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Start Location Details

important If you are riding back on Sunday, the 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 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. Click here for Sunday morning start details.

Please check back regularly for final details and fully read all monthly City to Shore Update emails (e-news) for updates, changes and additional information. Plus, please fully review all information in the tabs below.

important  > Start Location and Ride Weekend Information: Read and review this important packet of information.

> Stay connected: Check your inbox regularly for weather and other ride weekend updates. Plus follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Post your photos and don't forget to check in and tag us #citytoshore!

ride weekend requirement

> Participation & Ride Weekend Requirements: You must meet all requirements to participate. Click here for details.

> Weather: We ride rain or shine. Please check your inbox & MSCycling.org for any last minute weather-related changes. Click here to view current weather conditions at each start location.

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> Rider number pick-up: If you did not receive a rider number prior to the ride, you may pick one up at your start location Saturday morning. 

  • You must have your required minimum $300 donation. Money turn-in envelopes will be provided that morning.
  • You should allow at least one hour for rider number pick-up prior to getting on the road. No cyclists will be permitted on the route without a rider number.
  • You should fill out the emergency contact information on the back of your rider number before getting on the route.

> Luggage: We will transport your luggage to the finish line each day. Attach your luggage tag on your bag and drop it off at the luggage tent/truck. All luggage is dropped off at the luggage tent on Saturday in Ocean City. On Sunday, luggage will go to PATCO. Click here to find out what to pack (PDF), or watch a video.

> Be courteous. Be responsible. Be safe! With 7,000 cyclists on the road, each individual makes an impact - good or bad. The dangerous and disrespectful actions of a few can jeopardize the future of this Ride for all. Bike MS provides the necessary tools, but it's up to YOU  to become a responsible cyclist. And ride safely and courteously Ride weekend.  We need you to spread the word to your fellow cyclists and teammates and protect the integrity of the ride.

  • Remember, roads are open ride weekend and we are GUESTS in the communities we ride through.
  • Due to route changes, cyclists are asked to ride with extra caution and safety, be patient, follow route markings and all police direction. Visit the Routes & Maps page for details. 

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> Route Reminders: The route is fully supported, and personal SAG vehicles are prohibited. Bicycle tagalongs, trailers and carriers will not be permitted per the Society’s minor policy

> Bring meaning to your ride: Don't forget to wear the orange ribbon included in your rider number packet during ride weekend. Even if you don't have a personal connection to MS currently, you are riding for someone by participating in City to Shore. Meet our champions.

See below for information on Cyclist Release, Start Times and Where to Go When Arriving.

Reference this document and the information below for all details regarding the PATCO start location.

Cyclist Release Reminders & Protocol

Due to 7,000 cyclists starting at PATCO's Woodcrest station Saturday morning, a staggered start is necessary.It is important that all riders (veteran or novice) understand the courtesies involved with a ride of this size.

We understand that waiting to start the event can be frustrating. However, our top priority is to get all cyclists on the road safely. We work with local law enforcement to manage both the number of cyclists being released at any given time during the start period. Police dictate the release.

Accommodating the high number of cyclists presents many challenges and we appreciate your patience and corporation. Please know where to go, follow instructions, and treat other cyclists, volunteers, Bike MS staff and the police with the utmost respect.

Our ride has one of the best reputations in the country. By working together, we can keep it that way.

Staggered start tips:

> Remember, it's for your safety
> Be patient
> Follow ALL instructions given by Bike MS staff and volunteers, and be courteous to them
> 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
> Be courteous to your fellow cyclists. Remember, you may be just arriving at PATCO, but your fellow Bike MS cyclists may be getting on the road.
Click here for more group riding etiquette

Start Times

RIDER NUMBER PICK UP BEGINS: 5:30am

ROLLING START & SPEECHES: 6:30 - 8:00am

  • Attention Century Cyclists:
    - The Century breakoff is at 46.3 miles.
    - No cyclists will be permitted to enter the Century Loop after 11:30 a.m.
    - You 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 a.m.
Cyclists arriving late will be bused to the first rest stop after checking in. No exceptions.

ARRIVING: Where to Go

Click here for a map detailing where luggage and the pedestrian walkways are located, the order in which lots will be parked, tent locations, and start chute area.

There are designated pedestrian pathways. For your safety, the safety of those being released in the staggered start, and for those still arriving at the start location, we ask that you only walk in the designated areas. Please follow the signs and volunteer directions coming from your car or the PATCO station.

Luggage Locations & Procedure:

  • Luggage permitted in the tent area will be limited.
  • If you have your rider number, you must drop your luggage before heading to the tent area. No exceptions. Follow Delaware Port Authority Police Officer directive. NOTE: Make sure you have everything you need from your luggage. Once you drop it, you will not be able to get back to it
  • If you do not have your rider number, you will be permitted to visit the tent area with your luggage. You must follow indicated pedestrian walkways at all times.
  • Remember to adhere your luggage tag found in your rider number packet.
  • Ensure you have everything you need before dropping your bag. Once it is placed on the trailer it cannot be removed.

rider number 2014General rider number pick-up and money turn-in: Visit the Rider Number Pick Up Tent to:

  • Pick up your rider number
  • Turn in additional donations at one of the easy drop-off locations at the front corners of the tent

VIPs

Congrats on becoming a VIP cyclist by raising $1,000 or more. Visit the VIP tent to:

• Pick up your rider number. Reminder: 2016 VIPs receive a special gold number corresponding with their previous year's fundraising ranking
• Pick up your VIP credential, granting you access to all the finish line VIP perks
• Pick up your commemorative VIP jersey (if you have your rider number and credentials, and are not turning in money, go directly to the jersey pick-up line)
• Drop off additional donations at one of the easy drop-off locations at the front corners of the tent

Rookies

Welcome to your first City to Shore Ride! Visit the Rookies tent: 

• If you haven’t done so already, pick up your rider number and turn in any additional funds at the check-in tent
• Reminder: Be sure to take part in all the rookie activities on Saturday -- click here for more information on that and on how to make your first City to Shore the best.

Teams

Thanks for teaming up to create a world free of MS. Don’t forget to:

• Get your team photo – scheduled that morning and begin at 6 a.m.
• Set a meeting time and location to meet your team members (reference tent layout maps)
• Drop off your team jersey for the Team Jersey Contest at the Team Photos Tent

Team Tents: If your team has a team tent, click here to find its location.

Team Tent Volunteer Reminders: If your team is handling donations and handing out rider numbers at your tent, you must have a minimum of two volunteers assigned who are trained and have approved background checks. Team tent volunteers do NOT need to check in at the Volunteer tent. Volunteers report directly to the staff/volunteer at the Subaru for their supplies. DO NOT visit the main rider number pick up tent for these supplies.

Reference the PATCO (80 & 100 mile) tab for changes to the start release, updated start times, where to go when arriving, and map of start area and tent locations.

Take PATCO (recommended):

Click here for details.

> Bikes are permitted on trains

> Offers round the clock service

> Choose from a variety of stations in Philadelphia and New Jersey

> Increased ridership brings money back to the Society

Driving Directions to PATCO’s Woodcrest Station:

 

Click here for directions.

200 Tindale Dr.

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Take I-295 to Exit 31  - Woodcrest Road will be closed!

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PATCO Woodcrest Station City to Shore start

Parking at PATCO’s Woodcrest Station:

 With 7,000 cyclists arriving simultaneously, entry into the PATCO lots will take time. We make every effort to park cars quickly.

How You Can Help:

> Consider the public transportation options available (see information about taking PATCO above).
> Carpool
> Allow ample time and plan to arrive early - traffic will start backing up at 5:30 a.m.
> Expect delays on I-295 due to heavy volume. (Bikes are not permitted on I-295)
> Know the order in which lots are being filled AND where cyclist drop off is located. Reference the map on the PATCO (80 & 100 Mile) tab for details.
> Be patient with us.
Entry into the PATCO lots will take time. We make every effort to park cars quickly.
> YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL POLICE & STAFF DIRECTION
> Know where to go when you arrive. Visit the PATCO (80 & 100 Mile) tab for details.

 No camping is permitted at PATCO's Woodcrest Station on Friday night. No exceptions.


Parking at Burnt Mill and Woodcrest Rd.

SPACE IS LIMITED. This option is ONLY available for cyclists who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a rider number (there is no rider number pick up or donation drop off)
  2. Do NOT need to go to PATCO for any reason (team photo, VIP jersey pick-up, luggage drop off)
  3. Ready to leave on route from the lot (meeting requirement #1 & #2)

Note: You must wait as cyclists are released onto the route. You may NOT depart on your own. 

Driving directions to Overflow Parking:
Take I-295 to Exit 32. At the end of the exit ramp, turn onto CR-561/Berlin Road heading east towards Voorhees. At the traffic light, turn right onto Burnt Mill Road. Once on Burnt Mill Road, police and volunteers will direct you into the parking lot. 

25 Mile Start Times and Directions:  

9:00 a.m. Check-in
10:00 a.m. Ride mass start
ALL CYCLISTS MUST
BE ON THE ROAD BY 10:00 a.m.

*This is NOT the Mays Landing Rest Stop*
Oakcrest High School
1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Click here for directions.

45 Mile Start Times and Directions:

8:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 a.m. Ride mass start
ALL CYCLISTS MUST
BE ON THE ROAD BY 9:00 a.m.

*This is NOT the Hammonton Lunch Stop*
Atlantic Commerce Center
1001 S. Grand Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Click here for directions


Parking at Both Locations
:  Parking is available for the day. No overnight parking is permitted. Transportation back to this start location is provided on Saturday only.

rider number 2014When arriving at the start location, visit the rider number pick-up tent to:

> Pick up your rider number: if you do not have a rider number, you may pick one up on Saturday morning. You must have your required minimum $300 donation. Allow at least one hour for rider number pick-up prior to getting on the road. No cyclists will be permitted on the route without a rider number

> Turn in additional donations at one of the easy drop-off locations at the front corners of the tent.

VIPs

Congrats on becoming a VIP cyclist by raising $1,000 or more. Visit the VIP tent to:

• Pick up your rider number. Reminder: 2016 VIPs receive a special gold number corresponding with their previous year's fundraising ranking
• Pick up your VIP credential, granting you access to all the finish line VIP perks
• Pick up your commemorative VIP jersey (if you have your rider number and credentials, and are not turning in money, go directly to the jersey pick-up line)

Rookies

Welcome to your first City to Shore Ride! Reminder: Be sure to take part in all the rookie activities on Saturday -- click here for more information on that and on how to make your first City to Shore the best.

Teams

Thanks for teaming up to create a world free of MS. Don’t forget to:

• Drop off your team jersey for the Team Jersey Contest with a staff member at the site
• Set a meeting time to meet your team members
• Team photos are not offered at this start location, however you can have your photo taken at the Ocean City finish line commemorative photo booth

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