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In this issue: President’s Message, Holiday Party, New Year’s Day Chili Party, General Meeting January 25, Merchandise Corner, Elf Run, Membership
Upcoming Events...Save the dates
On March 23-25, an innovative Biking Symposium will be held on Hilton Head Island. This Symposium will bring together thought leaders, advocates, change makers and community stakeholders from all around the southeast to help HHI and the region realize its bicycling tourism potential, its impact on economic development and improving safety.
We hope that some of you will register and attend this Symposium. It should be very interesting and informative. And we also hope that some of you will volunteer as KABC members to lead a ride for Symposium participants at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 25, to the Wingfest, which also be the Club ride that day at 9 am.
If you are not able to attend but know others who might benefit from attending this (your POA management for example) and learning from experts and about best practices from all around the southeast, please forward this registration information along.
Once again, thank you for your support.
HHI Bicycle Advisory Committee
Registration is NOW OPEN! And you won't believe who will deliver the afternoon Keynote at the Southeast Biking Symposium...Andy Clarke! Plus, you'll hear from travel expert, Ariana Pernice!
European Trip - Italy in 2017
Terry Herron has just booked two back-to-back trips to Europe in
June, somewhat similar to our approach to the rides we did last
summer, and wanted to make the information available to you. We were
looking for two different rides in Italy that could be done in
sequence if desired. You can choose either one or both at your
Our plan is to fly to Rome, take a bus or train to the beautiful town of Assisi for a 7-day ride. After that, we will travel to Florence for 2-1/2 days of food and art. From there, we'll take a train to Mantua and take a bike & barge trip through small towns to Venice.
If you are interested, please go to the Bike Tours web site and check out the two trips:
Trip #1: June 1 -- 7
Trip #2: June 10 -- 17
We chose the barge "Ave Maria", leaving from Mantua
to Venice. This trip is already 50% sold out, so prompt
action is desirable.
If you have any questions,don't hesitate to call or email me at 843/271-9919 or email@example.com, or call Bike Tours at 423/756-8907 and mention the Terry Herron group.
Bicycle Ambassadors Needed!
The Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee is seeking individuals to help foster a welcoming environment and enhance safety on Hilton Head Island bike paths. Volunteer bike ambassadors provide directions, maps, safety tips and flyers to visiting cyclists. Bike Ambassador volunteers will work primarily during the busy summer season from May 28 to August 6.
Volunteers should attend one of the 2-hour training sessions to be held on Wednesday, May 10, and Monday, June 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Fire Station #6 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes.
Contact Carmin Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to volunteer.
KABC organizes and promotes safe group bicycle rides and holds social activities for our cyclists.
We were founded in September, 2006 and now have more than 180 members. We are a non-profit bicycle touring club open to cycling enthusiasts in and around Southern Beaufort County, South Carolina.
Hilton Head Island has been
recognized as one of the top 25 bicycle-friendly communities in the
United States and one of 21 to achieve “Gold-Level” status for its
commitment to being a bicycle friendly community. The Bicycle
Friendly Community award was announced on June 10, 2015 by
the League of American Bicyclists.
The Town of Hilton Head Island is the only Gold-Level community in the Southeast and only one of two on the East Coast, according to the League's list of award recipients.
We currently ride most Saturday mornings, starting at different locations around Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. Rides usually range between 15 and 40 miles and average 12-18 mph, depending on the Ride Classification level.
Safety First! Fitness, Fun and Food to Follow...
We require helmets to be worn on all rides, we encourage brightly
and remember your water bottle!
We usually meet for lunch at a local restaurant following our rides. Come out and ride with us once before you decide to join our club. See you soon!
The League of American Bicyclists announced that Hilton Head Island had been designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the Gold level by the League of American Bicyclists, up from the silver level received four years ago. We are the only community in South Carolina and the entire Southeast to reach the Gold level, and one of only 21 nationwide.
This is a major accomplishment and we're honored to be part of such a community.
To see the press release announcement by the Town, CLICK HERE.
President, Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club