Endorsed by Curators:
Join us for the Coastal Cyclists Spring Century! This classic, annual, Lowcountry bicycle ride, formerly known as "The After the Bridge Run Ride", winds through beautiful Francis Marion National Forest. The event raises money for the support of bicycle advocacy in the Lowcountry and around the state! The ride features beautiful scenery, quiet backcountry roads, multiple well stocked rest stops, post ride meal and entertainment.
The cost of Early Bird registration is $40 per rider until December 31st, 2017. The price will increase to $50 starting on January 1st, 2018. Online registration will close Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. A small service fee will be added to all online registrations. Registrations during packet pick up or day of will be $60. Preregistered riders signed up by March 1st will be guaranteed to get a goody bag with an event t-shirt, rest stop and post ride food wristband, and other goodies. We will make more t-shirts based on registrations as of March 1st, but cannot guarrantee a t-shirt to those who sign up after March 1 or do day of registrations.
ROUTES -This years routes include a 33 miles, 43 miles, a metric century (65 miles), and full century (100 miles). There are optional turns on the route that can make 25 mile or 73 mile routes, also. We will provide route cue sheets at packet pickup or you can grab on the morning of the ride. Below are the routes maps for some of the routes via Ridewithgps.com
REST STOPS - We will have 3 fully stocked rest stops filled with lots of great treats: Bananas, oranges, granola bars, trail mix, chocolate snacks, salty snacks, sports hydration drinks, and other goodies. Don't worry - some routes will hit the same rest stop more than once!
SAG (Support and Gear) AND MECHANICAL SUPPORT - SAG vehicles will be on the course to provide in route support for mechanical issues and rescue fatigued riders. We will also have onsite mechanics for last minute adjustments, but they are not miracle workers or doing tune-ups on bikes. They will have a small supply of tubes, tires, and other items for sale. Please be sure to bring some cash or credit card for these purchases.
POST RIDE FEAST AND FUN - Make sure you leave time to hang out post ride and space in your stomach for the great food and music we have lined up! The awesome folks at Awendaw Green will provide a few hours of live music and the caterers will be there for your post-ride refuel!
We promise to have really good South Carolina Barbecue for the after-ride meal. Your ride fee will also get you a beer or soft drink from a great Carolina brewery.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:30 am - Onsite Registration opens
8:00 am - 100 mile (century) route start
8:30 am - 65 mile (metric century) route start
9:00 am - 43 mile route start
9:30 am - 33 mile route start
11:00 am - lunch andentertainment begins
3:00 pm - lunch and entertainment ends
Please enter the parking lots via Highway 17 (as if you were going to the Sewee Outpost). Entrance from Sewee Road will be closed. Parking attendants will be onsite to facilitate parking. We will be filling up the front parking lots (by registration) first, followed by the lots closest to the Sewee Outpost last.
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR
Helmets, comfortable cycling shorts and jersey, your favorite nutrition (if you don't like the rest stop grub) and plenty of water and water bottles. And, of course - a safe, functioning bicycle.
We suggest you bring bug spray and sunscreen too!
Looking forward to seeing you out there!
Phil Whirley - Ride Director
Why did you change the name?
The After the Bridge Run Ride was started many years ago as a fun event held on the same weekend as the Cooper River Bridge Run. The ride never had anything to do with the beautiful and beloved bridge across the Cooper River, but it was intended to attract multi-sport athletes who happened to be in town for the Bridge Run. In our research, we found that there were also many people who did not attend our ride because getting hotels was difficult that weekend. We also found that only a very small percentage of the riders actually participated in the bridge run. This year, the date of our ride conflicted with the date of another very popular regional ride and we felt that the impact would be negative, so we chose this year to establish a new identity for the ride. It's the same great ride run by the same great people supporting the same great causes. We hope that the changes are all positive and do not cause any inconvenience.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We welcome all ages, but if you're a minor, you must have a parent or guardian signature. It's best for a parent or guardian to accompany young people on the ride.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is no transportation option other than private vehicle. There is plenty of parking, though, and there will be a designated drop-off point for those who are catching a ride with someone who will not be riding.
What's the refund policy?
No refunds are offered. Please keep in mind that Coastal Cyclists is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and your contribution can be tax-deductlbleso if you do not make it to the ride, you should consider your payment to be a contribution to the future of cycling in South Carolina.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
While you do not have to bring your printed ticket, it often helps because we can just scan the bar code on the ticket to confirm your reservation.
Can I update my registration information?
Sure! Your ticket has a number and you can go to Eventbrite to find that number and update the registration information, should that be necessary.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes. It is possible to transfer your registration on the Evenbrite site.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No. Because we require a release of liability form to be signed by the rider (or the parent/guardian of a minor), we require that the person on the registration be the person who rides. If it looks like you're not going to be able to ride and someone else will ride in your place, please use the Eventbrite option to transfer your registration so that the release form is appropriately modified.