Bicycle Across South Carolina

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 15, 2019
Wedgefield, South Carolina, United States
Camp, Charity Ride, Kids, Recreational, Road Racing, Tour

Our aim is to promote safety, cycling and the outdoors for aficionados and beginners. Each day the cyclists will travel through state parks and forests. Each night the host city will hold events promoting this sense of community. Riders may include families, couples, friend groups or individuals hoping to meet other adventure-seekers. There is a two-day option for less serious cyclists. Riders can camp in state parks (campsites will be family-friendly). Shuttle service will be provided for riders staying at nearby hotels. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to conserving South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, preserving historic landmarks and promoting active outdoor recreation on the Palmetto Trail and other greenways.

BICYCLE ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA LAUNCHES TICKETS

FOR SEPTEMBER RIDE ALONG PALMETTO TRAIL

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC), a three-day, 139-mile cycling event taking place September 12-15, 2019 on the state’s historic Palmetto Trail. Both individuals and groups of avid or occasional cyclists are welcome, as are non-riders interested in attending the events held in host cities each night. BASC includes three- and two-day race options, with meals included.

BASC celebrates cycling and the great outdoors, and offers participants a rare chance to see South Carolina from a unique perspective. Riders will explore different parts of the state on trails, stay locally and attend events in local communities, enjoying a sense of camaraderie amongst the rolling community of cyclists.

The three-day, 139-mile ride will include:

Day One: 28 miles through the Manchester State Forest. Finish the day with a pontoon boat ride to Santee State Park for happy hour and dinner.

Day Two: 62 miles along the Palmetto Trail, including the shores of Lake Moultrie with a finish in Moncks Corner.

Day Three: 49 miles though the Francis Marion Forest followed by a party at Hidden Ponds Nursery in Awendaw. A silent auction will benefit the Palmetto Conservation Foundation.

The three-day ride is not recommended for non-cyclists. There is also an option to participate in a two-day ride.

“BASC will shine a light on South Carolina’s unique landscapes, while building community among riders and encouraging people to get out and experience life,” said race organizer Sarah Daily.

Over the 130-mile trail, participants will ride, dine, and stay together in an unforgettable weekend trip curated by The Post and Courier, the Palmetto State’s largest circulation newspaper. Riders may include families looking for outdoor fun, couples, friend groups or individuals hoping to meet other adventure-seekers. Riders can camp in state parks (campsites will be family-friendly). Shuttle service will be provided for riders staying at nearby hotels.

A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to conserving South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, preserving historic landmarks and promoting active outdoor recreation on the Palmetto Trail and other greenways.

To purchase tickets and for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit bicycleacrosssouthcarolina.com.

Contact Information

Cristy Armstrong

cristy@touchptcom.com

(843) 296-2033