Gear Up, Charleston!
Charleston Moves’ Giving Week
Monday, May 1 — Friday, May 5
We are grateful to The Speedwell Foundation for matching your donation, dollar for dollar, during our Gear Up! Giving Week campaign.
To donate online: CharlestonMoves.org/Donate
To donate by check, payable to Charleston Moves, mail to:
1630 Meeting Street, Suite 105
Charleston, SC 29405
A week-long fundraising kickoff to Bike Month! This campaign strengthens our core work, allowing us to gear up to advocate for a safe, connected and livable Charleston. The Charleston region faces significant mobility challenges, but the opportunities to benefit our citizens by overcoming these challenges are tremendous. Charleston Moves relies on the generosity of our donors in order to shift gears, and will engage specifically on:
- Advocating for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure within and connecting to new and retrofitted developments
-Leveraging opportunities to implement local and regional plans that have already been completed
- Empowering our current activist list and broadening our reach to consistently engage in the public process
- Fighting until safe access is granted over the Ashley River for those on bike and on foot
We achieve success through planning with developers, municipal staff and elected officials, and also outreach campaigns to ensure high rates of public participation at commission and council meetings. Please give generously to help us realize these successes!
Gear Up! May is Bike Month, and this event is the official Bike Month CHS Kickoff Ride + Party!
Meet us at 6pm at Taco Boy downtown (217 Huger Street). We will depart for a casual neighborhood ride at 6:30pm, returning to Taco Boy for drinks and FREE chips, salsa and guacamole.
Trek Bicycle Store of Charleston is generously offering ride support, and asks that all participants sign this waiver: goo.gl/forms/1wT2slacavK8N0eN2.
The Bike Month Kickoff Ride + Party is hosted by Trek Bicycle Store of Charleston, Taco Boy and Charleston Moves.
Bike Month CHS is presented by The Gotcha Group, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Charleston Moves.
Details you want to know about the ride:
Casual pace — This is a ride for any type of bicycle!
Traffic — Be prepared to share the road with some light traffic.
Younger riders — If your child is old enough to ride with light city traffic, s/he is welcome. Note: parents will be responsible for their children. If your child is not old enough to ride with light city traffic, s/he is welcome to join in a Burley or pedal trailer.
Support/Gear — We will not have a police escort, but we will have a support vehicle for anyone who breaks down.
Details you want to know about the party:
FREE chips, salsa and guacamole will be provided!
Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Taco Boy's margarita discount for people on bikes will not apply.
We get the outdoor horseshoe all to ourselves!
Be among the first to see the movie that’s challenging Charleston to provide bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. While those who walk and ride a bike in Charleston have demanded better infrastructure for decades, the city has pandered to the car as king. This movie highlights stories of everyday residents who are forced to endure dangerous conditions, despite the growing demand for safe facilities. This local issue has challenged the status quo and the true intentions of our elected officials. Despite the numerous accolades, this "number one city in the world" has aptly been dubbed the "worst city for cyclists."
Mark your calendar! www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1466710-sneak-peek-screening-secret-charleston/
Thank you to The Gotcha Group, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Charleston Music Hall for sponsoring this event!
Join Charleston Moves and our bike-friendly community partners for a family-friendly day of fun at Hampton Park's gazebo! We'll have a kids bike obstacle course, race track, crafting station, art activities, face painting and more!
Thank you to our wonderful community partners: Trek Bicycle Store of Charleston, Palmetto Wheelworks, Safe Kids Charleston Area, Art Box Fun, Artist & Craftsman Supply Charleston Uptown, Jenna Baddeley, Sassyass Coffee and Brown's Court Bakery!
Thank you to The Gotcha Group and Crews Subaru of Charleston for sponsoring Bike Month CHS!
Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun tour through 148 years of bicycle history in Charleston, from the fanfare over first velocipedes in 1869 to the latest word in bike advocacy on our busy streets.
Thank you to The Gotcha Group, Crews Subaru of Charleston and Charleston County Public Library for sponsoring this event!