Coastal Cyclists is a recreational bicycle club established in Charleston, SC in 1972. We host a variety of weekly rides and promote cycling education, safety and advocacy in our community. Coastal Cyclists is affiliated with local, state and national cycling and cycling advocacy organizations.
We love to ride. We ride for fun. We ride for exercise. We ride to support bicycling advocacy. We ride to promote safe cycling.
Coastal Cyclists hosts an annual Spring Century (formerly known as The After the Bridge Run Ride) which is our main fundraising source and funds our activities for the year. One of our main reasons for hosting this event is to raise money for the Palmetto Cycling Coalition and Charleston Moves. These cycling advocacy organizations fight to create more and better places for citizens to ride bikes.
Additionally, we host weekly club rides, have an annual oyster roast, and an annual holiday party for our membership.
We hope to see you on the road and trails around the Lowcountry!
Phil Whirley, President
Stewart McKeever, Vice President
David Champagne, Treasurer
Laura Riesmeyer, Secretary
Laura Riesmeyer, Membership Chairman
John Bayard, Member at Large
Bruce Snyder, Past President
“We had an outstanding ride with your club today! This is a beautiful place to ride bikes!”
— Janet Jones“Thanks for letting me tag along with your club ride today. I love visiting this area, but this is the first time I’ve brought my bike. Won’t be the last!
Fred Hermann was a great resource and was friendly and inviting. Glad to have met him and ride out at Sewee.”
— Bill Thompson
“Phil leads a great ride over on James Island. Always have a great time riding with the club!”
“The After the Bridge Run Ride was such a blast. We’ve been coming down for the Bridge Run for year, but had never brought our bikes. I am glad we did. The 33 mile route was a lot of fun. Riding through the marsh was very beautiful. The rest stops were well stocked and everyone was super friendly. Can’t wait for next year!”
— Sandy Packer
“Your rides and ride leaders are top notch. Love riding with you guys when I am in town!”
— Buckminster C.
“The Sunday morning ride from Town Center is a blast! I love riding with the club over the bridge to downtown and out to the islands!”
— Quentin Lynch