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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 9:00 a.m. through November, unless otherwise noted

August 19, 2017
Bluffton River to River Ride
Classification/Distance: B/C 25 miles

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

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

Cue Sheet: BRR25

Lunch: TBD

August 26, 2017
Parris Island

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

September 2, 2017
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

September 9, 2017
Beaufort Historic District & Spanish Moss Trail
Distance: 18 - 20 miles, Classification: C

Start time: 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 and Pat Bellock

Cue Sheet:
Info and Cue Sheet BHDSMT


September 16, 2017
Italian Festival Ride
Classification/Distance: B/C 26 miles

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

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Ride Leader: John Burling

Description: B/C Ride 26 miles

Cue Sheet: HHMSIF26

Lunch: Italian Festival 
September 17, 2017 SUNDAY
Pedal Hilton Head Island (formerly Pedal 4 Kids)
Distance & Classification: A/B/C, 2, 10, 20, 40, 62 miles

Directions to start: Coligny Plaza

Start time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Ride Info: Go to pedalhiltonheadisland.org/event-information.html


September 23 - 24, 2017
Amelia Island weekend ride


September 30, 2017
Hilton Head Plantation Ride
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: Jean Lerner

Cue Sheet: TBD

Lunch: TBD

October 7, 2017
Fripp Island and Hunting Island Ride
Classification/Distance: Fripp Island 13/B/C, Hunting Island C Ride

(Plz. RSVP with your Cell # & email. Plan to ride with your Cell “on”)

This will include a BEACH RIDE on both Islands, so plan your bicycle accordingly. Bring a snack and liquids. We can stop on Fripp with items for sale. We will first ride Hunting Island, then Fripp, with a Sandwich lunch Stop.

Start time & Location: 9 am (Plz arrive by 8:45 at the Nature Center on Hunting Island). The Nature Center is located at the Bridge that connects Fripp & Hunting.

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.  Follow this to HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK
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.

Ride Leaders: Terry Herron, Pat Bellock. Terry’s cell: 843-271-9919 Evening: 842-4464

RIDE LEVEL: C & B ride. This can be a long, hot ride, so you must be qualified and fit enough to ride 20 to 25 miles comfortably, without special assistance. Speeds can vary from 10mph to 15mph, but will be moderate throughout. If you are a ‘beginner rider’ and not a “fit” C rider with adequate distance and speed abilities, we can’t guarantee Sweep assistance for you.
 
If you have questions, call Terry Herron.

Note: bring a bathing suit if you might want to enjoy the beaches … after the ride is finished. During the ride, if you leave the group for any reason, you are no longer part of the insured KABC ride.

Fripp Island Cue Sheet: FI13

October 14, 2017
Bluffton Arts Festival
B ride


October 14, 2017 alternative ride
History Day C Rides, sponsored by the Heritage Library

Start time #1: 9 am, starting at Barker Field, Baygall & Mitchelville Roads - 12 miles

Start time #2: 1 pm, starting at Hudson's, Squire Pope & Hudson Roads - 6 miles

Advance registration. $10 fee.

Ride duration: 2-1/2 to 3 hours

Several volunteers are needed as leaders and sweeps.

Cue Sheets: To be supplied on rides.

October 21, 2017
St. Helena
Distance & Classification: B ride 36 miles; C ride 21 miles

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

Directions to start: St. Helena Public Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd [MapLink]

Ride Info:

Ride Leader: B Ride - Todd Oomens

Cue Sheet: B Ride SH36 ; C Ride SHP21

Lunch: TBD

October 28, 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 and Mary Jo Bird (843-290-5258)

Lunch: TBD

Cue Sheet: none

November 4, 2017
Palmetto Bluff Ride
Classification/Distance: B/C Ride 21/30 miles

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

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leader:

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: Ale House

November 11, 2017
Walterboro Festivelo

Walterboro, SC - annual FestiVELO - website

Festivelo XX Registration is OPEN!! See: http://www.imathlete.com/events/festiveloxix  or http://www.imathlete.com/events/festiveloxix/register/fsource=Main


November 18, 2017
Hilton Head Sea Pines Plantation
B/C Ride

Ride Leader: Frank Babel

November 25, 2017
Parris Island

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 and Dan O'Brien

December 2, 2017
Bluffton Parkway / Christmas Parade Ride
Classification/Distance B/C, 25 miles

Directions to start: From westbound US 278, take new flyover to the Bluffton Parkway. Turn left onto Bluffton Rd (SC 46). Turn right onto Bruin Rd (which becomes May River Rd). Park in Family Dollar Store, next to Squat & Gobble, 123 May River Rd.

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (note special starting time)

Ride Leader: John Woodring - (843) 290-6514

Cue Sheet: None

Lunch: TBD.  We will view the Bluffton Christmas Parade after the ride and before lunch

December 9, 2017
Hilton Head Island Ride from Shelter Cove
Classification/Distance: B/C Ride 21/30 Miles

Directions to Start: Meet behind Belk's at Shelter Cove Mall (24 Shelter Cove Lane)

Start Time: 10 AM

Ride Leader: Dan O'Brien

Cue Sheet: HHSC2031

Lunch: TBD

December 16, 2017
Bluffton Metric Century, B Ride,  30/38/62 miles

Directions to Start: From 278W exit  onto Buckwalter Pkwy southbound. Continue 1.5 miles then make a right into Buckwalter Plaza. Park in the Outback Steakhouse lot [MapLink].

Ride Leader: John Burling

Lunch: Cheeseburger Cheeseburger

Cue Sheet: BMC303862

Alternative C Ride at 10:00 AM, 18 miles

Directions to Start:  Pritchardville Elementary School off Evan Way past Parkers just above the 170/46 circle in Bluffton

The ride will cruise down the bike path on New Riverside and then into Palmetto Bluff to RTs for a break and refreshments.  Reminder: Palmetto Bluff now charges and entrance fee of $5.00.

December 23, 2017
HHI Show and Go from Main Street

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

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

December 30, 2017
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.

January 1, 2018
New Year's Day Chili Ride

January 6, 2018

January 13, 2018
HH Distillery Ride
Classification/Distance: B 25 miles, C 16 miles

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Start Location: Hilton Head Distillery, 14 Cardinal Road (off Matthews Dr or Beach City Rd)

Distillery Tour: After the ride, there will be a 45-minutes tour of the distilling process and a tasting too, along with a souvenir shot glass.  Please bring $10 for the tour. For more information, please see www.hiltonheaddistillery.com

Ride Leader: Todd Oomens

Cue Sheet: HHD25

January 20, 2018
Bluffton C Ride with a Coffee Shop Stop

Directions to Start: Lowe's parking lot, Malphrus Rd, Bluffton

Start Time: 10 AM

Ride Leader: Dan Dickey

Description: Ride to places unknown, with a stop at that special coffee shop during the ride. Bluffton has some really unique places off the beaten path that those of us islanders never get a chance to see.

Cue Sheet: none

Lunch: TBD

January 27, 2018
Palmetto Bluff Ride
Classification/Distance: B/C Ride 21/30 miles

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

Start Time: 10 AM

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leader: Dan O'Brien

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: Ale House


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