Saturday, October 30, 2010

NEW 10 Speed Renter: Pearlstine Distributors in memory of Chuck Marquardt

Thank you to Pearlstine Distributors for renting a $400 portion of the B2B Route!

Pearlstine Distributors is donating in memory of Chuck Marquardt, a avid cyclist who worked with the company.

Thank you so much!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Annual Halloween Parade and Fair in Elliotborough-Cannonborough

This Saturday, October 30th, at 6pm

The parade will gather at Brewster Court in the midtown development between Coming and St. Philip just north of Cannon street and proceed to the new park at 134 Line street.

The fair in the park is from 7 to 9. food, beverages, games, costume contests...

please see the attached poster for more information. the low country high rollers will be there. Sponsors hope bicyclists make a great showing!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Renter! Tim and Page Walter

Thank you to Tim and Page Walter for becoming $100 "Beach Cruiser" renters!

Keep em' coming!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

"Rent the Route" Group Ride Event Details

NOTE: Please forward this post to anyone you think might be interested in riding the B2B route with us on Saturday!

Only a few more days until the first "Ride the Route" group ride takes place! For those of you who are new to Charleston Moves or the Battery2Beach concept, Battery2Beach is a bike route put together by the fine people at Charleston Moves that connects Isle of Palms to downtown to Folly Beach. "Ride the Route" is the first of hopefully many group rides that Charleston Moves will put together on the Battery2Beach route. 

Details for Saturday, October 30th, 2010:

All participates will convene at the Folly location (Click HERE for directions) or the Isle of Palms location (Click HERE for directions) between 9:30-9:50 a.m. to prepare for departure at 10:00 a.m. Each location with have a route leader that will insure safe riding all the way to the end point at the Battery at White Point Gardens (Click HERE for directions). 

Riders are encouraged to join-in on the ride at any point on the route (See places and times on the route you can join at the very bottom of this post). Please remember, you will not only have to ride to the battery, you will also have to ride back to your start location so keep that in mind when deciding where to start on the route. 

The after-party will take place at the Vendue Rooftop Bar at 25 Vendue Range. All participants will be encouraged to attend and enjoy lunch, New Belgium Beer (a percentage of proceeds will go to Charleston Moves) and live music provided by Corey Webb and friends.


T-shirts will be sold for $15 each and bumper stickers will also be available for purchase for $1. All proceeds go to Charleston Moves and will be used to continue improving the B2B route! 

If you have any questions please email Emily Coleman at

Charleston Moves T-shirt $15

Ride from Isle of Palms:
   Leave County Park - Beach....................10:00am
   Sullivan's Island - Ben Sawyer.................10:20am
   Mt Pleasant Farmers Market...................10:40am
   Base of Ravenel Bridge - Mt Pleasant......10:50am
   Base of Ravenel Bridge - Charleston........11:00am
   White Point Gardens - Battery................11:15am
...with the back of the group cruising in behind those times
Ride from Folly Beach: 
  Folly Beach County Park - Beach............10:00am
CORRECTION: Please view the linked map for the route on the folly side: 
View Larger Map

Friday, October 22, 2010

Two more sales!

Thanks to Enrique Pineda and Nathan Smith for being B2B "beach crusier" renters. Both Nathan and Enrique will get a free Charleton MOves t-shirt during this special week. One shirt is left  for the next renter!

Will it be you?

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Beach Cruisers: Nico and Beth Safrit and Obviouslee Marketing

Thank you to Nico and Beth Safrit and Obviouslee Marketing for both renting .25 mile sections of the B2B route!

Only 67 spots left!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

First "Fat Tire" $800 rental made by Coastal Cyclist Bike Club!

Thank you to Coastal Cyclist Bike Club for renting an $800 portion of the B2B route! Great support for a great cause!

Also, thank you to Charleston Dog Walkers for becoming "beach cruiser" renters at the $100 level!

Thank you to everyone! Only 69 more spots left! Get your spot today!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thank you to new renters Chris Winn and Rosen & Associates, Inc.

HUGE thank you to Chris Winn and Family for being the first "Ten Speed" renters of the B2B route with a $400 donation!

Also, thank you to Rosen & Associates, Inc. for being a "beach cruiser" at the $100 level!

Who's going to be next?

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Three Cheers for Pinckney and Stiles Point Elementary

Students from several local schools, including Pinckney and Stiles Point elementary schools, joined in the fun of Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th. This is third year that Pinckney students participated. Some students extended the pedestrian-focused celebration to include pedaling. One third grade student rode 5 miles on her trek to school! Several hundred students participated overall.

International Walk to School Week was started in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, which in 2000 joined with Canada and Great Britain to create International Walk to School Day.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The renters keep coming! Thanks to Alex's Restaurant and Kristin and Randy Walker!

Thank you to Alex's Restaurant and Kristin and Randy Walker for their generous quarter-mile renting of the B2B route! Keep em' coming, Charleston!

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Social Restaurant + Wine Bar Becomes Newest Battery2Beach Renter!

Our 11th "Rent the Route" spot is officially claimed by Social Restaurant + Wine Bar!  A big thank you to Social for helping us get one step closer to our end goal of renting all 96 spots!

Now it's your turn!

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2 More Spots Rented on Battery2Beach Route!

fA HUGE thank you to Stephanie & Noel Hunt and Don Sparks who have become the newest quarter-mile renters in our "Rent the Route" fundraising campaign!

Here is your chance to say that you rent property on Isle of Palms or Folly Beach!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How Can We Turn Ugly Highways into Something Useful, Beautiful (and perhaps bikeable and walkable)?

Transforming Commercial Highway Strips into
Mixed-Use Centers

Join us on Monday, October 18, 2010 as Randall Arendt presents his new seminar “Transforming Commercial Highway Strips into Mixed-Use Centers”.  The seminar addresses the aging building stock along commercial corridors and how to effectively take advantage of redevelopment opportunities.  

About the Speaker
Randall Arendt is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and an advocate of "conservation planning". 

Mr. Arendt is the country's most soughtafter speaker on the topic of creative development design as a conservation tool. He has presented slide lectures in 47 states and five Canadian provinces. Mr. Arendt is the author of more than 20 publications. After coauthoring the awardwinning Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley: A Design Manual for Conservation and Development, he produced sequel entitled Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character, in 1994, which is listed among 39 volumes recommended by the American Planning Association for "the essential planning library".

Arendt presents practical ways of reclaiming existing commercial strips, which are often characterized by dysfunctionality and visual blight. Multiple strategies blending the twin disciplines of Conservation Design and New Urbanism will be illustrated and discussed for rebuilding these corridors, gradually increasing their functionality and attractiveness. These concepts offer significant opportunities for commercial and mixed-use redevelopment, particularly in areas with existing infrastructure, increasing the viability of businesses, service providers, and current/future public transit lines.   

Date: Monday, October 18, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM, Welcome by Dana Beach, Director Coastal Conservation League
Location: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street ~ Charleston, South Carolina                  
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

For more information contact: Josh Martin 843.247.2057

Sponsored by:  Coastal Conservation League

Monday, October 4, 2010

OK, but shouldn't it be a fat-tire bike?

This came to us as a spoof on the Coastal Cyclists e-mail list so we can't vouch for its origin or authenticity. But someone was handy with tools.. 

Pedal to Raise Funds for Creative Spark Center for the Arts

You're invited to use your bike to get from stop to stop on Creative Spark Center for the Arts’  fall fundraiser, an afternoon tour of cottages to castles on Sullivan’s Island filled with original works of art for sale.  Meet the artists; enjoy musical entertainment, and chef demonstrations as well as tastings.

Sponsoring restaurants for this year include:

Old Village Post House Restaurant, Mustard Seed, Café Medley, Atlanticville,
Everyday Gourmet, Giddy Goat Cheese

Tickets for entire tour and reception are $35 in advance or $40 day of the event.
Art purchases totaling $100 qualifies patron for a “bottomless commemorative champagne glass.”

A reception will follow at Station 22 Restaurant from 5-6 PM, which is a sponsor of Art on the Beach for the twelfth time.

Advance tickets are available at Creative Spark 843-881-3780 or at and at Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island in advance and on the day of the event starting at 12 noon.

Tour is approximately a 4 mile loop beginning at Sandpiper Gallery.  The route is bicycle friendly; limited golf cart ride tickets will also be offered for an extra charge.  

Knology is the lead sponsor of Art on the Beach and Chefs in the Kitchen 2010 with all proceeds benefiting Creative Spark Center for the Arts.