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May is National Bike Month

May 10th 2019

With a temperate climate, you may be able to enjoy biking year round in Hilton Head Island, SC, but did you know that May is National Bike Month? Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, #BikeMonth is being celebrated in communities from coast to coast as a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encouraging more folks to give it a try.

From scenic coastal roads to idyllic tree-lined paths, there is no better way to get around Hilton Head Island than by bike. In fact, the town of Hilton Head Island is recognized as one of the Top 25 bicycle-friendly communities in the United States and one of 21 to achieve the Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCsm) award from the League of American Bicyclists. The Gold Level recognizes Hilton Head Island’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and the surrounding area of Hilton Head Island offer more than 50 miles of paved bike paths perfect for exploring. The streets of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort are ideal for biking, where motorists are bike-friendly and traffic is light. There is even a special passageway for bicyclists and pedestrians that allows safe passage to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina without having to cross Hwy. 278.

Hilton Head Outfitters offers bike rentals perfect to explore the island or cycle along the beach. Stop by to select a bike tailor-made for the type of riding you intend to do. Outfitters has hybrid/comfort bikes, beach bikes, tandem bikes, kiddie carts, baby seats and more. And be sure to share your next bike adventure on Hilton Head with us by including #HiltonHeadOutfitters #BikeMonth in your social media posts.


Photo Credit @hannahcook_e

Not in Hilton Head during the month of May? Don’t worry, you can still celebrate nationwide by finding a League of American Bicyclists #BikeMonth event near you! We sure hope you get a chance to get out there and enjoy a “wind in the hair, bike to the beach” kind of day!

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