Note: This page has not yet been updated for 2015. Check back soon!
ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED TO MOTORISTS RIDE WEEKEND
Be courteous. Be responsible. Be safe! The dangerous actions of a few can jeopardize the future of this ride for all. Bike MS provides the necessary tools to educate all City to Shore cyclists on proper riding etiquette but it’s up to YOU to become a responsible cyclist. We need you to spread the word to your fellow cyclists and teammates and protect the integrity of the ride. Visit the Safety Zone for more information. Plus, a document featuring important reminders and rules of the road is being mailed to all cyclists.
Important Note: Last winter's brutal conditions left a lasting mark on roadways throughout South Jersey, including the route for Bike MS: City to Shore. Road surfaces in some townships may still be rough or bumpy, so we are asking all cyclists to be more cautious than ever before. Your safety - and the safety of those riding with you - depends on you.
One-day (Saturday-only) options:
> Traditional (75 mile)* each day with five rest stops, including lunch.*
> Two-day Century option, sponsored by Janney, Montgomery, Scott: 100 miles on Saturday with six rest stops and 75 miles on Sunday with five rest stops. Lunch is included both days.
Riding both days and need housing? Click here for information on Saturday night accommodations. We transport your luggage!
Please Note: *On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 we were informed that a bridge near the Winslow/Waterford Township border (after the first rest stop on Saturday) was closed by the county due to concerns about structural safety. A detour, adding 1.7 miles to the Traditional 75 mile and 100 mile routes, was added to accommodate this unforeseen last minute situation. Currently this bridge is still closed, with no known reopen date, and the detour is still in effect for 2014.
2014 ROUTE MAP
Click here for the 2014 route map on Ride with GPS.
2014 CUE SHEETS*
(all files below are .pdf and will open in a new window)
> 25-Mile Route Option: Saturday
> 45-Mile Route Option: Saturday
> 75-Mile Route Option: Saturday
> 75-Mile Route Option: Sunday
> 100-Mile Route Option*: Saturday (sponsored by Janney, Montgomery,Scott)
We ride rain or shine. Please be prepared for rain, cold weather or very sunny conditions. Weather can change overnight so prepare for every scenario. Stay tuned to our site and your inbox for up-to-date announcements regarding inclement weather.
> Century Closing: 11 a.m.
The century route loop, sponsored by Janney, Montgomery, Scott, will close promptly at 11 a.m. at mile 46.3. No cyclists will be permitted onto the century route after this time. Please plan your ride accordingly and ensure you depart at your designated start time.
> Route Closing: 5 p.m.
The Bike MS route will close at 5 p.m. each day. We will make every effort to work with you to complete the ride. All cyclists on the road after 5 p.m. must take the bus in to the finish line.
If you encounter a mechanical problem while riding and need assistance, move completely off to the side of the road and turn your bike upside down.
We make every effort to ensure you won’t get lost. The route will be clearly marked with orange direction signs, including on straightaways, so you will know you're riding in the right direction.
First Class Rest Stop Support
Rest stops approximately every 15 miles featuring:
Thank you to our rest stop sponsors: Subaru, Royal Bank Of Canada, Janney Montgomery Scott, Dimension Data, and NovaCare Rehabilitation
Just can’t push another pedal, or just need a ride to the next stop? These van & truck duos rove the route and rest stops. Flip your bike upside down and look for the first SAG wagon to come your way. Give the thumbs-down signal if you want to be picked up. You and your bike will be transported.
NOTE: The trip into the finish line is not always direct. Be patient as we pick up other cyclists in need. If you only want a ride to the next rest stop, let the driver know. Always remember to thank your driver, who is volunteering his or her time for the weekend to support you.
Personal SAG Vehicles PROHIBITED
Personal SAG vehicles are not permitted on the route. Please understand our need to cut down on vehicular traffic for YOUR SAFETY.
Get your bike inspected prior to ride weekend to identify major issues. Sponsoring bike shops will provide minor repairs on the road and at rest stops on ride weekend. View City to Shore sponsoring bike shops.
Communications volunteers are stationed along the route. If you encounter an accident or other emergency, let the communications volunteer know. They are easy to spot: just look for a car with a really big antenna!
These motorcycle volunteers can be found at "trouble" intersections and along the route. They monitor and guide cyclist traffic, but are not permitted to stop vehicular traffic. When you see a road marshal volunteer, ride with caution. They’ll be wearing orange vests and waving orange flags so you can’t miss them. For more information on volunteering as a road marshal click here.
Emergency medical support travels the entire route in the event that a cyclist may be injured. Help us provide top-notch first aid by completing the back of your rider number. In addition, an emergency number will be printed on the wristband included in your rider number packet. Use this number during the ride if you spot an accident. First aid stations will also be available.
Police and Communities Who Welcome Us
Every effort is made keep you safe. Where possible, local police have been recruited to help you travel through hazardous intersections and on busy roadways. Be courteous, as they help you travel safely through their communities.
StaffBike MS staff and key volunteers will be monitoring the route.