Exploring South Carolina's Bike-Friendly Bridges

If you're looking for a great place to go biking, South Carolina is the perfect destination. With its stunning landscapes, long flat trails, and picturesque mountain routes, the state has something for everyone. From the Ravenel Bridge over the Charleston Harbor to the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant, there are plenty of bike-friendly bridges in South Carolina that offer an unforgettable experience. The Ravenel Bridge is a great place to start your biking adventure.

Spanning the Charleston Harbor, it's a popular spot for intense training and offers beautiful views of the harbor. Meanwhile, Myrtle Beach is another great spot for biking. You can ride along the waterfront full of shops, restaurants, and attractions, or take a 10-mile ride along the Atlantic Ocean. The Huntington Beach State Park is also a great place to explore with your family.

Here you'll pass through swamps and saltwater lagoons with loggerhead turtles. Four cities in South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Columbia and Charleston) have won the bronze award for providing safe accommodations for biking and encouraging cycling as a means of transportation and recreation. Greenville is the only city in South Carolina with staff positions dedicated to bicycle and pedestrian issues and infrastructure, as well as the only one that has hired professional consultants to work with the city to develop a master plan focused solely on bicycle access and safety. The University of South Carolina also earned the right to brag about biking when it joined a group of elite campuses across the country to rank as a bicycle-friendly university. However, bicycle collisions are “very underreported” according to Rachael Bronson of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, and he estimates that an average of 15 bicycle-related deaths occur in South Carolina every year. When it comes to outdoor fun, South Carolina's sandy beaches, fish-filled rivers, and picturesque mountains have always ranked high. So why not explore them on two wheels? With its bike-friendly bridges and trails, South Carolina is an ideal destination for cyclists of all levels.

Carol Toefield
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