While Downtown Charleston offers many attractions and historic sites, the fun doesn’t stop there. Renting bikes in Charleston is one of the best ways to see all the sites in the most efficient way possible.
Easily accessible from downtown is Mount Pleasant, Patriots Point, and Sullivan’s Island. There a few ways to access these areas by bike. One of the most popular ways is biking over the Ravenel Bridge!
The Ravenel Bridge connects the downtown peninsula with the edge of Mount Pleasant. Completed in 2005, the Ravenel Bridge spans 2.7 miles crossing the Cooper River. The bridge features a separated bike and pedestrian lane providing a safe way to get to Mount Pleasant. Bike the bridge is a great way to see elevated views of downtown Charleston, the USS Yorktown, Fort Sumter, and the Charleston Harbor.
If you don’t feel like biking over the bridge, you can also take your bikes aboard the Charleston Water Taxi! The water taxi picks up and drops off at 4 locations between downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant. You can find details here:https://www.charlestonwatertaxi.com/
Taking your first right after the bridge will bring you to Patriots Point, where the USS Yorktown is docked. Under the bridge, there is also the Mount Pleasant Pier with restrooms and concessions.
If you continue straight off the bridge, you’ll reach Shem’s Creek. This is a great location to stop for a bite to eat. There are a ton of restaurants on the water, you may even see some dolphins!
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make it all the way out to Sullivan’s Island! This is the easiest beach to get to from downtown, it features more historic sties like Fort Moultrie. There is also plenty of restraunts and public beach access.
At BildaBike, we provide a guided route with Google Maps to get you out to all of these locations. Round trips to the beach are only around 20 miles, taking roughly an hour to get out there.
Interested in renting a bike? Book your rental here – https://bildabike.com/bicycle-rentals/