Safely Bike With Your Kids Using These Hilton Head Bike Rentals
ne of the joys of Hilton Head Island is its many miles of paved bike paths (some 50 miles to be exact, plus many more unpaved) and the beautiful views afforded you at every turn. You’ll want your whole family to experience the fun of riding a bike through the natural Lowcountry scenery and here at Hilton Head Outfitters, we offer many options for bike rentals that allow families to ride together.
For children ages 18 months up to about 40 pounds, we recommend our bikes with child seats. The seat is securely positioned over the rear wheel and lets your toddler or not-yet-bike-riding age kids ride safely with you wherever you go.
You can also choose to have your young kids ride along behind you in a Kiddie Cart, which can hold up to two children, though the weight of both together cannot exceed 85 pounds. Give them their favorite stuffed animal, a sippy cup and a snack and they’ll be good for the long haul; they might even just doze off J.
Children who are still learning to ride a bike might do well on one of our tag-a-longs. These are one-wheel attachments that connect to the back of an adult bike and let Junior do his pedaling, while Mom or Dad does the steering. The weight limit for tag-a-longs is 75 pounds and they work well for kids ages 4 to 8. If you bring your own bike with you to Hilton Head Island, but would like to rent a tag-a-long, bring it in our store and we’ll check and see if ours attach properly to your bike.
Beach Cruisers for Kids
If you have an older kiddo who can ride on his or her own, we have a great selection of kids’ beach cruisers. Choose from 16, 20 or 24 inches, which can generally fit children from the age of 4 and a height of 3-4 feet tall and up. The bikes come with coaster brakes, which makes them good for riding not just on the bike paths but on our beaches, as well.
If Mom or Dad is a runner and wants to keep up the pace on vacation, rent one of our jogging strollers and bring the kids along. We have single and double Schwinn jogging strollers for rent either daily or weekly. Take them on the bike paths or even on the beach at low tide!
Which method do you kids enjoy most when riding bikes as a family?