On Saturday, October 1st, KVIBE and KKV’s Roots Food Program will host “A Kalihi Melee.” The event will take place at KVIBE -located at 1638 Kamehameha IV Road- beginning at 10AM and ending at 2PM. The purpose of the event is to showcase KVIBE and Kokua Kalihi Valley’s various programs promoting wellness for the people of Kalihi Valley.
KKV’s Roots Food Program will have cooking demonstrations with foods grown in the Ho’oulu ‘Aina Nature Park’s community gardens in the back of Kalihi Valley. Roots Food inspires the community of Kalihi Valley to be harmonious with food, land and the ways they bring us together. KKV’s Family Strengthening Program will have sewing demonstrations and information about services offered - such as ESL support. Regular KVIBE volunteer and wrench junkie Galen will assist KKV’s Tobacco Cessation Program in a demonstration.
Meanwhile, Cycle Manoa - UH Manoa’s Bicycle Education Advocacy Program - will be on site with a bicycle-powered blender. KKV’s Roots Food will bring fresh food for the blender and KVIBE will supplement with frozen fruit. Smoothies will be free for youth whom want to pedal for their smoothies. HNL Bike Polo and The Kickstand will have bicycle polo basics and perhaps mallet-construction.
BMX Hawaii will sponsor all BMX activites organized by KJ and Cuyler Yogi. McCully Bicycle has sponsored A Kalihi Melee with a complete Giant Method BMX bicycle that will be given away via raffle - information and eligibility available during the Melee. Courtesy of KKV’s Family Strengthening Specialist Gracie Suaglar, the Honolulu Police Department’s Bicycle Fleet will make an appearance at A Kalihi Melee at noon to confirm that there are indeed law enforcement careers for cycling enthusiasts.
Ilana Nimz - artist of A Kalihi Melee’s flier - has hand-painted a one-of-a-kind-KVIBE hat. A silent auction will be occur during the Melee; donations will benefit the cycling youth of Kalihi. Please consider supporting KVIBE by submitting a bid for an elegant hand-painted KVIBE trucker hat. Please note that all traffic at A Kalihi Melee is limited to pedestrian and bicycle ONLY. Ride a bicycle, walk, run and live like a champ.