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Old 10-18-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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I've seen pictures from the road races and I'm sure there are plenty of trails around for mountain biking, but what kind of presence is there around town? Is there much biking/cycling on a daily basis? Social rides? Night rides? What portion of the population would you estimate bike to work or to/around town?
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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Others will come and answer your question better, but I can say that the cycling scene has really grown over the last few years. The terrain is great for it and George Hincapie has brought a lot of attention to the area, seeing as he lives here.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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at one time (think like last summer), there was talk of developing a trail in the upstate similar to the Silver Comet in Atlanta... for those in the know- what's the latest on that?
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I'm not familiar with one road with a bike lane; in case you were wondering!
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Thanks y'all. Trails and stuff are great because I enjoy mountain biking but I'm also looking forward to living in an area where I can throw a cruiser together to hop on and ride around downtown or to get a coffee or just for a leisurely jaunt. Do you see many folks riding in the evening hours or on the weekends in town?
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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I am not sure where the info is, but I know that they are putting in a trail system from Travelers Rest to downtown, which is getting my attention, because I would love to commute to work.

First I would have to get the job downtown. We spent some time during the USPRO in Cleveland park, and I have ridden around it, it is nice.

Every Tuesday night during the summer, there are great numbers of cyclist of every level at the Donalson center, as fast as you want to go. There is mountainbiking also, I think near Paris Mtn, and you can be in Asheville very quickly for the number one rated moutainbike area on the east coast. As far as throwing together a cruiser and getting coffe, the downtown would be great for that.

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Old 11-03-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Greenville Parks and Recreation (http://www.greatergreenville.com/city_services/RailstoTrails.asp - broken link)

Here is the rails to trails system. I know from training up in the Northern part of Greenville, that they have already started work on the line from TR.

HUMP
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:36 PM
 
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Thanks Hump, that's some useful information.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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You will want to read this blog (http://news.greenvilleonline.com/blogs/cycling/ - broken link) as well for more great information about cycling in Greenville.
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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For those who may have missed this piece of news...

The City of Greenville has passed a resolution requiring all new developments to provide at least two bicycle parking spaces. The rule will ensure that the number of bicycle spaces will equal no less than 10% for developments with up to 100 off-street parking spaces and an additional 1% for developments with more than 100 off-street parking spaces.
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