2018 Spring Century

The wait is over!

Registration opens on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for the Coastal Cyclists Spring Century. What's that? You expected to see the "After the Bridge Run Ride?” Well, we've decided to host the ride not on the Sunday after the Bridge Run, but the following SATURDAY: April 14, 2018

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

The reason is that we did not want to be in conflict with Assault on the Carolinas, a ride popular with lots of folks, including many Coastal Cyclists members.

If you're coming from out of town, you might actually find a hotel room available!

Here's the important stuff:

  • The routes are expanded this year to full century (100 miles) and metric century (65 miles), plus 43 miles and 33 miles. Those of you familiar with the ride know that there are also easy options to do 73 miles and 25 miles.
  • We'll again be riding out of Sewee Outpost in beautiful Awendaw, SC and into the Francis Marion National Forest. The routes are flat and have veeeery light traffic. So it's a great ride for the very experienced rider as well as the novice rider.
  • The rest stops will be well stocked with snacks and drinks. We'll have SAG vehicles on the road and police assistance with the few highway crossings on the route.
  • The race team will provide "ride guides"...riders who will take folks on the longer routes at established speeds, so you don't have to "find" a paceline that suits your speed.
  • Based on your input, we'll return to having BBQ for lunch...the best BBQ the ride has ever had! And we'll be sure that there's plenty to satisfy the hungriest riders...including those who challenge themselves to do longer mileage and finish a bit later than most. We won't forget you!
  • Everyone enjoyed the music last year during lunch, so we'll have some musical talent on hand this year as well.
  • Everyone who registers to ride, and our appreciated volunteers, will receive a T-shirt with some great artwork.
  • Registration is $40 for the early birds, until midnight on Sunday, December 31, 2017, and $50 thereafter. Day of the ride registration will be $60 if we have not yet reached the 600 rider ceiling.

So, go to Eventbrite.com and register while you're thinking about it. The ride has been growing each year, so this year we're limiting the size of the ride to 600. Don't be left out by waiting too long to commit.

-- Bob Markisello, President

Tour de Meggett - July 4th, 2017 - 8am

Tour de Meggett - July 4th, 2017 - 8AM

The Memorial Day ride was well attended and many rode down Wilson Road and got to see the camel.
Hopefully we get to see it again.

The route is approximately 30 miles. The pace varies depending on the groups that show up,
but everyone should be able to find a group that works for them.

Ride maps will be available.
This ride is not SAG supported.

We will gather at the train depot and be ready to ride at 8AM. So spread the word and let's have a great turnout.

If the parking area is full, please park along Martin Street, which is parallel to the RR tracks.
Please do not park in the spaces in front of the shops.
A business has opened there and we need to respect the shop owner.

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Directions to ride: Take US Highway 17 south to Ravenel (14.5 miles from I-526/US 17 S).
Turn LEFT on Highway 165 at the traffic light.

Drive 1 mile and park at the old Ravenel train depot (5781 S Carolina 165, Ravenel, SC 29470).
If you cross the railroad tracks, you have gone too far.

Note: Highway 165 crosses US 17 South at the only traffic light in Ravenel. You will see a BP Station and Hardees on the corners.

2017 After the Bridge Run Ride

Sunday April 2nd, 2017

8:00 AM - 4853 U.S. 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429

100, 65, & 25 MILE ROUTE OPTIONS (with staggered start times)

Register today on Eventbrite.com!

Join us for the 2017 After the Bridge Run Ride! This classic, annual, Lowcountry bicycle ride winds through beautiful Francis Marion National Forest.  The event raises money for the support of bicycle advocacy in the Lowcountry and around the state!  The ride features beautiful scenery, quiet back country roads, multiple well stocked rest stops, post ride meal and entertainment. 

Cost is $40 per rider with early bird registration until February 5th. The price will increase to $50 starting on February 6th.  Online registration will close March 31st. Registrations during packet pick up or day of will be $60. Preregistered riders signed up by March 1st will be guaranteed to get a goody bag with an event t-shirt, rest stop and post ride food wristband, and other goodies. We will make more t-shirts based on registrations as of March 1st, but can not guarantee a t-shirt to those who sign up after March 1 or do day of registrations.

MORE DETAILS HERE!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2017 AFTER THE BRIDGE RUN RIDE!

Please volunteer by filling out this GOOGLE FORM.

We need some volunteers to help out with the 2017 After the Bridge Run Ride.  We are looking for people to help with: packet pick up, registration, parking, route, loistics, Support and Gear (SAG) driver, rest stops, set up, and tear down.   

All volunteers will get a free event t-shirt, a free post ride meal and some post ride music.

We will have a volunteer meeting on March 14th at the Trek Bicycle Store of Charleston to discuss the details.  

RIDE DETAILS
DATE: Sunday, April 2, 2017
TIME: 8am - 4pm
WHERE: Sewee Outpost (4853 U.S. 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429)


PACKET PICK UP DETAILS - There will be two packet pickup locations this year - Mount Pleasant and West Ashley
DATE: Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1nd
TIME: Friday 11 am - 6pm | Saturday 11 am - 4pm
WHERE: Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant - 1180 Oakland Market Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 OR
Trek Bicycle Store of Charleston - 2408 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC 29414
WHAT: Check in riders via registration website,  make and hand out goody bags, 

ROUTE MARKING DETAILS
DATE: March 19th & March 26th.  (Other Dates TBD)
TIME: 8am - about 4 hours of marking roads with paint
WHERE: Meet at Sewee Outpost
WHAT: paint arrows on the pavement to mark the route.  Must have car.  Will be using spray paint.

PARKING, PRE-RIDE REGISTRATION, REST STOPS, LOGISTICS, SAG VEHICLE DRIVER
DATE: April 2nd
TIME: Pre-ride registration 6am - 8 or 9 am, Parking 6 am - 8 am, Logistics 6am - 4pm, Rest Stops 7:30 am - 3 pm
WHERE: Sewee Outpost
WHAT: Pre-ride registration: Sign up day of riders, hand out packets to day of packet pickups. Parking: help park cars and guide people to parking. Logistics: help deliver supplies to the rest stops, help set up/tear down rest stops.  Rest Stops: man tent/table and hand out refreshments to riders. SAG drivers: must have vehicle with bike rack that carries 3 or 4 bikes and can transport same number of riders. SAG drivers patrol the route and help riders in distress - injuries, mechanical issues, fatigue and get them back to ride start/start stop.

Questions?  Call Ride director, or email him at:

Please volunteer by filling out this GOOGLE FORM.

Saturday Club Ride - James Island UPDATE

Come and join us for a romp around James Island and down to Folly Beach this Saturday.  Since it is now April, the ride will start at 8:00 AM.  We meet at the corner of Grimball Road and Folly Road in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym.   The pace ranges from 17 MPH to over 20 MPH, depending on whom you choose to ride with and how hard the wind is blowing.

Please wear your helmet, have something for hydration, and bring tools, supplies and knowhow to change a flat.  I usually bring up the rear, so if you’re unsure you can keep up the pace, come anyway and we’ll work it out.  There are lots of places to cut off miles if that is an issue.

Phil Whirley

phil@whirley.org

843-225-1500

Bike Rider Social Mixer

Join some out of town bike enthusiasts for a bike mixer social!

A large group of out of town cyclists, who are descending on Charleston for week of bike riding in the lowcountry have invited the Coastal Cyclists and all local cyclists to join them for a social event at their home away from home, The Palmer Home B&B. 

There will be beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres.

All cyclists are welcome to join.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/563506747098398/

Want to submit a local ride?

Want to submit a local ride?  Email presidentofcc@gmail.com with the particulars.  We will need the following to publish a ride on the website:

  1. Ride start location
  2. Ride start time
  3. Route description or link to map of route
  4. Distance
  5. Speed of ride
  6. Day of week ride is held
  7. Ride leader
  8. Email and phone number of ride leader
  9. General description of ride and expectation of riders

Charleston City Council Meeting 2/25 5pm

We need all cyclists to descend on Charleston City hall tomorrow for the council meeting in regards to the bike lane on the Ashley River Bridge.  

  • Charleston Moves, Charleston City Hall, Broad and Meeting Street

  • Friends, Supporters, Human beings who understand that making the Ashley River Bridge safely accessible to walkers/runners/cyclists is a NO BRAINER, we need you to show up at City Council, Tuesday, 5 pm. And call City Council members Moody, Waring and Alexander in the meantime.

Get more info here - https://www.facebook.com/events/222994767905963/