The risky downhill bike tours from 10,000 feet above sea level are being evaluated for safety by the National Park Services. A Haleakala National Park spokesperson told the Star Bulletin that they are evaluating the risks of the tours and how to reduce injury. They declined to say whether a ban was being considered.
Quite honestly, I’ve never understood the appeal of these downhill bike tours from Haleakala. I’ve been up to Haleakala a couple of times to star gaze and watch sunrise. So, I’ve seen these tours in action and I thought they looked dangerous and I honestly didn’t see the fun in them. It would seem that you would have to spend a lot of effort concentrating on keeping the tour bike under control rather than taking in views. Let’s hope that the National Park Service implements measures to prevent further injuries.