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2017 PAE Bike MS City to Shore thermometer 9.19On the Road to $6 Million

City to Shore is only a few short days away, and we are looking forward to seeing the nearly 6,000 of you on the road, as we ride and raise funds for those living with MS. We are currently more than halfway to raising $6 million and that is due to the tremendous efforts and dedication of you! Thanks to everyone who's gone above and beyond the $300 minimum - you are helping to create a world free of MS.

In preparation for ride weekend, please read ALL INFORMATION below, review the important packet of information and reference the website.

Important Route Changes

importantPlease note significant changes have been made to the route after the Mays Landing Rest Stop, including total mileage, the location of the last rest stop and the bridge used to enter Ocean City. For the first time ever, cyclists will be entering Ocean City via the 9th Street bridge/Stainton Memorial Causeway (Rt.52).

As always, it is important that all cyclists follow route markings, practice safe and courteous cycling behavior, be patient, follow ALL police and volunteer direction, be aware of and adhere to the following:

  • Cyclists will have access to the right inbound lane and shoulder along the bridge into Ocean City. The Fishing Pier and Information Center will be open.
  • When approaching the bottom of the bridge in Ocean City, cyclists will need to slow down, be prepared to stop and look for police officer’s signal.
  • Upon entry into Ocean City cyclists will be held and released in several locations – including the base of the bridge –  to ensure safe passage from the base of the bridge to the traditional finish line at 5th & the boardwalk. Cyclists will be released when it is determined by police that it is safe to proceed.
Also, please help reduce additional vehicular traffic on the 9th Street bridge/Stainton Memorial Causeway (Rt.52) by encouraging all spectators to enter Ocean City via the Longport Bridge or 34th Street Bridge. We appreciate the support and partnership of Ocean City and all the counties and municipalities along the route to ensure the continued success of this ride.

Visit the Routes & Maps page for cue sheets, maps and additional information. Plus reference the Route & Rest Stop article below for additional information and reminders.

Ride Weekend Requirements

Review the packet of information online.
*please note that this year packets were not mailed out, so you will need to visit the website for this information

1. Rider number: If you do have your rider number, you do NOT need to check in the morning of the Ride. If you don't have yours yet, find out how and when to get it. If you have additional funds to turn in ride morning, money turn in envelopes will be available at each start location.

2. Helmet & water bottle: City to Shore is a cup-free event.

3. Bike inspection: Remember to get your bike inspected by September 22.

4. Safe & Courteous Cycling Behavior: It is important that each and every cyclist set a good example - from the time you arrive at your start location, to the time you cross the finish line - by following the rules of the road and respecting the communities we ride through, in addition to being respectful and courteous to your fellow cyclists and supporting volunteers. With more 6,000 cyclists on the road, each individual makes an impact - good or bad.

>> Bicycle tagalongs, trailers and carriers are NOT permitted for cyclists of any age <<

Ride Weekend Reminders

Click here for all weekend reminders

> Weather: We ride rain or shine (granted Joaquin doesn't come for another visit). If it rains in the days leading up to the Ride, it could create additional debris on the shoulder of the route - we encourage you to be extra cautious when riding.

> News and updates: Check your inbox regularly and Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weather and other Ride weekend updates. 

> Get connected share why you ride: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Post your photos and don't forget to check in and tag us #citytoshore. 

> Have fun!  How many other times a year can you say you joined together with over 6,000 participants to create a world free of MS? Plus, you'll have a great time and make lasting memories

Start Location Information

Click here for all start location details. Review the packet of information.

80/100 Mile Start: PATCO's Woodcrest Station, Cherry Hill
200 Tindale Dr., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 - See details in article below.

25 & 45 Mile Saturday Starts:  

  • 25-mile start - Mays Landing, 10:00 a.m. start (NOT the rest stop; no overnight parking permitted) - Oakcrest High School, 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
  • 45-mile start - Hammonton, 9:00 a.m. start (NOT the lunch stop; no overnight parking permitted) – 100 Grand, 1001 S. Grand Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037 
Sunday Ocean City Start - Route opens at 6:30 a.m. from 6th Street & the Boardwalk. All cyclists must be on the road by 8 a.m. Please depart the start line on 6th Street. Please depart the start line on 6th Street and ensure you are staying in the shoulder crossing the bridge. Use caution when entering the left hand turn lane at the base of the bridge in Somers Point. As always, follow the rules of the road and police direction. Click here for additional Sunday morning details.

Start Location Information - 80 & 100 Mile Start at PATCO's Woodcrest Station, Cherry Hill

Click here for all start location details. Review the packet of information online.

ROLLING START & SPEECHES: 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

  • Century cyclists are encouraged to plan your arrival time accordingly to ensure being released in one of the initial waves
  • ALL CYCLISTS MUST BE ON THE ROAD BY 8:00 a.m. Cyclists arriving late will be bused to the first rest stop after checking in. No exceptions.  

Due to 6,000 cyclists starting at PATCO's Woodcrest Station Saturday morning, a staggered start is necessary. Accommodating the high number of cyclists presents many challenges, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation. We understand that waiting to start the event can be frustrating. However, cyclist safety is our top priority. We work with local law enforcement to manage the number of cyclists being released at any given time during the start period. Please follow instructions, and treat other cyclists, volunteers, Bike MS staff and the police with the utmost respect.

Staggered Start Tips:

  • Only enter the start chute via the staging area - this is the ONLY entrance to the route.
  • Use designated walk areas only - stay out of the start chute. Remember, you may be just arriving at PATCO, but your fellow Bike MS cyclists may be getting on the road.
  • Be patient – although releasing 6,000 cyclists safely takes time, we make every effort improve the release and will do our best to get you on the road as quickly and safely as possible. Your understanding and patience during this process will ensure a pleasant start for all.

Route & Rest Stops

Maps & Cue Sheets: are posted for reference.

Route & Roadways: Annual brutal winter conditions have left a lasting mark on the infrastructure of South Jersey roadways, including the route for Bike MS: City to Shore. Road surfaces in some townships may be rough or bumpy, but this is still the safest route to the shore. Be cautious. Your safety - and the safety of those riding with you - depends on you.

  • Roads are NOT closed to vehicle traffic Ride weekend.
  • The route is extremely well-marked. 

Route Support:

  • The route is fully supported. There are fully stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles. Thank you to our rest stop sponsors.
  • NO personal support vehicles are permitted on the route.
  • Rest stops are open to cyclists and authorized Bike MS vehicles only. NO vehicle entry is permitted into ANY of the rest stops - if friends and family want to support you along the route, please encourage them to volunteer. 

Route Closing Times:

  • Century Loop Saturday: No cyclists will be permitted to enter the Century Loop after 11:30 a.m. The century breakoff is at 46.3 miles. You are encouraged to plan your arrival time accordingly to ensure being released in one of the initial waves.
  • The Bike MS route will close at 5:00 p.m. each day. We will make every effort to work with you to complete the ride. All cyclists on the road after 5:00 p.m. must take the bus in to the finish line.

Luggage, Transportation and the Ocean City Finish Line

Click here for all finish line details. Review the packet of information online.

  • We will transport your luggage to the finish line each day. Remember to put your luggage tag on your bag, which can be found in your rider number packet. Know where to go Saturday morning if starting from PATCO.
  • Transportation back to your start location will be provided throughout the day. Click here for details.
  • Reminder: City to Shore cyclists are responsible for booking their own accommodations in Ocean City. Click here to book your housing.
  • Jitney service is provided to and from the Ocean City finish line, the campground and all hotels, condos and team housing reservations made through Access Ocean City. 
  • Make the most out of your trip to Ocean City. See what's happening in Ocean City during Ride weekend, including special discounts and promotions for City to Shore cyclists, spectators and volunteers!
  • Start getting excited about the finish line party.

2017 Ride Weekend Timeline

> Saturday 80 & 100 Mile Starts:
5:30 a.m.: Rider number pick up begins
6 to 7:45 a.m.: Team photos
6:30 a.m.: Ride Kick Off

> Saturday Route Closing: 
11:30 a.m.: Century Loop Entrance at mile 46.3 
5 p.m.: Route closes

> Saturday 25 & 45 Mile Starts:
8:00 a.m.: 45-mile start rider number pick up begins
9:00 a.m.:
- 45-mile start mass start
- 25-mile start rider number pick up begins
10:00 a.m.: 25-mile start mass start

 > Saturday Ocean City Finish:
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Ocean City Finish Line Open 
12 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Jitney service to housing
booked through Access Ocean City  
1 p.m.- 6 p.m.: Bus back to start locations
3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner at the Music
Pier and Ocean City High School   
6 p.m.: Finish line closed 
7 p.m.: Bike parking locked

> Sunday:
5:00 a.m.: Bike parking open 
5:00 a.m.: Breakfast open 
6:30 a.m.: Route open, depart from 6th Street 
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast closes
8 a.m.: All cyclists must be on the route
5:00 p.m.: Route closes


Top Lists

Top Fundraising Teams

1 - UPHS/PENN ($273,066.01)
2 - Jersey's Team
3 - SCREENS N SPOKES ($75,530.00)
4 - Team Ox ($75,522.25)
5 - Renee's Riders

Top Individuals

1 - Garry Scheib ($52,965.00)
2 - Albert DeRitis ($48,425.00)
3 - Andrea Rosenthal ($40,935.41)
4 - Gary Crooks ($34,460.00)
5 - Ian Harris ($32,200.00)

Largest Teams

1 - UPHS/PENN, 372
2 - Team NFI, 104
3 - Team Comcast, 102
4 - Team Ox, 101
5 - Team Teva, 88

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to see the Top Teams & Top 250 VIP Club members.

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