NEW! Fall Newsletter
In this issue: General Meeting, President's Message, Savannah Century, Gold Level Award, Pedal4Kids, St. Simons/Jekyll Island Ride, Sarasota, FL Winter Trip, Ride Calendar, Ride Leaders Needed, Safety First, Other Rides, Merchandise
The 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.
President, Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club
Upcoming Events...Save the dates
Tuesday, September 29, KABC Presents
Bicycle Laws & Safety Issues with Charleston Bicycle Law Attorney Peter Wilborn
5:45 p.m. at the Hilton Head Branch Library
Open to the Public
Saturday, October 10, 2015 (rescheduled), bikes board at 8:00 a.m.
Vagabond Boat Cruise to Daufuskie for Group Bike Ride
Directions to Start: Sea Pines, 149 Lighthouse Road (843) 363-9026 [MapLink]
The rate is $36.00 per person with a minimum of 55 guests required for the trip to take place; up to 75 bikes and 100 people are permitted onboard. Individual reservations cannot be accepted over the phone or via email. Reservations are final and refunds are not available. Please note that Sea Pines has a $6.00 per passenger vehicle gate pass fee to be paid upon entry to the Plantation.
Bikes board at 8:00 a.m. : Trip is from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Click this button to order Vagabond Cruise Tickets:
Riders can bring a bagged lunch or purchase a buffet lunch on Daufuskie.
November 6-8, 2015
St. Simons & Jekyll Island Bike Rides
with Optional Okefenokee Adventure on November 6th
Friday, December 4, 2015
Holiday Party at Bear Creek
Thursday, January 28th - Monday, February 1st, 2016
Sarasota Florida Winter Break
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.
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
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!