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Bike MS NYC Event Details 

Final Event Instructions for Bike MS NYC

Date:  Sunday, October 21, 2012
Event Site Opens: 6:30 a.m.
Ride Begins: The 55/100 mile ride will begin PROMPTLY at 7:20 a.m. and the 30 mile ride will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Start Line/Finish Line: Pier 92/94 - 711 12th Ave., New York, NY 10019

What to Bring:

Here is a list of suggested items you should plan to bring with you on the ride.

  • Helmet - REQUIRED
  • Bike number, bib number, other rider ID numbers that are in your rider packet - REQUIRED
  • Sunglasses, lip balm and sunscreen
  • Cycling gloves and shoes, tire patch kit, spare tubes and tire pump, route cues and map
  • Any necessary medication
  • Spending money (cash is best) for bike supplies and the finish line festival expo
  • REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CARRY A PHOTO ID, EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO, INSURANCE CARD AND IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFORMATION
  • NOTE: There is NO bag check at Bike MS (except for our Elite Teams and Elite 200 Club members), so please plan to carry your supplies with you at all times.

Directions:

Visit www.mapquest.com for directions.

Save gas, save time, and save money by commuting to Bike MS 2012 via mass transit! There are several options for using public transportation to access Piers 92/94:

  • Take 8th Ave Subway C or E trains to 50th Street, and walk west to 12th Ave.
  • Take A, B, C, D, or 1 trains to Columbus Circle and walk west to 12th Ave.

For up to date Subway information, visit http://mta.info/

New Jersey Transit:  New Jersey Transit no longer requires permits to bring bikes on buses or trains. On NJT buses, bikes are welcomed on cruiser-style busses in the under-floor compartments, and generally two to three bikes are allowed per bus.  Bikes are NOT permitted on-board the bus. On NJ Transit trains, there is limited availability for bikes on trains, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information on bringing your bike on New Jersey Transit. 

Metro North Railroad:  Bike limits per car and permit fees will be suspended for trains traveling INTO Grand Central until 8:00 a.m. and trains leaving FROM Grand Central from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the day of Bike MS New York City. Click here for up-to-date MNR schedules and information.

LIRR:  Bike limits per train car and permit fees will be suspended for trains traveling INTO Penn Station until 8:00 a.m. and trains leaving FROM Penn Station from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the day of Bike MS New York City. Click here for up-to-date LIRR schedules and information.

Parking: There is no on-site parking available at Pier 94 for participants, volunteers, sponsors, spectators or staff. Click here for parking garages in the Pier 94 area. Please note that 12th Avenue/West Side Highway will be closed southbound between 56th and 44th Streets beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday, October 21, and some surrounding streets may be closed as well. Please plan accordingly and allow enough time to reach Pier 94.

Ride Sharing: Bike MS New York City has partnered with Zimride to help our participants coordinate trips and carpool to our Pier 92/94 Start and Finish location. Zimride lets you set up a profile and book or post a ride of your own. Click here to sign up today.

Ride Morning: All participants should arrive at 6:30 a.m. to have breakfast, take a team photo, and enjoy the start line ceremony without being rushed.

The 55/100 mile riders will begin PROMPTLY at 7:20 a.m. Rideres should line up between 46th and 50th Streets along the West Side Highway by 7:00 a.m.

The 30 mile ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. Riders should line up between 50th and 54th Streets along the West Side Highway by 7:00 a.m. 

Anyone needing to pick up their bike rental is to go directly to Bike & Roll located at 43rd Street and 12th Avenue.   

Anyone needing bike repair should go directly to 54th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.  Please have your bike checked BEFORE the day of the ride; bike repair is limited and lines can be long, and if you are not in the rider line-up in time, you risk not being allowed to participate in Bike MS. Click here for a list of our Official Bike Shops. 

Please note: Participants riding the 55 and 100 mile routes will NOT ride the 30 mile route circling Manhattan traffic-free. Instead, they will begin Bike MS by traveling immediately through the Holland Tunnel – one of the most exhilarating parts of Bike MS! It is very important that riders enter the correct rider chutes the morning of the ride. Please follow the signage directing you to the correct area when you arrive at the site. Breakfast will be distributed in the rider chutes.

ROUTE

Cyclists of all levels are sure to enjoy Bike MS NYC and will gain the personal satisfaction of completing a 30, 55 or 100-mile ride while joining the movement toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The 2012 routes are being finalized but will be very similar to the 2011 routes. Click below for the 2011 route maps and cue sheets.

2011 Bike MS NYC 30-mile Route Map & Cue Sheet

2011 Bike MS NYC 55-mile and 100-mile Route Maps & Cue Sheets

For more details about the Bike MS NYC routes click here.

Bike MS Finish Line Festival:

This year’s Finish Line Festival will include a variety of food and beverage selections, live entertainment, a team fashion show at 1 p.m., massages, a sponsor expo, event merchandise for sale, and much more!

Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. for all event participants. Friends and family can purchase meal tickets on site; Adults $12, Children $10. 100 mile riders will receive lunch at the North Garnerville Elementary School rest stop as well as the finish line.

If you still have questions about Bike MS New York City e-mail us at bikeMS@msnyc.org or call 212-463-9791.

*All event details are subject to change. 

 

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