Organized by KABC



Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30, 2022

Progress continues on the Out of Town ride planning.  The committee is reviewing existing routes from established charitable bike rides, has contacted local bike shops and has conferred with the North Florida Bike Club for suggested routes across all levels.  The overriding goal is to ensure safe routes for everyone participating in this ride.  While routes may look good on paper or via someone else’s personal experience, the only true way to test a route is to ride (not drive) it and that is our goal with all the routes/levels that will be offered for the Out of Town ride.  This planning takes time and with summer vacations and visitors the ability to ride these proposed routes has been pushed back until later this summer.  We plan to have routes finalized and available by early September – along with other pertinent details!

The schedule for rides will include a Welcome Ride, Friday October 28 at 2:00 pm; a Main Event Ride, Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 am; and, a Departure Day Ride, Sunday, October 30 at 9:00 am.  St. Augustine Beach is approximately 3 and a half hours away from Hilton Head.  Depending on personal preferences, some KABC members may want to book a hotel room for Thursday evening.

The Out of Town Ride Committee encourages everyone to book hotel rooms now in advance of definitive routes to ensure room availability.  Northern Florida in October is a popular spot and rooms are projected to be scarce.   

The following hotels are from a list of what have been suggested by other bike groups in the past. Each hotel has an extensive website with information on rates, location, pet policies, amenities, etc. The hotels are all within a few blocks of each other and are close to historic St. Augustine. There are also many Airbnb and VRBO listings if you prefer.

Courtyard by Marriott
(904)940-3800; $294/night; no breakfast

Embassy Suites
(904)461-9004; $359/ night + $22 resort fee; $75 pet fee; breakfast

Hampton Inn
(904)471-4000; $277/night; $75 pet fee; breakfast

Hilton Garden
(904)471-5559; $267/ night; no breakfast