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Share Your Passion for City to Shore: Help Promote the Ride!

PAE 2017 Bike MS City to Shore Promotions TeamHelp 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 frequent.

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 Perks: such as team photos, a team tent at the PATCO start, team housing in Ocean City and more!
  • Recognition throughout the season and awards in December. Congratulations to our 2016 winners
  • Abundance of Tools: 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

Support 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 T-shirts.
  • Century Rest Loop & Rest Stop: Cheer on cyclists as they take on the extra 25 miles to complete the Century Loop!  

Contact us for more details and to explore your contacts and connections.

Meet Mary: Fellow Cyclist and I Ride with MS Participant

Mary Andris 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.”PAE 2017 Bike MS City to Shore IRWMS

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

Get 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.

Top Lists

Top Fundraising Teams

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

Top Individuals

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

Largest Teams

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.

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