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Ocean City Finish and Experience

The Bike MS: City to Shore Ride is thrilled to be celebrating 34 years of finishing the ride in Ocean City, N.J. This allows our participants, volunteers and their families a one of a kind experience. We want to thank the City of Ocean City for its continued support of the ride and the warm welcome extended to our cyclists each year. Check out the information below to ensure you make the most out of City to Shore and your trip to Ocean City. 

NOTE TO CYCLISTS RIDING SUNDAY: All cyclists must be on the road by 8 a.m. Streets will be closed from 9 a.m. for the OCNJ Half Marathon. Start location is same as Saturday finish line. Information regarding Sunday breakfast, luggage transportation, bike parking and transportation to PATCO start can be found in the appropriate sections below.


ocean city finishOcean City Finish Line and Transportation

Located between 5th and 6th streets and the boardwalk, the Ocean City finish line is the most festive party around! Invite your family and friends to join the fun. Click the links below for more information on each subject.

Finish Line Photos, Festivities, Map & More!

Map of the Finish Line: Click here to view the PDF.

- Collect your commemorative t-shirt, completer medal and more
- Get your family, friends, Bike MS champion and team members together for a commemorative photo at the finish line photo booth
- Let us know why you ride at the ‘Why I Ride’ tent
True Fitness- New this year: Register for next year’s ride for just $20 at the Ocean City Finish Line on Saturday and be entered to win the new TRUE MS Cycling Bike, courtesy of True Fitness. Click here to learn more.
- Take a break inside the Civic Center for a relaxing massage ($15)*
- Grab a drink and quick bite a the food tent, offering pierogies, Turkey Hill ice cream and Hatfield hot dogs
- Register for next year’s ride, for just $20!
- Vote for your favorite team jersey
- Visit our sponsors and see a live band

- Rookie Riders: First year City to Shore cyclists, visit the Rookies Tent for your chance to be entered in the Rookie Rest Stop Raffle and much more. Click here and click on the ‘Ride Weekend’ tab for details.

- VIP Cyclists: Don’t forget to enjoy all your ride weekend VIP perks including: 
  > Special VIP meal with seating at VIP tent 
  > Also at the VIP tent, pick up your jersey (if you haven’t done so already), your Gold Club Members plaque (for those raising $1,000 to $2,499 only, all other plaques will be given upon request after the ride) VIP gift courtesy of Hand & Stone 
  > Plus, enjoy your FREE 15-minute massage provided by Hand & Stone

Hand and Stone*In 2013, due to a new NJ law requiring that all massage therapists operating in the state be licensed, recruitment of professionals to provide this service at City to Shore was well below our normal levels. While this did NOT impact free VIP massage courtesy of Hand & Stone, massage therapy for the general ridership was limited and only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to provide this service to the fullest extent possible in 2014.


Bike Parking and Luggage

Bike parking
Temporary and secure overnight bike parking is available (note the orange banners indicating bike parking). No bikes are permitted into the ‘tented’ area of the finish line.

   - Temporary Bike Parking: Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sunday 5 a.m. - 8 a.m. 
    Any bikes remaining at 8 a.m. on Saturday will be transported to the PATCO finish line. 

  - Secure Overnight Parking: Saturday from 7 p.m. to Sunday 5 a.m. During this time bikes are locked and no access to bike parking is permitted.

Luggage
Remember to put your luggage tag on your bag, which can be found in your rider number packet. We will transport your luggage to the finish line each day. All luggage is dropped off and sorted numerically at the luggage tent along 6th street.

Cyclists riding back on Sunday: You may drop your luggage in the NFI trailer, located on 6th street at Bike Parking, by 8 a.m. All luggage on this truck will be transported to the PATCO finish line.

Transportation: Back to Start Location and to Overnight Housing

Transportation to overnight stay (Saturday)
Jitney service is provided from the Ocean City finish line to the campground and all hotels, condos and team housing reservations made through Access Ocean City . If you made alternate housing reservations (not through Access Ocean City and not at a campground), you will need to make your own transportation arrangements to and from the Ocean City finish line. Jitneys are located on 6th Street between Atlantic Avenue and the Boardwalk.

Transportation back to your start location (Saturday)
Not staying over? Bus transportation is provided for you and your bike back to your start location on Saturday. All buses depart from the transportation center located at 6th and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City.

*• PATCO's Woodcrest Station (75 and 100 mile start): 1 to 6 p.m.
• Hammonton (45 mile start): 1 to 5 p.m.
• Mays Landing (25 mile start): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Times subject to change

A return trip to PATCO's Woodcrest station (75 and 100 mile start ONLY) will depart on Sunday between 7:30 and 8 a.m.
You MUST sign up for Sunday's shuttle service on Saturday at 6th and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City and arrive on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. sharp to load your bike and prepare for departure. Release is expected between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Anyone arriving after 7:45 a.m. may not depart until 8:30 or 9 a.m. when the site is closed. Please note: Return trips to Hammonton and Mays Landing are not offered on Sunday.

Saturday Dinner & Sunday Breakfast

Ocean City IdentifierSaturday Dinner: Join us on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. for a pasta dinner at the Music Pier on the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace OR the Ocean City High School located at 6th and Atlantic Avenue.

Be sure to check out the promotions below in the “Experiencing Ocean City” section for local restaurants offering dinner specials to cyclists! Also, drop in wherever you see this identifier (pictured at right) and inquire about special Bike MS: City to Shore promotions.

Cyclists riding back on Sunday: Breakfast will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier and the OC High School (same locations as Saturday dinner). All cyclists must be on the road by 8 a.m. 

Specifics for Teams

Don't let the fun stop once your team crosses the finish line. In addition to having your photo taken at the commemorative photo booth, extend the fun with team housing, dinners and parties. Check out our tips to make the most out of your team experience in Ocean City.

Team housing provides a centralized location for team members, volunteers, family and friends to come together and share experiences from the day while also building camaraderie between your team members (and it's fun!). It's also a great way to advertise your team/company.

-Many local restaurants will offer catering and delivery right to your team housing location. Be sure to check out the promotions information below for information on specific locations offering specials to Bike MS: City to Shore cyclists.

Ask your team members if they know anyone with an available house for the weekend or book your team housing through Access Ocean City. As noted above, we provide transportation to and from your team housing if booked through Access Ocean City.

Team Parties: Many restaurants will host a private party ride weekend! This is a great opportunity to throw a memorable post-ride celebration for your team and supporters in one of Ocean City’s many great restaurants. The promotions info below has specifics on locations offering private parties, however you will need to contact the venue directly for specific details.


Ocean City, NJExperiencing Ocean City

Ocean City, New JerseyMore than a vacation – It’s tradition!  Ocean City provides teams, volunteers, spectators, family and friends the opportunity to continue creating memories even after the ride has ended. The city has many attractions, including a thriving downtown shopping district, more than one hundred eateries, eight miles of beaches, beautiful bay front and of course the famous Ocean City Boardwalk.

In addition to the Finish Line Festivities, check out some of the ways to make the most of your Ocean City experience below and take advantage of everything that Ocean City has to offer. The Ocean City online vacation guide is a great way to learn about things to do, places to eat, where to shop, and more!  Click the links below for more information on each subject.

Ocean City Promotions for Bike MS: City to Shore Participants - Dining, Shopping and More

Ocean City IdentifierOcean City has many diverse dining and eating opportunities from white linen to small, cozy cafes to snack shops. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, take-out and everything in between.

Stop in wherever you see this logo (pictured at right) and inquire about special offers just for Bike MS: City to Shore participants! Take advantage of these amazing dining specials and don’t forget to mention Bike MS: City to Shore! Be sure to check back closer to the ride, as new promotions will be added weekly.

DINING OPTIONS

*Please note: you must contact each venue directly for details and to make necessary arrangements.*

CATERING, PRIVATE TEAM PARTIES AND MORE:

Cousin’s Restaurant
104 Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-9462
Available to rent out for private party (60-70 people)
Offering catering and delivery to condos, homes or hotels Also available for lunch and dinner

Island Grill
100 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 391-9616
Available to rent out for private team party (50 people)
Offering catering and delivery to condos, homes or hotels
Also available for lunch and dinner

ADDITIONAL DINING PROMOTIONS:

Adelene’s
1510 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-8812
10% off your party’s check
Lunch and dinner

The Flanders Hotel
609.399.1000
719 E. 11th Street,
Ocean City NJ 08226 (11th & The Boardwalk)
The Flanders Hotel will be offering many dining options to Bike MS: City to Shore cyclists and their families. Click here to see all offerings from the Flanders Hotel.

Johnny B Good Ice Cream Parlor
609-525-0646
1363 Asbury Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226
10% discount to anyone who mentions Bike MS: City to Shore
Open 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

OC Surf Café
715 8th Street
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 391-9555
10% off entire check
Breakfast and lunch
Be sure to try out the breakfast special the “Caulfield” named after Walk MS Ocean City’s Walk MS Ambassador, Wendi Caulfield’s family!

Periwinkle’s Restaurant
609-814-9500
822 E. 9th St.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
“The Biker’s Delight” - Try this special packed with protein and carbs after finishing the ride! Shrimp and chicken sautéed with garlic, artichoke hearts, roasted red-peppers and fresh spinach in a light white wine and lemon butter sauce over pasta.
Lunch and dinner

Randazzo’s
401 34th Street
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 814-1600
10% off to anyone who mentions Bike MS: City to Shore
You must show your wristband to receive discount
Lunch and dinner

SHOPPING PROMOTIONS
:

Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy
852 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-0100
10% off your purchase when you mention Bike MS: City to Shore

Stainton’s: A gallery of shops
609.545.8688
810 Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
$5 off to anyone who mentions Bike MS: City to Shore. Limit, one discount per customer. 

We Make it Personal
8th and Boardwalk
609-938-0208
20% off to anyone who mentions Bike MS: City to Shore

Peace Love and Yogurt
8th and Boardwalk
(609) 399-7529
$1 off to anyone who mentions Bike MS: City to Shore

Ocean City Boardwalk

Did you know? The Travel Channel named Ocean City Boardwalk "One of the Best in the U.S."

A trip to Ocean City would not be complete without visiting the boardwalk and it couldn’t be more convenient, with access from the 6th street side of the Finish Line Festivities area! With rides, shopping and your favorite treats, it truly has something for everyone. The boardwalk starts buzzing early in the morning. Spanning two and a half miles, it becomes an open-air wooden by-way for biking, walking, jogging and people-watching (distance is conveniently marked every quarter mile).

Ocean City Beaches

Did you know? The Travel Channel named Ocean City "New Jersey's Most Popular Beach!”

City to Shore takes place outside during Ocean City’s off-season, so beach tags are not required. 8 miles of pristine beach which can be accessed right off of the boardwalk. The Ocean City Sports and Civic Center offers the Surf Chair Program, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy the surf and sand. Advance reservations are recommended. Click here for details.

*Please note: there are no life guards on duty during ride weekend and visits to the beach, or time in the water, is done so at your own risk.*

Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City is home to the largest downtown shopping district along the Jersey Shore. Located between the beach and bay on Asbury Avenue, it's home to more than 100 shops, restaurants, service businesses and entertainment niches from 6th to 11th Streets along Asbury Avenue.

Bike MS Run OC, Sunday

Riding City to Shore on Saturday only and looking for another challenge? Are your friends and family staying over? Participate in the OCNJ Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 10 mile non-competitive walk or 5K run on Sunday. In addition to the usual great OCNJ swag, special recognition will be given to those participating in both events.

Register today! Email lrumer@ocnj.us and make a note in the comments section of your registration that you are participating in both events.

Reminder: If you ARE riding back on Sunday you must be on the road by 8 a.m.

Bicycling Safe Community

League of American BicyclistsOcean City was recently named a Bronze level Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

Bike MS has partnered with the League to offer FREE courses in September. Sign up today!

 

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