Sunday, September 23, 2012
There will be two route options for Sunday, a 100-mile route starting from Francis Marion University and 50-mile route from Green Sea Floyds Elementary School. Shuttle buses will pick cyclists up from hotel drop points and bring them directly to Francis Marion University or Green Sea. Upon arrival you will locate your bike inside the secure bike lockup, put on your helmet, and begin your journey to the sands of Sunset Beach, NC.
Both routes will offer the same safe, scenic, and fun roads. Either way you go, you will cross the finish line at The Village at Sunset Beach to enjoy an epic finish line celebration, including a catered meal. (Friends and family may purchase meal tickets at the information tent - $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under.) Pick up your Century or Double Century patch to commemorate your achievements, enjoy the free shower trucks, or take a short ride to the ocean!
The official finish site, located at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard N (SR 179) and Seaside Road (SR 904) in the Town of Sunset Beach, is less than three miles from the beach. After crossing the official finish line, cyclists can journey to the beach safely with a planned Bike MS route extension and beachside rest stop. Whether you go it alone or wait on friends and teammates to join you, you will enjoy a beautiful ride across the brand new bridge. There will also be free shuttles running continuously from the finish site to the pier for friends, family and cyclists who do not wish to ride their bikes.
Sunday Start Sites
Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto St.
Route Distance: Century (100 mile)
Route Difficulty: Moderate
Shuttle Pick-up Time: 6:00am
Ride Start Time: 7:30am Route Closes: 5:00 pm
Green Sea Floyds Elementary School
5000 Tulip Grove Rd.
Green Sea, SC
Route Distance: 50 Mile
Route Difficulty: Easy
Shuttle Pick-up Time: 7:30am
Ride Start Time: 8:30am Route Closes: 5:00 pm
Sunday 50-mile F.A.Q.'s
How will I get to the start site?
Cyclists will be transported to the start site on a Bike MS shuttle bus. Shuttle buses will pick up at all official Bike MS hotels and camping locations. All buses will go directly to the Green Sea Floyds start site. Bike MS staff and volunteer will be on hand to lend assistance as needed. Shuttle buses will pick up promptly at 7:30am on Sunday morning.
What if I don't need a shuttle ride?
Cyclists who have their own transportation can click here to download a map and directions to the 50-mile start site. There will be a Drop Off zone for cyclist drops-off only.
How will my bicycle get to the start site?
Cyclists who have chosen the 50-mile route for Sunday will have their bicycles transported to the start site on Saturday evening. Volunteers will be at the finish line in Florence to make sure that your bike is ready for you on Sunday morning no matter where you begin the day. All bicycles transported to Sunday start sites will be stored within a secure bike lock-up area with around-the-clock security.
How will my luggage get to the finish site at Sunset Beach?
Simply place your luggage on the shuttle bus that takes you to your start site and when you arrive at your start site drop your luggage at the luggage drop location. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the finish.
What do I need to take with me when I get off the shuttle bus?
After dropping their luggage at the luggage drop sign, cyclists will go directly from the shuttle bus to their bicycles. As soon as the route is opened, cyclists can begin the ride. The start will be a rolling start.
Will there be breakfast served at this start site?
No. This start site will offer the same, simple start site menu that is featured at the Saturday start sites.
Will lunch be served along the 50-mile route?
No. There will be a catered meal waiting for you at the finish line.