September 24-25, 2016: Register and ride with Team Evesham in the MS City to Shore.
Named by Bicycling Magazine as the “Best Cycling Getaway in NJ”, the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, starting in Cherry and end in Ocean City, promises to be the best cycling experience on the east coast. Use discount code “freedom35” for a reduced registration fee.
Ride with 7,000 cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities for the challenge of your choice with several route options. Enjoy flat terrain as you travel through the quaint towns and back roads of Southern New Jersey. Pedal through the blueberry fields of Hammonton, experience the serene beauty of the Pine Barrens and listen to the waves as you roll into historic Ocean City.
This ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support and SAG transportation. Invite your family and friends to cheer as you cross the finish line and enjoy a wonderful evening stroll on the boardwalk.
This is not just a ride, but an experience. The sense of accomplishment that you’ll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you’ll be making in the lives of people affected by MS.
September 22nd, 2015
September 19th, 2015
B) Cyclists will need to walk their bikes around the barricades
C) It is possible that there will be long waits to clear the entry and exit points from the bike way since it is a single file only path
D) Riders number over 6,000 on Saturday, October 3 of the City to Shore event so expect to be walking a bit along this detoured section
E) The path is open to other users, so be advised that strollers, joggers, and bikes can use this path way. These folks are not in the City to Shore event
F) After recently leaving a rest stop we wory that cyclists will stiffen up with long waitis thru the bike way path with the anticipated wait times
G) The MS Society will not entertian an alternative route, we had suggested that they use New York Avenue off of Route 40 to bypass the bike way.
September 7th, 2015
Fellow Team Evesham City to Shore Riders,
We are less than thirty days from the bike ride and I wanted to cover a few issues today. It is our intent to update you weekly on items concerning the ride. Several folks have commented to me that they are not receiving updates from the MS Society; I too discovered that these emails were going into my spam folder. These updates will replace those information “dumps” from the MS Society and I promise it will be briefer and more cogent.
A) We still have a few spots remaining for Team Housing on Saturday night. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a room. Housing will close out this Friday and late registrants will be put on a waiting list. Our room arrangements are spectacular and you do not need to bring anything at all.
B) D&Q still has Team Evesham blue cycling jerseys in stock and more are due to arrive the week of September 28. Reserve your today. Wearing a team jersey will easily identify you so that we can secure for you the additional services for team members.
C) There is a new route detour that goes over a ten foot wide bike path. We have investigated this detour and will be speaking to the MS Society about this planned diversion. Their communication this week stated that this path would remain open to recreational user and City to shore cyclists. We have heard loud and clear from team mates that this is NOT prudent from a safety perspective.
D) For those riders who plan on completing both days please advise email@example.com that you will be returning. The MS Society is very casual about a start point for Day Two and they traditionally do not offer any support at the ride start retuning to Cherry Hill.
E) You are eligible to get a bike inspection at D&Q in advance of the ride, please take advantage of this free screening this week, do not wait until the last week of the month. They will be swamped.
F) We are riding at least six days a week, if you need miles for training just check out our website, teamevesham.org . This coming Saturday, September 12 there is a special Team Evesham event. We are going to Hammonton to the Red Barn for delicious pancakes. The round trip is 43 miles and we will split into two groups. This event has a limited number of spots still available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. All riders must be back from the red barn by noon.
G) On Thursday, October 1, we will host a happy hour for team mates prior to the MS event. Save this date, our location will be announced later.
H) At our team tents there is much to accomplish so we always welcome any members of your family who may want to assist us directly. You can advise me if you have any candidates for our tents in Cherry Hill and Ocean City. Please email me, email@example.com if your family members can spare a few hours to assist us on Saturday, October 3.
I) Several new riders have asked me what to bring on the ride so here goes my list
Tire changing items
2 Water bottles
Snacks, bars or chews, go to the team site for a discount from Honey stinger
Road ID, the best protection you can have
$25 in cash
October can be chilly in the morning, arm warmers and a jacket may be required
Luggage with a change of clothes (MS will transport this for you for free)
If there are any remaining questions or comments please email me directly.
September 1st, 2015
B) You can not get a number unless you turn in the minimum amount.
C) If you want to be a VIP Rider (over $1000.00) you have up until October 31, to submit all of your fundraising.
D) VIP riders get a special jersey and the MS Society will mail it to you if you raise the additional funds by October 31.
E) If you have already raised the minimum your number will be mailed directly to you provided you have raised the minimum of $300.00 by August 31.
F) There was a special early opportunity to get along sleeve T Shirt but you needed to turn in your money by August 1 for this benefit.
G) MS wants you to ride so rest assured you can pick up your number from the MS Society at any time, their office is in Center City Philadelphia.
General registration opens Monday, March 10th, but, as a member of Team Evesham you can register early by going to Tour de Shore Registration. Make sure you don’t wait too long because space is limited.
For more information on this ride is available at Irish Pub Tour de Shore details.