Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC)

Thursday, September 12th - Sunday, September 15th Wedgefield, SC US 29168 Directions
Events
Thur., September 12, 2019 - Sun., September 15, 2019

3-Day Ride

09/12 - 09/15 1:00PM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Fri., September 13, 2019 - Sun., September 15, 2019

2-Day Ride

09/13 - 09/15 1:00PM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Thur., September 12, 2019 - Sun., September 15, 2019

3-Day Non-Rider Adult Ticket

09/12 - 09/15 1:00PM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Fri., September 13, 2019 - Sun., September 15, 2019

2-Day Non-Rider Adult Ticket

09/13 - 09/15 1:00PM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Thur., September 12, 2019 - Sun., September 15, 2019

3- Day Non-Rider Children's Ticket

09/12 - 09/15 1:00PM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Fri., September 13, 2019 - Sun., September 15, 2019

2-Day Non-Rider Children's Ticket

09/13 - 09/15 1:00PM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Ride Website

Additional Ride information can be found at http://bicycleacrosssouthcarolina.com/.

Place
Starts in Poinsett State Park
6660 Poinsett Park Rd
Wedgefield, SC US 29168
Description

The Palmetto Trail
Established in 1994, The Palmetto Trail offers 500 miles of cross-state hiking and bicycling paths which pass through mountains, lakes, swamps and forests. The inaugural year of Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC) takes riders along 150 miles of the Palmetto Trail from the midlands near Sumter to the coast in Awendaw and helps you explore historic places and breath-taking scenes only available to the adventurer. Funds raised from BASC will be donated to the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit organization which maintains the trails.

The Experience
Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC) is a 3-day  and 2-day ride designed to celebrate cycling and experience the state of South Carolina from a unique perspective. Riders will explore a different part of South Carolina, camp in local communities and enjoy the camaraderie of a rolling community of cyclists. Along the trails, participants will ride together, dine together and camp together in an unforgettable setting curated by the Palmetto State's statewide newspaper. Highlights include civil war sites, unique eco-systems, a boat tour, lunch in the swamp, guest naturalists and historians, lakeside camping under the stars, hot showers, great food, adult beverages and nightly entertainment around the campfire.

Whether you are a casual cyclist or regular enthusiast, this is a ride you won't want to miss!

The Ride
Cyclists can expect a variety of road and trail conditions as the course traverses rough trails, logging roads and rural areas. Three-day riders will start in Poinsett State Park with challenging elevations and the most primitive trails in some areas along the swamp. We do not allow children riders on this day of the tour and encourage highly skilled riders looking for a challenge that will be rewarded with the most spectacular scenery and rarely seen treasured locations.

The two-day ride is suitable for the whole family and follows along mostly flat terrain. Please check to see that your riding members are ready for the trail distances each day. We recommend a hybrid bike suitable for tackling the tree-day and two-day trails.

 

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Course Overview

Thursday, September 12th

3-Day Riders
Check-In at Hidden Ponds Nursery at 2 pm if you plan to leave your car at the final destination.
Bikes will be packed on to truck between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Shuttles leave at 3 pm and 5 pm.
Happy hour and dinner served at Poinsett State Park between 6 pm and 8 pm.

Friday, September 13th

3-Day Riders
Difficulty level: Advanced 
Start Poinsett State Park 6660 Poinsett Park Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168
Loop The Wateree Passage & Everwood Ln. Pasture Rd 9 miles
High Hill’s Passage (starting at mile marker 8) 9.4 miles
Lake Marion Passage (finishing at mile marker 6) 9.6 miles
Ferry from Pack’s Landing to Santee State Park Landing
Total Mileage: 28 miles
Terrain: Woods, Narrow Bridges, and Dirt Roads
Elevation: Lot's of Hills
Stay Santee State Park 251 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142

2-Day Riders

Check-In at Hidden Ponds Nursery at 2 pm if you plan to leave your car at the final destination.
Bikes will be packed on to truck between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Shuttles leave at 3 pm and 5 pm.
Happy hour and dinner served at Santee State Park between 6 pm and 8 pm.

Saturday, September 14th

Difficulty Level: Medium 
Start Santee State Park 251 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142
Lake Marion Passage (starting at mile marker 1) 1 mile
Santee Passage 12.7 miles
Eutaw Springs Passage 21.3 miles
Lake Moultrie Passage 26.9 miles
Total Mileage: 62 miles
Terrain: Dirt Roads 
Elevation: Some Hills
Stay Overton Park 211 Short Stay Road, Moncks Corner, SC

Sunday, September 15th

Difficulty Level: Easy
Start Overton Park 211 Short Stay Road, Moncks Corner, SC
Ride through the Francis Marion Forest. (Not on the Palmetto Trail)
Total Mileage: 49 miles
Terrain: Gravel and Dirt Roads 
Elevation: Mostly flat
Finish Hidden Ponds Nursery 4863 N Hwy 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

Accommodations

Self-camping

Self-camping is included with your registration fee. We will transport your camping gear and luggage to each location for you.

RV's

Basic RV Camping for Poinsett State Park, Santee State Park, and Short Stay book with us in your non-rider registration. $30/night 
Only 5 spots are available at each location. Reserve now! Shared water hookups. (bring a splitter if you have one). Electric hookups. 20/30/50 amp (bring an extension cord)

Cabins

Poinsett State Park, Thursday, September 14th
Is an additional fee of $130. First come first serve. ONLY 5 AVAILABLE! Book with us in your registration. 
Cabins are completely furnished, heated, air-conditioned, and supplied with basic bath and bed linens, cooking and eating utensils, coffee maker and wi-fi. Each cabin also includes a fireplace and firewood is available for purchase at the park. Pets are not permitted in the cabins or cabin area. 

Santee State Park, Friday, September 13th
Is an additional fee of $130. First come first serve. ONLY 19 AVAILABLE!! Book with us in your registration. 
All 19 cabins are situated along the lakeshore and have two bedrooms. The cabins are completely furnished, heated, air-conditioned, and supplied with linens, basic cooking, and eating utensils, coffee maker, microwave, TV, and complimentary wi-fi.

Short Stay, Saturday, September 14th
Is an additional fee of $130 First come first serve. ONLY 10 AVAILABLE! Book with us in your registration. 
All 10 vacation rentals are three bedroom multi-story units with full bath. Each fully furnished unit features many comforts of home, cable television, WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, and toaster. Linen set up provided, laundry facility available.

Hotels

A shuttle service will be included in your registration fee to the following hotels. Shuttle service runs on the hour from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

Poinsett State Park and Santee State Park Book Directly
Clark's Inn offers traditionally decorated rooms with all of today's expected amenities. Choose from double-doubles, King-sized deluxe or two room suites. Each room is individually furnished with no two being exactly alike. We also have several two room suites with full kitchens. A full hearty cooked to order breakfast is included for every guest (two per room). Their group rate for BASC is $88. Address: 114 Bradford Blvd, Santee, SC 29142 Phone: (800) 531-9658

Best Western Plus group rate for BASC is $85. Hotel Direct Number (803) 854-3089

Moncks Corner SC Book Directly
Moncks Corner Inn is a SMOKE-FREE hotel located in Mocks Corner, SC just 30 minutes from the campsite. You'll feel at home in their spacious SMOKE FREE rooms, where you can chat online with friends and family using free Wi-Fi access, then relax on the triple-sheeted bedding while you watch HBO on a 32-inch flat screen HDTV and a microwave and mini-fridge are included in each room, so you can make your favorite snack. Their BASC group rate is $89. Address: 505 Rembert C. Dennis Blvd. Moncks Corner, SC 29461 Phone: (843) 761-5900

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