Guide at a Glance
Hana, Hawaii, United States
Biking has been a sport John Alford always enjoyed ever since he was a little kid, and he’s even made a living out from it. He self-published a book called “The Mountain Biker’s Guide to Oahu” in 1995. Two years later, he released “Mountain Biking the Hawaiian Islands” which contained coloured photographs and information about trails on the six main islands. Readers began requesting personal guided rides from John Alford, and he obliged by taking them to scenic cycling spots on Oahu, using the back of his old pick-up truck.
It didn’t take long for him to realize that the past time he loved could lead him to a successful business. He founded Bike Hawaii Tours company in 1999, as a result for his lifelong passion for cycling. He described biking as human-powered transportation that’s clean, healthy and quiet.