If you’re looking for a fun way to explore Tybee Island, bike riding is the answer!
This coastal town is perfect for a leisurely ride, and there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views. With cooler temperatures, Fall is a great time of year to bike. Plus, biking is a great way to get some exercise while you’re on vacation. Here are some tips for enjoying a bike ride on Tybee Island.
First, make sure you have a comfortable bike. Tybee Island is mostly flat, but there are some hills and sand dunes that you’ll want to be prepared for. A beach cruiser or mountain bike will work fine, and there are plenty of places to rent bikes if you don’t have your own.
Next, familiarize yourself with the island. Tybee is only about three miles long and a mile wide, so it’s easy to get around. However, there are some areas that are off-limits to bikes, so be sure to check the map before you go.
Best Spots to Bike:
- Mcqueen’s Island Trail is a 6-mile stretch of trails, located where the Savannah and Atlantic Railroad line used to be. It’s home not only for native plants like cabbage palms, yaupon holly or coastal cedars but also wildlife! You may see eastern box turtles (they’re pretty common), diamond back terrapin bobcats osprey pelicans. You may see frolicking dolphins on occasion too!!!
- Tybee’s Back River is a slower-paced area with fun lawn ornaments and colorful houses. If you enjoy seeing how the locals live, then this would be an ideal place to take slow ride! There are plenty of sights that one can see in Tybees’ back rivers including their beaches which border onto Georgia Sea Point National Scenic Area (a national scenic park).
- Jaycee Park is a scenic park full of nature and features like gazebos, picnic tables for post-ride lunch breaks. Located at the intersection between Campbell Rd on Van Horne as well as within walking distance from beaches; 8 1/2 acres allow leisurely adventure all in one day!
Rules of the Road:
- Obey the same signs and signals as drivers (stop signs, red lights, yield signs, etc.).
- Bicyclists are required to ride as near to the right of the roadway as practicable and safe even in bike lanes.
- Slow down and come to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic devices signaling red.
- Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as the flow of traffic.
Finally, take your time and enjoy the ride. Tybee Island is a beautiful place , and there’s no rush to get anywhere. So relax, take in the scenery, and have a great time!