Rock Hill Bicycle Friendly Workshop on June 6

The Giordana Velodrome is just one of the many ways
Rock Hill is encouraging bicycling.

The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program is designed to provide incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for those communities, businesses, and universities that go the extra mile to actively support bicycling. Yesterday, we announced that as a whole, South Carolina has moved up several rungs on the state rankings, and our communities are continuing work to boost our state’s bike friendliness. South Carolina currently has five Bicycle Friendly Communities: Hilton Head, Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, and Spartanburg. One of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition’s goals over the next year is to assist these cities in keeping their status, and to help a sixth community join the fold.

That is why we are pleased to be working with the League to facilitate a Bicycle Friendly Community Workshop hosted by the Rock Hill Bicycle & Pedestrian Task Force. The workshop will be held on June 6 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Manchester Meadows Pavilion. It will be open to the public, and we encourage you to join us to learn about the work ahead to ensure Rock Hill becomes our next BFC and what you can do to contribute to the process! Over the course of the day, we will discuss the state bicycling scene, benefits to becoming a BFC, Rock Hill’s existing bike/pedestrian initiatives, and where the city currently stands for the League’s grading criteria. Bill Nesper, vice president of programs for the League, and PCC executive director Rachael Bronson will be presenting.

If you will be joining us on the 6th, please RSVP to the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department at 803-329-5620 or [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!

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