Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club

Hilton Head Island, SC


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Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 pm


This Membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24, at Hinchey's, 70 Pope Ave. Our featured speaker will be DG Vietch of Road Fish Bike Shop. He will be discussing new bicycle gear and technology, along with safety devices, clothing, and techniques.

In addition, new trustees and officers for the upcoming year will be installed.

Cocktails start at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6 pm. The business portion commences at 6:30, with our featured speaker at 7. The meeting should conclude at 7:30 pm.

We hope you will join us !

Steve Alfred, President
Kickin Asphalt Bicycle Club

Saturday, January 27th

Safety Class at Savannah Bicycle Campaign

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

KABC rate $20.00

Link: http://bicyclecampaign.org

Europe Bike Tours - September 2018 - from Terry Herron
Hotel Deadline December 31

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We have attached a complete description for two different Europe Bike Tours in September 2018. There are a few reasons for this early planning alert:

(1) Hotel Availability is extremely limited during the September-October peak season in Europe for biking.

(2) These two September Bike Tours are made available in the USA only to KABC and the Sun City Club for booking, and only through the end of this month of December. There is a short window to make your decision and secure a spot. You can sign up after January 1st, but hotel rooms may or may not be available.

(3) Available Hotel Rooms will only be held until the end of this Month. After that, any remaining slots (if any) will be put on the Internet for the general public.

(4) We are limited to only 20 people for each Tour

(5) The first week (September 14th) from London to Amsterdam is a Guided Tour, and already has 12 people booked.

Please look closely at the attached Information Letter, and please also go online to BikeTours.com to read about both Tours. Feel free to call Terry Herron 843-271-9919 or Ed & Sue Brett (Sun City) 843-705-2239 If you decide to book a Tour, please alert Terry & Ed by email.

Participants must be a C+ rider or higher, with the ability to ride 7 days in a row.

We ask that you study the attachment and go online … before you call with questions. Come join us for one or both of these exciting Tours. The Tour prices are relatively low, and represent excellent Value overall.


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.

We are affiliated with the League of American Bicyclist and Palmetto Cycling Coalition of 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 colored clothing 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!

hhi gold awardThe 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.

Steve Alfred
President, Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club

Hilton Head Monthly BFC article in July issue

Biking Ambassador Program Seeks Volunteers for 2018 Tourist Season

The Biking Ambassador Program is continuing this year and is looking for community volunteers to assist our efforts. The volunteer program was started by the Town of Hilton Head’s Bicycle Advisory Committee as part of its “Bicycle Friendly Community” designation.

The goal of the program is to enhance the safety and general quality of bike and leisure trails throughout the island, for the enjoyment of bicyclists and others who use them. Our services to the community include providing trail maps and safety flyers and assisting cyclists with their questions. Volunteers typically ride two hour shifts on Sundays or Mondays primarily during the busy summer season from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. They may also “post” themselves at the map kiosks to answer questions.

All Ambassadors must undergo a two-hour training session and wear identifying yellow vests or t-shirts marked “HHI Biking Ambassadors.” Training sessions have typically been conducted at the Palmetto Dunes Fire Station in May and June; 2018 dates will be communicated in the spring. If you would like further information about the program or volunteer opportunities, please contact Carmen Oliver at hhibikingambassadors@gmail.com

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