Ride your bike to work this week


Charleston Moves sponsors cycling events

This week is National Bike to Work Week. Didn’t know that? Local bicycle advocacy group Charleston Moves has set up a few events to get your wheels turning:

Wed. May 16, 6 p.m., Hampton Park: Ride of Silence. Police will escort bicyclists on a slow, silent ride around the peninsula in memory of those who have lost their lives while cycling. Post-ride beverages at Taco Boy on Huger Street.

Fri. May 18: Bike to Work Day. Piggly Wiggly is sponsoring six Breakfast Aid Stations to help fuel your morning commute. Stop at one of the following Pig Wig locations for a pick-me-up:

Mt. Pleasant: IOP Connector, 1981 Riviera Drive

Coleman Blvd/Ben Sawyer: 1220 Ben Sawyer Drive

West Ashley, Sam Rittenberg/North Bridge area: 14 Sumar St.

James Island: 1005 Harborview Road, 1985 Folly Road

Downtown: 445 Meeting Street

Charleston Moves will also host an aid station at the East Bay end of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

Fri. May 18, 6:30-10 p.m., Hippodrome, Liberty Square: Work to Bike Party. Live music by Satellite Rodeo. Silent auction. D’Allessandro’s Pizza, New Belgium beer. The event is free to attend, but membership donations to Charleston Moves are encouraged.

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