Thank you for helping us to
create a world free of MS!
Participating in Bike MS
you will find support every step of the way. With rest stops every 10-12
miles, well-coordinated routes, medical and mechanical assistance and special
attention to riders’ safety and comfort, the National MS Society will help you
make this experience one you will never forget. Follow these easy tips to get
started today to make the most of your Bike MS experience.
- Register Today. All cyclists are
required to raise a fundraising minimum which is determined by their route
length. This is an individual requirement, whether the cyclist is on
a team or not.
- Download the Rider Manual for
helpful tips on fundraising, logistics and event details. Also
familiarize yourself with the Rules of the Road.
- Familiarize yourself with your My Participant Center and
its helpful fundraising tools including a personal Web page, donor
e-pledge capabilities and tracking measures.
- Fundraise! Utilize the online
fundraising tools, send out emails with links to your personal fundraising
page asking for support and watch the dollars start rolling in! Strive to
be a Super Cyclist by raising $1,000 or more and be recognized for your
- Collect checks, which can be
made out to the National MS Society. You may enter these donations
in your Participant Center so that the donors receive recognition.
In advance of the event, mail any checks received to the National MS
Society – NJ Metro Chapter, 246 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755. Include
a note to apply these funds toward your Bike MS Coast the Coast Ride.
- Read all e-newsletter and
e-mail correspondence for important information regarding the ride and for
fundraising and training tips along the way.
- Speak to a cycling professional
at one of our Official Bike Stores about training tips, purchasing a new
bike, getting the right equipment and getting your bike fitted. Attend one
of the official bike shops’s regular training rides to improve group
- Keep training! Join a team or find a
cycling buddy and help develop a riding regimen. Consult a physician
regarding any medical questions you may have in regards to riding and
- Raise your fundraising minimum
by May 1st to have your rider number mailed to you in advance
of the ride. Remaining rider
numbers will be available at the event to those who have fulfilled the
fundraising minimum. Fundraising minimums are: $100 for 25 miles,
$200 for miles, $300 for 85 miles and $350 for 170 miles.
- Have fun! Remember, this is not
a race. Be a courteous cyclist, be safe and enjoy the ride of your life!