Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club

Hilton Head Island, SC


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Each ride has an A, B, C ride classification. See the Ride Classifications page to determine which ride is best for you. Call for Ride Leaders! Contact Steve Alfred at president@kickinasphalt.info.

RSVP Policy - In fairness to our Ride Leaders we are instituting an RSVP request for rides outside the HHI/Bluffton area.  Simply reply "yes" if you are coming to the ride.  If there are no responses by 7:00 am Saturday, the Ride Director will cancel the ride so the Ride Leader will not head out unnecessarily. Thank you for your cooperation.

Inclement Weather Notification Procedure - When the weather looks bad, the Ride Director will consult with the Ride Leader that morning before 7 AM.  If we decide to cancel the ride, a ride cancellation notice 2 hours before the ride start.  This will normally be 7 AM.  If there is no announcement, the ride is on.  Our overriding concern will always be ride safety. 

Every Saturday

NOTE: START TIME is 10:00 a.m. through February, unless otherwise noted.

February 17, 2018
Palmetto Bluff
Distance & Classification: B/C Ride, 21/30 miles

Start time: 10:00 a.m. Please arrive by 9:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Pritchardville Elem School Parking Lot (9447 Evan Way, Bluffton)

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leaders: Dan O'Brien - B ride;  Chris Brigham - C ride

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: The Southern Barrel Brewing Company, 375 Buckwalter Pl Blvd, Bluffton [MapLink]

February 24, 2018
Bluffton Parkways
Classification/Distance: B 18 miles, C 30 miles

Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Please arrive by 9:45 go gear up.

Directions to Start: Lowe's at 278 and Malphrus, Bluffton

Ride Leader: Terry Herron - B ride;  C ride - Steve Alfred

Lunch: Hilton Head Seafood Festival at Honey Horn. General admission is $8.00; with lunch it is $29.50 for two, or $14.50 per person.

 See www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/events

Cue Sheet: BPR18, BPR30

NOTE: START TIME is 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted

March  3, 2018
Coastal Carolina Ride
Classification/Distance: B 40+ miles, C 18 miles

Directions to start: Coastal Carolina Hospital Parking Lot, 1000 Medical Center Dr, Hardeeville [MapLink]

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.
Ride Leaders:
    B Ride 40 mi: Rob Steidlitz & Wayne Tuohig
    C Ride 18 mi: Joan Lemoine and Gerry Fagin

Lunch: Okatie Ale House, 25 Wm Pope Dr, Bluffton [MapLink]

Cue Sheet: CCH1866

March 10, 2018
Hilton Head Ride – Main Street Start
Classification/Distance: B/C 30/23 miles

Directions to start: Main Street Parking lot is located behind Main Street Cafe
(1411 Main St, Hilton Head Island)

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.
Ride Leader: Rob Steidlitz B ride, Gina Tjersland C ride

Description: B/C Ride 30/23 miles

Lunch: TBD

Cue Sheet: HHMS2330

March 17, 2018
Bluffton River to River
Distance & Classification: B/C 25 miles

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Meet at Lowe's in Bluffton, Malphrus Road

Ride Info: B/C 25 miles

Ride Leader: John Burling

Cue Sheet: BRR25

Lunch: TBD

March 24, 2018
Wingfest @ Shelter Cove
Distance & Classification: 21 mile C ride and 32 mile B ride

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: 30 Shelter Cove Park behind Belks [MapLink]

Ride Leader: Terry Herron - B ride;  Chris Brigham - C ride

Cue Sheet: HHSC2031

Lunch: Wingfest @ Shelter Cove

March 31, 2018
Classification/Distance: B/C casual ride
Fat tire or hybrid tire bike for beach riding

Directions to start: Allow 1 one hour, 30 minutes from Hilton Head
U.S. 278 West / to Rte. 170 East over the 2 bridges / to Rte. 128 East / to Rt. 21 South.
Follow Rte. 21 South to SEA ISLANDS … it takes two Right turns and becomes SEA ISLAND P’WAY
The Nature Center is at the far end of Hunting Island on the Left, just a few Yards before the BRIDGE to FRIPP ISLAND
Need Cash for entrance to Hunting Island (Approx $5.00 per person, or less for Seniors)
Pay in the NATURE CENTER and get a ticket for your car.

We’ll ride over the bridge onto Fripp Island first, and tour the bike paths and quiet roads of Fripp; return to Hunting Island and ride the Trails , including some gravel path; go to the lighthouse. It’s $2 to climb the 167 steps for a great view; ride the beach and see the wonderful “wild” or “deserted island” ambience of the area.   

Start time: 9:15 a.m. - please arrive by 9:00 a.m.
Ride Leader: Terry Herron
RSVP to Terry by March 29: cell 843-271-9919 / home 843-842-4464 or email, terry@herron-group.com

Lunch: Fat Patty's just after the Parris Island curve - RSVP needed for table reservations

Cue Sheet: none

April 7, 2018
Hilton Head Plantation
Classification/Distance: B/C 25 miles

Directions to start: Meet at Main St. behind Main St. Café

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Ride Leader: John Marinowski

Cue Sheet: TBD

Lunch: TBD

April 14, 2018
Palmetto Bluff
Distance & Classification: B/C Ride, 30/21 miles

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Pritchardville Elem School Parking Lot (9447 Evan Way, Bluffton)

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leader: B Ride - Wayne Tuiohig; C Ride - Gina Tjersland

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: The Southern Barrel Brewing Company, 375 Buckwalter Pl Blvd, Bluffton [MapLink]

April 21, 2017
Palmetto Hall/Port Royal Historical Ride
Classification/Distance: B/C 18-20 miles

Directions to start: From William Hilton Parkway turn onto Beach City Road. Continue 0.3 miles to St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Description: This is not a long ride and is enjoyed by the B-C group. Fat tire bike are OK or hybrids. Road bikes are OK except there is a lot of stopping, talking, etc. so big tires are more fun.

Ride Leaders: Art Brown

Lunch: Port Royal Club

Cue Sheet: none

April 28, 2018
Parris Island

Please RSVP to John Marcinowski by 5 pm April 27 at cw5ski1@verizon.net if you plan to attend.

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Directions to start: Allow at least 1 hour from HHI. From 278 W exit onto Rte 170 North for 14.3 mi. Turn right onto SC-128 for 2.1 mi. Continue straight onto Parris Island Gateway 0.7 mi. to Bi-Lo parking lot, 800 Parris Island Gtwy Ste N, Beaufort, SC 29906. [MapLink] Please park in the back of the lot.

Description: Please bring ID in order to gain accesssto Parris Island

Ride Leader: John Marcinowski

May 5, 2018
Pinckney Island Ride
Distance & Classification: 13 Miles C

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Pinckney Island parking lot, which is located just north of the land strip between the two bridges that join Hilton Head Island and Bluffton.

Ride Info: All are invited, but the pace will be slower. We will be riding on gravel and grass roads. Allyn Schneider, a docent with the Coastal Discovery Museum, will be the ride leader. A $10 donation will be collected for the Museum. Fat tire or hybrid bikes are required. Bring binoculars for viewing the nesting birds.There will be frequent stops to see the nature and wildlife on the island with narration.

Ride Leader: Allyn Schneider 843/837-2018 or 843/368-3561

Cue Sheet: none

Lunch: Los Jalapenos, 1540 Fording Island Road, in the Bridge Center. Take a right turn out of Pinckney Island onto Route 278 and make a U-turn at the Moss Creek light. Right turn into Bridge Center and then turn to the left.

May 11-13, 2018
Cumberland & Jekyll Weekend

Ride Leader: Terry Herron

May 15, 2018 Wednesday
Ride of Silence
Distance & Classification: C

Start time: Meet at 6:30 p.m. (Ride starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.)

Directions to start: Street Meet (Port Royal Plaza, 95 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island)

Ride Leader: John Marcinowski 412.360.9838

Description: On Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m., the annual Ride of Silence (ROS) will begin in North America and roll around the globe.  In 2003, the first ROS took place in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. The Dallas ride drew 1,000 cyclists through word of mouth and email communication over a period of only ten days.  In 2015, there were 340 such rides in 49 states, 20 countries and 7 continents.

The ROS is a free ride that hopes to raise cycling awareness during the month of May (National Bike Month) to motorists, the general public, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials.  The ROS promotes a "share the road" message and works to educate the public on the right of both cyclists and motorists to legally use the roads in a safe manner.  Many cyclists are scared or threatened daily due to motorists passing too closely, honking or yelling at cyclists to get off the road.  These behaviors are unsafe and illegal.  Bicyclists are considered drivers of a vehicle and have the same responsibilities and rights to the roads as motorists.

For those wishing to participate in the local ROS organized by Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club (KABC) to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, please arrive at the Street Meet parking lot in Port Royal Plaza with bicycle, lights are highly recommended and black arm-band.  Helmets are mandatory. There will be a ceremony, sign-in and safety briefing between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.  The 9-mile police escorted ride will roll out promptly at 7:00 p.m.  The ride will leave the parking lot and head south on U.S. 278 (at a speed of 10-12 mph)  to the new stop light at Queens Way and back to Street Meet for fellowship after.  

Dinner: Street Meet

Cue Sheet: none

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May 19, 2018 (RSVP by May 14)
Forrest Gump & Jimmy Fitts BBQ Ride
Distance & Classification: A/B/C 21, 32 or 43 mile options

Start time: 9:20 a.m. Please arrive by 9:00 to gear up.

Directions to start: Please allow plenty of drive time (approx. 45-50 minutes from I95 and Rt. 278). Drive North on I-95 to exit 42. Right on Hwy 21, and continue for 2.7 miles. Left onto US 17A, go 7.6 miles. Turn left onto Black Creek Road (SR 28). Go 1.0 mile and turn right into driveway of Jimmy Fitts’ Catering Service, 1018 State Route 15-28, Walterboro, SC. (843) 844-7246 Cell is (843) 908-4872. Park in parallel lines in the open field on the right and unload. This is where we begin our ride and where we will be having lunch.

Ride Info: Loop rides of 21, 32 or 43 miles in area of Hendersonville. There will be a ride leader for an 8 - 10 mph group. Rural roads will pass plantations, vintage buildings, and areas where the Forrest Gump movie was filmed.

Ride Leader: TBD

Cue Sheet: FG2130

Lunch: Jimmy Fitts BBQ, cost is $15.  Note:  rain or shine.  We will still have lunch indoors at Jimmy Fitts if it's raining.  No refunds.

May 26, 2018
Main Street Show & Go

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: HHI Main Street behind Main Street Cafe
Ride Info: Show and Go

Ride Leader: Volunteer

Cue Sheet: none

Lunch: TBD

June 2, 2018
St. Helena Island
Distance & Classification: B ride 36 miles; C ride 21 miles

Please RSVP to Todd Oomens by 5 pm June 1st at toddoomens@hotmail.com if you plan to attend.

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: St. Helena Elementary School, 1025 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, SC [MapLink]

Ride Info: Note there is no access to the School restrooms. The Fort Fremont stop of the ride has restroom facilities.

Ride Leader: B Ride - Todd Oomens; C Ride - Gina Tjersland

Cue Sheet: B Ride SH36 ; C Ride SHP21

Lunch: TBD

June 9, 2018 (payment due by June 3rd)
Annual KABC Club Picnic and Ride at Dolphin Head
Classification/Distance: B/C Ride 20 miles

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Dolphin Head Recreation Area in Hilton Head Plantation

Ride Leaders: Linda Kuhlman

Cue Sheet: PR20

This is a great time to introduce your non-riding significant other to
your KABC friends. They can join us for lunch at noon.

PICNIC: The picnic will be catered by the Smokehouse and be held at noon following the ride!

Pulled Pork
Baked Beans
Mac and Cheese
Corn Bread
Water/Soda provided by KABC

You are welcome to bring your own beer or wine!
And a dessert to share!

Cost will be $10.00/person payable to KABC by June 4th. Send checks to Kirsten Hotchkiss, 10 Whitehall Dr., Bluffton, SC 29910

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June 16, 2018
Team Tradd Ride
Distance & Classification: 31 miles, B ride

Start time: 9:30 a.m. Please arrive early to gear up.

Directions to start: the former Jasper's Porch parking lot

Ride Info: Team Tradd Ride

Ride Leader: John Burling

Cue Sheet: TRR31

Lunch: The Bar-B-Que Grill

June 23, 2017
Main Street
Distance & Classification: 25 Miles B/C Ride

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to Start: Main Street Parking Lot is located behind Main Street Cafe (1411 Main Street, HHI)

Ride Leader: TBD

Cue Sheet: HHMS25

Lunch: Main Street Cafe

June 30, 2018
Lady's Island
Distance & Classification: 12-14 Miles; C

Note: The Hunting Island/Fripp Island ride originally planned for this date will not be feasible, as Fripp Island declined our request for entrance and Hunting Island alone is too short. Also, the condition of the trails is unknown as Hunting Island State Park just reopened after the hurricane.

Start Time: 9:00 am. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Walgreen's parking lot at 155 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. Drive time from Hilton Head mid-island is 50 minutes. From US 278, take Highway 170 toward Beaufort. Turn right on Hwy 128. Turn right on Lady's Island Drive. Turn left on Sea Island Parkway; turn right into Walgreen's parking lot.

Ride info: The ride visits the developments of New Point, Celedon, and Ashdale. We will go through quiet neighborhood streets, with a short stretch on sidewalk on Hwy 802 (Sam's Point Rd.) For those wanting a longer ride, the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort is only 2-3 miles away.

Ride Leaders: John Burling

Lunch: TBD

Cue Sheet: None

RSVP: As this is an out-of town ride on a major holiday weekend, please let the ride leader know if you will be attending:
email John Burling at jburling2@gmail.com

July 7, 2018
Bluffton Show and Go

Directions to Start: Lowe's parking lot, corner of Malphrus Rd and US 278 in Bluffton

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

July 14, 2018
HHI from Arrow Road
Distance & Classification: 28 miles, B/C

Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Directions to start: Breakthrough Fitness parking lot at the corner of Arrow and Target Roads

Ride Leader: Steve Alfred (309) 693-6969

Cue Sheet: HHAC28

Lunch: Signe's at 93 Arrow Rd, entrance off the bike trail.

July 21, 2018

Bluffton Parkways

Cue Sheet: BPR18, BPR30

July 28, 2018 Beaufort Historic District & Spanish Moss Trail
Distance: 18 - 20 miles, Classification: C

Please RSVP to Terry Herron by 5 p.m. July 27 at terry@herron-group.com if you plan to attend.

9:00 AM SHARP (Arrive by 8:45, latest, please)

START LOCATION: BEAUFORT VISITORS CENTER (Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce) 713 CRAVEN STREET, Beaufort SC 29902 843-525-8500 www.beaufortsc.org

PARKING: There are three main lots that allow all day parking. 210 SCOTT ST. LOT / 802 BAY ST. SALTUS LOT / MARINA LOT on Bay St. Cash or Credit Cards. Have small $$ bills.

DIRECTIONS: PLEASE RELY ON YOUR OWN GPS method. Generally speaking, drive 170 to Beaufort to the “T” at Boundary St. (McDonalds on your left). Turn RIGHT. Follow this to the end and “curve around to the right” on Carteret St. Craven St. is approximately ½ mile or less at a light. The CENTER is Gold/Yellow Stucco on the Corner. Turn right and go two blocks to PARKING on your Left.

RAIN ALERT: Beaufort is a 50 minute ride, and weather is always a difficult call to make the morning of the ride. When in doubt, check for a KABC message Saturday AM at 7:00 to 7:15

BICYCLE TYPE: Hard Surfaces only. Road bikes.
Bring snack & water for mid-ride stop. Lunch will be downtown Beaufort, near our cars.

RIDE INFORMATION: C-Level, but exciting for all riders. This is a “visual & exploratory” ride to familiarize you with downtown (Historic) Beaufort and the unique Port Royal area, including history and nature highlights. It also includes the entire 16 mile R/T distance on the new Spanish Moss Trail (paved, very wide, nice!) Plan on approximately 10:00 to 2:30 or 3:00pm.

The total ride is 18-20 miles, slow to medium paced. Group will stay together, unless a large group needs to be divided. When the ride arrives at the waterfront in Port Royal (mid-point), some riders may choose to “ride fast” back to their cars in downtown Beaufort, as an option. Others may choose simply to do extra miles on the Spanish Moss Trail (a straight-away 6 mile path). Our ride from downtown Beaufort to the Trail … Enters & Exits the trail at the 5.53 MILE MARKET (North Hermitage St).

Ride Leaders: Terry Herron, terry@herron-group.com Terry’s cell: 843-271-9919 Evening: 842-4464

Cue Sheet:
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October 11-13, 2018
Augusta, GA Weekend

Ride Leader: Terry Herron

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