The Ride

The Ride

Cyclists can expect a variety of road and trail conditions as the course traverses rough trails, logging roads and rural areas. 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.

 

Route Highlights:

We will once again look to start our ride out of Poinsett State Park. Here you have the option to ride some of the park's challenging, single track before you set out on your journey south along Lake Marion.  If you wish to skip the single track within the park, we have an alternate route along the park road.  Both routes will take you down to Packs Landing, from here new territory of flat and flowing farm land roads.

Total Mileage:

49.5 miles
*Routes are subject to change slightly

3-Day riders will check-in on Thursday, October 15 at 3:00 PM (*time subject to change) and be shuttled to the starting point. Riders will then start the 3-Day ride first thing the following morning.

Check-in location in Awendaw to be announced.

Detailed daily schedule to be announced.

Transportation

Riders are encouraged to utilize our shuttle service in order to make the experience as turnkey as possible! If you have a driver or a non-rider transporting you, your driver can drop you off at the overnight location either the night before or the morning of the ride.

  • Thursday, October 15: Poinsett State Park - 6660 Poinsett Park Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168
  • Friday, October 16: Santee State Park - 51 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142
  • Saturday, October 17: Overton Park - 204 Short Stay Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
  • Sunday, October 18: TBD

Guests and non-riders can park at any overnight location.

  • Thursday, October 15: Poinsett State Park - 6660 Poinsett Park Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168
  • Friday, October 16: Santee State Park - 51 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142
  • Saturday, October 17: Overton Park - 204 Short Stay Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
  • Sunday, October 18: TBD

Riders are encouraged to utilize our shuttle service in order to make the experience as turnkey as possible! Riders will park at the finish line and be shuttled to the starting point of their 3-Day or 2-Day ride.

3-Day riders will check-in on Thursday, October 15 at 3:00 PM (*time subject to change) and be shuttled to the starting point.

2-Day Riders will check-in on Friday, October 16 at 3:00 PM (*time subject to change) and be shuttled to the starting point.

*Check-in location in Awendaw to be announced.

Our team of professionals are happy to transport your bike safely and securely, as well as your tent and related equipment from our starting location to the first campsite. From there, the same team will transport gear and any other necessary equipment from campsite to campsite at no additional cost to you.

Riders are required to set up and breakdown all camping equipment. Each morning, your overnight equipment must be properly packed and labeled to allow for easy transportation and return.

Riders are encouraged to utilize our shuttle service in order to make the experience as turnkey as possible! Riders will park at the finish line and be shuttled to the starting point of their 3-Day or 2-Day ride.

3-Day riders will check-in on Thursday, October 15 at 3:00 PM (*time subject to change) and be shuttled to the starting point.

2-Day Riders will check-in on Friday, October 16 at 3:00 PM (*time subject to change) and be shuttled to the starting point.

*Check-in location in Awendaw to be announced.

Hotel reservations are not included with your registration fee.

Shuttles will be provided free of charge to and from select hotels only (see below). Please book directly through your preferred hotel and let them know you are a part of BIcycle Across South Carolina to get group room rates.

Note: You can stay at the same hotel Thursday and Friday night but will need to switch to Moncks Corner Inn for Saturday.

Thursday, October 15

  • Clarks Inn: 114 Bradford Blvd, I-95, Exit 98, Hwy. 6, Santee, SC 29142
    • $98 + tax per night
    • Clark’s Inn offers unique traditionally decorated rooms with all of today's expected amenities. Choose from double-doubles, King-sized deluxe, or two-room suites. A full hearty cooked to order breakfast is included for every guest (two per room). For the guest looking for an extended stay, we have several extended-stay suites with full kitchens.
  • Hampton Inn: 9060 Old Number Six Highway Santee, SC 29142, US
    • $119 + tax per night
    • We’re off I-95 in Santee, within a half-mile of a variety of restaurants and Lake Marion Golf Course. Lake Marion and Santee National Wildlife Refuge are five miles away, and Santee State Park is a 13-minute drive. Enjoy free daily hot breakfast and WiFi, along with our outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and business center.

Friday, October 16

  • Clarks Inn: 114 Bradford Blvd, I-95, Exit 98, Hwy. 6, Santee, SC 29142
    • 803-854-2141
    • $98 + tax per night
    • Clark’s Inn offers unique traditionally decorated rooms with all of today's expected amenities. Choose from double-doubles, King-sized deluxe, or two-room suites. A full hearty cooked to order breakfast is included for every guest (two per room). For the guest looking for an extended stay, we have several extended-stay suites with full kitchens.
  • Hampton Inn: 9060 Old Number Six Highway Santee, SC 29142, US
    • 803-854-2444
    • $119 + tax per night
    • We’re off I-95 in Santee, within a half-mile of a variety of restaurants and Lake Marion Golf Course. Lake Marion and Santee National Wildlife Refuge are five miles away, and Santee State Park is a 13-minute drive. Enjoy free daily hot breakfast and WiFi, along with our outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and business center.

Saturday, October 17

  • Moncks Corner Inn: 505 Rembert C. Dennis Blvd., Moncks Corner, SC 2946
    • 843-761-5900
    • $95-$105 + tax
    • Moncks Corner Inn is a SMOKE-FREE hotel located in Mocks Corner, SC just north of Charleston SC.  Once you visit Moncks Corner Inn, you'll understand the meaning of true Southern hospitality provided by our friendly staff.  Our hotel's location by Highways 52 and 17 also makes it perfect for getting around the area, whether you're here on business or leisure.

Columbia:

  • Outspokin' Bicycle
    • Bike rentals starting at $150 for the whole week!
    • 3223 Devine Street, Suite 2, Columbia, SC 29205
    • 803-254-9797

Charleston:

  • The Bicycle Shoppe
    • Bike rentals starting at $120 for the whole week!
    • 280 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
    • 843-722-8168
  • Affordabike
    • Bike rentals starting at $75 for the whole week!
    • 573 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
    • 843-722-8168

Making Your Way

Click here for RideWithGPS routes or visit 2020 Routes for more information.

Each rider will be given a Event Guide that will list out turn-by-turn directions for each day. Event Guides will also feature information on our sponsors, history, and nonprofit partners.

2020 Event Guide will be available closer to the event.

Signage will mark all lefts, rights, straights, and rest stops along the route! Signs will be just one of the directional options for riders. We will also utilize cue sheets and Ride with GPS navigation. Examples of what you'll see on the trail are listed below.

Left Arrow

Right Arrow

Straight Arrow

Rest Stop

All BASC routes are available for free on Ride With GPS.

Download the smartphone app and load the respective day routes before you arrive on-site. Please keep in mind there will be minimal cell phone coverage at some of the state parks. All riders will be required to have the routes downloaded prior to check-in. If you don't have access to a smartphone, you will be required to partner with someone who does. This is a safety requirement for all riders.

Riders will be supported by 3 to 4 SAG vehicles equipped with bike supplies such as; inner tubes, floor pumps, tire levers, multi-tool, first aid kits, bottled water.

Note: This is a self-supported ride so please come prepared with necessary equipment and materials.

The mark of a safe and effective cyclist is to show respect for and awareness of the surroundings, including weather, road conditions, and others using the road. We request all riders follow these basic guidelines:

All participants who are mounted on a bicycle shall wear a securely fastened helmet that meets either the US DOT helmet standards or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard for bicycle helmets. Helmets with the European CEN certification may also be worn by riders while participating in the BASC event. For more information about our helmet policy, please click here.

Obey all traffic laws and stop at all stop signs
Ride no more than two abreast (Some area's only have room for one rider at a time.)
Ride as far to the right of the road as safe to do so
Move right and ride single-file when cars are behind you and need room to pass
Use appropriate hand and verbal signals when turning or stopping
Alert slower riders when you are passing on the left and do not pass on the right
Observe whether an intersection is clear before crossing
Do not wear headphones while riding
Always ride in a safe and predictable manner

We take your safety seriously. Please make sure you are familiar with the above rules and are able to follow them. We won't compromise the safety of our riders; failure to follow the rules can result in removal from the rides/festival.

Camping is included with your registration fee. Our team of professionals are happy to transport your tent and related equipment! You are responsible for bringing your own equipment, setting up that equipment, and breaking down each day. Each day your equipment must be properly packed and labeled to allow for easy transportation and return.

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

At BASC, we plan just as many off-the-bike events as we do on-the-bike. Each day offers a wide range of activities and entertainment options. Local activities may include kayaking, stand up paddle board rentals, local boat rides, historic walking tours, shoreline vistas, beer gardens and live music.

Schedule of activities and links will be available closer to the event.

All meals, snacks, waters, sodas, beer and wine are included with your registration. Vegetarian options will be available. Please inform us of any food allergies within your registration so that we can make sure to accommodate you. Breakfast Breakfast and coffee is included on the ride for those camping and staying in on-site cabins. Snacks BASC will provide snacks and extra water along the route at various rest stops. Lunch Lunch is included each day on the trail. Dinner Each night, dinner, sodas, beer and wine are included in the cost of the trip. Vegetarian options will be available.

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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