally Jakabot. (Photo Credit: Cory Lum, Civil Beat)

Read the full Civil Beat article by clicking the link below!
This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons: It’s easy to miss the small bike shop at the base of the Kalihi Valley, but there’s a lot going on inside. Bike parts hang from the walls and young people laugh above a radio’s thumping beat. Neighborhood kids, mostly boys ages 7 to 16, pour into the shop after school. They come from Kalihi’s working …

Saturday, November 12, 2016

You're Invited: Mural Reveal Celebration at KVIBE!


We are very excited to announce our newest art installment! KVIBE youth have been fortunate to collaborate with community artists, Amanda and My, in creating a beautiful new mural that tells the story of KVIBE's past, present, and future. Our youth have been watching this project grow from day one...some of them even got in on the fun and helped paint our mural!

It's coming together really quickly, being completed in just three days! Goes to show how a little bit of inspiration and the power of community building can transform our spaces.

Working hard to make our shop come to life.
KVIBE youth with our community artists

We'd like to invite you to our Community Mural Reveal Celebration at KVIBE on Monday November 21, 5-6pm. You'll get a chance to see the finished mural and meet the artists who helped us make it come to life! Watch the promo video of our mural below!


KVIBE Community Reveal Celebration
Monday November 21, 5-6pm, Free
Location: KVIBE

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ride VIBE! Bicycling Basics Workshop This Saturday!

Aloha KVIBE Family,
We hope you've been enjoying our Ride VIBE! workshop series every Second Saturday. Our next one is right around the corner.
We'll be having Malia from the Hawaii Bicycling League come to lead an interactive Bicycling Basics Workshop! You'll learn how to bike safely and do a quick bike check before we go cruising around Kalihi Valley. It should be a fun afternoon!
Be sure to:
  • Register for this workshop by clicking here or stop by KVIBE if you'd like to register in person.
  • Bring your bike and a helmet!
Tell your family and friends! See you there!

Ride VIBE! Second Saturdays: Bicycling Basics Workshop
Saturday November 12, 1-3pm, Free
Location: KVIBE (1638 Kamehameha IV Road, Honolulu, HI 96819)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

See You at VegFest Oahu!

Aloha KVIBE Family,

Part of being an outstanding cyclist is maintaining a healthy diet full of nutritious fruits and veggies. What we eat is fuel for our feed it the best!

KVIBE will be at KKV's booth at VegFest Oahu, happening September 24 from 1-6:30 pm. We'll be bringing our KVIBE Blender Bike for all festival goers to make delicious kale smoothies.
Introducing KVIBE's Blender Bike

Volunteering to help staff our KKV Blender Bike booth is so easy, just click here to sign up. It'll be a fun day for the entire family out on the Honolulu Hale Lawn! 

Here's the recipe we'll be making at VegFest. Hope you get to try it at's so ʻono!
KVIBE's Super Simple Blender Bike Kale Smoothie Recipe: 
  • 2 cups kale (curly kale is great for this), de-ribbed and torn
  • 1 large banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons agave or other sweetener
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.  (In our case, a cool bike blender)
  1. Blend until well combined. 
  1. Taste and add more sweetener if desired. Enjoy!
Makes 1 healthy serving 
Hope to see you all then! A hui hou!

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Announcing Ride VIBE! Second Saturdays!

Aloha everyone,

We are pleased to announce our first ever Ride VIBE! Second Saturdays here at Kōkua Kalihi Valley. This will be a free monthly event open to the public every second Saturday from 1:30-2:30pm. We will have a different activities every month for the entire family to enjoy.

This month, we have guest speaker Dana Oxiles teaching us safe biking practices, and other useful information for drivers and pedestrians alike. We all have a responsibility to make Hawai'i's roads safe for everyone.

Dana shared with me some fun prizes for all those attending our first Ride VIBE! event. Join us Saturday September 10 from 1:30-2:30pm at our Wellness Center Roots Cafe Dining Area. Hope to see you all there...and of course, bring a friend.

Our shop will be open until 1:30pm.

Attending Ride VIBE! will count as work hours for youth/interns logging their hours.

If you have an idea for an event or a topic idea for our next Ride VIBE!, please email our KVIBE's Community Outreach, Jordan at or our KVIBE email at

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hours and Contact

we are open:

FRIDAY: 12 PM - 5 PM


1638 Kamehameha IV Road
Honolulu Hawaii 96819

Phone: 808-843-1545