The idea of Bicycle Across South Carolina first came to us after learning about the incredible impact The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, more commonly known as RAGBRAI, had on the state of Iowa. This ride started off small and grew to become the longest, largest and oldest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. The event highlights local communities and unique landscapes and has become a trademark for the state of Iowa.
With this inspiration, The Post and Courier (South Carolina’s biggest fans) got together and started brainstorming how we can showcase all The Palmetto State has to offer. And with that, Bicycle Across South Carolina was born!
What to Expect
As we venture into our first year, we want to make sure we’re setting ourselves up for success. To do so, we’ve partnered with numerous influencers and key players in the cycling community that have helped us shape this event into more than just a ride, but an experience.
One of the major things we learned about cyclists was that they ride for the reward of having a beer and a burger with their friends afterwards. With that, we turned each night into a themed party that includes live music, open bar and lots of great food. Thursday and Friday night are the kickoff parties for our 2-day and 3-day riders (and non-riders). We’ll have barbecue dinners, local bands, laser skeet shooting, paddle boards, kayaks, historians and much more – all of which is included in your registration fee!
Check out the Daily Schedule on our website for full details.
Join Bicycle Across South Carolina
As the event continues to evolve and come to life over the next few months, we want to hear what you’d like to see at BASC. Post-ride yoga? Football on a big screen? Email me here and we’ll see what we can do!
Early Bird Pricing is available until August 1st ($270 for the 2-day ride and $370 for the 3-day ride).
Register in the month of May to receive a free BASC hat as a tribute to National Bike Month!
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