Thursday- Opening Night at Poinsett State Park
In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the “mountains of the midlands,” this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system.
Poinsett State Park is located at 6660 Poinsett Park Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168.
Also where we’ll be kicking off our opening night for our 3-Day riders! Campers (and non- campers) can expect turn-key experiences with our trained team of professional packers who will safely transport your bikes and personal belongings. All you have to do is set up your campsite!
For those staying in nearby hotels, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Shuttles are provided to transport you and your belongings to and from the campsite so you can enjoy the nightly activities as well.
Some Fast Facts about Poinsett State Park:
- Poinsett State Park is made up of 1000 acres of diverse landscape
- In 2016 Poinsett State Park was put on the National Historic Registry
- in 1934, 200 men began to build what we now know as Poinsett State Park
- 25.6 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and running
- 10 acres on Levi Mill Lake to fish, swim, or boat
Friday- Day 1 (Night 2) at Santee State Park
Total Mileage: 49.5 miles
Some of you may be familiar with this location from last year!
Located in South Carolina’s well-known Santee Cooper Country, Santee State Park sits along Lake Marion, known for its abundant population of large catfish. Cyclists will feel the presence of the Catawba Indians, early settlers, traders, and plantations.
Santee State Park is located at 251 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142
The hilly topography is an unexpected surprise in the middle of the state but offers a welcomed challenge to the able rider. Often mistaken for mountains, these ancient dunes were formed millions of years ago along the ancient shoreline when megalodons and giant whales plowed the oceans. Upon arrival, our volunteers will have your gear there and the hospitality tent will be open.
Set up your camp or take the shuttle to your hotel, then join us for a happy hour and dinner served between 4 pm and 7 pm. Enjoy live music, dancing, delicious food, and of course, beer!
Some Fast Facts about Santee State Park:
- Santee State Park is made of 250 acres of woodlands in the heart of Santee Cooper County
- Santee State Park offers over 10 miles of trails for hiking and biking
Saturday- Day 2 (Night 3) at Biggins Creek
Total Mileage: 58.9 miles
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to shift our overnight location from Overton Park to Biggens Creek in Moncks Corner. Upon arrival, riders can enjoy a ‘bike-in movie’ hosted by Fat Tire! Dinner will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm with dinner, drinks, music, entertainment, and more!
Located on Rembert C Dennis Blvd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Sunday- Day 3 Finale Party at Awendaw City Park
Total Mileage: 49.0 miles
We encourage riders, non-riders, family, friends, and the like to come and celebrate at the finish line! The Awendaw Municipal Park is the perfect backdrop for this ride with on-site biking and hiking trails, a large, freshwater lake, multiple links to surrounding trails, and a massive field to spread out (and socially distance) in while awaiting your fellow riders!
Awendaw City Park is located at 7900 Doar Rd. Awendaw, SC 29429
All attendees can expect local food, beverages, games, live music, kayaks, paddleboards, and more – all of which are included in your registration!
Our Official Beer Sponsor, Fat Tire, will have their 2-story “Build-a-Bar” set up on-site. Standing at a staggering 20 feet tall, serving as a lighthouse; its beacon guiding thirsty riders to its free-flowing beer paradise.
With acres of open land, we encourage attendees to make a day of this ride and bring their own blankets and chairs to enjoy the beautiful lake views. This “picnic-style” setting will help keep riders and guests safe and socially distanced while enjoying the event
Join our Q&A Happy Hour!
Have you registered for our second LIVE Virtual Q&A? Join us TONIGHT at 5:30 as we sit down to discuss 2020 Routes and Logistics.
Click HERE to RSVP
Click HERE to submit questions and join in on the discussion on our Facebook Event Page.
This year’s ride will take place on October 15th – 18th with 3-Day, 2-Day, and 1-Day ride options. Sign up here!