2016 Jim Schmid bicycles 2.5-mile West Ashley Bikeway – Charleston, SC

It’s Christmas and were visiting Sandra’s family who live on James Island, SC a few miles south of Charleston. I got up early to get in a quick bike ride on one of the nearby trails. It’s been years (1989 to be exact) since I’ve ridden the West Ashley Bikeway. In 1989 I didn’t know the trail extends east past Saint Andrews Blvd to the Ashley River. Made for a little longer ride as well as a much more enjoyable ride. The east side pavement is much better than the west. The rail-trail was paved in the early 1980s and it looks like the east side has been repaved while the west hasn’t (really bumpy).