A Walk in the Park: Ashley River Road Bike Path
As we continue to celebrate National Bike Month, we take a look at one of the area’s most popular bike trails. The Ashley River Road Bike Path opened in August 2007 and welcomes bikers and walkers all over the West Ashley area.
The asphalt bike and pedestrian path is 10 feet wide and 1.5 miles long. It begins at Bees Ferry Road and stretches to West Bridge Road, connecting Village Green, Shadowmoss, St. Andrews Parish, Drayton Hall Elementary School and the BI-LO Shopping Center on the Corner of Bees Ferry and Ashley River roads.
In part because of the Ashley River Road Bike Path, the city of Charleston received the Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists in September 2010. The program recognizes communities that actively support bicycling and are committed to improving public health and quality of life while protecting the environment and providing better transportation choices.
Find out more about biking in the Charleston community from these organizations:
– Charleston Moves: A nonprofit organization promoting bicycling, walking, running and public transportation for a healthy community and healthy lifestyle.
– Coastal Cyclists: A nonprofit recreational biking club.
– Holy City Bike Co-op: A group that provides community bike workshops, advocates bicycle safety, repair and knowledge, and promotes bicycles as viable transportation.
– Palmetto Cycling Coalition: A nonprofit dedicated to making South Carolina bike friendly.