Pedal Hilton Head Island is more than just a series of fantastic cycling events; it’s a celebration of the island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle, all on the only Gold Level Bike Friendly Community in the Southeast! Along with the main events, there will be an entire weekend of opportunities, Nov. 16-18, to enjoy the best that Hilton Head Island has to offer, while still supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.
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Friday & Saturday Evening Concert: The Music of the Grateful Dead
Hilton Head Island’s local music label Swampfire Records is producing a special event at Coligny Theatre spotlighting the timeless tunes of The Grateful Dead. Lending their musical talents to the evening’s festivities will be local artists Jevon Daly, NATIVE, Cranford Hollow and many more, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 6 p.m. Nov. 17.
For an hour before each concert, volunteers will be on hand to give you everything you need for the cycling events: packets, shirts and a swag bag bursting with goodies.
New for 2018!!!
The Beach Grinder Bike Race
All skill levels and age groups are invited to take a turn on our fun course - built entirely on the beach! Participants will be challenged on a course of hard-packed sand, soft sand, obstacles, YES whoops, and other surprises that our team will come up with!
There are NO barriers to participate. Bikes provided and divisions for all ages and skill levels. Bring your family & friends to watch from our in-field spectator zone, a perfect place to cheer you on!
This inaugural event promises a unique bike experience on Hilton Head Island - you won't want to miss it!
The Main Ride
Pedal Hilton Head’s main event takes to the beaches, pathways and bridges of Hilton Head Island on Nov. 18, with events for every skill level. Enjoy a family fun ride on the beach, take to the pathways for a 10-mile ride, soak up the history of Mitchelville Freedom Park for the 20-mile ride, head over the bridges to the mainland on the 40-mile ride or challenge yourself for the metric century 62-mile ride that guides you past some of the island’s most jaw-dropping scenery. Then when you’ve finished, head back to Coligny Plaza for a raucous afterparty with food, drink, music and more.
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- Sunday, November 18th, 2018
- Event will have staggered start times, starting at 7:30am to 10:30am
- All rides will start and finish at Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island, SC. The ONLY Gold Level Bike Friendly Community in the Southeast!
- Event is rain or shine
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For the BEST value and to help kids in our community, take the Pedal For A Kid Challenge below!
Sunrise – guaranteed dry-fit Pedal logo’ed shirt + swag bag
Before October 1st - $60
Sunset – guaranteed dry-fit Pedal logo’ed shirt + swag bag (must register before November 10th to guarantee your shirt, bags may not be available)
Through November 18th - $65
* All items subject to change
OR Take the Pedal for a Kid Challenge and add-on the Signature Ride Jersey and ALL Events!
Our Packet Pickup Party will be on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at Coligny Theatre, BOTH one hour before the "Music of the Grateful Dead" concert to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Pickup your packet and attend the show!
Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head’s Downtown since 1955, is a lively area with shops, restaurants and bars. Stick around after the ride as there will be music and food in a festive environment for Pedal participants and their families.
Our host hotel is the Beach House oceanfront at Coligny Beach, home of the world famous Tiki Hut, located directly across from the start line at Coligny Plaza. Room nights starting at $99/night with using coupon code PHH. Late checkout on Sunday offered to all Pedal participants...or you can simply stay an extra night on beautiful Hilton Head Island!
Rooms are limited! Register early and book early!
No bike or helmet? No problem! Bike and helmet rentals are available for $10 by calling Hilton Head Bicycle Company at 843.686.6888 (will deliver and pick up at Coligny Plaza on day of event). Please thank them when calling as all proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.
- Pedal Hilton Head Island is open to riders of all ages and levels with five distinct routes and the beach grinder bike race
- All riders are required to wear helmets and ride defensively
- All riders must sign a waiver release form located here (link to waiver) prior to participating
- Please remember to wear your provided bib number to identify yourself as a registered biker for the duration of the event
- Refreshments and rest stops complete with comfort stations are strategically places along each route
- Pedal Hilton Head Island will provide safety instructions prior to each ride. There will be 2 support vehicles patrolling and able to assist riders with mechanical, health or other safety issues.
- Vehicle operators will be in contact with ride marshals and staff for prompt assistance.
Let’s face it, we all love it. You’ll love your swag bag from Pedal Hilton Head Island sponsors. Stay tuned to our facebook page for all the details!
Get the whole family together for a two mile all-ages ride that winds along leisure pathways and the hard-packed sands of Coligny Beach with plenty of opportunities for fun selfies with the kids. This safe family-oriented ride focuses on giving the whole gang a good time and a chance to get active together amid the Island’s most treasured (and photographic!) scenery.
This is your chance to take in Hilton Head Island’s celebrated leisure pathways in an enjoyable 10-miler that winds through the vibrant Coligny district. Along the way, you’ll experience oceanside invigoration on three miles of stunning hard-packed sandy beach riding.
Are you ready to test yourself with an all-new ride experience stretching from the beautiful beaches of Coligny to the elevation of the Cross Island Bridge? Choose your own adventure! You can either stay on the pathways or hit the hard-packed beach to create a multi-dimensional re-designed ride.
The 20 mile route rest area is at mile 12.5 located at Islanders Beach Park.
In addition to spectacular views from three bridges, this escorted, controlled-pace ride mimics a shortened version of the metric-century, making for a unique and exciting ride.
The 40 mile route rest area is at mile 23 located at Honey Horn.
This metric-century road course will take participants through some of Hilton Head Island’s most beautiful scenery in an escorted, controlled pace ride over three bridges, Pinckney Island, the flyover and back - truly a cyclists dream route!
The 62 A & B route rest area is at miles 23 and 44.5 at Honey Horn.