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Participation Requirements & Obtaining a Rider Number for City to Shore 

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Participation Requirements | How to Turn in Donations | How to Obtain Your Rider Number | What’s in a Rider Number Packet

Participation Requirements

To obtain a Rider Number (and participate):
All cyclists must complete the following by the morning of the ride (September 28):

  1. Be at least 12 years of age by the day of the ride.
    Minors Policy: Our priority is to provide a safe ride experience for all participants. As a result, the National MS Society has instituted a policy that no one under the age of 12 will be permitted to ride in City to Shore. Click here to learn more.
     
  2. Complete the waiver/safety pledge
     
  3. Turn-in the required minimum $300 in donations (click here for deadlines)
     

2013 City to Shore Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Deadline passed for early money
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The deadline for the 2013 City to Shore commemorative long sleeve t-shirt has passed. Thanks to everyone who raised $400* or more by the August 1 deadline. Click here to see the list of those that qualified. T-shirts will be mailed in late August.

*We must have received your $400 by this date to have qualified.

Ride Weekend Requirements:

>Helmets are required.

>Bike Inspections: To receive free bike maintenance ride weekend from our sponsoring bike shops, your bike must have a Bike MS Inspected sticker. Learn more.

>City to Shore is a cup-free event. You must have a water bottle.
 


 

How to Turn in Donations

Mail the minimum to:
National MS Society
City to Shore Ride
30 S. 17th Street
Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Pay or raise the minimum online.
It’s the fastest, easiest way to fundraise. No paper, no mail. You don’t even have to leave your computer!
Call in your minimum.
Pay by credit card. Call 1-800-445-BIKE.

When mailing donations it is recommended to make copies of your checks/donations and mail via a method that can be tracked, such as UPS or FedEx.

Please be sure to include your name and team name (if applicable) to ensure we properly credit your account.

Click here to learn more about turning in donations and other frequently asked questions.
 

 


 

How to Obtain Your Rider Number

MAIL: August 31
For us to ensure you receive your rider number in the mail prior to the ride, we must have received your waiver/safety pledge and required minimum $300 donation by August 31. Numbers will be mailed after Labor Day through September 23.

Click here to learn more about turning in donations and other frequently asked questions.

Reminder: You only need to raise $300 to get your number, but aim higher. Turn in $400 by August 1 and receive a commemorative City to Shore long-sleeved T-shirt! Raise $1,000 by the day of the ride to take advantage of all the VIP Club perks!

RIDER EXPO: August 28 at Penns Landing Caterers in Philadelphia. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

NATIONAL MS SOCIETY OFFICE: September 18 to 27
Drop off the minimum* at the Society’s office to pick up your rider number:
National MS Society
30 S. 17th Street
Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

No rider numbers will be given out after 2 p.m. on September 27. (You will need to pick up your rider packet at your start location on Saturday!)

*Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The office closes at 5 p.m. daily)
**Please call 1-800-445-BIKE before going to the office to make sure a staff member is available to help you.
 
DAY OF RIDE: ON SEPTEMBER 28
If you do not receive your number prior to the ride, you may pick it up at your start location that morning. You will receive a money turn-in envelope and waiver/safety pledge in the mail prior. We must have your required minimum $300 donation and signed waiver/safety pledge at this time.

Note: Allow at least one hour for check-in prior to getting on the road. No cyclists will be permitted on the route without a rider number. Learn more.

Questions? Click here to view our Bike MS FAQs.
 
 


 

 

WHAT’S IN A RIDER NUMBER Packet?

rider numberCyclist number - Pin this number to the back of your jersey or shirt with the enclosed safety pins. The number should be visible at all times. It identifies you as a participant during ride weekend. You must fill out the emergency information on the reverse side prior to the start of the ride on Saturday morning.

bike numberBike number - Attach this self-adhesive number to a prominent place on your bike frame prior to your arrival on Saturday morning. THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO IDENTIFY THE BIKE AS YOURS.

luggage tagLuggage tag - Attach this tag to your luggage before you arrive at check in. Please make sure you can leave it attached and still open your bag on Saturday night. This tag is the best way to identify the bag as yours during luggage pick up each day.

wristbandWristband - All City to Shore cyclists must wear the enclosed wristband to access all Ocean City finish line giveaways, including the pasta dinner, festivities and T-shirt pick up. More importantly, YOUR WRISTBAND IS IMPRINTED WITH A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER. Use this during the ride if you spot an accident.

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Century cyclist sticker - To identify yourself as a century cyclist (someone riding the 100-mile route on Saturday), attach this century cyclist sticker to the front of your rider number Saturday morning.

 

 

 

Mission ribbon - Everybody has a reason for participating in City to Shore, whether they have a personal connection to MS or if it’s just for the thrill. Ultimately by riding, you are showing your support for the thousands of people affected by MS. In addition to promoting awareness, the orange ribbon you’ll receive in your rider number packet serves as a reminder of why we ride. You can pin it to your jersey or your rider number, or attach it to your bike, either way you are showing your support.

If you are riding for someone in particular, have them sign your ribbon or write their name on it, and share your reason for riding with us by clicking the ‘why I ride’ box below. Even if you may not have a personal connection to MS currently, you are riding for someone by participating in City to Shore. Meet our Champions below and read how your fundraising dollars are making a difference in the lives of people living with MS in our area.

When you receive your rider number packet, please make sure that all numbers correspond and all items are accounted for. If there are any discrepancies, please contact Lauren Trager at Lauren.Trager@nmss.org or 215-271-1500 as soon as possible.

 

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