Charleston Moves celebrates Mobility Month in May with Bike to Work Day, seminars, and more

Over 13 events in celebration of complete streets


Formerly known as Bike Month, Charleston Moves’ Mobility Month is an annual month-long celebration dedicated to promoting the safety and community of complete streets that are designed to enable safe access for all users, whether they walk, bike, ride, or drive.

The celebration will run from Thurs. May 2 to Fri. May 31, with special events multiple times a week, including the Ride of Silence, Bike to Work Day, an informative lecture series, and more.

More information of the events can be found on Charleston Moves’ website of Facebook event page.

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Schedule of Events for Mobility Month:

Thurs. May 2
Mobility Month Kickoff
5 to 8 p.m.
Tradesman Brewing Company (1647 King St.)

Sat. May 4
Johns Island Farm Ride
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burden Creek Dairy (2755 Exchange Landing Rd.)

Sun. May 5
Neighborhood Story Stroll
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
134 Cannon St.
The three community-based events, Neighborhood Story Stroll, Johns Island Farm Ride, and Preservation Pedal, will be guided and informative events, focused on the history, importance, and future of the selected areas.

Tues. May 7
Bike to School Day
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mary Ford Elementary School (3180 Thomasina McPherson Blvd.)

Sat. May 11
Pedal the Parks
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library, South Windermere Branch (45 Windermere Blvd.)

Tues. May 14
The Rise and Fall of Charleston’s Streetcars, 1865-1938
6 to 7 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library, Main Branch (68 Calhoun St.)
A new 3-part lecture series focusing on the past, present, and future of Charleston transportation will take place over the course of the month, led by insightful community leaders, including Dot Scott of the Charleston Branch NAACP, Melissa Maddox-Evans of the City of Charleston’s Housing Authority, Vince Graham of Loci, and much more.

Wed. May 15
Ride of Silence
6 to 9 p.m.
Lowcountry Food Bank (2864 Azalea Dr.)
Ride of Silence will be a police-escorted ride over the North Bridge that links West Ashley and North Charleston, and will be in remembrance of the community member who lost their life while riding over the bridge in the summer of 2018. The Ride will show support for the retrofitting, allowing safe access for all users.

Fri. May 17
Bike to Work Day
7 to 8:30 a.m. (Morning Commute)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Evening Commute)
Half-Moon Outfitters, West Ashley, Back parking lot (94 Folly Road Blvd.)
Bike to Work Day will also be police-escorted commute over the Legare and Memorial Bridges, showing support for the proposal to build a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge from the West Ashley Greenway to downtown.

Sun. May 19
Preservation Pedal
1 to 3 p.n.
Magnolia Cemetery, Corner of Huguenin/Cunnington avenues (70 Cunnington Ave.)

Tues. May 21
Equity, Access + Planning: How Transportation Underpins Charleston’s Major Issues
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Charleston County Public Library, Mt. Pleasant Branch (1133 Mathis Ferry Rd.)

Sat. May 25
Battery2Beach Ride
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PARD Park, Sullivan’s Island (2114 Middle St.)
Battery2Beach is a Charleston Moves’ proposed route network, providing 32 miles of mixed-use paths, and connecting five municipalities and three beaches. The B2B ride will cover the progress of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms.

Tues. May 28

The Future of Transit is Now
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Chicora Elementary School (3100 Carner Ave.)

Fri. May 31
Mobility Month Finale
6 to 9 p.m.
Baker & Brewer (94 Stuart St.)

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