First Reading of FY 2013-2014 Budget Columbia City Council will give first reading to the proposed FY 2013/2014 budget on Tuesday June 4, 2013 during the regular scheduled meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.
In addition to first reading of the budget, City Council will give first reading to the proposed rate and fee increases for Parks & Recreation facility rentals and other recreation programs and first reading of the Hazardous Materials Cost Recovery and Registration ordinances.
City of Columbia to Co-Sponsor the Palmetto Concert Band Presentation: A Memorial Tribute This Sunday, May 26th, is the 15th Annual Memorial Sunday concert by the Palmetto Concert Band. It will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts, located at 1051 Greene Street. The City of Columbia and USC want to treat the public to a family-friendly concert for which there is no admission charge.
Team BCBS/Perez Peddlers ride most Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
Leave from Brennan Elementary promptly at 6 p.m.
Pace is fast – 21+ mph.Ride is out and back to
Ft.Jackson thru Gate 1 on
Ft. Jackson Blvd. Must have ID and helmet to enter
Start: 6:30 pm from the parking lot behind the
SewingCenter – which is near the intersection of
12th St. & C Avenue in
Pace:3 groups – easy, intermediate and difficult – rides vary in speed and distance
Leaves from Summit Cycles located at 10171 Two Notch at 6:30 pm.
Join one of 3 groups depending on your riding capability
Distance & Pace:Range from 15-30 miles and 12-25 mph
The Breakaway Betty’s Thursday Evening Ride – www.breakawaybettys.com
Starts at Outspokin’ Bikes at
3223 Devine St. at 6:15 pm.
They offer easy, intermediate and difficult ride options.
CYCLECENTER FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE - 256-0557 or email@example.com
Leaves each week from
CycleCenter in Five Points on
Harden St. at 6:30 pm. Ride is out and back to
Ft.Jackson. Road Bikes ONLY – Moderately Hilly Pace 16 mph – no drop.AGAIN, Must have ID and helmet for admission on Post.
LAKECAROLINA FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE –
Summit Cycles – 462-0380
“The Big Easy” Ride
LakeCarolina at 6:30 p.m.
Pace:14 to 15 mph pace and no one is left behind.
Beef ‘O Brady’s after the ride to eat and socialize.
Please wear helmets and bring tubes, etc, for repairing a flat tire. Riders of all levels participate on this ride and offer assistance to others with mechanical problems, etc.
Friday Evening Lake Murray Road Ride out by beautiful Billy Dreher Island State Park
Start Time: Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. (April through October)
Location: Buckaroos Restaurant and Marina
1701 Dreher Island Rd,
SC29036, (803) 345-5200
Parking: Park at the marina.
Pace: All riders are welcome. Pace is comfortable, moderate or fast. No drop ride. We will come back for you.
Route: 22 miles around
Macedonia Church and
A shortcut at step 7.5 that knocks off about 3 miles.
Cycling Fellowship: Meet afterwards at the Buckaroos Restaurant and sit out back on the lake side patio for eats, drinks and laughs.
Buckaroo reserves a table for the cyclists in front of live entertainment. Some non-cycling family members and friends will join at the restaurant after the ride.
Along the way, there are a number of brown “
BillyDreherIslandState Park" signs as guides. The
Marina is on the left before the bridge before State Park road that goes left to
1. I-126 to Greenville/Spartanburg (
SeeState Park Sign)
2. Take exit 91 and go left over the overpass to Chapin (
Columbia Ave) 2.1 mi
3. Turn left at
Amicks Ferry Rd at the dead end 207 ft
4. Turn right at traffic light at Chapin Rd/US-76 0.3 mi (See State Park Sign)
5. Turn left at St Peters Church Rd 3.6 mi (Turn left after Hardies) (See State Park Sign)
6. Turn left at Dreher Island Rd 2.2 mi (See State Park Sign)
7. Buckaroo is on the left before the bridge.
Back Ride Route to
DreherIsland. About 22 miles.
1. Left onto
Dreher Island Rd from
2. Right at
Macedonia Church Rd.
3. Left at
4. Right at
Marina Way. Steer right to the marina and circle back up
5. Left at
6. Right at Granny Hill.
7. Right at
MacedoniaChurch. Steer right to the tip and circle back up
8. Right at
9. Right at State Park. Steer right to the tip and circle back up State Park.
10. Right at
11. Right onto Buckaroos.
7.5 Short cut to make it about 18 miles. Right at Doc Fulmer when on
MacedoniaChurch road after circling back. Right at State Park. Go to the tip and circle back. Right at
Routes are very flexible with several possible shortcuts. New routes are welcome.
The “Saturday Ride” from
EVERY Saturday Cyclist Riding for a Cause or Team CRC & others -- start from
DutchForkMiddle School @ 0700 and 0800. These are friendly folks going a variety of speeds and distances.
Starts at 8:00 am at the Publix @ Hardscrabble and Lee
Pace – 16 mph
CycleCenter’s Sunday Ride
Starts at 11:30 am – 1300 from Cycle Center in Five Points on
Harden St. Ride is out and back to
Ft.Jackson.Road Bikes – Moderately Hilly Pace 16 mph – no drop.Must have ID and helmet for admission on Post.
Below are 5 Commute Routes for surrounding suburban neighborhoods to Downtown
Below: Photos from Bike-to-Work Day (5-15-09) at Watson Tate Savory, 1316 Washington St., Columbia, SC. Left Photo with Michael Watson (in white shirt) on right. Right Photo with Tom Savory on Left (in gray shirt) and Gene Bell - middle.
Below: Photos from Ride of Silence, 5-20-09, Columbia, SC
Outspokin's Tour de Cure Training Ride - Hopkins Park
0830 Registration with prompt 0900 Start Time for 53 mile Long Loop. Short Loop of approximately 25 miles to start shortly after Long Loop Start. Food and Drink Sponsor: Earthfare, Devine St., Columbia, SC. Other Sponsors, BikeColumbia Task Force, Carolina Cyclers and, of course, the American Diabetes Association.
Long Loop http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/sc/-columbia/250124364994912203