Ride In Paradise honors memory of young cyclist

Ride In Paradise honors memory of young cyclist

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly 100 cyclists harnessed their pedal power for the "Ride In Paradise" over the weekend honoring the memory of Zachary Manago who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while cycling on Oahu four years ago.

The 68-mile ride hosted by the Hawaii Bicycling League started in Wahiawa on Saturday, over to Kaena Point, through Ewa Beach and Waipahu, and ending at the Hawaii State Capitol.

The group also held a race in Kakaako on Sunday, hoping to inspire more young riders to get into the sport.

Manago, a promising HPU student and baseball player, was an avid cyclist who was riding on the road shoulder with proper safety gear and lights when he was struck and killed in 2010.

All donations and proceeds from the ride will go toward cycling safety awareness including a "Share the Road" public service announcement for the Hawaii community.

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