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OC Experience & Finish Line

ocean city finish

The Bike MS: City to Shore Ride is thrilled to be embarking on 37 consecutive years finishing the ride in Ocean City, N.J. This allows our participants, volunteers and their families a one of a kind experience. We want to thank the City of Ocean City for its continued support of the ride and the warm welcome extended to our cyclists each year.

Check out the information below to ensure you make the most out of City to Shore and your trip to Ocean City. 

NOTE TO CYCLISTS RIDING 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. Information regarding Sunday breakfast, luggage transportation, bike parking and transportation to PATCO start can be found on the Transportation/Meals tab.

Located between 5th and 6th streets and the boardwalk, the Ocean City finish line is the most festive party around! Invite your family and friends to join the fun. Note accessible parking spots have been reserved at 6th & Wayne, to provide close access to the finish line, for those who might need it.

Click here to view the PDF map of the finish line.

Photos, Festivities and More

Shade and seating is available throughout the day under the I Ride with MS tent for cyclists, volunteers and spectators living with MS. 

  • Collect your commemorative t-shirt, completer medal and more
  • Get your family, friends, Bike MS champion and team members together for a commemorative photo at the finish line photo booth  
  • true fitness bike
  • Let us know why you ride at the ‘Why I Ride’ tent 
  • Register for next year’s ride for just $20 at the Ocean City Finish Line on Saturday and be entered to win the new TRUE MS Cycling Bike, courtesy of True Fitness.
  • Grab a drink and quick bite a the food tent, offering pierogies, Turkey Hill ice cream and Hatfield hot dogs  
  • Vote for your favorite team jersey
  • Visit our sponsors and see a live band
  • Rookie Riders

    First year City to Shore cyclists, visit the Rookies Tent for your chance to be entered in the Rookie Rest Stop Raffle and much more. Click here and click on the ‘Ride Weekend’ tab for details. 

    VIP Cyclists

    Don’t forget to enjoy all your ride weekend VIP perks including: 

    • Special VIP meal with seating at VIP tent 
    • Century Route sponsored by Janney, Montgomery, ScottAlso at the VIP tent, pick up your jersey (if you haven’t done so already), your Gold Club Members plaque (for those raising $1,000 to $2,499 only, all other plaques will be given upon request after the ride) and VIP gift courtesy of VIP Sponsor Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.

    Specifics for Teams

    Don't let the fun stop once your team crosses the finish line. In addition to having your photo taken at the commemorative photo booth, extend the fun with team housing, dinners and parties. Check out our tips to make the most out of your team experience in Ocean City.

    Team housing provides a centralized location for team members, volunteers, family and friends to come together and share experiences from the day while also building camaraderie between your team members (and it's fun!). It's also a great way to advertise your team/company.

    -Many local restaurants will offer catering and delivery right to your team housing location. Be sure to check out the promotions information in the tab above for information on specific locations offering specials to Bike MS: City to Shore cyclists.

    Ask your team members if they know anyone with an available house for the weekend or book your team housing through Access Ocean City. As noted above, we provide transportation to and from your team housing if booked through Access Ocean City.

    Team Parties: Many restaurants will host a private party ride weekend! This is a great opportunity to throw a memorable post-ride celebration for your team and supporters in one of Ocean City’s many great restaurants. The promotions info in the tab above has specifics on locations offering private parties; however, you will need to contact the venue directly for specific details.

Bike Parking

Temporary and secure overnight bike parking is available (note the orange banners indicating bike parking). No bikes are permitted into the ‘tented’ area of the finish line.

   - Temporary Bike Parking: Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sunday 5 a.m. - 8 a.m. 
    Any bikes remaining at 8 a.m. on Saturday will be transported to the PATCO finish line. 

  - Secure Overnight Parking: Saturday from 7 p.m. to Sunday 5 a.m. During this time bikes are locked and no access to bike parking is permitted.

Luggage

Remember to put your luggage tag on your bag, which can be found in your rider number packet. We will transport your luggage to the finish line each day. All luggage is dropped off and sorted numerically at the luggage tent along 6th street.

Cyclists riding back on Sunday: You may drop your luggage in the NFI trailer, located on 6th street at Bike Parking, by 8 a.m. All luggage on this truck will be transported to the PATCO finish line.

Transportation

Please visit our Lodging & Transportation page for details.

Saturday Dinner & Sunday Breakfast

Ocean City IdentifierSaturday Dinner: Join us on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. for a pasta dinner at the Music Pier on the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace OR the Ocean City High School located at 6th and Atlantic Avenue.

Be sure to check out the promotions in the “Experiencing Ocean City” tab for local restaurants offering dinner specials to cyclists! Also, drop in wherever you see this identifier (pictured at right) and inquire about special Bike MS: City to Shore promotions.

Cyclists riding back on Sunday: Breakfast will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier and the OC High School (same locations as Saturday dinner). All cyclists must be on the road by 8 a.m.

Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City, New JerseyMore than a vacation – It’s tradition!  Ocean City provides teams, volunteers, spectators, family and friends the opportunity to continue creating memories even after the ride has ended. The city has many attractions, including a thriving downtown shopping district, more than one hundred eateries, eight miles of beaches, beautiful bay front and of course the famous Ocean City Boardwalk.

In addition to the Finish Line Festivities, check out some of the ways to make the most of your Ocean City experience below and take advantage of everything that Ocean City has to offer. The Ocean City online vacation guide is a great way to learn about things to do, places to eat, where to shop, and more!  

Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ voted Best Boardwalk in 2014 by New Jersey Monthly readers!

A trip to Ocean City would not be complete without visiting the boardwalk and it couldn’t be more convenient, with access from the 6th street side of the Finish Line Festivities area! With rides, shopping and your favorite treats, it truly has something for everyone. The boardwalk starts buzzing early in the morning. Spanning two and a half miles, it becomes an open-air wooden by-way for biking, walking, jogging and people-watching (distance is conveniently marked every quarter mile).

Ocean City Beaches

Ocean City, NJ was voted Best Beach in America by Coastal Living Magazine readers in 2016.

City to Shore takes place outside during Ocean City’s off-season, so beach tags are not required. 8 miles of pristine beach which can be accessed right off of the boardwalk. The Ocean City Sports and Civic Center offers the Surf Chair Program, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy the surf and sand. Advance reservations are recommended. Click here for details.

*Please note: there are no life guards on duty during ride weekend and visits to the beach, or time in the water, is done so at your own risk.*

Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City is home to the largest downtown shopping district along the Jersey Shore. Located between the beach and bay on Asbury Avenue, it's home to more than 100 shops, restaurants, service businesses and entertainment niches from 6th to 11th Streets along Asbury Avenue.

Bike MS Run OC, September 24

Riding City to Shore on Saturday only and looking for another challenge? Are your friends and family staying over? Participate in the OCNJ Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 10 mile non-competitive walk or 5K run on Sunday. In addition to the usual great OCNJ swag, special recognition will be given to those participating in both events. 

Bicycling Safe Community

League of American BicyclistsOcean City was recently named a Bronze level Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

Bike MS has partnered with the League to offer FREE courses in September. Sign up today!

Local Promotions

Ocean City IdentifierOcean City has many diverse dining and eating opportunities from white linen to small, cozy cafes to snack shops. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, take-out and everything in between.

Stop in wherever you see this logo (pictured at right) and inquire about special offers just for Bike MS: City to Shore participants! Take advantage of these amazing dining specials and don’t forget to mention Bike MS: City to Shore! Be sure to check back closer to the ride, as new promotions will be added weekly.

DINING OPTIONS

*Please note: you must contact each venue directly for details and to make necessary arrangements.*

CATERING, PRIVATE TEAM PARTIES AND MORE:

Cousin’s Restaurant
104 Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-9462
Available to rent out for private party (60-70 people)
Offering catering and delivery to condos, homes or hotels Also available for lunch and dinner

ADDITIONAL DINING PROMOTIONS:

Johnny B Goode
1363 Asbury Ave/ 3339 West Ave
Waffles Sandwiches for Two - $8.69
Two Freshly baked Belgian Waffles served with your choice of Ice Cream or Yogurt.

SHOPPING PROMOTIONS:

Congo Falls
1132 Boardwalk
609-399-8500
Congo Falls Features Three World Class 18-Whole Minute Golf Courses: Congo Queen, Solomon’s Mine and the Lost City
$5 Per Round of Golf

Haunted Golf
824 Boardwalk
609-399-8500
Indoor miniature golf course has haunted hotel theme and creepy animatronics.
$5 Per Round of Golf

Onni
1356 Boardwalk
609-399-0306
“Happiness in Ocean City” Unique Clothing & Gifts
10% Off Purchase for Bike MS: City to Shore Participants

We Make it Personal
8th and Boardwalk
609-938-0208
10% off to anyone who mentions Bike MS: City to Shore

Thank you to our premier national sponsors

Thank you to our local sponsors

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