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ABOUT THE BIKE MS RIDE
Q. Do I have to ride the whole route?
A. No, you can stop whenever you get tired and support will be provided for you.
Q. Is there a rain date?
A. No, there is no rain date. We ride rain or shine.
Q. Is there a minimum pledge?
A. Yes, For the Bike MS Coast the Coast the minimums are as follows:
$350 for the MS 170, $300 for the MS 85, $200 for the MS 50 and $100 for the MS 25.
Q. What should my fundraising goal be?
A. We suggest that every rider set a personal goal of $500 per person, the minimum for each ride listed above is required of each rider.
Q. Can children ride in the tours?
A. Yes, however the child must be a minimum of 12 years old and must present a notarized waiver with their parents' signature. NO CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 12 WILL BE REGISTERED.
Q. Do I need to wear a helmet?
A. Helmets are mandatory
Q. If I have a problem with my bike will there be assistance?
A. Yes, we have several Mobile Bike Repair Vans that will assist you if you should breakdown. There will be a phone number on your route card.
Q. What time are the shuttle buses to Long Beach Island?
A. They start at 3:00 and continue until 7:30 pm
Q. What time do I need to be outside of my hotel for the shuttle bus on Sunday morning?
A. The shuttle buses will begin at 5:30 am
Q. What time are the buses leaving Pinelands to return to Monmouth University?
A. They start at 3:30 and continue to 6:00 p.m.
Q. What time are the buses leaving Cape May to return to Monmouth University?
A. They start at 2:30 and continue until 5:45 PM
Q. How will I transport my luggage for the overnight?
A. We supply a luggage truck from Monmouth University to Pinelands Regional School and from the school to Cape May. There is a two bag limit. Tags for your bags will be provided with your rider numbers.
Q. Where does the money go?
A. Funds received through the New Jersey Metro Chapter's Bike MS events support education, advocacy, research and local programs that enhance the quality of life for people with MS and their families.
Q. What is Multiple Sclerosis?
A. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild such as, numbness in the limbs or severe paralysis or loss of vision. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be lifelong. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.
Q. How many people in the New Jersey Metro Chapter’s serving area are living with MS?
A. There are about 10,000 people living locally with MS and over 400,000 people nationally.