Join the Bike MS: Country Challenge 2015

Now Featuring Oktoberfest!

Are you looking for a personal challenge and a great time riding for a cause? Whether you’re looking to ride with friends or push yourself to greater limits, Bike MS: Country Challenge is the ride for you! This ride offers a one or two-day cycling adventure on some of NJ’s prettiest back roads, past historic towns and around The Great Swamp. There are several route options fit for all cycling abilities on some of NJ’s most scenic roads. Enjoy the camaraderie of this fantastic event while challenging yourself on the hills of NJ!

We have route options available for cyclists of every level, ranging from 25 to100 miles. Bike MS is fully supported with festive rest stops stocked with snacks and endurance products, SAG vehicles, bike mechanics and route assistance. Each participant receives a commemorate event T-shirt and a medal at the finish line along with a hearty meal in celebratory setting! At Bike MS, we make cycling fun!

New for 2015! This year we are completely changing our finish line celebration to embrace the best of Germany’s annual beer & food festival!  Our Oktoberfest will be complete with bratwurst, beer and good alpine music to serve up a great, festive environment.  This festival will make you feel like you completed an alpine ride like a champion!!

Family and friends are invited to cheer you along at the rest stops or as you cross the finish line. Guests can register as Virtual Cyclists to enjoy Oktoberfest including a barbecue lunch, music, and a cash bar. The Virtual Cyclist ticket is available online or at the event.

We overnight at the Hanover Marriott where you can enjoy a relaxing setting, mingle with old and new friends, and rejuvenate for another fantastic day of cycling.  Overnight accommodations are not included in registration fees. Rooms can be booked in the Bike MS room block for $96 + taxes per night by calling 973-538-8811.

Day 2 offers more terrific riding and a fun finish line with great food, music and massages. Of course the fun Oktoberfest feeling will carry over into the Day 2 rest stops and finish line. 

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.

2015 Bike MS: Country Challenge Route Options & Registration Fees

Welcome to the Bike MS: Country Challenge! Join one of the five different route lengths and enjoy cycling the hills of New Jersey on a route that's perfect for you! There is a 25 mile route for those looking to join their first organized and hilly ride. There’s also a one day 50-mile, 62-mile metric century or a two day 100-mile ride for those cyclists looking for a little more challenge!

Route Options:

Saturday, September 19th
25 miles, 50 miles or 62 miles

Sunday, September 20th

50 miles

Saturday, September 19th & Sunday, September 20th
100 mile challenge

Join in the Octoberfest at the Hanover Marriot, Whippany. Tickets are available for friends and family to enjoy too!

Overnight accommodations are available at the Hanover Marriott and are not included in the registration for any ride length. 

All cyclists finishing at the Hanover Marriott will be shuttled back to the start line along with their bikes.

Registration Options and Fees:

The Hanover Marriott will be holding a room block for Bike MS participants.  Please contact the hotel by calling 973-538-8811   Rooms rate is $96 for standard room, single to quad occupancy. 

2015 Bike MS: COUNTRY CHALLENGE Registration Fees*

 

 

 

 

Registration Fee schedule:

Two-day 100-mile route

62-mile route

Saturday or Sunday 50-mile route

25-mile route

Virtual cyclist

Fall Rate: until 12-20-14

$35

$30

$25

$20

$20

Winter Rate: 12-21-14 thru 4-19-15

$40

$40

$35

$25

$25

Spring Rate: 4-20-15 thru 6-20-15

$45

$45

$40

$30

$30

Summer Rate: 6-21-15 thru 8-31-15

$50

$50

$45

$35

$30

Last Chance Rate: 9-1-15 through 9-17-15

$70

$55

$50

$45

$30

Walk-On

$80

$65

$60

$55

$30

*No hotel rooms are included in registration fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike MS Virtual Participant
This is a great option for those who can't pedal, but would still like to be a part of our event! The $30 registration fee covers the cost for a non-riding participant. This level of participation is ideal for family members, volunteers, children and others who would still like to support the cause and participate during the event without riding. You'll receive a commemorative T-shirt and goody bag as well as access to rest stops and meals. While there is no fundraising requirement for Virtual Participants, we do encourage the collection of pledges to help us move closer to a World Free of MS.

Riding Requirements

  • HELMETS MUST BE WORN BY ALL PARTICIPANTS
  • NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 12 WILL BE ALLOWED TO RIDE ON THE BIKE MS RIDE
  • ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER ON FILE
  • ALL RIDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12-17 MUST HAVE A MINOR WAIVER SIGNED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AND NOTARIZED
  • ALL RIDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 17 MUST RIDE WITH AN ADULT 21 YEARS OR OLDER AT A RATIO OF 1:3
  • ALL RIDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12-17 MUST REVIEW SAFETY BROCHURE AND SPECIAL YOUTH FLYER WITH PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
  • NO TRAILERS, OR CARRIERS ALLOWED
  • TAGALONGS ARE PERMITTED WHERE CHILD IS AT LEAST 12 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

If you can't participate in the Bike MS events, you can still become part of the effort by donating now or volunteering at the event.