The Second Annual Blessing of the Bikes at M Judson Booksellers May 6, 2017

The Blessing of the Bikes in Greenville, SC May 6, 2017, Greenville, SC M Judson Booksellers and the Swamp Rabbit Inn present the second annual Blessing of the Bikes will take place at 10am on the front steps of M Judson Booksellers at 130 S Main Street in Greenville, SC 29601 at 10am.  Father Duncan of St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville will give the blessing and City Council member Amy Ryberg Doyle will speak about National Bike Month and bike safety.  Similar ceremonies have been held in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.

A group ride will follow the blessing on the Swamp Rabbit Trail to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and back to M Judson Booksellers for those who wish to participate. This is a family friendly, casual ride to raise awareness for bike safety, remember those who have lost their lives on a bicycle and celebrate our vibrant bike culture in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Please bring your bikes and gather in front of M Judson starting at 9:45.  The blessing will begin at 10:00am and the ride will follow.  This is a family friendly event and helmets are required. Parking is available at Poinsett Garage located at 25 W. McBee Avenue.

Please call or email Debi Horton with M Judson Booksellers at 864-602-2412 or Wendy Lynam with the Swamp Rabbit Inn at 864-517-4617 with questions.  


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Bike Month in Greenville Just Keeps on Pumpin'!

Keep your helmets fastened, kiddos, 'cause the pace is not letting up!

This Saturday continues the spirit of Bike Month with the Blessing of the Bikes in front of  M. Judson Books on Main.  And then Stephanie Morgan held story time on the front the steps with that book "Hey Blue!" about my cousin's kid, Blue, the bike riding bunny rabbit (wonder where he gets it from?!?).

M. Judson

Later that day the expo for the Mountains to Main Street Triathlon and Half Marathon was held almost next door at  the Marriot Courtyard   where The Swamp Rabbit Inn manned a booth.

On Sunday morning bright and early the race began with the swim in the ultra-pure waters of Lake Keowee in Seneca, SC, and your faithful Swamp Rabbit hopped along for all the action...

Then the bike ride commenced along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  After the ride the participants ran along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, around Furman Lake, then toward the city with a finish line overlooking the Reedy River and Reedy Falls in award-winning downtown Greenville, SC.

Congrats, Everybody!!!  You looked fabulous out there!

Now hang with us a little longer here, because May is not done and there are a few diversions left to take inn.  Need a little break from biking?  Well, I suppose you can always easily ride your bike to these events, too,  if you choose (we recommend it)!  The 22nd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival begins May 22nd (tonight!) and continues through July 31 in Falls Park.  Shows are FREE and start at 7 pm. See "As You Like It" in May and June, and "Julius Caesar" in July.

Shakespeare in Falls Park

Remember when we warned you:  The Scottish are coming!!!??  Well they are almost here. Gallabrae -Greenville Scottish Games will be hurling away May 27th - 28th.  The Great Scot parade marches down Main Street in downtown Greenville Friday the 27th at 6 pm and the games take place on the 28th, all day, at Furman campus. They call them "Heavy Athletics".  Uh huh!


Did someone say "Where's the beer?" ?  It's Greenville, surely the beer is near!  If you can tear yourself away from the parade, tap into the wild at the Brew in the Zoo, also on the 27th, from 6:30 pm t0 9:00 pm. Adults 21 and older can sample an assortment of beers and enjoy food and live music while exploring the zoo after-hours.  All proceeds benefit various programs throughout the zoo.


Greenville Zoo

See?  Come to Greenville.  Work up a sweat.  Hydrate.  Watch some other folks work up a sweat.  Hand up a beverage.  Get some culture.  Have a beer!  Repeat!  That's a summer day in Greenville!

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After seeing that racer I think I'll rock the rainbow "hare" one more time.  Cheers!