Participating in the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride (September 24 & 25, 2011)
I thought it would be fun to see who else in the Philadelphia area is going to participate in this ride.
I signed up yesterday (3/16/2011), also joined Teamevesham. I signed up as a personal
challenge and to be a part of something much larger than myself.
Also, I think it will be loads of fun meeting other folks on this forum who are participating in this event.
This year will be my 20th in a row. Was in the top 40 in fundraising for the 4th or 5th year in a row. I ride with Pepper Pedallers. Some of us stay at condos on 32nd St. The team organizes a catered dinner at the condos. Our honorary team captain has MS and does a lot of volunteer work for the local MS chapter. I also ride for two people where I work that have MS.
The event is a blast, although crowded. Ride defensively. Always expect a knothead or two or three to do something stupid right around you. Since many people only ride on Saturday, Sunday is much nicer crowd-wise.
Also...Get to the start very early. All that stuff they say about traffic backing up trying to get to the start is 100% accurate, especially with road work on I-295. I usually arrive at 4:15 a.m. and help with various starting line duties. A couple of days before the ride I will likely put up some of the safety and joke signs you see along the route.
Last edited by indyfabz; 08-12-11 at 09:05 AM.
Reason: typo 20th not 30th
It is great to have you join Team Evesham. You will enjoy the ride. As you said you will be part of something much larger than yourself. There is a great feeling of accomplishment doing this ride.
Our Sunday weekly rides have also started. I hope to see you soon so we can ride together.
I'm riding it too, though I don't live in Philly
hey, i just did my first really long ride. i went from Atlantic City to cape may and back, witch is roughly 90 miles. is any one doing the full century plus the 75 on Sunday? this is my first summer truly riding and i'm hooked.
Funny, Will, I was wondering about other forum members riding this, too! I will be riding for UPHS/UPenn. I think we need some identifying object so we can pick each other out along the route!
Gary Crooks from HUP is my PC doc. He's one of the top fundraisers every year.
Originally Posted by miss kenton
I will be in the colors of Pepper Hamilton, LLP and riding a purple IF.
Haven't done the century in years. I get bored after about 85 miles. And I want to get there as early as possible so they don't run out of VIP chicken lunches.
I don't know any of the UPHS docs, except for a few pathologists.
Originally Posted by indyfabz
I don't recall seeing any joke signs last year, but I will look for them this year.
Rumour has it that the UPHS jerseys will be teal this year, yet that isn't much of a clue as it seems every 2nd rider is wearing a Penn jersey. However, you may be able to pick me out by my bike. Here's a picture:
There are not as many joke/inspirational signs as there used to be as they have slowly been getting lost. For a couple of years I put the "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" sign at the foot of the first bridge east of Somers Point. The sign must have gone missing because it wasn't in the group last year.