Getting Ready for BASC

We are just 2 months out from the official kickoff of Bicycle Across South Carolina! In these next coming months, here’s what you need to know to get ready!

We have created a training schedule designed to help you crush this ride! Use this schedule to guide you to success. If you’re used to the mileage and terrain that BASC covers, keep doing your thing and you’ll be set! If you’re a newer rider still adjusting these challenges, use this guide as a tool to help prepare for this event.

The training schedule incorporates a combination of Cycling and Cross Training. Each week the intensity increases so by the time the event rolls around, you’ll be good to go!

Cross-training can be anything from weightlifting to running to resistance training to kickboxing. Ultimately, it is to keep your body moving for a certain period of time that works your muscles and builds your endurance.

Don’t forget to always hydrate and let your body rest if needed.

Equipment and Gear

Another thing to keep in mind as you’re getting ready is your gear. Do you have enough gear to get you through 2 or 3 days in the wilderness? There are a few lakes near the campsite if you need to do a quick load of laundry…But to avoid having to do laundry with the fish, think ahead!

Here are some things to keep in mind…

  • Bicycle Equipment
  • Clothes
  • Camping Equipment
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • First Aid
  • Miscellaneous (headphones, sunglasses, zip-lock bags, etc.)

Accommodations

If you decided to stay in one of the cabins, feel free to invite friends to stay with you to cut down on costs! Some of the cabins sleep 8+ so make sure you’re taking full advantage!

Don’t have anyone to bunk with? Check out our new BASC Registrant Facebook page to connect with other riders and potential roommates. If you haven’t done so already, please request to join and we’ll add you to the group! Note: This is a closed group for registrants only.

If you opted to stay in a hotel for your nightly accommodations, make sure you book it! Hotels are not included in registration costs and it is your responsibility to book your stay. We will have shuttles available to take you to and from the camp site.

 

Join Bicycle Across South Carolina

As the event continues to evolve and come to life over the next few months, we want to hear what you’d like to see at BASC. Post-ride yoga? Football on a big screen? Email me here and we’ll see what we can do!

Early Bird Pricing is available until August 1st ($270 for the 2-day ride and $370 for the 3-day ride).

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