Marie McAden



Explore the Lowcountry on Prince William Cycle Tour

Posted 10/15/2012 10:52:00 AM

Got a great fall ride for you road bikers out there. This Saturday, Oct. 20, is the Third Annual Prince William Cycle Tour, a long-distance biking event taking place in the Lowcountry’s Hampton County.

Participants will have the choice of a 34- or 67-mile ride. Both routes will begin and end at Buckfield Plantation in Yemassee, taking riders along the scenic and historic country roads of Prince William Parish.

Everyone will line up at 8 a.m. and set off a half-hour later. The 67-milers will take off first, followed by the 34-milers. Registration and check-in will begin at 7 a.m. At the check-in you’ll receive cue sheets and a T-shirt.

Lunch will be served between noon and 2 p.m. on the grounds of Buckfield Plantation, a rice farm dating back to the early 1900s. The menu will include grilled burgers or chicken breast sandwiches with baked beans, coleslaw, cake and boiled peanuts. It’s the South, after all.

Registration fee is $35 if you sign up by Oct. 19. It includes T-shirt, snacks, beverages and lunch. Event-day registration is $45. Be sure to bring cash or a check. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Although this is not a race, the rides will be fully sagged. Rest stops will be provided every 15 miles and will be stocked with water, sports drinks, crackers and fruit. Toilets also will be available at the rest stops.

Riders must be at least 16 years old to participate. Helmets are required to ride.

For all the other small-print details, click here or call (843) 441-7402.