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Rest Stop and Route Options

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. 

Important Reminder: Brutal winter conditions have left a lasting mark on the infrastructure of South Jersey roadways, including the route for Bike MS: City to Shore. Road surfaces in some townships may still be rough or bumpy, but this is still the safest route to the shore. Be cautious. Your safety - and the safety of those riding with you - depends on you.

Visit the Safety page for more information, and review these important reminders and rules of the road being mailed to all cyclists.

 important Detour Implemented: See Route Options tab for details.
 

One-day (Saturday-only) options:

> 25-mile
Mays Landing, N.J. (Oakcrest High School) start with one fully-stocked rest stop

> 45-mile
Hammonton, N.J. (Atlantic Commerce Center) start with three rest stops

> Traditional Route (80-mile)* 
Cherry Hill, N.J. (PATCO Woodcrest Station) start with five rest stops, including lunch

> Century (100 miles)
Cherry Hill, N.J. (PATCO Woodcrest Station) start with six rest stops, including lunch.

We provide transportation back to your start siteClick here for more information.    

Two-day options:

> Traditional (80 mile)* each day with five rest stops, including lunch.*

Two-day Century option: 100 miles on Saturday with six rest stops and 80 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!

Detour Implemented 2015: Due to the scheduled bridge closer on Route 559 in Egg Harbor Township, we have been forced to change the route for this year’s ride. The only viable option available includes 1.2 miles of bike path near the Mays Landing rest stop. This route was selected with the safety of cyclists in mind, providing a controlled detour to the traditional route that does not add significant mileage to the route. Route support will be provided along the bike path. 

To increase overall safety, there will be a heavy volunteer and police presence. Cyclists are asked to ride at a slow pace in single file and to use extreme caution, the bike path will remain open to local residents for recreational activities.  Reference the cue sheets for more details.

2015 ROUTE MAP



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Click the image above for a larger version.

Click here for the 2014 route map on Ride with GPS. 

This route is fully marked! Please reference the SUPPORT & MARKINGS tab for more details.

2014 CUE SHEETS*

2015 cue sheets will be updated in September

(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) 

Detour Implemented 2015: Due to the scheduled bridge closer on Route 559 in Egg Harbor Township, we have been forced to change the route for this year’s ride. The only viable option available includes 1.2 miles of bike path near the Mays Landing rest stop. This route was selected with the safety of cyclists in mind, providing a controlled detour to the traditional route that does not add significant mileage tothe route. Route support will be provided along the bike path. 

To increase overall safety, there will be a heavy volunteer and police presence. Cyclists are asked to ride at a slow pace in single file and to use extreme caution, the bike path will remain open to local residents for recreational activities.  Reference the cue sheets for more details.

Weather
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: 11:30 a.m.

The century route loop will close promptly at 11:30 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 in the initial release.   

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.

Route Markings

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:
 > Fun festivities and smiling faces
 > FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! Including drinks, snacks and lunch at the Hammonton stop (grilled chicken sandwiches or a vegetarian alternative)
 > First aid stations 
 > Mechanical support from local bike shops. 

**Only authorized Bike MS vehicles and cyclists are permitted access to the rest stops ride weekend. All other vehicular traffic is prohibited.

 Thank you to our rest stop sponsors: Subaru, Royal Bank Of Canada, Janney Montgomery Scott, Dimension Data, and NovaCare Rehabilitation

SAG Wagons

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. 

Bicycle tagalongs, trailers and carriers will not be permitted per the Society’s minor policy

 

 

Mechanical Support

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 Team

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!

Note:
These volunteers are there for communication purposes and are not permitted to direct traffic.

Road Marshals

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.

Medical Support

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.

Staff

Bike MS staff and key volunteers will be monitoring the route.

 

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