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 in 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.
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.
The entire weekend of Pedal Hilton Head Island is a fundraising event to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. The event is great fun for all participants and supports a worthwhile cause.
When is Pedal Hilton Head Island?
November 16th - 18th, 2018.
Concerts Friday and Saturday Night
Beach Grinder Bike Race Saturday Day
The Main Ride for Pedal Hilton Head Island in on Sunday, November 18th, 2018, starting and finishing at Coligny Plaza.
Is there a Packet Pickup Party?
Our Packet Pickup Party will be on Friday, November 16th at 6pm til 7pm and Saturday, November 17th at Coligny Theatre at 5pm till 6pm, before the "Music of the Grateful Dead" concert to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Purchase tickets on ther Register page.
Are Bikes Availalbe To Rent?
No bike or helmet? No problem! Beach bike and helmet rentals are available 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.
How can I get involved in Pedal Hilton Head Island?
You can raise money and ride as an individual; ride as part of a team; be invited by family, friends or business associates to participate; or volunteer time to help with the ride. (link to fundraising page)Riders ask friends, family members, business associates and others to sponsor them by making a donation to help the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island where “Great Futures Start Here”.
How do participants get sponsors?
Co-workers, family, friends, neighbors or local businesses are all great options to approach for sponsorships. Some people set as a goal getting about 10 sponsors. Many companies also sponsor their employees or provide matching gifts.
What happens if it rains on the day of Pedal Hilton Head Island or the Beach Grinder Bike Race?
Pedal Hilton Head Island will take place rain or shine.
What happens at the rest areas?
The rest area is just that, a rest, refreshments and communications stop. Participants have the opportunity to take a break, get a drink and have a snack. There will be several rest stops along the various routes.
What else do I get?
All participants will receive a route map, instructions, refreshments, snacks and a ‘swag bag’ with coupons and prizes. All participants will also get the personal satisfaction of helping a local non-profit that serves children.
Those that donate or raise $300 called our Pedal for a Kid participants will receive:
1 Ticket To Either The Friday Or Saturday Night “Music of the Grateful Dead” Show
1 Entry For The Beach Bike Racing Event On Saturday (Time TBD)
1 Entry For Pedal Hilton Head Island On Sunday
Our 2018 Signature Jersey – Valued At $75
Our 2018 Signature Dry-Fit Shirt
Our 2018 Signature Water Bottle with Turtle Mascot
Our 2018 Signature Tote Bag
Custom “Bib” With A Photo of the Child They are Supporting
Donation To The Club - Allowing For One Child To Attend For 10 Days + Meals
Where do I stay?
Our host hotel is the Beach House, located across the street from the start and finish area of Coligny Plaza. Late check-out is offered to participants. Book here with code PHH for special rates.
Where does my money go?
All net proceeds of Pedal Hilton Head Island benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.
The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island provides outstanding after-school, summer education and enrichment programs. Over 250 children and teens use the club daily, and for many of them, it serves as a point of stability and safety in their uncertain world.
Specifically, the club serves children from low-income families: 63% of Club Members (children) are from families living in poverty, 71% do not have health insurance, 54% live in single parent households and many do not have a home to call their own. By riding with us, you will enable the Club to continue to do impactful work for local children and teens.