Fundraising Incentives, Prizes, and Clubs
Every cyclist who rides and raises the minimum $300 will receive a 2014 Bike MS: City to Shore t-shirt. Click on the tabs below to learn about other incentives, prizes, and clubs.
Early Money turn in
Turn in $400 by August 1 and receive a commemorative City to Shore long-sleeved t-shirt (pictured at left)!
We must receive your $400 by this date to qualify. Shirts will be mailed in late August. Congratulations to our 2014 recipients.
VIP CLUB - $1,000+
Raise $1,000 or more and become a member of the VIP Club. You’ll receive a distinctive, fully-sublimated VIP Jersey (pictured at left) and much more. Click on the VIP Club tab (above) for more information.
other PRizes - *NEW* 2014 Prizes
Raise at least $650 by October 31 and qualify to receive a prize post event.
We are excited to announce Bike MS has partnered with Summit Group for 2014 City to Shore fundraising incentives (prizes). The partnership offers you a broader range of fundraising incentives! Reminder: matching gifts count towards your prize and VIP status!
Click here to view the 2014 prizes!
Click here to complete the 2014 Prize Request Form
Important Information Regarding Prize Redemption: Bike MS provides prizes to those qualified cyclists who request one. If you would to receive a prize in 2014, you must complete and submit your Prize form (available post event) by October 31. Soon after we receive your form, a prize redemption code will be emailed to you with further redemption instructions and information. You may select an item from a lower prize level. You may also choose to donate the prizes you earn back to the National MS Society. Only one prize per person. Prizes cannot be exchanged. If requesting your prize after the October 31 deadline, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Raise $1,000 or more and become a member of the VIP Club. Receive first-class treatment at this year's ride plus much more. Congratulations to the 1,400+ riders who reached VIP status last year.
> A special VIP credential to wear the weekend of the ride
> Exclusive check-in area at each start location the morning of the ride
> Special VIP dinner with seating at Saturday's finish line
> A free massage at Saturday's or Sunday’s finish line courtesy of Hand & Stone
> A reserved gold rider number for the following year’s ride
> Prizes based on your fundraising totals (mailed out post-event). Click on the Prizes & Incentives tab (above) for more information.
> A VIP plaque (if requested) - award levels listed below
> An email invitation to and recognition at our City to Shore Awards Dinner in December
> Opportunity to qualify for the Top 250 Club the following year.
- Gold $1,000 - $2,499
- Platinum $2,500 - $4,999
- Diamond $5,000 - $13,999*
- Mission Possible $14,000 - $19,999
- Tour of Champions $20,000 $24,999
- Millennium Circle $25,000+
1. Update your pledge to $1,000 by logging into My Participant Center
2. Receive one-on-one staff support every step of the way
3. Visit the Fundraising 101 page for the tools and knowledge to exceed your goal.
Reminder: matching gifts count towards your prize and VIP status
Questions about becoming a VIP Club member? Contact us
Note: All cyclists who raise at least $5,000 are eligible for the Bike MS National Passport Program. Click on the Passport Program tab above for more information.
All Star Award
| How to get your VIP jersey*:
- Rider Expo: Raise $1,000 by August 27 and pick it up at the Rider Expo.
- Rider Expo: Raise $1,000 by August 27 and pick it up at the Rider Expo.
- Ride Weekend: VIP jerseys are also available for pick up at the VIP area the morning of the ride at each start location on AND at the Ocean City finish line VIP tent.
- Post Event: If you missed the opportunities above, or qualified for VIP status by October 31 fundraising deadline, you can request one be mailed to you on the prize form (available post event) by October 31. Prizes and jerseys will be mailed to you in November (unless we contact you otherwise).
“I did not realize the impact of my number...received a number of ‘atta boys’ during the ride and felt such pride for my company and colleagues and for raising over $5,000 myself. “
Mike Szmidt 2014 Top 250 Club Member #120, team Our New Quest
In addition to all the VIP Club benefits, the Top 250 fundraisers from this year’s ride will receive these additional benefits the following year:
- Your name listed on our website
- Your name on a yellow rider number that corresponds with your fundraising ranking
- Exclusive top fundraiser club VIP credential
- Dedicated staff to help you throughout the year
- Invitations to various special events throughout the year
- VIP credential for a friend or family member to join you at the Saturday's finish line VIP dinner
- All cyclists who raise at least $5,000 are eligible for the Bike MS National Passport Program
The deadline to qualify for the 2015 Top 250 Club is November 30, 2014. We must have received all donations by this date. The final list will be posted in December 2014. Any donations received after November 30, 2014 can count toward the 2014 ride total, but no changes will be made to the Top 250 Club status list based on donations received after this date.
Click here to see who is in the running for 2015.
The National Bike MS Passport Program
One hundred rides. One destination. A world free of MS.
The Bike MS Passport Program is a unique and exciting opportunity for our top Bike MS participants to ride in other Bike MS events throughout the country. Have a fantastic time riding with avid cyclists and meeting like-minded people that are passionate about creating a world free of MS all while enjoying the challenging, exciting and inspiring Bike MS experience throughout the nation!
Cyclists from our chapter that have raised at least $5,000 in the previous year’s City to Shore Ride are eligible to become a member of the elite National Bike Passport Program. Click here to see the Top 250 Club Fundraisers.
How to Sign Up
Members simply select a ride or several rides to participate in, send in a signed Bike MS waiver and a $50 registration fee per ride (no additional fundraising commitment), and you’re essentially on your way.
If you are interested in the National Bike Passport Program or would like some more information, please contact Lauren Canzanese.
Please note: You will be expected to coordinate and pay for your own travel expenses, bike shipment, hotel accommodations, incidental expenses, etc. In addition, your membership in the National Bike Passport Program is not transferable. Any family or friends may register online at bikeMS.org for the Bike MS ride that they would like to participate in.
Where to Go
Select from the several fabulous locations and rides available, and attend as many as you would like within one year from Bike MS: City to Shore. (Some rides may have limited space, so we cannot guarantee a space for riders until availability has been confirmed by the host chapter.)
Visit BikeMS.org to see a full listing of Bike MS Rides.
With over 100 extraordinary rides across the country, which one will you choose?
PASSPORT CYCLING JERSEYS
Thanks to our national partnership with Primal Wear, Bike MS will now be offering these awesome Passport Program jerseys to all Passport Program Riders!
A question has been added to the Passport Program registration form each cyclist must complete to participate in the program. Fulfillment will be done through our national office.
**Note: Please note that we will only provide one jersey to each rider (not one per year).