Biking to Pearson’s Falls more convenient for visitorsPublished 7:59pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Pearson’s Falls now has a bike rack to accommodate visitors who prefer to ride their bicycles to the glen.
“We have never had bike racks before,” said Carol Meeske, project chairperson for the Tryon Garden Club, which owns and maintains Pearson’s Falls in Saluda. “Since I have been going to the falls almost daily, I could not help but see the number of bike riders I was passing.”
Meeske is overseeing the construction of the highly anticipated green restrooms at Pearson’s Falls (opening soon), and in fulfilling her duties to that project, she realized the glen needed to accommodate cyclist visitors by providing a safe place to lock up their bicycles while visiting the falls.
“What a great place Pearson’s Falls is for them to take a rest, a hike to the falls, have a picnic lunch, use our green restrooms,” said Meeske. Cyclists and Pearson’s Falls are, “a match made in heaven.”
Does Meeske ride a bike herself?
“I could not get down Mockingbird Hill let alone up Route 176,” she said.
But for those who can, the new bike rack is waiting.
– article submitted by Susan McNabb