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Past Rides Archive - 2017


Kick off the New Year in style!

Brrrr…...time for another CHILLY dip before warming up with CHILI at the

Annual New Year’s Day Chili Party, 17 mile RIDE & Polar Bear Dip (Ride Cancelled, Polar Dip at 11:30 & Chili Party at Noon is a GO)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Janeth and Sandy Turnbull have graciously agreed to host this fun annual event at their Palmetto Dunes villa again this year. 

25 Carnoustie Rd, #31, Palmetto Dunes

Parking is VERY limited - carpoolng appreciated.

Meet at the Turnbull’s home and be ready to ride at 10:00 a.m. - 17 miles lead by Ron Knight

Those who want to brave taking a Polar Bear dip in the Atlantic Ocean, be at the Disney Resort at 11:30 a.m. to join the riders.  Please bring towels, change of clothes, etc., “Warm” shower available at the Turnbull’s after the dip.

Chili pot luck lunch to follow at the Turnbull’s Villa! We need volunteers to bring pots of chili, desserts, soda and water.

RSVP TO Lindsey Morse, morselindsey1@gmail.com 908.295.1848 by December 21, 2016

The Turnbull's need names for gate passes, so please, if you plan to attend and haven't RSVP'd yet (Drivers only), please DO SO TODAY.

Parking is VERY limited and carpooling is appreciated. As you enter Palmetto Dunes, stay right to go by one of the outside pass offices at the new security building. Give your name and you will get your gate pass. Then continue along Queen Folly Rd about one mile toward Ocean Lane. Turn right on Carnustie Rd. and go about 0.3 mi. to the Turnbull's who live at #25 Carnustie Rd (Unit 31) on your left. Contact Janeth at 843-540-0868 or Sandy at 508-726-0820 for any late developing situations.


January 7, 2017 Cancelled
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: John Marcinowski

Cue Sheet: HHSC2031

Lunch: TBD
January 14, 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: 10 AM

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leader: Dan Dickey

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: Ale House
January 21, 2017 (CANCELLED)
Bluffton River to River Ride
Classification/Distance: B/C 25 miles

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

Start time: 10:00 a.m.
 
Ride Leader: John Burling

Cue Sheet: BRR25

Lunch: TBD
January 28, 2017
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 843.301.7714

Cue Sheet: HHD25

February 4, 2017 Beaufort Historic District & Spanish Moss Trail
Distance: 18 - 20 miles, Classification: C

NEW
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


February 11, 2017
Taste of Gullah
Distance & Classification: B/C Riders...20 or 31 mile options

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

Directions to start: Meet behind Belk's at Shelter Cove Mall (24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island (Map Link)...Lunch at the Taste of Gullah (14 Shelter Cove Lane noon-4 pm)

Ride Info: Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park...Entry is free to enjoy their cultural music and dance...Gullah food available. Cost $12.00 per plate.

Ride Leader: John Burling

Cue Sheet:  HHSC2031

Lunch: Taste of Gullah

NOTE START TIME IS 10:00 a.m. DECEMBER 10 - FEBRUARY 28
February 18, 2017
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 Leader: Dan O'Brien

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

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

February 25, 2017
4th Annual Tour de Sea Pines
Distance & Classification: C Hybrid or fat tire bikes recommended

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

Directions to start: Breakthough Fitness, 130 Arrow Road, HHI

Ride Info: A slow paced ride with multiple stops. Fat tire or hybrid bikes recommended (sandy paths into Sea Pines Forest Preserve). Daily comfort bike rentals available that morning at nearby Hilton Head Bicycle Company, 112 Arrow Road 843-686-6888 (no reservations necessary, $8 rental).

Ride Leader: Frank Babel (843) 422-4322

Cue Sheet: none

Lunch: Fat Baby's Pizza


March 4, 2017
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: Pat Bellock and Wayne Tuohig
    C Ride 18 mi: Rob Steidlitz and Cliff Nickerson

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

Cue Sheet: CCH1866

March 11, 2017
Hilton Head Ride – Main Street Start
Classification/Distance: B/C 23/30 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: Tom Sharp

Description: B/C Ride 23/30 miles

Lunch: TBD

Cue Sheet: HHMS2330


March 18, 2017
Port Royal Historic Ride
Distance & Classification:  B/C 18-20 miles

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 St, Hilton Head Island)

Ride Info: 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

Cue Sheet: none

Lunch: TBD
March 25, 2017
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: Gerry Fagan

Cue Sheet: HHSC2031

Lunch: Wingfest @ Shelter Cove
April 1, 2017
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

April 8, 2017
Hilton Head Ride-Main Street

Distance & Classification: B/C 26 miles

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 Info: B/C Ride

Ride Leader: John Marcinowski (412) 360-9838

Cue Sheet: HHMS26

Lunch: TBD
April 15, 2017
Bluffton Show & Go
Distance & Classification:

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

Directions to start: Lowe's parking lot, corner of US 278 and Malphrus Rd in Bluffton
April 22, 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 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leader: Dan Dickey

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: Ale House
April 29, 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 Mary Grogan
May 6, 2017
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 13, 2017 - CANCELLLED REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED
Vagabond Boat Tour and Ride

May 17, 2017 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 17, 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 20, 2017 (RSVP by May 15)
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: Jim Krakowiak, mypace26@mac.com, 823 Serenity Point Dr. Bluffton, SC 29909 C:(716) 598-7272

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.

RSVP:  By May 15th to Jim Karakowiak with your check for lunch (no check = no lunch!).  Make check out to Jim Karakowwiak and mail to 823 Serenity Point Dr. Bluffton, SC 29909.
May 27, 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

June 3, 2017 (payment due by May 28)
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: Jean Learner and Joan Deery

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!

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

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

COST:
Cost will be $10.00/person payable to KABC by May 28. Send checks to Kirsten Hotchkiss, 10 Whitehall Dr., Bluffton, SC 29910

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June 10, 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

June 17, 2017
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 24, 2017
Palmetto Bluff Ride
Distance & Classification: B

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: John Burling

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: Ale House


July 1, 2017
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: Terry Herron and Diane Dunning

Lunch: TBD

Cue Sheet: None

RSVP: As this is an out-of town ride on a major holiday weekend, please let the ride leaders know if you will be attending, as follows:
Terry Herron: terry@herron-group.com 843/271-9919
Diane Dunning: diane.dunning@hotmail.com 843/298-0777

July 8, 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: Jean Lerner

Cue Sheet: HHMS25


Lunch: Main Street Cafe


July 15, 2017
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 22, 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 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 to gear up.

Ride Info: $5 needed for admission to Palmetto Bluff

Ride Leader: Terry Herron (843) 271-9919

Cue Sheet: BPB2130

Lunch: Ale House

July 29, 2017
Bluffton Show & Go - CANCELLED
Distance & Classification:

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

Directions to start: Lowe's parking lot, corner of US 278 and Malphrus Rd in Bluffton
August 5, 2017
Coastal Carolina Ride - CANCELLED
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: Steve Jackson, Wayne Tuohig
    C Ride 18 mi: Joan Lemoine

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

Cue Sheet: CCH1866


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