SOURCE: National MS Society, Greater Delaware

Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2009

September 30, 2009 09:45 ET

7,000 Cyclists to Make Their Mark on MS

29th City to Shore Ride to Raise $5 Million

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) -

WHAT: The 29th annual Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, presented by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

WHO: 7,000 cyclists and 1,000 volunteers from across the Greater Delaware Valley and 32 states will gather to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. With routes from 25 to 175 miles, the tour offers something for everyone in the family.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4. The 75-mile route kicks off at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, the 25-mile route at 8:30 a.m. and the 50-mile route at 10:30 a.m.

Cyclists will return to the Cherry Hill start on Sunday for a final finish line celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Main starting location: PATCO's Woodcrest Station in Cherry Hill, NJ (Exit 31 off Route 295). Cyclists ride to the Ocean City Civic Center (6th and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ) via the Ocean City-Longport Bridge on Saturday, where they enjoy a post-ride celebration. Two-day cyclists complete a return trip for the final finish line celebration at the PATCO-Woodcrest Station on Sunday.

NOTE: Arrive early to miss the rush. Traffic will start backing up in Cherry Hill by 5:30 a.m.

Other starts: Hammonton (50-mile) and Mays Landing (25-mile)

WHY: On Oct. 3 & 4, some 7,000 cyclists will be united in a single goal: creating a world free of MS. Now more than ever, the funds raised through Bike MS are critical to supporting vital services, programs and research for people living with multiple sclerosis. In this difficult economy, the 11,000 local families affected by MS are turning to the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter in record numbers, stretching our resources dangerously thin.

DETAILS: Visit or call 1-800-445-BIKE. South Jersey media: For maps and estimates of when cyclists will be passing through your town, visit

CONTACT: Anne Krishnan before the ride at 215-271-1500 or Kevin Moffitt during the event at 610-715-9346.

Contact Information

    Anne Krishnan

    Kevin Moffitt