Wednesday, December 15, 2010

*Please pardon my dust...*

Hello and welcome to Biking in the Upstate! I'm excited to have a place to explore and discuss bicycling (in all its forms) in the Upstate! I'm just beginning this blog, so it may take me a while to find my voice and get everything set. I appreciate your patience.

In the mean time, here's a little bit about me:  While getting my Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I fell in love with the idea of bicycle commuting. While going to school and working in the city for four years, I road my bike on the city's roads, trails and paths year-round. Whether riding around Lake Monona during the early winter, running errands Willy Street Neighborhood in the fall or going church in the Schenk Atwood Neighborhood in the spring, I loved it!

When my husband and I moved to the Upstate of South Carolina in late summer of 2010, my love of biking followed. Even though there is a lack of infrastructure in many communities (as there can be in rural areas), there are still many cyclists out and enjoying the freedoms, speed and joys of riding. I hope that the communities in the area come to appreciate the health, environmental and economic development benefits that come from biking.

Happy Trails!

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 24, 2012

    i'm glad you started this blog spot for this community, nice to know there's people like you who care about the people and the environment. i wish i knew how to find and connect with someone like you... to lead me down the bike path! pun intended :)