Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration is Open!

The wait is finally over and the early bird gets the worm! I think we can collectively exhale in a sigh of relief, because as of right now through July 15th, 2-Day and 3-Day Early Bird Registration is now open and ready for our first sign-ups of 2020!

This limited-time offer allows potential riders to save $50 on their registration fee! All participants will receive one camp site, transportation between State Parks (you and your gear!), breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks, water and beer/wine!

Additional costs and pricing is listed below.

  • Regular 3-Day Registration: $400 (July 16th to Sept. 16th)    
  • Regular 2-Day Registration: $300 (July 16th  to Sept. 16th)
  • Last Minute 3-Day Registration: $450 (Sept. 17th  to Oct. 12th)
  • Last Minute 2-Day Registration: $350 (Sept. 17th  to Oct. 12th)

We are also offering Non-Rider and Child Rider Options! Click here to register!

What to Expect in 2020

Over the past several months, as I’m sure I have mentioned, we have been eagerly and excitedly planning for our second annual, Bicycle Across South Carolina ride this October. Having gained knowledge and perspective after last year (hindsight is 2020 after all) we know what works, what needs to improve, and the adaptions and precautions required to make this unique experience happen. Some things will be staying the same, some changes will be made, and some new guidelines and precautions will be put in place!

Staying the Same

Similar to last year, BASC 2020 will kick off at Poinsett State Park, from there taking riders through Santee State Park, Overton Park, and finishing in the Francis Marion National Forest.

Despite venturing through the same parks as the previous year, riders can expect completely different routes and scenery along the way as they make their way towards the Lowcountry.

Riders can also enjoy nightly live music and entertainment, great food and beverages, and great conversation with like-minded enthusiasts. Similarly to last year, each night will include a complimentary camping option for those who want to embrace the great outdoors, as well as cabin or hotel options at an additional cost for those who need a little extra padding under their back when they sleep.

Some Slight Alterationsnew riders

This year, on average, each day of riding will consist of at least 80% dirt surface (mostly dirt roads) and 20% pavement. The ride is set up for mountain, cross, gravel, and crossover bikes with wider, knobby tires.

This year we will also be offering a 1-Day ride option! 1-Day riders will join the group on Day 3 with several routes to choose from with varying mileage. Our finale party will feature activities suited for all ages and is a family-friendly event! 1-Day registration will open soon – stay tuned!

Some Big Changes and Upgrades

We are proud to announce that we are officially a USA Cycling Association Sanctioned Ride!

Considered the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” in the cycling world, this bodes very well for all things BASC. Read more about USCA and the amazing rides and opportunities that they have to offer!

However, that isn’t our only big announcement. This year we have teamed up with New Belgium Brewing and are excited to say they will be the Official Beer Sponsor for BASC 2020! There will be an ice-cold Fat Tire Beer waiting at every campsite.

As the current situation unfolds, we continue to have conversations with our towns & communities, riders, business partners, vendors, and leadership team to determine the best course of action for everyone in 2020. We have made the decision to increase our safety precautions- technical and those pertaining to COVID-19. As we’ve stated previously, we are closely monitoring the situation. Riders can expect a more socially distant social scene and a staggered start time, but the spirit of BASC remains as fervent as ever.

Housekeeping

As you may have seen from our Instagram and Facebook, we officially have BASC 2020 dates! This year’s ride will take place on October 15th – 18th with 3, 2, and 1-day ride options. Sign up here for Early Bird Registration!

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