Gotcha Bike, Crews Subaru of Charleston, and Charleston Moves have teamed up to offer the Charleston community a series of events throughout the month of May for Bike Month CHS. One of the groups' most anticipated events is Friday's Bike to Work Day.
Interested parties should meet at 7:30 am behind Half-Moon Outfitters in West Ashley at 94 Folly Road Boulevard. Breakfast will be provided by Harold’s Cabin and Huriyali, while coffee will come from by Counter Culture Coffee.
The police-escorted route will leave from South Windermere Shopping Center along Folly Road Boulevard, across the Legare Bridge, exiting onto Bee Street. From there, riders will go south on Rutledge Avenue where the ride ends at Cannon Park.
Charleston Moves Executive Director Katie Zimmerman says, "the Bike to Work Day ride across the Legare Bridge is significant, because we will ride in the lane that was promised over a decade ago to people who want to walk and bike safely across the Ashley River.”
While Friday’s event focuses on crossing the Ashley River, every person who supports being able to safely bike or walk to work, particularly across Charleston’s numerous bridges, should participate in Bike to Work Day.
A police-escorted ride home will also occur at 6 pm. Bikers should meet at Marion Square near the corner of King and Calhoun Streets. The police-escorted route will leave from Marion Square, going north on King Street, then west on Congress Street. The group will then go south on Hagood Avenue, and west on Fishburne Street until it becomes Lockwood Drive. Theywill wait at the playground at Brittlebank Park for any other riders to join from the western side of the peninsula. Leaving from the playground at Brittlebank Park around 6:30 pm, they will then continue on Lockwood, going west onto the Ashley River Memorial Bridge, then heading south onto Wesley Drive and Folly Road, back to Windermere Boulevard. The ride ends behind Half-Moon Outfitters where the morning ride started.
The full Bike Month CHS calendar of events can be found at CharlestonMoves.org/Bike-Month