The Best Weekend of the Year
It’s the weekend we’ve all been waiting for. The weekend we spend 51 weekends out of the year preparing for. Some would say the best weekend of the year. The weekend that brought nearly 200 riders together for an unforgettable experience. It’s Bicycle Across South Carolina 2020! Let’s take a (not too far) trip down memory lane as we revisit the 157-mile journey through South Carolina’s vast landscapes.
Thursday, October 15th
Where it all begins, it also ends. Thursday brought our 3-day riders to Awendaw Municipal Park. From there, they would be shuttled up to Poinsett State Park– where our ride officially kicks off.
Riders can leave their car safely in Awendaw, only to return on Sunday- not via shuttle, but by their own two wheels!
What started out as a somewhat wet start, turned into a beautiful sunrise over the pond at Poinsett State Park. With some slight route changes due to soggy trails, riders set off on their journey- with route assistance provided by the app TraqCentral!
Friday, October 16th
After 49.5 miles out on the trail, Friday took our riders to Santee State Park, located on the shores of the gorgeous Lake Marion. Beer was flowing thanks to our amazing sponsor Fat Tire. Groovy tunes were in full swing courtesy of Noah Grove, delicious food was provided by Special Ops Catering, and snacks for on the trail were gifted out ‘Oprah-style’ by Nutty Goodness!
Before hitting the trail for day 2, riders could participate in an early morning yoga class right by the lake! Or, enjoy coffee and breakfast while watching the sunrise.
Saturday, October 17th
From Santee State Park, riders took the 58.9-mile trek down to Biggins Creek, in Monks Corner. An intimate campsite that proved to be a participant and staff favorite. Here, we were entertained by Faith Scheuler, whose beautiful melodies and guitar set the mood for a relaxing night. Yoga and stretching sessions were a fan favorite as well, providing a much-needed relief for riders, before and after the day’s journey. Beer, wine, and seltzers were readily available to those who were in need of an adult beverage.
Sunday, October 18th
Sunday brought riders full circle back to Awendaw! With the final leg being 49 miles, bringing the total to 157 miles! Our finale party. We celebrated with a Lowcountry Boil prepared Special Ops Catering, more groovy tunes provided by Sweetgrass Party Band, and kayaking courtesy of Nature Adventures, all while we basked in the feeling of accomplishment after a weekend out on the trail. Fun times all around!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our second Bicycle Across South Carolina event!
We are working on putting together a photo gallery, where you can download pictures and memories from the weekend, free of charge. In the meantime, take a look at our website, where we will be uploading photos!
If you have any photographs that you would like to share with us, please send them to BASC@postandcourier.com