Author Topic: Where to start Atlantic Coast Ride in South Carolina?  (Read 1109 times)

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Offline raybo

Where to start Atlantic Coast Ride in South Carolina?
« on: January 30, 2010, 10:26:57 am »
I'm planning my next bike tour and I need some local advice. My current idea is to ride north up the Atlantic Coast from somewhere in South Carolina to Lambertville, New Jersey, where I have family.

I'm California born and bred and have never been to South Carolina. I do know that Charleston is an old town and right on the coast but know next to nothing about other interesting places that might work for a starting location.

What I'd like is a place that is easy to fly into and ride a bike out of. My wife will join me for a few days before I start the ride, so I'd like a place that is good for a few days sightseeing (by car or foot), as well.

Someone suggested Savannah as a starting point. I've never been to either.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Ray
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Offline Tourista829

Re: Where to start Atlantic Coast Ride in South Carolina?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 11:20:42 pm »
Charleston and Savannah are great places to see and start your trip, however they might be expensive to fly into. FYI, I use to live in Morristown, N.J., not far from Lambertville and also lived in Greensboro, N.C. May I make one other suggestion, although not as picturesque as the above cities, I would consider Myrtle Beach, S.C. Since it has more golf courses than you can shake a stick, you might be able to find an inexpensive charter flight or junket. Near the beach, younger, wilder, and just plain different. (If you go there, you will understand what I mean) I hope this helps you :)   

Offline DaveB

Re: Where to start Atlantic Coast Ride in South Carolina?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 12:44:42 pm »
If your choices are either Charlston or Savannah, then Charleston is the hands-down winner. 

Offline scott.laughlin

Re: Where to start Atlantic Coast Ride in South Carolina?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 06:19:10 am »
I was stationed at Charleston AFB for two years a long time ago.  Seeing the gigantic houses on the battery that survive hurricane after hurricane for more than a century are worth the trip.