Many bike shops rent bikes for use on Hilton Head Island's 12 miles of hard-packed beach and nearly 20 miles of public pathways on major roads and scenic paths in each of the private plantations. Bike shops ask that you don't ride in salt water. They also rent trailers, tandem bikes, adult tricycles and bikes with training wheels. Lock your bike when you leave it. Where there are bicycle paths, cyclists should not ride in the street. Cyclists should ride single file and travel with traffic. Motorized vehicles, except electric wheelchairs, are prohibited on the bike trails. The town's 20 miles of pathways extend from:

  • North Forest Beach Drive from Coligny Circle to Sea Pines Circle.
  • South Forest Beach Drive from Coligny Circle to Sea Pines Ocean Gate.
  • Pope Avenue from Coligny Circle to Sea Pines Circle.
  • Cordillo Parkway from Pope Avenue to Sea Pines Ocean Gate.
  • William Hilton Parkway from Sea Pines Circle to School Road.
  • Gumtree Road from William Hilton Parkway to Squire Pope Road.
  • Point Comfort Road from Palmetto Bay Road to Sea Olive Road.
  • Folly Field Road from William Hilton Parkway to Folly Field Beach Park.
  • Beach City Road from William Hilton Parkway.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
For Renting Bikes on Hilton Head


Do I have to lock my bikes?
Yes you must keep your bikes locked at all times when you're not using them. There is a $ 150.00 stolen bike fee. Bicycle thefts are on the rise in Hilton head. If you leave it unlocked it will get stolen.

Can you ride the bikes on the beach?
Yes you can as long as you don't ride them in the water. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the beach. There is a $ 50.00 fee if it comes back with sand in the gears.

What is an Ally Cat?
An Ally Cat is an adult bike with an extension for a child. The child does not have to pedal.

What is a Tandem Bike?
A tandem is a bike built for two adults. Both adults will need to pedal.

What is a Kiddie Kart?
We can attach a kiddie kart to an adult bike that can hold up to 75 pounds. You can use the screened in kart to carry a sleeping baby, beach supplies, coolers, two children or triplets as long as you do not carry more than 75 pounds.

What are the size limits for the Child Seat?
15 months-4yrs old. No more than 40 pounds.

Do we have to wear bike helmets?
No you don't, South Carolina doesn't have a helmet law. We do have helmet's available for adults and children. Helmets are $ 1.00 per day or $ 5.00 per week. Please specify how many helmets you will need when you make your reservation.

Do baskets come with the bike rentals?
Yes baskets are FREE. They fit adult bikes and 24" bikes only. Please be sure to specify how many baskets you need when you make your reservation.

How far in advance should I place my order?
Please place your order at least 72 hours in advance. We check our emails throughout the day and we will send you a confirmation ASAP.

What if I break down on my rental bike?
Call us and we will rescue you.

What if I have problems with my rental bikes?
Call us and we will replace it as soon as we can.

Do we have to be there for the delivery of the bikes?
No you don't. We will leave your receipt in the door or under the door mat. We will automatically pick up your bikes on the day you check out.

How do I know which bikes I rented?
We will leave a white ticket in your door or under the door mat outside. It will have the bike numbers and lock combination on it. Also our bikes have red tape on the handle bars.

Can I ride my bike into Sea Pines Plantation?
Yes. You can only get into Sea Pines if you know someone who lives there or if you are renting property in Sea Pines Plantation. You can also pay $5.00 at the gate plus a dollar per bike but they have to be in your car or truck to enter Sea Pines.

Can I ride my bike into any other Plantation?
Yes and no. You can enter or leave any plantation if you are staying in that plantation. If you are not a renter you will need a guest pass from a home owner or renter in that plantation.

 

Provided by All American Bike Rentals | Palmetto Bikes, Inc.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.