Join the 24th Annual Bike MS: Coast the Coast
Date(s): May 16 & 17, 2015
Enjoy a 2-day cycling adventure with 1,700 of your closest friends. Choose your challenge, with route options for all cycling abilities. Pedal over flat terrain as you enjoy coast views. You'll travel through seaside towns, across inlets, through the Pine Barrens and finish in historic Cape May.
We have route options for cyclists of every level, ranging from 25-170 miles. The ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike mechanics, full meals, and support vehicles. Invite your family and friends to cheer as you cross the finish line and enjoy a lunch at Monmouth University for the shorter routes, or a wonderful evening celebration for those riding to the Pinelands. A fantastic dinner awaits you with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and fun.
Bike MS will take you further than you've ever gone before. It's not the miles that matter -- it's the unforgettable journey. Join us for an event that's more than a ride -- it's anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you're changing lives ... Making every mile that much sweeter.
Don't just ride, Bike MS.
Saturday, 5/16, Start and Finish Locations:
25-mile route starts at 10:00 a.m. from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, travels to Belmar and circles back to the finish line at Monmouth University.
50-mile route starts at 9:00 a.m. from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, travels to Brielle and circles back to the finish line at Monmouth University.
85 & 100 mile route (Saturday) starts at 8:00 a.m. from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. This is a one-directional ride that finishes at the Pinelands Regional Middle School, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. For those wishing to complete a century ride, pick up a power loop route card at the Pinelands finish line to complete the additional 15 miles. Bus service back to Monmouth University is included in the registration fee.
Two-day 170-mile route, (Saturday 85 miles + Sunday 85 miles) begins on Saturday from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ at 8:00 a.m. This is a one-directional ride that finishes at the Pinelands Regional Middle School, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. At the Pinelands School, pick up a power loop route card to ride the additional 15 miles to complete a one day century ride. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Tuckerton Seaport, near to the finish line. Overnight at the school gym at no cost (bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, etc.) or overnight on Long Beach Island. Those wishing to stay on Long Beach Island (LBI) will make their own hotel reservation and can utilize the shuttle bus service (additional $10 fee during registration or pay on-site). The LBI shuttle offers convenient pick up and drop off to Long Beach Blvd for easy walking to hotels.
Sunday, 5/17, Start and Finish Locations:
Sunday 85 miles and Day 2 of 170 mile rides start at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast at Pinelands Regional Middle School, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. The ride begins at 7:30 a.m. One-directional route to the United States Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ . Celebration finish line provides a barbecue lunch, massages and cash bar. Bus service back to Monmouth University and Pinelands Regional Middle School (your choice) is included in the registration fee.
Registration Fees: Vary by ride length and date, see below
Fundraising Minimum: $350 for 170-mile route, $300 for 85-mile route, $200 for 50-mile route and $100 for 25-mile route
Route Options: 25, 50, Saturday 85 with 15 mile power loop option, Sunday 85 and two day 170-mile route.
Age Minimum: 18 years of age to ride independently, 12-17 years of age must ride with an adult.