On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the route starts and finishes at Grove Winery in Gibsonville, NC. Route options are designed to fit all types of cyclists. From beginners to experts, Bike MS is for everyone. To truly enjoy the ride, get ready for a few hills. The route is clearly marked with directional signs and arrows.
Routes will be posted online before the event, and you will receive turn by turn sheets in your Rider Packet when you check in. (Routes are subject to change due to unforseen circumstances)
Schedule for the Day:
7:30am: Check-in and event jersey and t-shirt sales open
9:00am: 40 mile ride starts
9:10am: 25 mile ride starts
Lunch and Wine service: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Live Music: 11am to 1pm
Games to win prizes: 11am to 1pm
Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles travel the route to transport you and your bike to the next rest stops should you need it. While standing off the road, take your helmet off and wave it in the air to signal for a SAG vehicle.
Bicycle Response Team
BRTs act as Safety Ambassadors at all Bike MS events by sharing cycling advice and encouraging safe cycling behaviors. BRTs may also perform the role of first responders at accident scenes along Ride routes and identify cyclists to Ride Officials. Look for BRTs at training rides wearing BRT Jerseys. Interested in becoming a BRT? Let us know and we'll get you started!
We offer fully stocked rest stops with water, sports drinks, fruit and other snacks every 8-12 miles.
Our sponsoring bike shops have you covered if you run into any mechanical troubles. They’ll be stationed at the start, rest stops and finish.
Motorcycles and Intersection Volunteers
Motorcycles patrol the route. Volunteers assist at intersections but will not stop car traffic. They will advise you when it is safe for you to proceed through the intersection.
Police and Sheriff Support
Local Police Officers and Sheriff Deputies will be stationed at some intersections to help you cross safely. They can stop car traffic, but look to them for signaling before passing through.