at least $200 by September 24 to
have your necessary day-of rider materials mailed to you and avoid a packet
at least $300 by the early incentive
deadline of August 21 to earn a pair of Bike MS branded cycling gloves (pictured)!
at least $1,000 by September 24 to
earn the 2017 Bike MS NYC Top Fundraiser jersey to wear at the ride!
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 until May 9
- $50 until June 20
- $60 until July 31
- $70 until Oct. 9
- $80 until ride date
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.