Charleston Moves celebrates Mobility Month, 2019


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Formerly known as Bike Month, Charleston Moves annual Mobility Month officially kicks off today. 🚲

The annual celebration is designed to help the residents learn how to navigate through the community using “complete streets” via bike, walk, or public transportation.

Their definition of complete streets is roads which are “designed to enable safe access for all users.” Starting today through May 31, the organization invites the public to participate in 13 events, such as Bike to Work Day + Batttery2Beach Ride, which are designed to highlight and fulfill the community’s requests for safe ways to travel.

This month’s events:

Mobility Month Kickoff | Thurs., May 2 | 5 p.m. | Tradesman Brewing Co, 1647 King St. Ext. | Free | Celebratory kickoff party where a portion of beer sales will benefit Charleston Moves. Music by J SISTA MISSES (Samira Owens) + food by Area 51 Foods. 🍺

Johns Island Farm Ride | Sat., May 4 | Burden Creek Dairy | 2755 Exchange Landing Rd., Johns Island | $40 | A slow-paced group ride through Johns Island, which will highlight the landscape and local farms. 🚲

Neighborhood Story Stroll | Sun., May 5 | 1-:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 134 Cannon St. | Free | A guided community walk focusing on the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood in downtown Charleston. 🚶

Bike to School Day | Tues., May 7 | 8 a.m,-1 p.m. | Mary Ford Elementary, 3180 Thomasina McPherson Blvd., North Charleston | Free | Charleston Moves is partnering with Mary Ford Elementary School + Safe Kids Charleston Area, a program of MUSC Children’s Health, where during each class’ physical education period throughout the morning and early afternoon, we’ll engage students with a fun bicycle obstacle course. 🚲

Pedal The Parks | Sat., May 11 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | West Ashley Brand Public Library, 45 Windermere Blvd., | Free | slow-paced group ride along the scenic West Ashley Greenway. Waiver required in order to participate. 🚲

The Rise and Fall of Charleston’s Streetcars, 1865-1938 | Tues., May 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. | Free | A look back at the primary form of public transportation from 1865-1938.

Ride of Silence | Wed., May 15 | 6-9 p.m. | Lowcountry Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Dr., North Charleston | Free | A national rolling movement in memory of those who we have been lost to bike-related fatalities. Waiver required to participate. 🚲

Bike to Work Day | Fri., May 17 | 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. + 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Half-Moon Outfitters, 94 Folly Road Blvd. | A morning and evening commute, highlighting the need for this safe cover the Ashley River. In the morning, enjoy complimentary coffee from Counter Culture Coffee and breakfast from Three Little Birds Cafe and Earthfare. Waiver required to participate.

Preservation Pedal | Sun., May 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunningham Ave. | $30 | A tour of five historic cemetery sites: Magnolia Cemetery, St. Lawrence Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and grounds of several African American Burial Societies to learn about the cemeteries’ culturally significant histories + more.

Equity, Access + Planning | Tues., May 21 | | 6-7:30 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd. | Free | “Learn from local experts about the many ways that equitable multi-modal transportation underpins the major issues facing Charleston.” 🗣

Battery2Beach Ride | Sat., May 25 | PARD Park, 2114 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island | Free | A slow-paced 7-mile group ride from Sullivan’s Island to Isle of Palms. Free chips + salsa at Mex 1 to celebrate after the ride. Waiver required to participate. 🚲

The Future of Transit is Now | Tues., May 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Chicora Elementary, 3795 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | Free | Part of a three-part lecture series looking at the Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) system planned to connect Summerville and the Charleston peninsula in 2025. 🚌

Mobility Month Finale | 6-9 p.m. | Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart St. | Free | Finale party at the newly-opened Baker & Brewer restaurant and brewery. 🍺🍕