charleston scWhether you’re in Charleston, South Carolina, within driving distance, or halfway across the country, you don’t want to miss out on the upcoming Charleston Bike Fest! From May 13, 2011 through May 15, 2011, the Charleston Bike Fest will be in full swing, featuring scenic rides through the glorious lowcountry. Rides will take motorcyclists through some of Charleston’s charming neighboring towns and coastline. The Charleston Bike Fest will also feature a variety of bike shows around the Charleston area, as well as bands, DJs, and much more!

If you’ve never been to Charleston, this is definitely the perfect time to come visit. The weather is absolutely perfect for rides—it’s my favorite time of year since there’s still a breeze and the temperature is in the high 70s / low 80s. When you partake in some of the rides through Charleston, you’ll enjoy historical and cultural insight into the area and pass through picturesque scenery with canopying live oaks, drizzled with Spanish moss. You’ll also have the opportunity to mingle with other bikers from across the country—one of the best perks about events such as this one.charleston

When you’re not riding or partaking in festivities, enjoy some of Charleston’s attractions, including Sullivan’s Island beaches, Belle Hall Plantation, Fort Sumter, and more. At nighttime, enjoy great southern food, drinks, and music around downtown Charleston and visit some of the Charleston Bike Fest vendors that will be around the entire area.

For more information about the event, contact 843.514.4433.

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South Carolina’s Best Motorcycle Routes

On November 30, 2010, in Motorcycle Care, by admin

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Great motorcycle rides in South Carolina can be found within its two main regions of scenery. The lower part of the state (to the east and southeast of Columbia) is the Lowcountry. This region is mostly flat, with numerous farms, some marsh areas, and areas out to the coast where there are many bay inlets. The Upstate region (west and northwest of Columbia) hosts the Piedmont where thick forest-covered foothills, picturesque rivers, and waterfalls can be found.

Here are some of South Carolina’s most popular motorcycle rides:

South Carolina Highway 28–Tri-State Tour

Starting in Walhalla, SC, this 30 mile run crosses three states (SC, GA, and NC) and ends in picturesque Highlands, NC.  This ride has beautiful National Forest scenery- mountains, rivers and waterfalls – and travels through the both Sumter National Forest and Nantahala National Forest.  With plenty of tight curves as well as some long sweepers, this ride provides versatile terrain ideal for a fall ride.

Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway

Considered one of the best motorcycle roads east of the Mississippi, Route 11 North from Gaffney will take you through breathtaking Cherokee Indian country with spectacular views of mountains, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, forests and sc motorcycle ridewildlife.  The road offers plenty of twists and turns, climbs and dives, and are remote enough to make it really enjoyable.

South Carolina Highway 17–The ACE Basin

Highway 17 South between Charleston and Savannah travels through the scenic ACE Basin, where the Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto Rivers come together to create one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the east coast of the United States.  Beautiful views of marshes and wetlands characterize this 60 mile drive.

We want to know—what’s your favorite ride?

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