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The Baird Brothers: Charleston's Cycling Stars

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Dr. Nic Butler, Charleston County Public Library's brilliant historian, is back with a 3rd annual cycling-themed lecture. This year, we'll enjoy a profile of the Baird brothers and their legacy on Charleston’s upper peninsula. Between 1890 and 1908, the Baird brothers dominated the local bicycle scene, both as competitive racers and as retail merchants. Their oval track at the corner of Meeting and Brigade Streets was a popular bike rendezvous before the ascendancy of the automobile.

This event is part of Charleston Moves' annual Bike Month program and this year's AWAKENING: MOTION, a series of public art projects that aims to transform the streets of Charleston’s Upper Peninsula by showcasing what’s possible when communities unite to create safe, connected, dignified transportation.