Event Updates

Welcome to Bike MS: City to Shore Ride! Check back here for news and updates related to the ride.

City to Shore 2018 Promotional Materials are available. City to Shore needs your help to recruit 7,000 and raise over $5 million this year. Word of mouth is the best way to recruit. Over HALF of all first-year cyclists noted they were recruited through a veteran cyclist. Help the ride reach its goals this year by spreading the word (and materials) for this year’s ride, doing what you do best, talking about your City to Shore experience. Every cyclist registered is another person joining us to help create a world free of MS.
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Bike MS Happy Hours

Updated | July 20, 2018

Bike MS Happy Hour dates have been scheduled for July and August. Join us at one of two locations Thursday, July 26. Reference the Ride Events tab for details.


June City to Shore Updates

Updated | June 29, 2018

  • The 2018 City to Shore commemorative VIP Jersey, Long Sleeve T-Shirt and Hooded Sweatshirt designs posted! When you’re a part of the 2018 VIP Club, you’ll receive this special jersey, along with other weekend perks, such as a special VIP meal with seating at Saturday's finish line, and new post event prizes and awards. Plus, earn your reserved gold rider number and the opportunity to qualify for the Top 250 Club in 2019. Learn more.
  • New in 2018: Bike Rentals! Bike Rentals are being provided by Unlimited Biking. Participants have the option to pick up their bikes at the 25-mile, 45-mile and 75-mile start locations and drop-off with the on-site team at the Finish in Ocean City, NJ, or if you choose the 2-day ride, at the Finish in Cherry Hill. No need to haul your rental to/from the ride!

    Each rental comes with a helmet. Helmets are required to participate in Bike MS. For more information or to reserve your bike, click here. All rentals must be secured prior to ride morning.

May City to Shore Updates

Updated | May 21, 2018

June 1, 2018: Ocean City Housing Hotline Opens. Book Now.

May 20, 2018: All 2018 City to Shore important dates and deadlines are now posted. Ensure you don’t miss an important date or deadline throughout the season, and start planning ahead. Save the date for the Rider Expo and Awards Dinner. Know when and how to receive your rider number. Note changes to all the fundraising deadlines, including the commemorative long sleeve t-shirt, rider number mailing and final fundraising deadline. Plus, ensure you book your housing, receive your free bike inspection, and more!
View Dates & Deadlines >

Wanted: Corporate Partners: Support from companies is extremely important in keeping administrative costs low and continuing to ensure funds raised through City to Shore directly impact those affected by MS. In addition to a team, corporate sponsorship is a great way to promote your company to the entire City to Shore community. We need your help finding corporate partners to support the following in 2018: VIP program, century route and rest stops. Make your presence known while enhancing the overall Ride and cyclist experience. Plus, all options offer a great opportunity to engage employees as volunteers. Click here to view current partners and learn more.


Bike MS City to Shore Bike Month

Take Action During National Bike Month

Updated | April 24, 2018

May is National Bike Month, and a great time to activate your fundraising and training, and share your City to Shore experience and reason for riding with others.  

1. Wear your vintage gear while riding to work during Bike to Work Week (May 14-18) as a way to promote City to Shore, recruit others to share the City to Shore experience with you, solicit donations and share your reason for riding.  

  • Ensure you have 2018 Trading Cards on hand, to hand out along your ride.
  • Reminder: the registration fee increases from $50 to $65 on May 29 – encourage friends, family and co-workers to register today!

2. Don’t wait until September - start thinking about safe and courteous cycling behavior now. Visit the Safety page now to pledge your commitment to being a Responsible Cyclist ride weekend. 

3. Share your experience from anywhere, with the Boundless Fundraising mobile app - iPhone | Android.

Did you know? Cyclists who update their personal page or share their personal stories on social media raise twice as much as those who don’t!

The Boundless Fundraising app allows you to share reason for riding in just a few clicks. You're going for a training ride. You snap a pic before you start, upload it to your favorite social network and ask your friends and family for support. When you're finished with your ride, you pull out your phone again, check the mobile app, and snap! You've just raised more to create a world free of MS! Plus…

  • Personalize your fundraising page with your story 
  • Send an email or text message about your fundraising efforts to anyone in your phone contacts
  • Track and thank your donors

Check out our how-to videos on the features of the mobile and tablet apps and how they will make you a fundraising pro while you're on the go!

Promotional Materials & Logos | Promotions Team | Press

Promotional Materials

  • Request FREE City to Shore Promo Materials (posters, trading cards, banner, etc.) and/or download the image as a PDF.

    Already promoting City to Shore? See information below on becoming an official Bike MS Promotions Team member, and earning a Bike MS Promotion Team tech T-shirt.
  • Bike MS Logos & Downloads: Click on the links below to download City to Shore logos in JPG or EPS format. 

  • Email Signature

    Click here for more free Bike MS downloads, including logos and banners.


    Bike MS Promotions Team

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    Organized by the City to Shore Planning Team, the Bike MS Promotion Team needs your help in reaching 6,000 cyclists on the road and raising over $5 million for those living with MS.

    Commit to the Promotions Team to receive a Promotions Team tech T-shirt. To receive a shirt you must complete the following this season*:

    1. Complete the Promotions Team Commitment Form
    2. Adopt at least 1 bike shop(s) this season: We need your help ensuring our local bike shops are well cared for and City to Shore promotional materials are ever present. Click here for Adopt A (Bike) Shop FAQs, Tips & Best Practices.
    3. Attend/promote City to Shore at a minimum of 3 Promotional Opportunities/Events this season. Click here for Promo FAQs, Tips & Best Practices.
    4. Place promotional materials at various locations in your area

    Visit the City to Shore Planning Team Promotions Website for more information, make your commitment to the Promotions Team, and see what shops need adopting and events need attending this year.

    *Shirts will be provided by mail once you have completed the Promotions Team Commitment Form, signed up for a minimum of 3 events and at least one bike shop, and attended.


Press

Bike MS: City to Shore Ride raise funds for local services, programs and research into the cause, cure and treatment of MS.

If you need further information about the ride or are a member of the local media who would like to interview one of our cyclists or obtain more information, please contact us. See below for recent press coverage.

2018 Press Coverage

Bike MS Happy Hours

City to Shore Happy Hours

Hosted by the City to Shore Planning Team , Bike MS Happy Hours offer a great opportunity to socialize with fellow City to Shore cyclists, meet new training buddies, share experiences, win some great prizes and get excited for this year's ride! Thinking about riding, but not yet registered? Have a friend, colleague and/or family member who is thinking about riding? Bring them along! 

  • Thursday, June 28th - Lambertville Station Pub
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    11 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
  • Thursday, July 26th - Evil Genius Beer Company
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    1727 N. Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Evil Genius will be generously donating $1 back on every beer sold during this Happy Hour to the City to Shore Ride!
  • Thursday, July 26th - Conshohocken Brewing Company
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    739 East Elm St, Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • Thursday, August 16th - Penn Taproom
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    80 West State St, Doylestown, PA 18901

City to Shore Rider Expo, presented by XFINITY Live! Philadelphia: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

All you need to know about City to Shore. All in one place. Whether you’re an individual, a team member or team captain, if this is your first time or 38th; the Rider Expo offers something for everyone. Plus, thanks to XFINITY Live!, enjoy food, fun, drink specials and more. It’s an event you don’t want to miss.

Learn more about the Rider Expo >

City to Shore Group Riding Skills Courses: September

League of American Bicyclists

Bike MS has partnered with the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), a national organization dedicated to cycling, cycling advocacy and cycling education, to offer our cyclists free Group Riding Skills (GRS) Courses.

The GRS courses are designed for active participation. Courses include a classroom portion of approximately 60 minutes and an interactive cycling portion in the parking lot to practice group riding skills drills and techniques. The course DOES NOT include an actual ride. All courses are taught by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors (LCI).

View dates and details >

City to Shore cyclist photo

2017 City to Shore Photos

To share your photos with us, email NMSSphotos@gmail.com or mail a CD to National MS Society, Attn: Bike MS, 30 S. 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


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