August 2, 2019, Hilton Head Island, S.C. – On May 14th, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the Town of Hilton Head Island with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 476 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike. With the
announcement of ten new and renewing BFCs, Hilton Head Island joins a group of communities
that are transforming the American landscape and leading on livability measurements important to community members.
“We applaud communities like Hilton Head Island for making bicycling a safe, comfortable, and
convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the
League of American Bicyclists. “We are inspired by leaders who see bicycling as a way to build
more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to
many complex public health and safety challenges faced at both the community and national
The Gold Level BFC award recognizes Hilton Head Island’s commitment to improving
conditions for bicycling through investments in bike infrastructure, education programs, and
promoting and encouraging bicycling through events and pro-bicycling policies.
“This is the second time we have earned the Gold-Level designation from the League of
American Bicyclists,” said Town Manager Steve Riley. “This national acknowledgment as a
Bicycle Friendly Community for two award cycles shows that we have worked to improve and sustain policies and infrastructure related to bicycling. It shows that we understand and value cycling for fitness, fun and travel.”