After arriving on Maui, we had dinner and went to bed (relatively) early because we had to wake up at 1:45 a.m. the next morning. We needed to eat breakfast and get to a bike shop by 3:00 a.m. where they set us up with bikes, helmets, pants, and jackets. Then they drove us to the top of Mount Haleakalā to see the sun rise and ride down the mountain. We arrived at the summit over an hour before sunrise. We were able to get a prime viewing spot and stood in the cold for quite some time. It was worth it! Here is a picture when the sunlight was just beginning to peek at us in the distance.
We hopped a fence to take in this beautiful view.