Best Bets for Biking
It’s no secret biking is a big topic here in Charleston. With our narrow streets and limited number of trails, biking can at times be challenging. But there are some city parks with terrific trails to help you get your exercise on two wheels.
Ashley River Road Bike Path: This 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 Road and Ashley River Road.
Ashley River Walk: This path along Lockwood Drive is great for riding your bike and taking in the water scenes.
Colonial Lake Park: Bike the pathway looping the trail while watching this bustling park.
Hampton Park: One of Charleston’s most popular parks, Hampton Park has a number of trails great for a Saturday morning bike ride. In fact, the park closes to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, making it a safe place to run, walk or ride.
Not exactly a park, the bike/pedestrian path on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge over the Cooper River provides a scenic and challenging (check out those inclines!) bike ride. The path, known as Wonders Way, is named for Garrett Wonders, a cyclist who was struck and killed while biking.
Here are some great resources for finding even more bike trails near where you live:
– Adventure Cycling Association
Where are your favorite biking trails in Charleston? Where are some good places to bike outside the city?