Home to the site of the first European settlement in the contiguous United States, South Carolina has a rich history stretching back 500 years to the time of the area’s first European exploration, and the area was home to Native Americans for many more thousands of years prior to that. From the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are many great motorcycle rides in SC for just about any type of rider! Those seeking an exciting, sporty ride on twisting mountain roads will find satisfaction in the scenic mountains of the west, while those looking for some easy-going riding will appreciate the state’s coastal plains and forested interior.
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South Carolineans benefit from a generally mild climate. Chilly winters and warm summers permit riding your motorcycle here year-round, so long as you are properly prepared. If heading out on any South Carolina motorcycle routes during the colder months, gearing up with a base layer and mid layer paired with a four-season riding jacket/pant will allow you to adapt your setup to temperature swings and stay comfortable all day long. If riding during the warmer months, pair a base layer with some summer riding gear and you’ll be good to go. Always take a look at the weather forecast before heading out on the bike, and pack some rain gear if there is any chance of rain. Be aware that the state can be hit by tropical cyclones during the hurricane season (June through November), so keep an eye out for action in the Atlantic during the weeks and days leading up to your trip!
South Carolina has plenty of variety when it comes to things you might like to see and do while in the state. Myrtle Beach is one of South Carolina’s top destinations, where you can walk, swim and enjoy by many other means the 60 miles of beautiful shoreline. Middleton Place, a historic plantation just outside of Charleston, is home to the oldest landscaped gardens in the US and is one of the top cultural destinations in South Carolina. On the coast at Charleston you will find Fort Sumter National Monument, one of the most consequential historical sites in the United States. Here you can tour the ruins of the fort that is the site of the first battle of the American Civil War and learn much about the early history of South Carolina. If you prefer more isolated outdoor recreation options, you can take a ride out to the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and enjoy it’s hiking trails and impressive scenery, or Oconee State Park for a day of hiking and swimming in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This is a counterclockwise loop out of Ridgeway tracing the shore of Lake Wateree on some awesome twisty roads before heading west toward Winnsboro.
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This is a clockwise loop that runs along the Savannah River heading north to Plum Branch, then south to Johnson Crossroads and back into the Augusta area.
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This is a counterclockwise loop out of Winnsboro heading north toward Chester then back down south parallel to the Broad River.
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This is a counterclockwise loop around Lake Secession out of Anterville and heading north toward Belton before heading south through Iva and around Lowndesville.
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Clockwise Loop out of Salem and around Lake Jocassee and into Gorges State Park.
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