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  • 4 Dec 2022 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    HOLD THE DATE (December 4 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm) to celebrate the holidays and our club's 50th anniversary at Charleston's Rappahannock Oyster Bar.   

  • 23 Nov 2022 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Our James Island/Folly Beach ride that leaves from Gold's Gym start time is changing from 8am to 9am on Saturday, December 3. 

  • 8 Oct 2022 7:11 PM | Anonymous

    Our friends at Second Chance Bikes are hosting their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 23rd at Holy City Brewing in Park Circle. They would love to have Coastal Cyclists members attend, and better yet, volunteer for part of the event! They're thinking it would be awesome if we could help out at their Safety Station. It'd be helping kids with bike safety worksheets, showing folks how to wear a helmet correctly, and explaining ABC safety checks (air, brakes, chain). They also seeking volunteers to help with event breakdown. 

    Here is the link to more info (and here is the volunteer sign up link ). 

    Rick Jess



  • 22 Aug 2022 4:09 PM | Anonymous

    Next year's Spring Century Ride is scheduled to roll on April 15, 2023. Stay tuned for more details as our newly formed Ride Planning Team is finalizing ride details with our good friends at the Town of Awendaw to host next year's event  from Awendaw Municiple Park. This yet-to-be opened 160-acre rural park with 55 acre lake is located at 7900 Doar Road in Awendaw, SC. 

  • 22 Jul 2022 8:15 PM | Anonymous

    Club President Darren Marshall presented the Palmetto Cycling Coalition with a $2,000 check on behalf of all Coastal Cyclists members on July 15, 2022.

    Mr. Marshall said, "This check is a reflection of Coastal Cyclists' sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts our good friends at the Palmetto Cycling Coalition put into making roads safer and more accessible to all cyclists." 

    A little about Palmetto Cycling Coalition (PCC)

    PCC successfully advocated for SCDOT's adoption of the Complete Streets initiative that is driving needed bicycle infrastructure planning, funding and construction in the Charleston area and across the entire state of South Carolina. 

    Lots more interesting information about PCC is available at www.palmettocycling.org       

  • 6 Jul 2022 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join our July 17 Rappahannock Brunch Ride and bring your friends. Everyone is welcome! 

    Sunday, July 17 8:30 – 12:00

    Launch Location:

    701 E Bay St No. 110, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Ride Description:

    33 mile social fun and 46 mile 20-23  mph paced rides leave from Charleston's Cigar Factory parking lot every 3rd Sunday at 8:30 AM. Lot parking is FREE! This ride replaces that weeks Towne Center Ride. Ride includes fun and fast paced group options.   

    Coastal Cyclists members enjoy 15% off food and beverage at club sponsor Rappahannock Oyster Bar! 

    Please consider joining Coastal Cyclists as a member at www.coastalcyclists.com if you are not already enjoying $10,000 club ride insurance, free club events, 15% Rappahannock Oysyer Bar discount and 10% off labor, parts & accessories at local bike store benefits. 

  • 25 May 2022 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This weekend we are excited to bring back our traditional Tour de Meggett (aka Camel Ride) on Monday May 30th at 8am. The ride leaves at 8am from Ravenel Train Station and there are both road and gravel options. The road ride will have multiple pace options to suit all and the gravel ride pace will be adjusted to fit those who arrive. Ride leaders are Bruce Snyder and Stewart McKeever. This ride is not SAG supported.

    The road ride is 32 miles and the route is here https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35849960?privacy_code=MFnFqDQg8U0B20nX

    The gravel ride is 27 miles (5 pure dirt) and the route is here:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39548144

    Street address:
    5781 S Carolina 165, Ravenel, SC 29470

    Directions:
    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.

    And YES our normal Saturday 8am ride from Gold's Gym on Folly Rd and our Sunday 8am ride from Mt Pleasant's Towne Centre are rolling this weekend. 


  • 14 Apr 2022 9:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you didn't order a 2022 spring century jersey or bibs, here's your second chance!

    We've reopened our kit store for the next two weeks - click below to check it out:

    Coastal Cyclists Team Store @ Pactimo




  • 5 Apr 2022 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The updated routes for the 2022 Spring Century have been published to Ride With GPS.

    33-Mile

    43-Mile

    65-Mile

    74-Mile (Century Bailout)

    100-Mile

  • 24 Mar 2022 10:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I wanted to introduce myself as the new President of Coastal Cyclists and update you on some happenings and new initiatives we are planning for this year. Firstly, I’d like to thank my predecessor Stewart McKeever and our outgoing Treasurer, David Champagne, for stewarding the Club through the Pandemic (and for several years prior). The new Board is a mix of experience in the shape of past Presidents Phil Whirley (Treasurer) and Bruce Snyder (Century Ride Director) as well as returning Secretary Paul Keefer and then new blood in our Vice President, Rick Jess and our members at large, Larry Green, Jr. and Caroline Raho.

    I’ve served on the Board of the Club in the past and for the past ten years I’ve helped run one of the most successful cycling clubs in our summer home of Ridgefield, CT, with almost 500 members and weekly rides with almost 100 riders. Hopefully I can bring some of that experience to bear here.

    The first announcement is that our weekend rides will move back to their 8am “summer hours” start times effective with the first ride after 4/15 and running through 12/15. The second is that, after a Pandemic hiatus, our Spring Century ride on April 16 is officially a sell out with over 500 riders! We do still need volunteers, however, particularly for manning the rest stops on the day of the ride. Please reach out to myself or Paul (pkeeferbfw@gmail.com) if you’re interested.

    We have a number of new initiatives on the docket for the months immediately after the ride. First and foremost, we need your opinions. We want to understand why you’re a member and if you’re not a member, why not. In order to make a better club we need to know where to make the most impactful changes. To that end you’ll be receiving a link to a survey in late April which will hopefully arm us with that information.

    That being said, we already have some ideas of what we should be looking at to enhance the appeal of the Club. We will be engaging a part time marketing specialist to better communicate with cyclists throughout greater Charleston. Larry will be looking into offering more moderate pace levels at our club rides. Caroline will be reaching out to the other cycling groups in town to see if we can foster collaboration for the benefit of all. Rick is helping us upgrade our website. I’m looking into offering a monthly destination ride for all levels where we get away from our usual routes and stretch our legs north or south or west. Sponsorship being my business, I’m also talking to some potential restaurant sponsors about a weekly ride that can involve a food stop at the end and having them become our “Club House”.

    Significant change won’t happen overnight, but it won’t happen at all unless we understand the issues and have a group of smart and motivated people to take the balls and run with them. If you have any thoughts or would like to help us, just send me a note or say hi on one of the club rides in the coming weeks.


    Visit our website!

    Thanks for supporting cycling in the Lowcountry with Coastal Cyclists.

    --

    Darren Marshall
    President, Coastal Cyclists

    darrenlmarshall@hotmail.com

    http://coastalcyclists.com


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