As a club benefit, 50 Club members (top 50 fundraisers from 2011) and Jewelry Boomerang members (participants raising $1,000 or more in 2011) were given the first opportunity to book hotel rooms in New Bern for 2012 Bike MS. These members were contacted via email, phone, and mail throughout November and December 2011 to book rooms for the 2012 ride.
On January 1, 2012, all remaining rooms in New Bern were released for general booking. As New Bern hotels fill, we suggest booking rooms in Morehead City, Havelock, and Kinston, only 30 minutes away from the start/finish line.
We will be happy to add you to the New Bern hotel waiting list (email firstname.lastname@example.org), but strongly encourage you to make other accommodations in neighboring communities or to check out the camping options below.
Union Point Park
Grab your sleeping bag and tent to camp out under the stars at Union Point Park. You will be right in the thick of all the action and just steps away from the food, beverages, and music at the Convention Center! The park has indoor restrooms and a shower truck will be provided for all your washing needs. Camping is free, so get there early, space is limited.
New Bern KOA campground is located on the Neuse River just minutes from downtown New Bern, NC. This award-winning North Carolina campground offers a great camping experience for families and RV'ers alike. Enjoy FREE wireless Internet, a fishing pier and boat ramp, kayak & paddle boat rentals and much more! Read more and make a reservation!
Indoor Camping at the Twin Rivers YMCA:
The TWIN RIVERS YMCA is just 2 miles from the Start/Finish Line at Union Point Park. Reserve your spot now for “Indoor Camping @ the Y” when you come to New Bern for the 2012 MS Ride. Your reservation includes air conditioned floor space for your air mattress, indoor secure bike storage; access to locker rooms, showers, steam, sauna, hot tub, gymnasium, fitness areas and two pools during hours of operation. Also a Continental Breakfast will be available for all campers. You must reserve your space in advance before September 6, 2012. Reservations can be made through our Service Desk by calling 252.638.8799 and asking for MS Bike Indoor Camping @ the Y. Non-refundable/non-transferable payment is due at time of reservation. Limited Space Available! Friday Evening Only = $25.00; Saturday Evening Only = $25.00; Friday & Saturday Evenings = $40.00. Check-In Friday, September 7th 5:00pm-9:00pm. Facility Operating Hours: Friday 5:30am-9:30pm; Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm. No admittance to YMCA Facility for MS Bike Campers after 10:00pm both evenings.