A Safe Place to Cycle

Cycling safety has been on the forefront of many cyclists’ minds lately, including mine, due to a widely publicized injury on the national news and two recent fatalities here in Spartanburg County, SC. In the close-knit cycling community, each tragedy hits hard, with a friend, husband, or neighbor lost needlessly. As I shared in an … More A Safe Place to Cycle

Construction in Progress

Construction: it’s the bane of every cyclist. To find out that our favorite Strava route or segment is under construction is among the worst things we can imagine happening to dampen our riding spirits.  With the immediate loss comes a temporary inconvenience, which can overshadow the positive, future benefits the improvements will bring. We can be the same way … More Construction in Progress

Rocky Branch Burner

For those who want to quicken the pulse, this A level ride may be just what you are looking for.   The Rocky Branch Burner gets its title from the plaza that bears the same name, and as the “burner” implies, it is traditionally a fast group. Average speeds are usually in the 18-20 mph range, with … More Rocky Branch Burner

Ice Cream Ride

A most delicious name for a group ride, I would argue, and this group, which was formed in the last couple of years, is growing in popularity… and not just for the tasty treats that welcome participants upon the conclusion of their ride. The ride heads out from Strawberry Hill in Chesnee, South Carolina, where the ice … More Ice Cream Ride

Heroes for the Homeless

The first Annual Miracle Hill Super Hero Cycle kicked off this Saturday morning, June 3rd, at 7AM on Greenville Health System’s Greer, SC campus. The Lord provided a beautiful morning with early sunshine to brighten the start of the event. Miracle Hill, an organization whose mission is to support those struggling without adequate housing, is very close to my … More Heroes for the Homeless

Watermelon Ride

If you are an Upstate cyclist, you know that Boiling Springs is a focal point of much of the local cycling scene in the Spartanburg area. With an explosion of growth in the community, cycling is an increasingly popular activity. Group rides occur almost every day of the week, and one of the most well attended is known by … More Watermelon Ride