One of the main benefits of the Charleston area is the ability to spend time outside all year round. While we have our chillier days, Charleston residents and visitors rarely experience weather conditions that would have them stuck inside for days. This outdoor-friendly lifestyle means bikes are widely regarded as the best way to get around Charleston. Both locals and tourists use bikes as a way to easily get around Charleston while still being able to take in all the sights and smells that the Lowcountry has to offer. Biking for transportation isn’t limited to just the downtown area, but it is also extremely popular in the beach towns in the greater Charleston area. We’re explaining the top reasons why bikes are the best way to get around Charleston and how renting a bike can help you get the full Charleston experience.
From easy and convenient bike delivery from Isle of Palms Beach Chairs to various Holy Spokes locations around downtown, there are many different ways to access a bike and get around Charleston. If you’re visiting from out of town, getting your hands on a bike is far more convenient than working through the logistics of renting a car.
The Scenic Routes
Whether you’re on one of the Charleston area beaches or in the heart of the city, exploring by bike allows you to see so much more of what the Lowcountry has to offer. Bikes allow access to trails, back alley streets and can even provide transportation on the sandy beaches! If you’re eager to see historic downtown Charleston in addition to the beautiful beaches, follow the Battery2Beach signs and see all of the sights from the comfort and convenience of your bike.
The Ability to Cover More Ground
Walking is a great way to take in the beauty and history of the Charleston area, but bike riding allows you to cover more ground and take in even more scenery than you ever could on foot. If you are visiting and want to take in more than the average tourist, rent a bike and see everything you want to see with ease.
No Parking Required
We’ll be honest, parking in Charleston can be a pain. From crowded street parking and two-hour meters to full parking lots and expensive garages, trying to find parking can really put a damper on your day. On the other hand, parking for bikes is completely free all day and will save you the headache and frustration of parking the car.
On the same note as free parking, bike rentals, in general, are a far more cost-effective way to get around Charleston. Not only can visitors save on the cost of a rental car, but even locals opt for bikes as their primary form of transportation to avoid the costs of parking, gas, and the inevitable parking ticket.
It’s no secret that bike riding has numerous health benefits, but when you’re cycling around Charleston, you get exercise that is far more fun than your normal gym routine. The Charleston area has so much to look at; you won’t even realize that you’re getting a workout in! And for those enjoying Charleston’s world-renowned culinary scene, you won’t have to feel guilty about eating every decedent dish on the menu.
Fun for the Whole Family
Unlike riding in a car, biking is an activity in itself that is active and enjoyable while also getting you from point A to point B. At IOP Beach Chair, we have a bike for every member of your family, so no one is left out of enjoying this Charleston experience. From children’s bikes to helmets and child seats, we’ll provide you with the equipment to have a fun and safe time.
RESERVE YOUR BIKES TO GET AROUND CHARLESTON
Biking is only set to become more popular over the upcoming years as Charleston increases the city’s safety and “bikeability” and its surrounding areas. At IOP Beach Chair, we offer bikes for adults, children, as well as trailer add-ons. We have the equipment to accommodate the entire family on your beach vacation. You can book through our website and will drop off and pick up your bike at your location on Sullivan’s or IOP.