Pedal for Provisions

The Chamber pairs two of my favorite things to make for a memorable culinary week

Bike & Dine Week, introduced by the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce in 2013, is back for its sophomore year April 28th – May 4th.  And my legs (and stomach) couldn’t be more ready!  This is the type of event worth training for.

So many restaurants, so little time

So many restaurants, so little time

It’s amazing that an island that is only twelve miles in length has over 100 miles of bike paths. Not surprising, with that said, is that Hilton Head Island was recognized as one of the Top 5 Family Biking Getaways in the nation by Disney’s FamilyFun magazine.  And I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our Island as a top-notch bicycle destination and National Bicycling Month than to strap on my helmet, hop on my Trek and feast on some fantastic cuisine prepared by some of the best Island chefs.  And the best part is, no guilt!  I’ll be burning my pre-meal calories by biking to my destination.  So sure, I’ll order dessert (or maybe 2)!

Participating restaurants, Island-wide, will be hosting special events, offering exclusive deals and  discounts and featuring specialty menu items to help celebrate the week with you and your family.  I will be definitely checking out include Mellow Mushroom (my favorite pizza on the Island) offering 10% off your entire bill, Bomboras Grille offering a BOGO on slider plates and Street Meet The American Tavern with 50% off of a second juicy and delicious burger!

Burn off dinner with a bike ride on the beach

Burn off dinner with a bike ride on the beach

This year, the event, presented by Coligny, will conclude with the Islander’s Beach Ride on May 3rd.  Riders should meet at the fountain marking the entrance to Coligny Beach.  The ride will start at 10am but you won’t want to miss a special unveiling of a special bike rack unlike any one you’ve ever seen before.  The unveiling and ribbon cutting will start at 9am just before the kick-off of the group ride.

On top of the featured restaurants, many of the area hotels are getting in on the action, offering, for those of you who are not local, bike-friendly accommodations.

Need to rent some wheels while in town?  Don’t fret.  Our Island is well-equipped to take care of you.  For a complete list of bike rental companies, click here.