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National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter

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Welcome to the Bike MS Coast the Coast! Join one of the five different route lengths and enjoy cycling the Jersey Shore on a route that's perfect for you!

The Bike MS Coast the Coast offers the premier Jersey Shore cycling experience. Depending on your ride choice, you'll enjoy coastal views, seaside towns, historic sites, the Pine Barrens and Cape May. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, a great lunch stop each day, safety provided by volunteer EMT's, HAM radio operators, bicycle repair from our partner bike shops and SAG vehicles to give you a lift if you need it. Enjoy a great feeling of accomplishment as you celebrate at the finish line.

Your participation will aid in assisting support programs, services, and research to those living with MS both locally and throughout the country. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to a vision of a world free of MS.

Dates: May 17 & 18, 2014

Fundraising Minimum: $100 for 25 mile route, $200 for 50 mile route, $300 for 85 mile route and $350 for 170 mile route. All pledge minimums are due before or at the time of the ride.

Route Options: 25, 50, Saturday 85 with 15 mile power loop option, Sunday 85 and two day 170 mile route.

Age Minimum: 18 years of age to ride independently, 12-17 years of age must ride with an adult.

Ride Options:

170 Miles of flat terrain down the Jersey Shore to the tip of Cape May!
Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014

Challenge yourself! Enjoy the miles of seaside communities, historic sites and the Pinelands along with the exhilarating satisfaction of completing 170 miles in Historic Cape May! This is the perfect tour for the intermediate or avid cyclist looking for a supported ride. Extra 15 mile power loop available for optional Century Ride at the end of day one.

Start: Boylan Gymnasium, Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Check-in: 7:00 AM. Check a bag in the luggage POD for pickup at the end of each day.
Ride start: 8:00 AM.
Overnight: Pinelands Regional Junior High School, Little Egg Harbor. Buffet dinner provided at the Tuckerton
Seaport. Free overnight accommodations offered in the school gymnasium or pack a tent for outdoor camping. A third option: book a hotel room on Long Beach Island utilizing our shuttle bus ($10 shuttle fee) for your stay on LBI and return for breakfast on Sunday morning. A list of Long Beach Island hotels is available here.
Finish: United States Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May

Registration includes return transportation to Monmouth University. Bikes travel in cargo bay below.

Minimum Pledge Requirement: $350 due at or before the event.
Registration Fee Schedule:
Early Bird: before 1-10-14 $50
General: 1-11-14 thru 4-7-14 $60
Late: 4-8-14 thru 5-15-14 $70
+$10 for shuttlebus to LBI hotels.
Registration closes on 5-15-13 for this ride length.

Saturday 85 Miles - One day ride of coasting to Little Egg Harbor with 15 mile power loop option to make a Century Ride.
Saturday, May 17th

Enjoy the camaraderie of your friends, teammates or family for a day of cycling through the beach towns and into the Pinelands. Challenge yourself to a century ride that day! Extra 15 mile power loop available for optional Century Ride on day one.

Start: Boylan Gymnasium, Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Check-in: 7:00 AM. If you like, check a bag in luggage POD for pickup at the end of the day.
Ride start: 8:00 AM
Finish: Pinelands Regional Junior High School, Little Egg Harbor. Buffet dinner provided at the Tuckerton seaport. Registration includes return transportation to Monmouth University.

Buses scheduled to depart at 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm with bikes traveling in cargo bay below.

Minimum Pledge Requirement: $300 due at or before the event.

Registration Fee Schedule:
Early Bird: before 1-10-14 $40
General: 1-11-14 thru 4-7-14 $50
Late: 4-8-14 thru 5-15-14 $60
Registration closes on 5-15-13 for this ride length.

Sunday 85 Miles - One day ride of cruising from Little Egg Harbor to Cape May
Sunday, May 18th

Enjoy all the terrific Bike MS support you can expect during a day of cycling from the Pinelands to the beaches and finishing in Historic Cape May!

Start: Pinelands Regional Junior High School, Little Egg Harbor
Check-in: 6:30 AM. If you like, check a bag in luggage POD for pickup at the end of the day.
Ride start: 7:30 AM
Finish: United States Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May. Enjoy a barbeque lunch, good music and great friends as you celebrate your ride.

Registration includes return transportation to Monmouth University or Pinelands Regional Junior High School on shuttle buses scheduled to depart at 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm with bikes traveling in cargo bay below.

Minimum Pledge Requirement: $300 due at or before the event.
Registration Fee Schedule:
Early Bird: before 1-10-14 $40
General: 1-11-14 thru 4-7-14 $50
Late: 4-8-14 thru 5-15-14 $60
Registration closes 5-15-14 for this ride length.

50 Miles - One day tour of Monmouth County beach towns
Saturday, May 17th

Sit back and enjoy the scenery. This tour will take you through beautiful beachfront towns such as Ocean Grove, Belmar, Spring Lake and Brielle. Complete the tour at Monmouth University where you will enjoy a festive lunch.

Start & Finish: Boylan Gymnasium, Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Ride start: 9:00 AM
Minimum Pledge Requirement: $200 due at or before the event.
Registration Fee Schedule:
Early Bird: before 1-10-14 $30
General: 1-11-14 thru 4-7-14 $40
Late: 4-8-14 thru noon on 5-16-14 $50
Walk-on registration available at the event: $250 includes registration and fundraising minimum

25 Miles - Casual Seaside Cycling at its Best!
Saturday, May 17th

Perfect ride for the casual cyclist. Enjoy a charming ride along the Jersey Shore through beachfront towns such as Deal and Belmar and return to Monmouth University for a festive lunch!

Start & Finish: Boylan Gymnasium, Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Ride start: 10:00 AM
Minimum Pledge Requirement: $100 due at or before the event.
Registration Fee Schedule:
Early Bird: before 1-10-14 $25
General: 1-11-14 thru 4-7-14 $35
Late: 4-8-14 thru noon on 5-16-14 $45
Walk-on registration available at the event: $150 includes registration and fundraising minimum

Bike MS Virtual Participant

An option for those who can't pedal, but would still like to be a part of our event. The $30 registration fee covers the cost for a non-riding participant. This level of participation is ideal for family members, volunteers, children and others who would still like to support the cause and participate during the event without riding. You'll receive a commemorative T-shirt and goody bag as well as access to rest stops and meals. While there is no fundraising requirement for Virtual Participants, we do encourage the collection of pledges to help us move closer to a World Free of MS.

 

 

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