FAQs

SAFETY FAQs

Our Event Staff is currently monitoring the CDC, WHO, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Infection may result in serious illness, injury, permanent disability, death, or property damage. As a result, governments and health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. While the Post and Courier has implemented preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Post and Courier cannot guarantee that participants will not become infected, and attending this event may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.

EVERYONE ATTENDING THIS EVENT IN ANY CAPACITY ASSUMES ALL THE FOREGOING RISKS. 

*Bicycle Across South Carolina reserves the right to change or cancel this event at any time.
*This content is subject to change at any time based upon current COVID 19 conditions and state/local guidelines and executive orders.

If Bicycle Across South Carolina is canceled due COVID-19, all riders will be fully refunded except for a $50.00 service fee. 

Unfortunately, if a rider is feeling ill or unwell leading up to the event, we are unable to issue a refund if it falls within the no-refund period. 

If you are unwell and feeling any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the event.

Please email us at BASC@postandcourier.com if you have any further questions or concerns.

BASC will be using the following tools and protocols to ensure the safety of our guests. 

  • All-Purpose Cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant sprays
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Masks or facial coverings
  • Paper Towels
  • Touchless Thermometer
  • Sanitation Stations will be set up at all venues and rest stops.
  • BASC staff will be trained/educated on current COVID-19 protocols and contingency plans. 
  • All BASC staff will be expected to facial coverings/mask while in the venue or when engaged with guests.
  • Guests will be asked to facial coverings/mask while in the presence of other guests and staff.
  • Guests will be asked to maintain safe social distancing at all times from one another, this means 6ft from those not in your party.
  • Staggered start times for riders will be implemented to avoid any congregation around the starting line. 
  • Professional cleaning companies will be hired to clean all cabins per State Park protocols. 
  • Strategic placement of tents and campsites to make sure everyone is safely distancing. 
  • Strategic placement of food and beverage tents to avoid congregation. 
  • Food and beverage service:
    • There will be no buffet-style serving.
    • Most items will be pre-packaged or pre-plated to limit contact.
    • Catering staff will wear appropriate facial coverings/masks.

If you are feeling any COVID-like symptoms leading up to the event (within 10 days), please take the necessary precautions to make sure you are protecting yourself and others.  In accordance with the CDC, please do not attend the event if you are showing any of the symptoms below:

    • Cough
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Fever or chills
    • Headache
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat

Samples of COVID-19 guidelines event signage and further instructions will be provided soon. Continue to watch this page for additional updates and instructions. 

  • Social distancing
    • Maintain at least 6 feet apart from others at all times.
    • Riders are encouraged to facial coverings/mask at all times, even during the ride.
    • Riders are encouraged to stay at least 6 feet apart, this includes both on-the-bike and off-the-bike activities.
    • Riders are to minimize “group” riding at all times. This means no more than 3 riders clustered together less than 6 feet apart at any time.
    • Riders are encouraged to utilize the staggered starts that will occur each day.
    • Riders are encouraged to social distance themselves while at all common areas before, during, and after their ride.
    • Samples of COVID-19 guidelines event signage and further instructions will be provided soon. Continue to watch this page for additional updates and instructions. 
  • Signage 
    • Take notice of the signs that are posted throughout the venues and trails to remind you of our policies. 
    • Common areas such as Check-in areas, Dinner tents, Beverage stations, Rest Stops, Restrooms, and campfires will have capacity limits for everyone’s protection.
    • Please respect and adhere to these instructional messages as they are established for everyone’s safety and protection.
    • Samples of COVID-19 guidelines event signage and further instructions will be provided soon. Continue to watch this page for additional updates and instructions. 
  • Face Protection
    • Please be prepared by bringing your own personal facial coverings/mask, and enough to support you while attending the many BASC activities and number of ride days.
    • All BASC staff will be wearing facial coverings/mask while in the venue or when engaged with guests. 
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations 
    • Stations will be established in venues and at rest stops. 
    • Please take advantage of these to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Hand Washing 
    • Instructions are posted outside every bathroom and are also a reminder of the need to maintain proper COVID-19 hygiene. Wash Hands and Sanitize
    • Maintain at least 6 feet apart from others at all times.
    • Please respect and adhere to these instructional messages as they are established for everyone’s safety and protection.
    • Samples of event signage and further instructions will be provided soon. Continue to watch this page for additional updates and instructions.

Temperature Checks are required of anyone participating in and or attending the event and event spaces.

  • Persons with a temperature reading of 100.4 Fahrenheit / 38.0 Celsius or greater from the temporal scanner will not be able to participate in the event. 
  • Samples of event signage and further instructions will be provided soon. Continue to watch this page for additional updates and instructions.
  • As a reminder:
    • You should not drink, eat, or be physically active before/while taking the measurement. 
    • Remove hats ten minutes before taking a reading. 
    • Remove hair from the forehead before taking a measurement (bangs may cause higher readings).
    • Oil and cosmetics can cause lower measurements. Wait for at least ten minutes after cleaning/washing the forehead area before taking a reading.

Daily Health Checks -  Pre-event health screening and questionnaires will occur for the following:

  • All participants upon arrival at Awendaw City Park on Thursday afternoon before traveling to Poinsett,
  • All participants upon arrival on Thursday afternoon at Poinsett State Park if screening did not occur at Awendaw City Park,
  • All participants upon arrival at Awendaw City Park on Friday afternoon before traveling to Santee State Park,
  • All participants upon arrival on Friday afternoon at Santee State Park if screening did not occur at Awendaw City Park,
  • All participants upon arrival on Sunday at Awendaw City Park
  • Samples of event signage and further instructions will be provided soon. Continue to watch this page for additional updates and instructions.

*Bicycle Across South Carolina reserves the right to change or cancel this event at any time.
*This content is subject to change at any time based upon current COVID 19 conditions and state/local guidelines and executive orders.

RIDE FAQs

Early Bird 3-Day Ride:  $350 (July 1 - July 19)

Early Bird 2-Day Ride: $250 (July 1 - July 19)

 

Regular 3-Day Ride:  $400 (July 19 - Sept. 16)

Regular 2-Day Ride:  $300 (July 19 - Sept. 16)

 

Last Minute 3-Day Ride:  $450 (Sept. 17 - Oct. 12)

Last Minute 2-Day Ride:  $350 (Sept. 17 - Oct. 12)

BASC is designed to be an all-inclusive event for riders!

Your registration entitles you to:

  • Event Guide
  • Breakfast and Coffee before the ride
  • Lunch and Snacks on the ride
  • Dinner, Soda, Beer and Wine after the ride
  • Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, Pedal Boats, and Canoeing
  • A campsite with water and electric (may vary by location)
  • Live entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday night
  • BASC T-Shirt
  • Shuttle Service
  • Gear and equipment transportation

Registration does not cover: Bike rentals or alternative accommodations (cabins and hotels)

If a registrant is unable to attend Bicycle Across South Carolina for any reason, the following refund policies will apply:

  • 100% Refund (excluding $50 non-refundable service fee)
    • July 1 - August 1, 2020
  • 50% Refund (excluding $50 non-refundable service fee)
    • August 2 - September 15, 2020
  • No Refunds
    • September 16 and after 

If a registrant booked a cabin and is unable to attend, the cabin can be fully refunded as long as it falls within the stated refund period.  If a registrant booked a hotel and is unable to attend, please reach out to the hotel directly for their cancellation policies.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

If Bicycle Across South Carolina is canceled due to COVID-19, all riders will be fully refunded except for a $50 service fee.

Unfortunately, if a rider is feeling ill or unwell leading up to the event, we are unable to issue a refund if it falls within the no-refund period. We encourage riders to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and those around you.

Please email us at BASC@postandcourier.com if you have any questions/concerns.

 

July 1, 2020: Registration Launch

July 1, 2020: Full Refund Period Begins

July 20, 2020: Regular Ride Pricing Begins

August 1, 2020: 50% Refund Period Begins

September 17, 2020: Last Minute Ride Pricing Begins

September 16, 2020: No Refund Period Begins

October 12, 2020: Registration closes

*Dates are subject to change slightly.

While BASC is here to support you before, during, and after your ride each day, we do suggest that you come prepared with the necessary gear and bike supplies to suit you and work best for your bicycle.

Below is a suggested list. Please be sure your bike is in great working condition prior to the ride!

  • Helmet - every rider must have a helmet to participate in the ride
  • Hydration - pack or water bottles
  • Hydration mix
  • Snacks - food for your day, energy bars, gels, etc.
  • Spare tubes that fit your wheels
  • Tire levers
  • CO2, hand pump or inflation device
  • Spare chain
  • Spare derailleur hanger for your bike
  • Multitool/allen tools
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Chain tool
  • Cycling shoes
  • Cycling shorts
  • Clothing your most comfortable in while riding
  • Rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses and/or appropriate eyewear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Personal ID
  • Medical info/emergency contact card
  • Mask/facial covering

Camping is included in your registration fee and will be the primary accommodations for riders. Cabins and hotels will be available (while supplies lasts) for an additional cost.

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.  Road bikes not recommended.

Recommend Tires: We suggest tires with some sort of traction and/or wider, knobby tires.

Recommend Bicycle: Ultimately, it is up to the rider to decide which bike they’re most comfortable with riding in this event. The ride is set up for mountain, cross, gravel and crossover bikes with wider, knobby tires. We also recommend paying attention to weather leading up to the event. Based on road conditions, especially the ones we are using which is mostly dirt and gravel, this can affect which bike would be most appropriate.

For more resources about which bike would be right for you, please click here.

You are able to search through fellow registrations on our registration page.

We also encourage riders to join our Facebook page to coordinate carpools, cabins, etc.

Due to the mileage and intensity of our routes, we recommend no children under the age of 14. Children 14+ are welcome to join as long as they can handle the mileage and are accompanied by an adult at all times.

We also have non-rider options where children are welcome to tag along for the camping, nightly activities, and adventure! Please visit our registration site to book a non-rider.

Please email us directly to determine whether your child is fit for this ride.

Yes, you can use either of these because it is a ride and not a race. Please note that you will be responsible for charging your bike each night.

Shoot us an email at BASC@postandcourier.com!

Yes, family members and friends are welcome to the ride. Anyone wishing to spend the weekend with you camping and using BASC event services (nightly activates, food and beverages, entertainment, showers, socials, etc.) MUST be registered as a Non-Rider. This is a discounted fee that includes all the benefits of a full registration minus access to the routes. We also encourage all Non-Riders to help assist BASC by volunteering.

Note: Non-Riders will be responsible for their own transportation from campsite to campsite (if applicable). Non-Riders are welcome to join in nightly festivities but will be on their own while riders are out on the trail.

Sign up as a Non-Rider here!


Stay Connected

Contact us for more information about the event
or sponsorship opportunities.

email: BASC@postandcourier.com
or call: (843) 937-5458

Contact us for more information about the event
or sponsorship opportunities.

email: BASC@postandcourier.com
or call: (843) 937-5458

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