Bike Town Spartanburg is a community-wide, collaborative initiative dedicated to sustaining and improving Spartanburg’s national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
Bike Town is an initiative that was launched in early 2005 with a $106,000 three-year grant from the Mary Black Foundation. The program’s original, overarching goal was to earn the national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists by 2007. Four nonprofit groups – Palmetto Conservation Foundation, Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Freewheelers of Spartanburg, and Partners for Active Living – joined forces to implement the program, which is housed with Partners for Active Living.
In September 2006, the City of Spartanburg earned an Honorable Mention as a bike-friendly community. In September 2007, Spartanburg reached its stated goal, earning a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community designation and becoming the first bike friendly community in the state of South Carolina. The desgination was extended in May of 2012 for an additional 4 years.
"In 2007, we celebrated Spartanburg for being the first ever Bicycle Friendly Community in South Carolina, and our congratulations extend yet again to the City for their leadership as a community that embraces bicycling for the many ways that it improves the health, quality of life, and economic development of Spartanburg. With six Bicycle Friendly Communities in the state, Spartanburg has always led the pack for their bicycle safety innovations and accommodations; the Palmetto Cycling Coalition commends them for the work that has been done over the last four years, and for what they hope to achieve in the four years to come."
Rachael Bronson, Former Executive Director
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Bike Town Events:
Spartanburg Regional Classic
Tailgating at the Spartanburg Regional Classic
May is National Bike Month!
Visit Bike Town on Facebook!