Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club

Hilton Head Island, SC


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NEW! Fall-Winter Newsletter

In this issue: President’s Message, Holiday Party, New Year’s Day Chili Party, General Meeting January 25, Merchandise Corner, Elf Run, Membership

Upcoming Events...Save the dateself

December 13, 2016

Elf Ride

Kick off the New Year in style!

Brrrr…...time for another CHILLY dip before warming up with CHILI at the

Annual New Year’s Day Chili Party & Polar Bear Dip

- no ride this year due to dangerous conditions on pathways -

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Janeth and Sandy Turnbull have graciously agreed to host this fun annual event at their Palmetto Dunes villa again this year. 

25 Carnoustie Rd, #31, Palmetto Dunes

Meet at the Turnbull’s home at 11:00 a.m. and then those who want to brave taking a “dip” in the Atlantic Ocean can go to the beach, if you DARE!  Please bring towels, change of clothes, etc., “Warm” shower available at the Turnbull’s after the dip. Chili pot luck lunch to follow at the Turnbull’s Villa! We need volunteers to bring pots of chili, desserts, soda and water.

RSVP TO Lindsey Morse by December 21, 2016

Names are needed for gate passes. Parking is limited - carpooling appreciated. 

Morselindsey1@gmail.com or Cell 908-295-1846

January 25, 2017

General Meeting

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 29 to August 8. Contact Maurice Laroche at mlarochelm@roadrunner.com or 603-447-5353 for information or to volunteer.


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

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