The Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will sponsor the Iron Mike Bike Tour of historic Parris Island on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Iron Mike Bike Tour is 15 scenic miles and takes riders on a 16-stop tour of Parris Island’s history including several archaeological sites, colonial plantation site and military historical sites. At some of the stops along the way, museum representatives will be available to discuss the rich history and culture of MCRD Parris Island. A separate five-mile walking tour will be offered simultaneously.
The tour is self-guided and starts at the Parris Island Museum, Bldg. 111. Directions to the museum will be available at the Gate. The museum will be open throughout the day for guests to visit.
Rest stops are available along the route. Riders can begin at their leisure between 9am & noon. The event is free and open to the public. Those who join the Parris Island Historical & Museum Society ($30 annual membership) will receive a free event tee-shirt (tee shirts are also available for sale), 20 percent discount in the gift shop and other perks.
A driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base.
Base policy requires cyclists to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road for safety purposes.
For more information on the tour, contact the Parris Island Museum at 843-228-2951
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages and abilities are encouraged to attend the bike/walking tour.
If you do not possess a valid military or government civilian ID card, you will need to present your driver’s license, auto registration, and current proof of vehicle insurance to the military police at the gate.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are parking lots on either side and across the street from the museum for parking
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
All riders must wear a helmet. All participants must complete Registration and sign a Hold Harmless agreement at the registration table in front of the museum.
Saturday, September 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT) – last tour goes out at 1200
Parris Island Command Museum – MCRD Parris Island Building 111 Panama St, Parris Island, SC 29905 – View Map