Good to meet you, Eric.
The MS150 goes to Cape May, this ride goes to AC. It's not so much the flat/straight part of it I object to, it's feeling like I have to ride on the shoulder to avoid the cars. There were some roads that I would not ever choose to ride on under any circumstance.
I've never done the the City to Shore, so I can't compare, but I'd be interested to know if anyone out there has.
We've got 3 major rides going from Philly to the Shore in the summmer, seems like we've got demonstrated demand for a bicycle friendly route to the shore.
I'm in West Norriton and work in West Chester. I used to live up by Bike Works but now I go to a shop in Exton near my job.
Ed at Bike Works is the guy you want to see if you're a Clydesdale like me and need a customer built wheel.