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Hilton Head Island, SC

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SAVE THE DATES


September 22 - 24, 2017
AMELIA ISLAND FL WEEKEND
(cancelled)

Because of the closure of a bridge to Amelia Island and uncertainty as to the status of the roads and pathways, we have decided to cancel the ride scheduled for this weekend. We will try to reschedule it for either November 3-5 or December 8-10.

See the Ride Schedule for details 


November 8-12, 2017
Walterboro Festivelo


FESTIVELO! www.festivelo.org
~ one of the most unique bicycling in the nation! ~
November 8 –12 in nearby WALTERBORO, SC

….is offering a REGISTRATION DISCOUNT of 18% to KABC

KABC has designated FestiVELO as our REGULAR SATURDAY RIDE on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11! and WEEKEND GETAWAY on SATURDAY and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 & 12!

Use registration code KABCFESTIVELO2017 (all caps) when you register at the website.  Code is good through September 23.  Regular registration rates end September 1 and higher late registration rates go into effect then.

See the Ride Schedule for details and deadline


November 19, 2017

NEW DATE FOR PEDAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND

See the Ride Schedule for link


ABOUT US

KABC organizes and promotes safe group bicycle rides and holds social activities for our cyclists.

We were founded in September, 2006 and now have more than 180 members. We are a non-profit bicycle touring club open to cycling enthusiasts in and around Southern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

We are affiliated with the League of American Bicyclist and Palmetto Cycling Coalition of South Carolina.

Hilton Head Island has been recognized as one of the top 25 bicycle-friendly communities in the United States and one of 21 to achieve “Gold-Level” status for its commitment to being a bicycle friendly community. The Bicycle Friendly Community award was announced on June 10, 2015 by the League of American Bicyclists.

The Town of Hilton Head Island is the only Gold-Level community in the Southeast and only one of two on the East Coast, according to the League's list of award recipients.

We currently ride most Saturday mornings, starting at different locations around Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. Rides usually range between 15 and 40 miles and average 12-18 mph, depending on the Ride Classification level.

Safety First! Fitness, Fun and Food to Follow...

We require helmets to be worn on all rides, we encourage brightly colored clothing and remember your water bottle!

We usually meet for lunch at a local restaurant following our rides. Come out and ride with us once before you decide to join our club. See you soon!


hhi gold awardThe League of American Bicyclists announced that Hilton Head Island had been designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the Gold level by the League of American Bicyclists, up from the silver level received four years ago. We are the only community in South Carolina and the entire Southeast to reach the Gold level, and one of only 21 nationwide.

This is a major accomplishment and we're honored to be part of such a community.

To see the press release announcement by the Town, CLICK HERE.

Steve Alfred
President, Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club

Hilton Head Monthly BFC article in July issue


Bicycle Ambassadors Needed!

The Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee is seeking individuals to help foster a welcoming environment and enhance safety on Hilton Head Island bike paths. Volunteer bike ambassadors provide directions, maps, safety tips and flyers to visiting cyclists.  Bike Ambassador volunteers will work primarily during the busy summer season from May 28 to August 6.

Volunteers should attend one of the 2-hour training sessions to be held on Wednesday, May 10, and Monday, June 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Fire Station #6 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes.

Contact Carmin Oliver at vicepresident@kickinasphalt.info for information or to volunteer.

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