PEDAL
[Sunday, May 1st, 2022]
PEDAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND

BENEFITING

WHY RIDE?
[Why Ride?]
Pedal Provides – Help the kids who need us most!

Why Ride?

Pedal Provides –  Help the kids who need us most!

Come and celebrate Hilton Head’s culture, award-winning cycling, and our community’s resilience while raising funds to support the most valuable asset we have, our children.  Peddlers will not only enjoy cycling but will bask in Hilton Head’s beach lifestyle while learning about our exceptional history and visiting our Island gem, Lowcountry Celebration Park!

Pedal Hilton Head Island has been a cornerstone event for the Boys and Girls Club Community for 15 years. Typically, the Club serves 325 kids daily. New in 2021, we’ve started a new Saturday program which partners with the Beaufort County School District to address learning gaps that have emerged in the past year.  “Camp Saturday” provides academic and recreational enrichment that will help kids catch up and finish school at grade level. Your participation in Pedal Hilton Head Island supports our commitment to keep children on the path to academic success. 

Every participant can help raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club and have every dollar matched by generous donors.  We make it easy for you to donate and fund-raise, on the registration site you can donate directly to the Club. Make an additional donation yourself or get friends and family to support your ride, your generosity will help us serve the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.

In Celebration of National Bike Month, Sunday, May 1st, 2022 Pedal Hilton Head is proud to partner with the best our Island has to offer, providing participants with an amazing backdrop for the most relevant bike ride you will take all year.

This year, We are making it easier for you to receive your participation credentials so you can have as much “Island Time” as possible.  Participation materials and information will be mailed to you one week prior to our May 1, 2022 event. A Packet Pickup will occur on Sunday morning, May 1st

Rides for every level of cyclist give peddlers a chance to see Hilton Head Island, a Gold Level Bike Friendly Community, through a two-wheeled lens; featuring some of the best vistas on the Island.

 05.01.2022 THE MAIN RIDE

For the second year, all festivities including the start and finish will take place at the new and beautiful Lowcountry Celebration Park in Coligny. 

There’s a route for every level of rider at Pedal! Whether this is your first ride with us, or your 15th we know you’ll have a great time. In addition to our 10 and 20-mile pathway routes, Pedal will host a 30-mile ride through the Port Royal Community and Historic Mitchellville. The 40-mile road is an on-island road ride; winding through Hilton Head Island’s most historic and interesting areas! In addition, you can cruise over multiple bridges during the 62-mile ride. And there’s always the family fun bicycle ride for the little ones. The fun doesn’t end after the ride! Meet your ride participants at the Island’s newest attraction, Lowcountry Celebration Park, following the ride during a safe and distanced event with music and complimentary food and drinks

May 1st, 2022 THE MAIN RIDE

05.01.2022 THE MAIN RIDE

Choose Between Six Routes

For the second year all festivities including the start and finish will take place at the new and beautiful Lowcountry Celebration Park in Coligny. 

There’s a route for every level of rider at Pedal! Whether this is your first ride with us, or your 15th we know you’ll have a great time. In addition to our 10 and 20-mile pathway routes, Pedal will host a 30-mile ride through the Port Royal Community and Historic Mitchellville. The 40-mile road is an on-island road ride; winding through Hilton Head Island’s most historic and interesting areas! In addition, you can cruise over multiple bridges during the 62-mile ride. And there’s always the family fun bicycle ride for the little ones. The fun doesn’t end after the ride! Meet your ride participants at the Island’s newest attraction, Lowcountry Celebration Park, following the ride during a safe and distanced event with music and complimentary food and drinks

Hotels
[Lodging Information]
Host Hotels

More details on hotels and villas to come!

ROUTES
[Pedal Hilton Head Island]
Choose the Route that's Right for You!

Pedal Hilton Head Island

Choose the Route that’s Right for You!

No matter your cycling skill level, from casual peddler to cycle enthusiast, Pedal Hilton Head has a ride for you and your group.

Choose Between Six Routes!

Enjoy a 10-mile ride to the magnificent Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

Go back into Hilton Head’s history with the 20-mile ride through the forts, forest, and beach views of Port Royal.

Our 30-mile ride adds on 10 miles to the 20 mile Port Royal Ride and includes Historic Mitchelville.

The 40-mile route is an on-island road ride; winding through Hilton Head Island’s most historic and interesting areas!

For the more experienced rider, cross over the bridges to the mainland in the metric century 62-mile ride to enjoy the island’s most scenic vistas, including a tour through the exclusive community of Spanish Wells.

For the family and the little tikes, there’s a short two-mile Coligny beach and pathway and beach ride – bring your family and join kids from the Boys & Girls Club too!

Post-ride festivities will take place at Lowcountry Celebration Park.  Complimentary food and drinks will be provided to all participating cyclists!

Check Back for 2022 Route Maps!

2-Mile Ride: Family Pedal
Departs at 10:30am - Pedal our pathways and scenic beaches with the family on this new ride designed for the littlest bikers and the kids from the Boys & Girls Club! Duration: Approximately 1 hour.
10-mile Ride: Along 278 to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Departs at 10:00am - Ride at your own pace with ambassadors and marshals along the route. Enjoy this leisurely self-led ride along Hilton Head's pathway beside 278 to one of the south’s most desirable vacation and residential neighborhoods, the beachfront community of Palmetto Dunes. Your ride will boast vistas of their 11-mile lagoon system and pristine golf courses. Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes.
20-mile Ride: Pathway Ride through Port Royal Oceanfront Community
Departs at 9:30am - Ride at your own pace on Hilton Head’s pathways with ambassadors and marshals along the route. Pedal back in time through Hilton Head’s most historic residential beachfront community, Port Royal. On this self-led 20-mile ride, not only will you cruise by two Civil War era forts, Fort Walker and Fort Sherman, enjoy a picture-perfect rest stop at the brand-new Port Royal Beach House where you will see magnificent Port Royal Sound views from the bluff that earned Hilton Head its name in 1663. Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.
30-mile Ride: Pathway Ride Through Port Royal Oceanfront Community and Mitchelville
Departs at 9:30am– Want to go the extra mile? This route is a ride at your own pace pathway ride with ambassadors and marshals available on the route. This route, a 10-mile extension of the 20-mile Port Royal ride, will lead you through Port Royal and historic Mitchelville along the pathways of Hilton Head Island, a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community. This ride also includes the picture-perfect rest stop at the brand-new Port Royal Beach House, where you will see magnificent Port Royal Sound views from the bluff that earned Hilton Head its name in 1663. Approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes.
40-mile Group Ride
Departs at 9:00am - This is a controlled pace road-ride for the first 20 miles, escorted by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to riding through the exclusive Spanish Wells neighborhood, you’ll enjoy viewing some of Hilton Head’s best kept secrets during this entire on-island road ride. The controlled pace for this ride is 13 – 15 mph for the first 20 miles. Enjoy rest stops at the Boys and Girls Club and Barker Field in Historic Mitchelville. Duration: Approximately 3 hours, 10 minutes.
62-mile Metric Century Group Ride
Group B (average pace: 18 mph) departs 8:30am; Group A (average pace: 20 mph) departs at 8:40am (Times subject to change) - This metric-century road course will take participants through some of Hilton Head Island’s most beautiful scenery and residential communities. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office will escort Group B riders in a controlled pace for the first 21 miles. The escort includes the route segment over the island bridges, the flyover and back with A and B Groups riding together. For safety, this segment of the ride is a controlled pace of 18 mph for both Groups. Duration: Group A (average pace 20 mph) is approximately 3 hours, 35 minutes. Duration: Group B (average pace 18 mph) is approximately 4 hours, 15 minutes.
PICK UP
Packet Pick Up

Packet Pickup

NEW THIS YEAR: To streamline the check-in process and to give you maximum “Island Time” we’ll be mailing your packet to you one week before the event!

PRICING
[Ride Pricing]
May 1st, 2022
$
65.00
EARLY BIRD

Early Bird

Ended March 15, 2022
$
85.00
SUNSET

Sunset

April 16 -30, 2022
$
75.00
SUNRISE

Sunrise

March 16 – April 15, 2022
$
95.00
MOONLIGHT

Moonlight

May 1, 2022 – Day of event registration (Based on availability)
MISSION
[Pedal Provides – We Need You Now More Than Ever]
MISSION

Pedal Provides – We Need You Now More Than Ever

MISSION

Pedal Hilton Head has two missions, the first is to be a marquee cycling event in our Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The second, and most important mission is to fund programs and scholarships at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island for those kids who need us the most. Parents and caregivers can rely on the Club to provide childcare, unique learning and recreation opportunities and a healthy source of food for their children. All of which would not be available without generous donors like you. The Club also provides part and full-time employment for over 20 members of the Hilton Head community plus draws from the incredible volunteers that make the Island who we are! 

In 2021, 70% of Beaufort County kids did not finish school at grade level. To help address this shortfall, The Club has formed a community partnership with the Beaufort County School district. “Club Saturday” offers academic and recreational enrichment programs to address and alleviate the learning gaps.  

The Club is a cornerstone of daily life for the children and teens that it serves daily. Many of them are 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.

Pedal Hilton Head’s fundraising goal has never had higher stakes, as the world reels with uncertainty, it is more important than ever to provide stability for our members. While we never know what the future holds, donors to the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head can be assured that positive impact of their contributions are felt across Hilton Head daily. The Boys and Girls Club provides exceptional after-school, summer education, recreation, and other enrichment programs. Participants in the Club are given the tools to become better students and active community members.

Your 2022 registration and contributions support our programs which focus on academic success, healthy lifestyle and being good, productive, caring citizens. The Club works with staff, the board and community volunteers to continually improve programming and our facilities to meet the changing and growing needs of the children of Hilton Head.

FUNDRAISING
[Sponsor A Child from The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island]
FUNDRAISING

Sponsor A Child from The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island

Our Pedal-for-a-Kid challenge is back bigger and better than ever for 2022.  Your $300 registration fee lets you ride for a specific child served by the Boys and Girls Club, and you’ll proudly where their picture on your jersey as you ride.  It also entitles you to the 2022 signature designed Pedal cycling jersey. If registered by March 1st, your jersey will be mailed to you prior to event day. 

Pedal-for-a-Kid riders are encouraged to fund-raise beyond their $300 registration.  As an added incentive, $150 of the $300 registration fee will be matched from a generous donor.  So, every $300 registration provides $450 of value to the Club.  Beyond that, every single dollar donated or raised by Pedal-for-a-Kid riders will be matched by our donor, making every dollar effectively DOUBLED.

Again, those Pedal-for-a-Kid Benefits are:

  • 2022 Signature Cycling Jersey and Pedal Tee Shirt
  • Picture of the child you are riding to support
  • Customized fundraising strategies, as needed
  • If registered by 3/1/22 get a jersey in time for the ride
  • Automatic $150 match, so $300 fee is automatically $450 value to Boys and Girls Club.
  • Additional fundraising will be fully matched.

Don’t let this enriching opportunity pass you by. This year, Pedal-for-a-Kid! 

Our 2022 Signature Jersey and Dry-Fit Shirt!  NEW DESIGN

FAQ
[Pedal Hilton Head Island]
FAQ

Pedal Hilton Head Island

FAQs

What is Pedal Hilton Head Island?

Pedal Hilton Head Island is more than a bike ride. It is the opportunity to enjoy an entire weekend celebrating the only Gold Level Bike Friendly Community in the Southeast! Visitors and Locals alike will revel in the chance to celebrate the Island’s Lowcountry culture and gold-level two-wheeled lifestyle, all while fundraising for The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head. Come celebrate with us, May 1st, 2022. 

 

Packet Pick Up Party

This year, we’re streamlining registration mailing registrants their packet the week before the event. Check back to see what fun activities we’ve got planned for Pedal Weekend!

The Main Ride

Pedal Hilton Head’s main event takes to the beaches, pathways, and bridges of Hilton Head Island, Sunday, May 1st, 2022, with events for level of cyclist. We’re back this year celebrating all festivities including the start-finish area at Lowcountry Celebration Park in Coligny! Our participants will enjoy a choice between six rides including: a 30-mile ride through the Port Royal Community and Historic Mitchelville; a 40-mile on-island road ride; winding through Hilton Head Island’s most historic and interesting areas! In addition, you can cruise over multiple bridges during the 62-mile ride. And there’s always the family fun bicycle ride for the little ones. The fun doesn’t end after the ride! Meet your ride participants at the Island’s favorite new spot, Lowcountry Celebration Park, following the ride during a safe and distanced event with music and complimentary food and drinks. 

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?

Sunday May 1, 2022. Stay for the entire weekend. 

Packets will be mailed to participants the week prior to the event! 

 

What are the ride start times?

The Main Ride for Pedal Hilton Head Island in on Sunday, May 1st, 2021, starting and finishing at Lowcountry Celebration Park

62 mile – Start Time 62A 8:40am/62B 8:30am

40 mile – Start Time 9:00am

30 mile— Start Time 9:30am

20 mile – Start Time 9:30am

10 mile – Start Time 10:00am

Family Pedal – Start Time 10:30am

 

How much does Pedal Cost?

Now – March 15th – $65

March 15th – April 15th – $75

April 15th – April 30th – $85

Day of – $95 (based on availability) 

 

Is there a packet pickup party?

This year we’re streamlining the packet pick up process and we’ll be mailing registration packets the week before the event.

 

Are bikes available 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 on day of the event). Please thank them when calling as all proceeds will benefit the 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 in our Pedal For A Kid Challenge; ride as part of a team; be invited by family, friends or business associates to participate; or volunteer time to help with the ride. Riders, please ask friends, family members, business associates, and others to sponsor you by making a donation to help the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.

 

What happens if it rains on the day of Pedal Hilton Head Island?

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. Pedal For A Kid participants get lots more! Check it out here

All participants will also get the personal satisfaction of helping a local non-profit that serves children.

 

Where do I stay?

Hotel and Villa Rental details are coming soon!

 

Where does my money go?

Your 2022 registration and contributions support our programs which focus on academic success, healthy lifestyle and being good, productive, caring citizens. The Club works with staff, the board and community volunteers to continually improve programming and our facilities to meet the changing and growing needs of the children of Hilton Head.

 

Want to have your company face in front of 700 riders?

Become a sponsor by contacting hrath@heatherrathconsulting.com and asking for our rider demographics!