Biking is a great exercise and an excellent way to get around while vacationing on Hilton Head Island. There are miles of bike pathways almost everywhere on Hilton Head, which makes it one of the most popular places to ride, so you have chosen wisely. Suppose you didn’t pack your own bike, not to worry. Vacation Comfort Rentals has bicycles, attachments, helmets for rent, and other accessories you may need. Here are a few things to remember for keeping your bike rental in tip-top shape:
While the rental company handles general bike maintenance, checking your bike’s tire pressure before getting out on the trails is always a good idea. Tires that are over or under-inflated could impact how smooth your ride is. So, asking about a bike pump or a pressure gauge to accompany your rental might be a good idea.
Keep it Clean
Again, the rental company has your back on this one, but you can help the performance of the bike by continuing to keep it clean. A simple bucket and sponge will help to clean off any muck or grime that your bike has accumulated on your ride. If you have a degreaser for the bike chain, this would also be beneficial.
Treat it Like Your Own
You wouldn’t want someone borrowing your property and returning it in less-than-ideal condition, so treat your rental as though it were your own while it’s in your care. This will help you to avoid paying any damage fees.
Above all, safety is of the utmost importance for cycling.
- Yield to pedestrians and look out for motorists.
- Keep a safe distance from other cyclists and stick to the designated pathways.
- When cycling in the evening, wear reflective clothingand be sure your reflectors and headlights on your bike are in working condition.
- Always wear a helmet!
- Adhere to any pathway markings and other traffic signals and signs.
We know you will have a safe and happy time pedaling away on Hilton Head Island. We’ll see you soon!