PEDAL
[Sunday, May 2nd, 2021]
PEDAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND

To Our Pedal Hilton Head Island Community

We will be postponing the 2020 Pedal Hilton Head Island event to May 2nd, 2021. Please stay tuned for website updates here and on our Facebook page. 

BENEFITING

WHY RIDE?
[Why Ride?]
Pedal Provides – We Need You Now More Than Ever

Pedal Hilton Head Island has been a cornerstone event for the Boys and Girls Club Community for 15 years. The 325 kids served daily by the Club, their families, and Staff need your support this year more than ever. Back this year but on a new day, Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, Pedal Hilton Head is proud to partner with the best our Island has to offer, providing participants with an amazing backdrop for the most impactful bike ride you’ll take all year.

Come and celebrate Hilton Head’s culture, award winning cycling and our community’s resiliency while raising funds to support the most valuable asset we have, our children.  Peddlers will not only enjoy cycling during the weekend’s events but will bask in Hilton Head’s beach lifestyle while learning about our exceptional history.

Our famous Packet Pick Up Party is back and better than ever, now one night only, featuring a Saturday night welcome party at FISH Restaurant in Coligny.

Rides for every level of cyclist give peddlers a chance to see Hilton Head Island, a Gold Level Bike Friendly Community, through a two-wheeled lens; featuring some of the best vistas on the Island.

May 2nd, 2021 THE MAIN RIDE

05.02.2021 THE MAIN RIDE

New in 2020, we’ve listened to our participants and will be providing a 30 mile ride, adding on 10 miles to the 20 mile Port Royal Ride through Historic Mitchellville. We have also updated the 40-mile road to be an on-island road ride; winding through Hilton Head Island’s most historic and interesting areas! The weekend’s fun doesn’t end after the ride! Meet all participants at the after-party at Coligny Plaza for a celebration with complimentary food, music, libations for purchase and more. Also new for 2020, we’ve pushed our start times back one hour so all participants are well rested after Friday night’s welcome party!

Hotel
[Lodging Information]
Host Hotel

Our host hotel is the Beach House oceanfront at Coligny Beach, home of the world famous Tiki Hut, located directly across from the start line at Coligny Plaza. Late checkout on Sunday offered to all Pedal participants or you can simply stay an extra night on beautiful Hilton Head Island! Group Code is PHH. 

ROUTES
[Pedal Hilton Head Island]
Chose the Route That's Right for You!

No matter your cycling skill level, from casual peddler to cycle enthusiast, Pedal Hilton Head has a ride for you and your group.

Choose Between Six Routes

Enjoy a 10-mile ride through the magnificent Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Go back into Hilton Head’s history with the 20-mile ride through Port Royal Plantation

New in 2021, we’ve listened to our participants and will be providing a 30 mile ride, adding on 10 miles to the 20 mile Port Royal Ride through Historic Mitchellville.

We have also updated the 40-mile road to be an on-island road ride; winding through Hilton Head Island’s most historic and interesting areas!

For the more adventurous rider, cross over the bridges to the mainland in the metric century 62-mile ride to enjoy the island’s most scenic vistas, including a tour through the exclusive community of Spanish Wells.

For the family and the little tikes, there’s a short two-mile Coligny beach and pathway ride – bring your family and join kids from the Boys & Girls Club too!

The weekend’s fun doesn’t end after the ride! Meet all participants at the after-party at Coligny Plaza for a celebration with complimentary food, music, libations for purchase and more. Also new for 2021, we’ve pushed our start times back one hour so all participants are well rested after Friday night’s welcome party!

Our 2021 Swag includes our signature dry-fit shirt, which has become a collector’s item year after year! And our annual signature grocery tote.

 

*Please note, design will have 2021 date and all designs are subject to change.

All routes will be available online prior to the event – check back here to download.

2 Mile Ride: Family Pedal
Departs at TBD - Pedal our pathways and scenic beaches with the family on this new ride designed for the littlest bikers and the kids from the Boys & Girls Club!
10-mile Ride: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Departs at TBD - Ride at your own pace with ambassadors and marshals along the route. Enjoy this leisurely self-led ride as you wind your way through one of the south’s most desirable vacation and residential neighborhoods, the beachfront community of Palmetto Dunes. Your ride will boast vistas of their 11-mile lagoon system, pristine golf courses and magnificent beachside homes.
20-mile Ride: Pathway Ride Through Port Royal Oceanfront Community
Departs at TBD - Ride at your own pace on Hilton Head’s pathways with ambassadors and marshals along the route. Pedal back in time through Hilton Head’s most historic residential beachfront community, Port Royal Plantation. On this self-led 20-mile ride, not only will you cruise by two Civil War era forts, Fort Walker and Fort Sherman, enjoy a rest stop at the brand new Port Royal Beach House, and you will see magnificent Port Royal Sound views from the bluff that earned Hilton Head its name in 1663.
30-mile Ride: Pathway Ride Through Port Royal Oceanfront Community and Mitchellville
NEW ROUTE Departs at TBD – Want to go the extra mile? This new for 2020 route is a ride at your own pace pathway ride with ambassadors and marshals available on the route. This route, a 10-mile extension of the 20-mile Port Royal Plantation ride, will lead you through Port Royal Plantation and historic Mitchellville along the pathways of Hilton Head Island, a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community.
40-mile Group Ride: NEW ROUTE
Departs at TBD - This is a controlled pace road-ride for the first 20 miles, escorted by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to spectacular views from the Cross Island Bridge and exclusive Spanish Wells neighborhood, you’ll enjoy viewing some of Hilton Head’s best kept secrets during this entire on-island road ride. The controlled pace for this ride is 13 – 15 mph for the first 20 miles. Enjoy rest stops at the Boys and Girls Club and Barker Field in historic Mitchellville.
62-mile Metric Century Group Ride
Departs at TBD - This is a controlled pace for the first 21 miles, escorted by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. This metric-century road course will take participants through some of Hilton Head Island’s most beautiful scenery in an escorted, controlled pace ride over three bridges, the flyover and back - with a new addition of touring in the exclusive Spanish Wells residential community - truly a cyclists dream route! The controlled pace for this ride is 20 mph for the first 21 miles for the A riders and 18 mph for the B riders.
PARTY
[Our Pickup Party is now “One Night Only!”]
Packet Pick Up Party

To get the weekend rolling, FISH at Coligny will host a Happy Hour benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. Chat with fellow Pedal participants, grab and drink and enjoy fantastic Lowcountry Fare for only $30. Tickets include a drink ticket and food; additional drinks may be purchased.  This event is FREE with your Pedal For A Kid Challenge Registration and funds raised to benefit the Club.

If just cruising by to pick up your packet is more your speed, volunteers will be on hand to give you everything you need for Pedal: packets, shirts and a swag bag bursting with goodies.

PRICING
[Ride Pricing]
May 2nd, 2021
$
55.00
EARLY BIRD

Early Bird

Registration Opening Soon!
$
75.00
SUNSET

Sunset

Registration Opening Soon!
$
65.00
SUNRISE

Sunrise

Registration Opening Soon!
$
85.00
MOONLIGHT

Moonlight

Registration Opening Soon!
MISSION
[Pedal Provides – We Need You Now More Than Ever]
MISSION

Pedal Hilton Head has two missions, the first is to be a marquee cycling event in our Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The second, and most important mission is to fund programs and scholarships at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island for those kids who need us the most. Parents and caregivers can rely on the Club to provide childcare, unique learning and recreation opportunities and a healthy source of food for their children. All of which would not be available without generous donors like you. The Club also provides part and full-time employment for over 20 members of the Hilton Head community.

The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head has faced extreme challenges in 2020 due to COVID-19. The facility was forced to close temporarily and left our most vulnerable members (kids) at risk. The Club is a cornerstone of daily life for the children and teens that it serves daily. Many of them are from low-income families: 63% of Club Members (children) are from families living in poverty, 71% do not have health insurance, 54% live in single parent households and many do not have a home to call their own.

Pedal Hilton Head’s fundraising goal has never had higher stakes, as the world reels with uncertainty, it is more important than ever to provide stability for our members. While we never know what the future holds, donors to the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head can be assured that positive impact of their contributions are felt across Hilton Head on a daily basis. The Boys and Girls Club provides exceptional after-school, summer education, recreation, and other enrichment programs. Participants in the Club are given the tools to become better students and active community members.

Last year contributions supported our programs which focus on academic success, healthy lifestyle and being good, productive, caring citizens. The Club works with staff, the board and community volunteers to continually improve programming and our facilities to meet the changing and growing needs of the children of Hilton Head.

FUNDRAISING
[Sponsor A Child from The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island]
FUNDRAISING

Pedal Hilton Head does not have a fundraising requirement for participation, but this year especially, we are proud to offer participants an opportunity to sponsor a child’s Boys and Girls Club membership. Your contribution goes directly to a kid and their experience at the Boys and Girls Club. Our “Pedal for a Kid” sponsors are event VIPs. Every $300 raised benefits a child directly, providing them with 10 days of club attendance and meals. Each fundraising goal, listed below, gives participants a way to see their donation in action. If sponsors plan to fundraise as team, we have the tools available to ensure you are successful.

Don’t let this enriching opportunity pass you by. This year, Pedal for a Kid!

Individual Contributors – $300

  • 2021 Signature Pedal Cycling Jersey
  • Sponsor A Kid – exclusive video of the kid you’re riding for
  • Picture of the Kid you’re riding for
  • Complimentary access to the Packet Pickup Party

Fundraisers – $300 plus a commitment to fundraise

  • All of above PLUS
  • Dollar-for- Dollar match for the first $500 above the $300 registration from a generous donor
  • Meet and Greet at the Club OR a Video to interact with the kid you’re sponsoring
  • Prepackaged, customizable e-mail to be sent to friends and associates enabling online donations
  • Pre-ride solicitation of your email list with tracking of donations/responses
  • Post-ride pictures to send to your email list
    • Thanking all those who contributed
    • Showing the impact of their donations
    •  Final opportunity to donate
  • Fundraisers will be recognized on the event website and in promotional materials

*Shirt and Bag will reflect new date of 2021 and design is subject to change.

STAY TUNED For an awesome announcement on our 2021 Jersey!

FAQ
[Pedal Hilton Head Island]
FAQ

What is Pedal Hilton Head Island?

Pedal Hilton Head Island is more than a bike ride. It’s the opportunity to enjoy an entire weekend celebrating the only Gold Level Bike Friendly Community in the Southeast! Visitors and Locals alike will revel in the chance to celebrate the Island’s Lowcountry culture and gold-level two-wheeled lifestyle, all while fundraising for The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head. Come celebrate with us, May 2nd, 2021

What happens if group rides are not allowed under social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19?

Pedal Hilton Head is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will follow all guidelines set forth by the State of South Carolina and the Town of Hilton Head Island. We will communicate with you all options if we cannot ride together.

Packet Pick Up Party:

To get the weekend rolling, FISH at Coligny will host a Happy Hour beginning at 6pm benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. Chat with fellow Pedal participants, grab and drink and enjoy fantastic Lowcountry Fare for only $30. Tickets include a drink ticket and food; additional drinks may be purchased. This event is FREE with your Pedal For A Kid Challenge Registration.
If just cruising by to pick up your packet is more your speed, volunteers will be on hand to give you everything you need for Pedal: packets, shirts and a swag bag bursting with goodies.

The Main Ride

Pedal Hilton Head’s main event takes to the beaches, pathways, and bridges of Hilton Head Island on a new day this year, Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, with events for level of cyclist. Enjoy a family fun ride on the beach, take to the pathways for a 10-mile ride through Palmetto Dunes, soak up the history of the Port Royal residential community for the 20 and 30-mile ride, enjoy a new “Island only” route for the 40-mile ride or challenge yourself for the metric century 62-mile ride that guides you past some of the island’s most jaw-dropping scenery including the bridge to the mainland. Then when you’ve finished, head back to Coligny Plaza for an afterparty with food, drink, music and more.

The entire weekend of Pedal Hilton Head Island is a fundraising event to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. The event is great fun for all participants and supports a worthwhile cause.

When is Pedal Hilton Head Island?

New Date – May 2nd, 2021. Stay for the entire weekend.
Pickup Party Happy Hour, the night before.

*NEW THIS YEAR* The Main Ride for Pedal Hilton Head Island in on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, starting and finishing at Coligny Plaza.

  • 62 mile – Start Time TBD
  • 40 mile – Start Time TBD
  • 30 mile— Start Time TBD
  • 20 mile – Start Time TBD
  • 10 mile – Start Time TBD
  • Family Pedal – Start Time TBD

Is there a packet pickup party?

Our Packet Pickup Party will be on Saturday at FISH in Coligny. For a $30 donation you can buy a ticket which includes food and one drink ticket (additional drinks may be purchased). Or, you can just stop by and pick up your packet.

Are bikes available to rent?

No bike or helmet? No problem! Beach bike and helmet rentals are available by calling Hilton Head Bicycle Company at 843.686.6888 (will deliver and pick up at Coligny on day of the event). Please thank them when calling as all proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.

How can I get involved in Pedal Hilton Head Island?

You can raise money and ride as an individual in our Pedal For A Kid Challenge; ride as part of a team; be invited by family, friends or business associates to participate; or volunteer time to help with the ride. Riders ask friends, family members, business associates, and others to sponsor them by making a donation to help the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island where we are a “A Place To Become”.

What happens if it rains on the day of Pedal Hilton Head Island?

Pedal Hilton Head Island will take place rain or shine.

What happens at the rest areas?

The rest area is just that, a rest, refreshments and communications stop. Participants have the opportunity to take a break, get a drink and have a snack. There will be several rest stops along the various routes.

What else do I get?

All participants will receive a route map, instructions, refreshments, snacks, and a ‘swag bag’ with coupons and prizes. All participants will also get the personal satisfaction of helping a local non-profit that serves children.

“Pedal for a Kid” participants will receive:

  • Jersey
  • Sponsor A Kid – exclusive video of the kid they are riding for
  • Picture of the Kids they are riding for
  • Complimentary access to the Packet Pickup Party

Where do I stay?

Our host hotel is the Beach House, located across the street from the start and finish area of Coligny Plaza. Late check-out is offered to participants. Book here using code PHH

Where does my money go?

All net proceeds of Pedal Hilton Head Island benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.
Pedal Hilton Head’s fundraising goal has never had higher stakes, as the world reels with uncertainty, it is more important than ever to provide stability for our members. While we never know what the future holds, donors to the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head can be assured that positive impact of their contributions are felt across Hilton Head on a daily basis. The Boys and Girls Club provides exceptional after-school, summer education, recreation, and other enrichment programs. Participants in the Club are given the tools to become better students and active community members.

Last year contributions supported Teens in the Kitchen, Money Matters, Kids Who Code programs, and scholarships to the ever-growing summer program.

The Club works with staff, the board and community volunteers to continually improve programming and our facilities to meet the changing and growing needs of the children of Hilton Head.

Want to have your company face in front of 500 riders?

Become a sponsor by contacting hrath@heatherrathconsulting.com and asking for our rider demographics!