Charleston

Riding in Charleston (South Carolina)

Rides

West Ashley Greenway

Hampton Park Loop

West Ashley Bikeway

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Hire a bike

Affordabike

Holy Spokes (Bike Share)

The Bicycle Shoppe

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Places to eat and drink along your way

Husk Restaurant

FUEL Charleston

Martha Lou's Kitchen

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Accommodation

The Vendue Hotel

The Restoration

The Dewberry Charleston

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Advocacy Group

Charleston Moves

Palmetto Cycling Coalition

Tours

3-day tour Charleston, South Carolina

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About Charleston

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including "America's Most Friendly City" by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and 2013, and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living magazine. In 2016, Charleston was ranked the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure.

The city proper consists of six distinct areas: the Peninsula or Downtown, West Ashley, Johns Island, James Island, Daniel Island, and the Cainhoy Peninsula. Charleston has a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters, hot, humid summers, and significant rainfall all year long.

The city has announced a number of recent improvements in accommodations for bicycling – the striping of bike lanes on roadways, new paths, and improved signs. Fat tired beach cruiser bikes are locally popular. Riding here tends to be slow, casual, and upright. The rider population is also very diverse.

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