South Carolina's First Bicycle Friendly Community
Cycling is a key element of Spartanburg's long-term transportation and recreation planning, a fact reflected in the continuing expansion of trails, bike lanes, its B-Cycle bike-sharing system, and strategic partnerships with pro-cycling groups such as Partners for Active Living.
Since becoming recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as the first Bicycle Friendly Community in South Carolina in 2007, Spartanburg has continued to build on its strengths as a great place to cycle. Long known as the home of the world-renowned Assaults on Mount Mitchell and Marion, Spartanburg is also the host every May for the Spartanburg Regional Classic, an event on the USA Crits circuit.
Today, with several strong cycling advocates on City Council, the City tackles the feasibility of bicycle lanes as part of every road and transportation project it considers, with the most recent example being the West Main Street Improvement Project in 2012.