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    Posted May 21, 2008 by
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina
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    Pain at the pump

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    Hilton Head Island's 10,000 Bicycles

    Visiting Hilton Head Island  (Hilton Head)
    The name of the island was given by Capt. William Hilton, around 1663 when he first discovered this island, traveling on his ship Adenture, from Barbados
    In this South Carolina location, an island of about 55 sq. miles and population of 75,000, with almoust 19 miles of pristine beaches, situated 123 miles South-East from the city of Charleston, and only 20 miles North of Savannah, one can see thousands of people riding on bicycles.
    Given the size of U.S. will be difficult that bicycles will replace inter-city travel and long range vehicles rides, but in inner city, the old bicycles can be a good alternative to saving fuel and exercise.
    These pictures were taken at one rental location, with more than 3,000 bicycles in stock.
    Maybe, counting only the rental busineses renting to the tourists,  in all the entire island are more than 10,000 bicycle serving aprox. 2.25 million visitors/year.
    By Hedi Enghelberg | hedi@enghelberg.com
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