An Afternoon on the Rail Trail

An Afternoon on the Rail Trail

 Whether you’re looking to break in those new shoes, get your workout in, or take your four-legged friend for a walk in the fresh air, the Mary Black Rail Trail is the place for you.The Rail Trail, a two-mile trail just south of Downtown Spartanburg, is among Spartanburg’s most-popular amenities, giving residents and visitors alike the chance to enjoy the o

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2018 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium Look Ahead

2018 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium Look Ahead

In the land of tailgates and summer cookouts, Spartanburg's biggest annual party comes together for series of twilight bicycle races.Each year, the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium takes over Downtown Spartanburg the Friday night of Spring Fling weekend. Known as “the Crit” to many, the afternoon and evening bike races have become a focal point of the ev

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6 Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg, South Carolina

6 Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg, South Carolina

It's easy to hit the trails in the Hub City.Leave job stress and that pile of laundry behind and head to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for some refreshing outdoor fun. Opportunities for adventure abound, whether you prefer to be on foot, in a kayak, on a bike, or on horseback. Here are six popular places to breathe fresh air and get your heart pumping in the Hub City, whethe

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To the Mountaintop with the Founder of The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

To the Mountaintop with the Founder of The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

By Brad Wright, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.When it came to cycling, John Bryan was simply a Southern pioneer. In the 1970s, when the idea of a bicycle as a legitimate means of transportation was an afterthought at best, laughable at worst, he used his on his daily commute. It should be mentioned, however, that this was a commute between Spartan

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Cycling Spartanburg, Year-Round, Day and Night

Cycling Spartanburg, Year-Round, Day and Night

By P. L. Thomas, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. If you are visiting Spartanburg and happen to be driving at night in the city or country during those increasingly cooler months after the end of daylight savings time, you may see an unusual sight: small, white and blinking red lights approaching you slowly and seemingly unconnected along the road.

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B-Cycle B-Fun!

B-Cycle B-Fun!

By Susan A. Sistare, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. I’ll admit, when I first saw the row of cute little red bikes with baskets on them downtown, a twinge of nostalgia hit me. I used to ride one just like that when I lived in Osaka, Japan. I missed being able to scoot up to a little market and throw some fresh veggies in my basket, ding my little be

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