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7:46 am on Sunday October 7, 2012

In aftermath of fatality following Skinful event, lawsuit filed

Last year Beau James Froehlich died after injuries he sustained while leaving the annual Skinful Halloween party on James Island. Later that year, the man accused of an alleged DUI that lead to Froehlich's death, Matthew Fisher, died after he was...
9:23 am on Monday July 16, 2012

A mass bike ride to remember Charleston bike advocate Edwin Gardner

As a chance to remember Edwin Gardner and one his favorite passions, friends, family, and local cycling advocates are gathering for a bike ride on Saturday, July 21, at 9 a.m. All are invited to this community, family-friendly casual bike ride and...
3:18 am on Tuesday May 15, 2012

Cyclist killed in Folly Road wreck was suspect from 'Skinful' death (Updated)

Update: A lawsuit has been filed. The cyclist killed in a wreck on Folly Road on Thursday evening is the same man, Matthew Reid Fisher, that was charged with an alleged felony DUI after the auto-pedestrian fatal accident near the "Skinful Halloween...
4:33 am on Saturday August 20, 2011

Cyclist dead after head-on collision with truck on St. Helena Island

Flickr user magro_kr Robert Lee Byas Jr., 31, died from injuries in an accident on Thursday night, August 18, near 8 p.m. on Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island. A S.C. Highway Patrol spokesperson said Byas swerved into the path of a pickup...
6:08 am on Sunday July 25, 2010

Local cycling advocate critically injured (update: Gardner passes away)

Image by Flickr user Let Ideas Compete Update July 28: Jonathan Sanchez has penned a tribute to Gardner at the Charleston City Paper; read it here. Update July 26: A bike ride will be held on Saturday to remember Gardner. Update July 25: Tom...
5:32 pm on Monday January 4, 2010

Bike fatality reminds of need for more concerted effort to accomodate

Image by Flickr user Imagined Reality Talking about last weekend's fatal biking accident that killed Eduardo Gomez Ortiz, The Post and Courier has penned an opinion piece about the Charleston region's need to do more to plan for bikes.  Read more...
8:15 am on Monday December 28, 2009

Cyclist hit, killed on Wappoo Bridge

Image by Flickr user inf3ktion On Sunday night, 37-year old Eduardo Gomez Ortiz was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the Wappoo Bridge on Folly Road.
7:00 am on Thursday July 10, 2008

The state of biking in Charleston

Image by flickr user HryckowianImage by 20080710ghostbike.jpg Charleston area needs to get its act together before we see these Ghost Bikes in town. To sum it up in a sentence: "Biking in the Charleston region is very difficult, but improving. But...
7:35 pm on Thursday June 26, 2008

Bicyclist incensed by Mt. Pleasant's plans

Image by flickr user mlcastleImage by 20080626bikelane.jpg Mount Pleasant officials feared bike lanes plus parallel parking (like in the above photo) equalled mass chaos. Bicyclists argued it's perfectly sane. A revitalization plan to re-direct...