The challenging route up Haleakala is one of the reasons cyclists visit Maui. Conor O’Brian will make this climb as the final portion of his 200-mile trek around the island. Adventure cyclist Conor O’Brian will undertake a nearly 200-mile expedition around the entire island of Maui in support of Imua Family Services.
The nonprofit’s mission of helping children and families reach their full potential resonates deeply with O’Brian, who has spent multiple summers focusing on empowering kids to overcome challenges.
While much of his year is spent bouncing around the country in search of epic rides, O’Brian’s recent winters have been spent on Maui, where he plies his bicycle expertise and graphic design training as an employee at local bike shop Maui Sunriders.
“Coming into this winter of cycling training, one of my goals has been to ride all three of the major cycling routes that draw cyclists to the island – the West Maui Loop, the East Maui Loop, and the climb to the 10,000-foot summit of Haleakalā – in one single effort,” said O’Brian. Adventure cyclist Conor O’Brian is constantly on the lookout for epic rides and has completed many across the country. His February 19 ride around Maui and up to the summit of Haleakala will raise funds for Imua Family Services. This undertaking opened up an opportunity for O’Brian to use his passion for cycling to support the children and families of Imua Family Services, who he first met through their annual Pedal Imua fundraiser, a gran fondo […]
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