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REGULAR CLUB RIDES (All rides are open to non-members) 

Ride rules to keep everyone safe: follow traffic laws, yield to pedestrians, no aero bars in pacelines, no headphones, wear a helmet, carry what you need to fix a flat...spare tube, CO2 or pump, and tire levers even if you don't know how, follow paceline 101 riding rules, be nice, share interesting tales and have lots of fun. 

Coastal Cyclists - Pacelines 101

Rides don't get canceled when weather conditions are questionable. Interested riders just show up if they want to ride. 


Bob Markisello led 32-mile (19-21 mph average ) No-drop Ride

  • When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 Highway 17, Awendaw, SC (meet and park in lot off service road behind store) 

  • Time: Varies, usually 9 am, 10 am during cold weather periods.

  • Distance: 31 miles

  • Speed: 19-21 mph average, no-drop ride

  • Route: Flat Francis Marion Forest loop. Loop direction and distance varies.

  • Ride leader: Bob Markisello

  • Contact: / 863-216-4143

  • Details: Weather permitting year round ride. Ride start time, distance, and ride direction are determined by ride leader.

Kelly Holsten 32 or 42 mile drop ride (22-23 mph average) 
  • When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Where: Sewee Outpost, 4853 Highway 17, Awendaw, SC (meet and park off service road between Outpost & Seewee Rd) 

  • Time: Varies, usually 9:05 am, 10 am during cold weather periods winter

  • Distance: 32 or 42 miles

  • Speed: 22-23 mph average

  • Route:  Flat Francis Marion Forest loops. Loop direction and distance varies.

  • Ride leader: Darren Marshall or David Kaplan

  • Contact: Darren Marshall / 917-399-5809

  • Details: This ride puts an emphasis on smoothness, form, speed with efficiency, and quiet on the bike. The rides are more for working as one verses putting others into difficulty.  Generally really for more experienced riders able to handle the bike at speed in a high functioning paceline. Developing riders are advised to hang on back to get acclimated. **Although this is technically a "drop ride," attention is paid to helping riders improve skills and is not a goal to leave anyone behind. But riders should join with awareness this could happen.    


  • When: Wednesday

  • Where: Leave from Sullivan's Island Fire Station, 2050 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC

  • Time: 9:30 am or 10 am

  • Distance: 25-30 miles (with shorter options)

  • Speed: 15-17 mph - no drop ride

  • Route: Typically ride Sullivan’s Island & Isle of Palms, occasional Meggett route ride 

  • Ride Coordinator: Fred Rosenberg

  • Contact: 

  • Phone: 843-212-4117

  • Details: Beautiful barrier island ride with post ride social gathering at local eating establishments. Contact Fred if you would like to get onto the weekly Evite list.


  • Where: Golds Gym Parking Lot, 1291 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC

  • Time: 9:00 am during winter.  Will change back to 8:00 am in spring. (Start time changes seasonally.  Check the calendar for current time)

  • Distance: 30 miles

  • Speed: 

  • No official groups but speeds range from 17 mph to well over 22 mph

  • Route:

  • Ride leader: Bob Markisello

  • Contact:

  • Phone: 863-216-4143

  • Details: Meet at Golds Gym and ride around James Island on our way to Folly Beach. We typically run the ride rain or shine.


  • Where: CVS Parking Lot, 10599 Dorchester Rd, Summerville, SC 29485 (corner of Dorchester Rd. and Bacons Bridge Rd., i.e. Hwy 642 and Hwy 165)  
  • Time: 8:00 am start time year around  
  • Distance: ~54 miles  
  • Speed: ~21-23mph with possible sprints up over 25mph  
  • Route: is the usual route but sometimes with consensus of the group they do the northern option here:  
  • Ride leaders: Bart Stevens or Will Baker  
  • or   
  • Phone/Text: Bart is at 509-280-7906 and Will is at 843-697-9849.   
  • Details: Our longest standing fast Summerville ride! Heads toward Summers Corner and down Summers Road, turns right for an out-and-back on Clubhouse Road and then heads toward either Ravenel or Ridgeville.  One store stop a little more than half way through for rest and refueling before heading back.  

(Every Sunday EXCEPT the 3rd Sunday of each month)  

  • Where: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, in the parking area in front of Men's Wearhouse, 1700 Towne Centre Way

  • Time: 9:00 am thru April 10, 8:00 am starting on April 17

  • Distance: 30-40 miles (there are some options)

  • Speed: 17-20 mph, no-drop ride

  • Route:

  • Ride leader: Lloyd Hepburn

  • Contact:

  • Details: Our most visually interesting loop ride. Meet in the parking lot in front of Men's Wearhouse. Ride to Patriots Point (with an optional Ravenel Bridge crossing), through Mt Pleasant's historic Old Village area, across Ben Sawyer Bridge to Sullivan's Island, across Isle of Palms, and across IOP Connector Bridge to Towne Centre starting location.  Three stops to regroup and socialize.

Sunday "Coffee Ride"

(Every Sunday)

  • Where: Laing Middle School, 2705 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mt Pleasant, SC 
  • Time: 8:00 am 
  • Distance: 40 miles 
  • Speed: 19 mph 
  • Route:
  • Ride leader: John Imholtz
  • Details: IOP Connector bridge, Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, Ravenel Bridge, and historic Charleston peninsula loop with premium French pastry / coffee shop stop. 

    SUNDAY Ex-Presidents Gravel Ride
    (NOTE: The 2nd Sunday of every month)

    • Where:  Donnelly Wildlife Area (85 Donnely Dr, Green Pond, SC)
    • Time: 9:00 am 
    • Distance: 25 Miles
    • Speed: 12-14 mph
    • Route:
    • Ride leaders: Stewart McKeever & Bruce Snyder 
    • Details: 25 mile gravel ride through one of the Lowcountry's most scenic areas. Bring bug spray. 

    (NOTE: The 3rd Sunday of every month)

    • Ride leaders: Fred Herman,  Bob Markisello, and Rick Jess
    • Details: Our most social and inclusive rides! Historic Charleston peninsula, Ravenel Bidge, Patriot's Point, Old Mount Pleasant and Barrier Island routes all start and end at Charleston's Rappahannock Oyster Bar where ALL participants get 15% off. 


    Section 1 of the ride: "South Side Ride"

    • Where: Meet at Guggenheim Terrace (located across from Central Island Street) on Island Park Drive, Daniel Island SC

    • Time: 2:00 PM- 3 PM Sunday afternoon. (always confirm with the ride contact)

    • Distance: 13 miles

    • Speed: 13-17 mph - This 2PM ride rolls faster than longer 3 PM ride, riders should be able to maintain 12 mph as a minimum during the ride 

    • Route: South Side Ride - loops back to Guggenheim Terrace for the 3 pm ride

    Section 2 of the ride: " Park Side Ride"

    • Where: Meet at Guggenheim Park (across from O2 Fitness and New Realm) on Daniel Island Drive, Daniel Island SC
    • Time: 3:00 PM- 4 PM Sunday afternoon. (always confirm with the ride contact)

    • Distance: 17 miles

    • Speed: 13-17 mph - riders should be able to maintain 12 mph as a minimum during the ride

    • Route: Park Side Ride 

    For South and Park Side Rides
    • Ride Leaders: Lenore and Peter 

    • Ride contact: Lenore Dumas

    • Contact: 

    • Details: Helmets required. Anyone may ride either sections or both sections of the ride. Post ride social gathering at local eating establishments. An RSVP is requested so we don't leave if you are on the way. Generally, we wait 5 minutes before setting off. Ride notice on Fridays. Cancellations if rain forecasts on Sunday.

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