From our friends at Charleston Moves…
On May 15 and May 18, join Charleston Moves for two critical mass bicycle rides, with police-escorts, to demonstrate support for safe, connected and equitable multi-modal access over Charleston’s rivers.
The Bridge Adventure Ride is on Sunday, May 15. Participants will enjoy an 8.5 mile ride covering sections of the peninsula, West Ashley and James Island, including the Ashley River Bridges and Wappoo Cut Bridge. This event serves as an important benchmark for celebrating progress on the new Ashley River Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge, while highlighting the need to address an equitable Wappoo Cut crossing. The route will focus on destinations and pending improvements on either side of the bridges, including a stop at the historic riverfront of McLeod Plantation for a brief interpretation of the Wappoo Creek as a “gateway to the world.” The event will begin and end at Taco Boy downtown; participants must arrive and check in by 11 am. The public is encouraged to stop by Taco Boy after the ride to engage in Charleston Moves’ action items and demonstrate support for their advocacy. 10% of the group’s purchases will benefit the nonprofit. Riders are encouraged to RSVP and sign the waiver in advance, but can sign in at Taco Boy, 10:30 am, the day of the event.
The Ride of Silence is on Wednesday, May 18. This year’s 7.6 mile route serves as an important benchmark for the Better North Bridge project. Last April, Charleston lost a wonderful person on the North Bridge: Chris Oliver. The year before, another: James Burgess. Two years before, another: Tommy Dixon. This event will honor of these community members, and the many more who have been killed while riding a bike, while highlighting recent efforts to bridge safe access for all. The ride will begin and end at Frothy Beard Brewing Company in West Ashley; participants must arrive and check in by 6 pm. The public is encouraged to stop by Frothy Beard after the ride to engage in Charleston Moves’ action items and demonstrate support for their advocacy. Riders are encouraged to RSVP and sign the waiver in advance, but can sign in at Frothy Beard, 5:30 pm, the evening of the event.
Critical mass is of critical importance as Charleston Moves works to build widespread, diverse community support and demonstrate how safe, equitable infrastructure that works for all, benefits all. Charleston Moves is a mobility advocacy nonprofit that works to transform our roadways and bridges into safe, connected and equitable spaces for all. Progress is people-powered
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