Several local residents from Johns Island, Kiawah, and Seabrook met on April 21 at Java-Java in Freshfields Village to establish the JIKISI Cycling group. The participants’ hope is to organize rides together and meet new friends who enjoy getting out for a bit of exercise on a two-wheeler. On Saturday, April 24, five JIKISI Cycle Group members, including a Charleston visitor from Greensboro, NC, left Murraywood Church and rode out to Rockville on Wadmalaw and back, a distance of about 42 miles. On this ride we used our road bikes, but many in the group also use mountain bikes, cruisers, or anything else with two wheels. Our pace was enough to give a good workout, but relaxing enough to enjoy some conversation and the lovely ambiance of a Lowcountry morning. The young guy set the pace for the other more “seasoned” riders, and we only hollered “Slow down!” on a few occasions.
The JIKISI Cycle Group invites anyone who likes to get out on a bike to join the group. We have established a Google Group called JIKISI Cycling. You can sign up either by visiting http://groups.google.com/group/jikisi-cycling or send an email to email@example.com. This Group will be used to post information about rides, pair up bikers for smaller rides or just to share information that would be of interest. Come join us and enjoy the lovely spring!