Best Places To Rent A Bike On Hilton Head

Best Places To Rent A Bike On Hilton Head

Could there be a better way to explore Hilton Head Island than on a bicycle? With more than 100 miles of bike paths and seemingly endless stretches of pristine coastline, Hilton Head is a cyclist’s paradise.

Unfortunately, not all bike rentals are created equal. If you’re anything like us, then you probably don’t want to rent a bicycle from a big chain, and you certainly don’t want to rent from somebody with poor customer service, erratic hours and surprising hidden fees. With 30+ bike rental businesses on the island, how do you know who to turn to?

Fortunately, we’ve done a lot of that work for you. We investigated every Hilton Head bike rental we could find, and we’re happy to report that these are the very best of the best (in no particular order).

Forest Beach Surf & Cycle

Bike? Check. Paddle board? Check. They’re two of the most fun ways to explore Hilton Head by land and by sea, and you can rent both at Forest Beach Surf & Cycle. Conveniently located a stone’s throw from Coligny Beach Park and open seven days a week, Forest Beach Surf & Cycle offers a wide range of bike options, including fat tire beach cruisers, tandem bikes and trikes, at affordable three-day, weekly and monthly rates (adult bikes are just $100 for a full month, not a bad deal if you need a long term rental). Surfboards and paddle boards are available as well, along with surf lessons from experienced instructors.

Forest Beach Surf & Cycle
70 Pope Ave,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 384-3727
http://hhi.bike/

Forest Beach Surf & Cycle

Image from Forest Beach Surf & Cycle

Bike Doctor

As you might guess from the name, Bike Doctor is a great resource when you need bike repairs. But they offer a lot more as well, including sales and rentals of a wide range of bicycles, from beach cruisers and youth bikes to tandem bicycles. Geared bikes, including road/touring bikes are available as well.

Walk-up rentals are offered, but bikes tend to sell out fast during peak season, so a reservation (available online or by phone) is recommended. Two Bike Doctor locations—one at the North End and one at the South End—make it easy to get a bike, no matter where on Hilton Head you may be. Bike Doctor offers affordable weekly rates, plus a $5 discount on a second bike.

The Bike Doctor Hilton Head

North End
80 Beach City Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-681-7531

South End
31 New Orleans Road, Suite B
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843-681-7532

bikedoctorhhi.com

The Bike Doctor on Hilton Head Island

Pic from The Bike Doctor’s Facebook

Uzip Electric Bike Rentals

Based in the small community of Bluffton, South Carolina, right across the bridge from Hilton Head, Uzip Bike Rentals offers a new twist on the classic bike rental: electric bikes. It’s a great way to zip around the scenic island in style.

Each bike comes charged with approximately a 20-mile range, and can hit a speed range between 15 and 20 mph. The staff at Uzip is also friendly and accommodating, and will deliver electric bikes to wherever you happen to be on the island. One minor drawback is that e-biking on the beaches is off-limits; you’ll need to stick to the established trails and pathways.

Uzip Electric Bike Rentals
https://uziphhi.com/

Uzip Electric Bike Rentals

Photo from Unzip’s Facebook

Peddling Pelican Cruiser

With more than 30 years of bike rentals under their belts, Peddling Pelican Cruiser has certainly earned their place among the best Hilton Head bike rentals. Peddling Pelican offers a wide range of bikes and bike accessories, including Kiddie Karts and Tag-A-Longs that attach to adult bikes and make cycling with kids in tow much easier. They also offer free, downloadable Hilton Head Island Bike Trail Maps on their website, which is a nice perk for anyone who is relatively new to the area.

Peddling Pelican Bike Rentals
71 Lighthouse Rd,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-3546
https://pelicancruiser.com/

Peddling Pelican Cruiser

Image from Facebook

Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rental

You have a lot of options when you rent from Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals—beach cruisers, tandem bikes, kids’ bicycles—and lots of easily accessible trails to explore with them.

The outfitters are conveniently located in Palmetto Dunes, which has nearly 5 miles of paved bike paths right in the plantation itself. They’ve also gotten great customer reviews, and offer a wide range of additional services, including bike repairs, kayak rentals, and equipment sales including bike seats, helmets, bells, lights and just about anything else you might need for your cycling adventure.

Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals
80 Queens Folly Rd,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 593-9110
https://www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com/

Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rental

Image from the Hilton Head Outfitter’s Facebook

Mike’s Bikes

One of Hilton head’s great family-owned bike rentals, Mike’s Bikes goes out of its way to make renting a bicycle as easy as possible. Reserve your bikes in advance by phone or online if you like, and enjoy beach riding at its finest. They offer a lot of options, but the most popular model by far is the classic single-speed beach cruiser, with fat tires, wide handlebars, pedal brakes and comfortable seats.

Mike’s Bikes offers some great deals too, like a $38 per bike weekly rate, excluding holidays and peak summer season. They’ll also deliver your bikes just about anywhere on Hilton Head Island (and then pick them up again when you’re done) free of charge.

Mike’s Bikes
136 Beach City Rd b,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 671-6453
https://www.mikesbikeshiltonhead.com/

Mike’s Bikes on Hilton Head Island

Photo from Facebook

Cross Island Bike Rental

Bike delivery is the main focus at Cross Island Bike Rental. It’s what they do best, and in fact, it’s all they do. Instead of stopping in at a traditional brick-and-mortar bike shop, you simply call them up and they’ll bring the bikes to you, anywhere on Hilton Head island, 24/7. Cross Island Bike Rental is a little family-owned business with a relatively small fleet of around 250 bikes.

That’s a lot fewer than some of their competitors, but they still offer a great selection, and keeping things lean and mean allows them to really focus on customer service, and on making sure each one of those bikes is well-maintained. That being said, call early if you’re vacationing during peak season or during holidays.

Cross Island Bike Rental
31 Hunter Rd #F,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 384-7371
https://www.crossislandcruisers.com/

Cross Island Bike Rental

Picture from Facebook

South Beach Bicycle Rentals

Located in the heart of Sea Pines Plantation, South Beach Bicycle Rentals has been one of Hilton Head’s go-to bike rental businesses for over 20 years. Nestled between South Beach Marina and the Salty Dog Cafe, they’ve got a great location and a huge variety of bikes and equipment.

One of the best things about South Beach Bicycle Rentals is their flexibility; whether you want to rent a bike for an hour or a week, they’ll have you on the road in no time. Bike deliveries are available to most of Hilton Head (excluding Shipyard Plantation and Palmetto Dunes) and you get a free basket and bike lock with each rental.

South Beach Bicycle Rentals
230 S Sea Pines Dr,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-2453
http://www.southbeachbikerentals.com/

South Beach Bicycle Rentals

Image from South Beach’s Facebook

Atlantic Bike Rentals

Offering Hilton Head bike rentals since 1979, Atlantic Bike Rentals has been around long enough to essentially become a local legend. With affordable rates (10% off with Military ID) ranging from half a day to three months, the folks at Atlantic Bike Rentals make it as easy as possible to get on a bike and hit the road, beach or trail. You can choose among many different types of bikes, from beach cruisers and tandem bicycles to adult trikes and kids’ bikes, and they offer a full range of bike repairs and services for anyone who needs them.

Atlantic Bike Rentals
144C, Arrow Rd,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-8263
http://www.atlanticbikerental.com/

Atlantic Bike Rentals

Image from Atlantic Bike Rental’s Facebook

Patriot Bike Rentals

From beach cruisers to mountain bikes, Patriot Bike Rentals offers a wide range of options, plus all the bike equipment and accessories you may need. They’re family-owned, and have a friendly staff who go the extra mile to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Use Patriot Bike Rentals’ online ordering system to rent a bike 24 hours or more in advance, or call them up for same-day rentals. The prices are affordable, and delivery and pick-up of all bikes and equipment is free on orders over $30 within the traditional tourist destination areas of Hilton Head.

Patriot Bike Rentals
59 New Orleans Rd,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-3464
https://www.patriotbikerentals.com/

Patriot Bike Rentals

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Hilton Head Bikes To Go

Friendly service and a really top-notch selection of equipment rentals make Hilton Head Bikes To Go a standout among Hilton Head bike rentals. In addition to a wide range of adult bikes, children’s bikes and bike accessories, they also offer beach gear rentals (chairs, umbrellas, beach carts) and baby equipment (strollers, play pens, wagons).

They basically have all the gear you need to keep your family vacation running like a well-oiled machine, and they’ll deliver it just about anywhere on Hilton Head, excluding Hilton Head Plantation and Indigo Run.

Hilton Head Bikes To Go
https://www.hiltonheadislandbikes.com/
843-842-9900

Hilton Head Bikes To Go

Pic from Facebook