Bike ride aimed at opening James Island Connector to cyclists

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lowcountry cyclists will gather Saturday for a ride to urge City of Charleston officials to reopen the James Island Connector to bike traffic.

The Access the Ashley ride will take place Saturday, June 15 beginning at 9 a.m. Cyclists are asked to meet at Brittlebank Park next to The Bristol at 8:30 a.m.

Participants will bike 6.5-miles around downtown Charleston, going from Brittlebank park to the Battery, the Coast Guard Station, back to the starting point, and everywhere in between.

Streets will not be closed for the ride, so cyclists are asked to use discretion regarding letting children ride, and no pets are allowed.

All traffic laws will be followed to show they cyclists can ride beside vehicles without breaking the law.

The ride is open to all cyclists.

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