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.
November 16th - 18th, 2018.
The Main Ride for Pedal Hilton Head Island in on Sunday, November 18th, 2018, starting and finishing at Coligny Plaza.
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”.
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.
Pedal Hilton Head Island will take place rain or shine.
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.
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.