Wannabe commuter & tourer
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Weaverville, NC
Bikes: Specialized Allez Sport
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The Electric City Cycling Club is in Anderson, although it seems to have been fairly inactive the past few years other than to organize three rides: Jubilee Joy Ride, Isaqueena's Last Stand, and Ride for Raptors. They used to have a pretty good collection of ride cue sheets for the greater Anderson, Pickens, and Greenville counties area, although I haven't been able to find them for the past couple of years. It also looks like they have let their domain name expire, so they're now operating off of http://people.clemson.edu/~sjm/eccc/
. Good folks and some great rides. JJR & RfR routes intersect at many points, and the road markings are pretty clear, so you can cobble together some good rides just working off the paint on the pavement. There's also a weekly (I think) time trial in Anderson County. My wife's parents live in Anderson, so we've done JJR & RfR a few times, and ride around on some other visits, enjoying the relatively flat, low traffic roads.
It's not exactly Clemson/Central area, but you might make some connections through this blog from a cyclist in Greenwood: http://internaldetours.blogspot.com/
I can't remember his last name, but on Cycle North Carolina a couple years ago I also met a guy named Stu (not a boy named Sue) from Clemson. That's not much to go on, I know, but it's at least a name you might inquire about as you meet other cyclists in the area.