Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the bike MS: Cardio Express Ride, presented by Mohegan Sun.
Is the bike MS: Cardio Express Ride, presented by Mohegan Sun a race?
No! The ride is a fun day for cyclists to ride with friends and family for a great cause while enjoying the beauty of the Connecticut shoreline and countryside.
Am I required to wear a helmet during the ride?
All riders must wear a helmet when cycling.
Do I have to bring my pledge money to the event?
We ask that all riders turn in their minimum fundraising donation of $300 before bike ride day by mailing donations to the chapter at 659 Tower Ave., First Floor, Hartford, CT, 06112-1269. If you receive any last minute donations we would be happy to accept them at Check-In Saturday, Sept. 26 at the start line or Friday, Sept. 25. during pre-event bib packet pick-up.
Does the bike ride still happen if it rains?
Yes! The ride will take place rain or shine.
What time do I have to be there?
See our Event Details page for check-in and start times.
Where is the Start/Finish and how do I get there?
The Start/Finish line is located at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Conn. Directions to the specific area of the park where we will be starting will be posted soon.
What about overnight parking for cars at Hammonasset?
You are welcome to leave your car overnight at Hammonasset Beach State park. You will receive a parking pass for one car with your registration packet that you must put on your dashboard during event weekend.
Are there restrictions on luggage?
Each participant is allowed two bags. Luggage tags will be provided. Don’t forget to pack your sleeping bag and pillow!
What to Pack
Who will I share a room with at Camp Hazen if I do not select a roommate?
If you have not selected a roommate one will be assigned to you. Housing assignments will begin as the event gets closer. Please contact Tara MacNeil with any questions.
Is camping an option?
Yes. You and your team can camp overnight at Camp Hazen. You will need to bring your own tent and any additional camping supplies you need. We will transport the materials from the start line to the camp. If you are interested in camping, please contact Jessica Tedford.
Will bike mechanics be available during the ride?
Sponsoring bike shops will provide mechanical assistance on the route as well as at the overnight location, Camp Hazen. Bike mechanics are not able to provide full services, so be sure to get a tune up and have your bike ready before you arrive Saturday.
Can Children Participate?
Cyclists must be 12 years or older by September 26, 2009 in order to ride (parents must ride in the event with their child age 12-17 at all times). No children under the age of 12 are permitted to ride. All cyclists under the age of 18 must bring a notarized waiver, signed by a parent, to the event. This waiver is available in your registration packet. We will have a Notary Public at Check-in on Saturday, Septembe 26 if you are unable to get the waiver notarized prior to the ride. We welcome children of any age to volunteer (a parent must be with the child if they are volunteering).