Team Captains Corner
As a City to Shore team captain, you will receive this
special Team Captain edition throughout the season, which will include
team-specific reminders and updates.
Spring your team recruitment into action! Now
is the perfect time to recruit team members. The registration fee is low (currently
$50 until 5/26), and temperatures are warming up. The earlier you start
recruiting, the earlier your team can begin training and fundraising.
promotional materials to assist in your recruitment efforts: The trading card
is a great tool for team captain recruitment – it's small, City to Shore-specific, and provides space for team contact info. Carry the cards with you to hand
out while doing you what you do best: sharing your team experience and passion
for the Ride, and your support for those living with MS. See below to request
yours today (along with some other great promo materials!).
your Participant Center to reach out to your team members.
Team Captains: Your team roster from last year will be saved for you in your
contacts. Identify and
individually follow up with members are not yet registered for September 23,
reminding them to register now and save.
Team Captains: You can upload your contacts directly into the Participant
our Participant Center Guide to learn more, or contact us today for assistance!
a team kickoff event to get everyone
excited for this year’s Ride.
your team geared up for City to Shore by volunteering together at Walk MS! See
more information below.
you’re hosting a team event, we want to come support you! Let us know and we’ll come out to help you
promote City to Shore, share information on the Ride and help get people registered
right on the spot!
- Make sure your team has a place to rest their
heads at the end of the Ride by filling out the 2017 team housing request form
Share Your Passion for City to Shore: Help Promote the Ride!
get the 2017 promotional materials out of our office and into the community. Bike
MS promotional materials will be here soon. Use this form to
request your materials today, and throughout the season. Display posters and
rack cards, hand out trading cards and other promotional materials in your
office, gym, building lobby, favorite bar and any other public space you may
Your recruitment efforts could pay off! Make your Ride promotion official by joining the City to Shore Promotions
Team. In addition to recruiting others to participate, you’ll also receive a
Bike MS Promotions tech T-shirt for your efforts. Click here and sign up.
Is digital advertising
more your thing? Check
out profile badges, cover photos, fundraising images, videos and other digital downloads here.
Team Up and Make an Impact
Did you know? Teams raise over 80% of City to
Shore’s annual income!
Being part of a team offers the ability to increase your
company's visibility, engage friends and family, build memories, train and
fundraise together, enhance your entire City to Shore experience, plus much
more, such as...
- Ride Weekend
as team photos, a team tent at the PATCO start, team housing in Ocean City
- Recognition throughout the
season and awards
in December. Congratulations to our 2016
- Abundance of
including an appointed Bike MS staff member to assist you throughout the
season, Team Captain’s Guide,
online tools and a customizable team page through My
Participant Center and a special Teams page full of resources,
tools and helpful tips!
Learn more about starting, joining or managing your team.
Leave Your Company's Mark on City to Shore
from companies is extremely important in keeping administrative costs low and
continuing to ensure funds raised through City to Shore directly impact those
affected by MS. In addition to starting
a team, corporate sponsorship is a great way to promote your company to the entire
City to Shore community. The following opportunities are still available for City to Shore 2017
and provide prime visibility for your company:
- Hammonton Lunch Rest Stop: This stop offers prime visibility with nearly 75% of City to Shore
cyclists making a pit stop to grab some lunch on their way to the finish line.
- Rest Stops: With shared and exclusive options available, make your presence known
while enhancing the overall Ride and cyclist experience. Rest Stops are also a
great option to engage employees and provide an opportunity for team building.
You can have your company’s visibility on full display by providing branded
- Century Rest Loop & Rest Stop: Cheer on cyclists as they take on the extra
25 miles to complete the Century Loop!
us for more details
and to explore your contacts and connections.
Meet Mary: Fellow Cyclist and I Ride with MS Participant
Kelly was in her teens when she experienced the vision issues that turned out
to be her first MS symptoms. But it wasn’t until after she was finally
diagnosed in 1996 that the worst symptom hit. “I was out running one day and I
couldn’t feel my left leg. It was so upsetting,” she recalls. “Running is what
I loved doing the most.”
Since then, MS has made being active
a challenge for Mary. The Philadelphia resident experiences weakness and pain
that makes walking difficult. But when her brother and his daughter announced
that they were going to ride in Bike MS: City to Shore, she decided to sign
up to ride the 25 mile route as well. And when Mary crossed the finish line in
Ocean City, Mary was overwhelmed: “I couldn’t believe it. I did it!”
Share Mary’s story – and your own –
with donors. Whether you are riding for someone you
love living with MS, riding with MS yourself or riding to take on a personal
challenge, donors tend to double their original intended donation if they know
WHY you are riding!
If you are interested in learning
more about our I Ride with MS program, contact us or visit our website.
Volunteer at a Walk MS Near You
geared up now for Bike MS at Walk MS! Volunteers are needed at various Walk MS
dates and locations now through May. This is a great opportunity to get your
team together to kick off the season as well! Find a Walk MS event in your area
and register as a volunteer.
How Your Fundraising Helps
FDA Approves Ocrevus™
(ocrelizumab) for People with Primary Progressive MS or Relapsing MS -- First
Disease-Modifying Therapy for Primary Progressive MS
"This is a real game changer.” – Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and
CEO, National MS Society
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved
Ocrevus™ (ocrelizumab - Genentech, a member of the Roche Group) for the
treatment of primary progressive MS or relapsing MS, based on clinical
trials showing significant benefits against MS relapses and progression.
- This is the first therapy specifically approved to treat
primary progressive MS.
- Potential safety issues identified by the FDA include
infusion reactions and infections. There may be an increased risk of malignancy
in people taking Ocrevus.
- Ocrevus is taken by IV infusion every six months.
- More information about Ocrevus is available from
Genentech: 1-844-OCREVUS (9am-8pm Eastern)
Events such as Bike MS: City to
Shore, and your personal fundraising, drive research breakthroughs that help people affected
by MS live their best lives.
Learn more here and share this incredible news
with potential donors and prospective team members!
Dates & Deadlines
Make sure you are in the know about housing, money
turn-in deadlines, Bike MS event and more. Click here for a full list
of 2017 important dates and deadlines.
1. SCREENS N SPOKES, $32,350
2. Jersey's Team, $6,664
3. UPHS/PENN, $6,078
4. Friends Of Jack, $4,670
5. Raising Caine, $4,382
1. Ian Harris, $30,000
2. Joseph Grabowski, $11,000
3. Jack Beiter, $3,570
4. Walt Rosewitski, $3,456
5. Michael Malinowski, $3,350
1. UPHS/PENN, 177
2. Team Ox, 72
3. Team Comcast, 59
4. Jersey's Team, 45
5. Peddler's Shop Cycling Club - PSCC, 41
Click here to see the 2016 Top Teams & Top 250 VIP Club members.