Our Event Staff is currently monitoring the CDC, WHO, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- WHO: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1
- SC DHEC: https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
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.
If a registrant is unable to attend Bicycle Across South Carolina for any reason, you will be able to transfer your registration to antoehr rider or carry over until 2022.
Early Bird 3-Day Ride: $375 (April 16 - May 30)
Early Bird 2-Day Ride: $275 (April 16 - May 30)
Early Bird 1-Day Ride: $90
Regular 3-Day Ride: $425 (May 31 - Sept. 15)
Regular 2-Day Ride: $325 (May 31 - Sept. 15)
Regular 1-Day Ride: $90
Last Minute 3-Day Ride: $475 (Sept. 16 - Oct. 11)
Last Minute 2-Day Ride: $375 (Sept. 16 - Oct. 11)
Last Minute 1-Day Ride: $90
**If a registrant is unable to attend Bicycle Across South Carolina for any reason, they will be able to transfer their registration to another rider or carry over to 2022.
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
- A campsite
- Live entertainment and activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday night
- BASC T-Shirt
Registration does not cover: Bike rentals or alternative accommodations (hotels)
If a registrant is unable to attend Bicycle Across South Carolina for any reason, they will be able to transfer their registration to another rider or carry over to 2022.
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.
April 16: Registration Launch
May 14: Routes and Venue Announced
May 30: Early Bird Registration Ends, Regular Pricing Begins
Sept. 15: Regular Pricing Ends, Last Minute Ride Pricing Begins
Oct. 11: Registration closes
Oct. 14: RIDE TIME!!
*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
- Sunglasses and/or appropriate eyewear
- 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. 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.
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.
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!
We will be able to accommodate RVs and Campers at our campsite. Please note, there will be no water or electric hookups so it will be "boondocking" style only! Please make sure to let us know what size vehicle you will be bringing when you register (you will be prompted).
Yes! The campsites will be primitive but shower trailers and restrooms will be available at our BASC Basecamp for riders.