Ride Day Info

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.

Packet Pick-up times and locations coming soon – stay tuned!

August | September | Post-Event | Registration Fee Schedule

April 1: Ocean City Team Housing Request Form Available

June 1: Ocean City Housing Opens

July: Bike Shop Training Rides

rider number

August: Bike Shop Training Rides

August 12: Rider Number Mailing Deadline (**NEW DEADLINE IN 2018**)
To receive your rider number in the mail, we must have received your required waiver/safety pledge and minimum $300 donation. See Participation Requirements tab for more information.

Bike MS City to Shore longsleeve

August 12: Early Money Turn-In/ Long Sleeve T-Shirt Deadline (**NEW DEADLINE IN 2018**)
Turn in $500 to receive a commemorative City to Shore long-sleeved T-shirt! A list will be posted and shirts will be mailed in early September to those that qualified. **We must have received your $500 by August 12 to qualify.

Turn in $400 by this date and receive an official Bike MS pop socket for your cell phone. 

Bike MS pop socket

Click here for additional information and fundraising incentives, including a commemorative jersey.

August 24 to September 21: Bike Inspections
To receive free bike maintenance ride weekend from our sponsoring bike shops, your bike must have a Bike MS Inspected sticker. *NEW this year* shops may charge up to $15 if inspection is done after September 21.
Learn more >

August 22: Rider Expo, presented by XFINITY Live! & Rider Number Pick Up All you need to know about City to Shore. All in one place. Plus, in 2018, new info, fun, food, drink specials and more!  This will be the first opportunity to obtain your rider number.
Learn more >

August 31: Team Tent Reservation Deadline

September: Bike Shop Training Rides

September (after Labor Day - September 4): Rider Numbers Mailed (to those meeting the August 12 deadline)

September 1: Group Riding Skills courses

September 7: Team Tent Payment Deadline

September 8: Group Riding Skills courses

September 15: Responsible Cyclist Pledge Deadline and Group Riding Skills courses

September 21: Last day for Free Bike Inspections
To receive free bike maintenance ride weekend from our sponsoring bike shops, your bike must have a Bike MS Inspected sticker. *NEW this year* shops may charge up to $15 if inspection is done after September 21. Learn more.

September 29 and 30: City to Shore
To receive your rider number and participate, we must have received your required waiver/safety pledge and minimum $300 donation. See Participation Requirements tab for more information. 

November 30: Fundraising/Money Turn In Deadline and Plaque Request. Visit the Clubs & Benefits page for more details.

December 31: Save your 2018 Data
Log in to your 2018 City to Shore Ride account and save your Donor List and Team Roster (team captains). This data will not carry over once the 2018 event is closed.

January 11, 2019: Awards Dinner (invitations will be sent via email after Nov 30)

Registration Fee Schedule*:

*Fee for cyclists only. Volunteers do not pay a registration fee.

- $25 until Nov. 1 (extended!)
- $35 until April 17

- $50 until May 29
- $65 until July 9
- $75 until September 17
- $100 thereafter

*Please note: Registration will close early if our registration cap is reached. 

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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