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.

 

Check-In Day

Riders will park their cars at the finish line and be shuttled up to Poinsett State Park where we will kick off BASC with live music, local food and drink, activities and more! Bicycles and gear will be professionally packed and transported.

Time and location to be announced.

To be announced.

Your driver can drop you off at the overnight location either the night before or the morning of the ride. Also see the Accommodations section.

Guests can park at any overnight location.

You can park and leave your car at our final destination. Please check back for updates on the location.

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. Each day, your overnight equipment must be properly packed and labeled so as to allow for easy transportation and return.

Riders will park their cars at our final destination. Once you arrive at check in, shuttles will be on stand-by to transport riders to our first campsite! Riders will then work their way back down the trail to our final destination where their cars and a finale party will be waiting to celebrate your accomplishment!

No worries, we will have a shuttle service for you. Select hotels only.

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

2020 routes to be announced.

Check out our 2019 routes here: BASC LARGE MAP

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 smart phone 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 smart phone, you will be required to partner with someone who does. This is a safety requirement for all riders.

Routes to be announced.

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.

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 so as 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.