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Ride Day Info

Let's get you ready for the ride of your life!

Here is the information you'll need to have an amazing Bike MS experience. We've provided information on packet pick up, what to wear and important phone numbers and information for you.

Recruitment and Fundraising Challenges | Important Fundraising Dates | Registration Fee Schedule | Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Recruitment and Fundraising Challenge Schedule

May 24: World MS Day Fundraising Challenge

June 26 – 30: Team Recruitment Week

July 14: Fundraising Challenge

August 7 – 11: Team Recruitment Week

September 1 – 24: Fundraising Month

October 25: Post Event Fundraising Challenge

November 13 – 17: Final Fundraising Week


Important Fundraising Dates to Keep in Mind

  • Raise at least $200 by September 24 to have your necessary day-of rider materials mailed to you and avoid a packet pick-up!
  • cycling gloves - Bike MS: NYCRaise at least $300 by the early incentive deadline of August 21 to earn a pair of Bike MS branded cycling gloves (pictured)!
  • Raise at least $1,000 by September 24 to earn the 2017 Bike MS NYC Top Fundraiser jersey to wear at the ride!
  • Hand in all post-event donations by November 17 to be counted toward ranking totals!

Registration Fee Schedule

*This is a nonrefundable/nontransferable fee. Fee for cyclists only. Volunteers do not pay a registration fee.

- $35 through Fri., 4/28
- $50 from Sat., 4/29 to Fri., 6/30
- $60 from Sat., 7/1 to Fri., 8/11
- $70 from Sat., 8/12 to Fri., 10/6
- $80 from Sat., 10/7 to Fri., 10/20 at 12 noon
- $100 on Saturday, Oct. 21 (In-person registration only)


Important Dates to Keep in Mind

September 1: Deadline to mail donations to have them posted before the September 24 $200 fundraising minimum deadline.

September 19: Deadline to reserve a hotel room at the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square West at the Bike MS NYC block rate.

What to wear

We are delighted to welcome Primal Wear as the official apparel of Bike MS and invite you to check out Sponsors & Offers to see their specials for Bike MS participants.

So what should you wear for Bike MS?

  • Helmet - of course! You should wear one every time you ride, and you must when you ride in Bike MS. Modern helmets are lightweight, airy, and stylish as well.
  • Jersey - a cycling jersey with rear pockets is handy for carrying snacks, your wallet and other items. Summer jerseys are usually made from a material that wicks moisture way from the skin, keeping you drier and more comfortable. Plenty of casual riders simply pull on a T-shirt, but realize that sweat (or a rain shower) makes cotton heavy and clammy.
  • Shorts - cycling shorts are no joke. They are key to minimizing chafing and other discomforts when sitting on a saddle for any length of time. Good shorts have a large, smooth, lightly padded liner ("chamois”). If you don't care for the skintight look of Lycra, opt for the "baggie” mountain bike style that look like casual shorts but still has a liner. Being a loose fit, though, means they could bunch uncomfortably during long rides.
  • Gloves - short-finger cycling gloves absorb perspiration for a safer grip, protect against raw spots and blisters, and pad your palms to reduce road shock. Most have a terry back that gives you a way to wipe sweat from your eyes or energy drink from your chin.
  • Shoes and socks - dedicated cycling shoes, either for road riding or mountain biking, are the best choice. The reason? Very firm soles that let you press as hard as you want without feeling uncomfortable pedal pressure. You can use mountain bike style shoes with or without toe clips and straps, or with clipless pedal systems. Plenty of casual riders simply wear running shoes, but their softness makes them less suitable for longer distances. Socks are important for comfort and sweat absorption. Choose the low-cut style if you're worried about a funny tan line.
  • Sunglasses - it's best to use a sports model with unbreakable lenses that have 100% UV protection. The wraparound style will reduce bothersome wind, important if you wear contacts.

If you need some help training for Bike MS, make sure to read about Training Resources and remember to also read about Rider Safety.

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