HOORAY FOR SPONSORS!!

The Coastal Cyclists Spring Century 2018 is this Saturday.  You can still register at packet pickup Thursday and Friday afternoon until 6:00 PM at Frothy Beard Brewing. 
Please pay attention to these companies who are doing their part to build the cycling community in the Lowcountry.  They are making an investment in us, so do your best to prove they made a good decision.

LUCEY MORTGAGE -  If you are buying a house or refinancing, you owe it to yourself to get an interest rate quote from Lorcan and the team at Lucey Mortgage. I first dealt with them many years ago and was impressed with the efficiency, the variety of products they could offer me, and the excellent communication. You cannot get better personal service and the rates are hard to beat.

South Carolina Air National Guard - The Swamp Fox - Always First!  The 169th Fighter Wing is an opportunity to serve the USA as a part timer. They very enthusiastically contributed to the Spring Century because they see cyclists as a community of good citizens who are fit and committed to service.  It is true.

Trek Bikes of Mount Pleasant and West Ashley - Ben and Mary Ann of the local Trek stores have probably done more to keep our spring century going the last few years than just about any single entity in town.  They will be out there again this year with mechanics and SAG vehicles.

Blue Sky Endurance - Blue Sky is a strong force in endurance sports in the Lowcountry, and is a new and ardent supporter of Coastal Cyclists.  Matt and Blue Sky will be out in force at the second rest stop to make sure all you riders are hydrated and fed and will provide mechanic support. Majoring in triathlons.

Charleston Bicycle Company - For many years The Charleston Bicycle Company was the provider of our club's spring century.  Their store in West Ashley has been a stalwart of the road cycling scene for many years.  Jeff and his team will provide mechanical support and rest stop volunteers at the first rest stop.

Ride Bikes - Greg Jones and his crew provide a level of personal service and bicycle expertise that is hard to find anywhere.  No glitz or glamour, but solid bikes, bike advice and service from their store in West Ashley.  Look for the Ride Bikes SAG vehicle and the local folk hero, driver and mechanic, Myles.

The Bike Shoppe - With two stores, and a rumored third store, The Bike Shoppe covers the Charleston area with options for new bikes, service and bike rentals.  Look for mechanical services from The Bike Shoppe at the third rest stop.  

Hellman Financial, LLC - Scott wanted to enhance the safety of the ride and has contributed bib numbers that will help us identify riders, if there is a problem.  They also make really cool souvenirs to pin to your wall.  Hellman Financial is your resource for boutique corporate benefits service (aka insurance).  Check it out.

Lowcountry Racing - Our oldest and favorite local race team will be out in force this Saturday.  The team members will provide pacing for both the 100 mile and the 100 kilometer routes.  If the distance seems daunting, join one of the pace groups and be assured that you've got competent riders with you who can keep the pace steady and make the miles fly by.  There are a lot of LCR members who are also Coastal Cyclists members.

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Volunteers (Still) Needed!

Thanks to everyone who's volunteered to help us prepare and run the 2018 Spring Century. We couldn't hold this event without you.

We're still looking for volunteers to help us with parking, pre-ride registration, and rest stop duty the day of the ride. 

If you're interested, check out our volunteer signup site at http://coastalcyclists.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=26801 for details, dates, and times. We'd love to have you join us!

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

2018 Spring Century Routes

This year's routes are 33-mile, 43-mile, a metric century (65-mile), and full century (100-mile).

Optional turns can make the 33-mile and 100-mile routes into 25-mile and 74-mile routes respectively.

Cue sheets will be provided at packet pick up and on the morning of the ride.

Route maps via Ride With GPS:

25-mile | 33-mile | 43-mile | 65-mile | 74-mile | 100-mile

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2018 SPRING CENTURY

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEEER!

The Coastal Cyclists Spring Century will take place Saturday, April 14th, 2018!  We need some volunteers to help out with the 2018 Spring Century.  We are looking for people to help with: packet pick up, registration, parking, route marking, logistics, 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.

Please check out our volunteer site at http://coastalcyclists.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=26801 for details, dates, and times.

Coastal Cyclists Holiday Member Party!

Holiday Member Party!

Saturday, Dec. 16th.

Ray Maher will be hosting at his home on James Island. 

Here's what you need to know:

Time:  6:30 PM

Place:  582 Water Turkey Retreat Charleston...Located in Parriet Creek on       James Island. 

What to do: Bring a dish or a dessert to share with the other members., and BYOB for alcohol.

Park anywhere around the house, keeping in mind the obvious...don't block anyone else's driveway or park on their lawn!  I know, I didn't need to tell you that.

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