One-Way Multi-Level Ride to Ocean City,NJ (85,60 or 45 miles)

Thu July 3, 2014 - Multi-Level, Multi-Distance One Way Ride to Ocean City,NJ from either Flourtown,PA (85 miles) or Moorestown,NJ (60 miles) or Hammonton,NJ (45 miles).

Level C+ thru A, 13-20 mph, 45,65,85 miles. Meet at 

Flourtown Shopping Center

The ride leaves at 7:00 am. Join us on Thursday July 3rd at the following locations for our 5th annual multi-level, multi-distance 1-day bike ride to Ocean City, NJ: Start Location #1. Flourtown, PA: Flourtown Shopping Center; meet 7:00am; 85 mile ride Address: 1842 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA, 19031 Start Location #2. Moorestown,NJ: Moorestown Friends Meeting House: meet 8:30 am; 60 mile ride Address: 118 E Main St., Moorestown, NJ, 08057 Start Location #3. Hammonton,NJ: Silver Coin Diner: meet 12:30pm; 45 mile ride Address: 20 South White Horse Pike (RT30), Hammonton,NJ, 08037 The only cost to do this ride is a $5 "sag" fee. This covers the cost of gas for the sag vehicle and the beverages and snacks for the riders.The sag vehicle will follow the group from Flourtown and provide you with bananas, oranges, watermelon, water / gatorade and sag support in the event of a mechanical failure. All riders doing this ride should be capable of riding the various distances at one of the following paces: 18-20 mph; 16-17 mph or 13-15 mph. You must arrange for your own transportation back to the start location. Some riders sleep over in Ocean City and ride back the next day (Friday July 4th) while others return to Phila 30th street station via the Atlantic City New Jersey Transit train leaving from Absecon,NJ. The Absecon, NJ train station is 15 miles from Ocean City and bikes are allowed on this line anytime. Other riders have their friends, family or spouses meet them in Ocean City so it's a good idea to check with the other riders to see if you might be able to get a return ride back to Philly. I will have a list of riders with contact information. If you are a rider and can provide a ride back to Philly for one other rider plus their bike please let me know. Contact Tom Madle ([masked];[masked] cell), the organizer, to pre-register for the ride and for additional information. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY CONTACTING TOM SINCE THERE IS A 40 RIDER LIMIT. There is no cost to do this ride other than the 5$ sag fee but you will have to bring money for lunch and rest stop snacks. Lunch is at the Silver Coin Diner in Hammonton. Rest stops, in addition to the Hammonton lunch stop, are in Moorestown and Mays Landing,NJ. Shower facilities ( soap, towels, and shower) are also available after the ride is finished at Luray Manor ( 7th St. and Central Ave.) for an additional $5 fee. You may also check availability for over-night accommodations at Luray Manor by calling Ruth the owner at[masked]-5260. Other hotels near Luray Manor are The Blue Water Inn and Glen-Nor, which we've used in the past. We have a 40 rider limit. We expect to have 3 ride groups as described above. We are also in need of a sag driver who has a mini-van that could function as our "sag" vehicle. Contact Tom if you'd like to function as the sag vehicle for this event. Q sheets for the trip down to Ocean City will be available. Severe weather conditions ( predicted heavy consistent rain or wind storm) will cancel the ride. Cue sheets will be available. You may pre-register until Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Pre-register with these ride leaders:

Tom Madle, [masked],[masked] (all groups except the 18-20mph group).

Phil Hoke, [masked],[masked] ( 18-20 mph group only) 

The ride leader line-up is as follows as of 7/2/2014:

18-20 mph Group: Ed Hein and Howard Haber

16-18 mph Group: Howard Hochheiser, john Siemarowski and John Moser

13-15 mph Group: Linda McGrane and John Moser


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  • Erven T.

    Tom, I just want to say thanks for arranging such a great ride, it was a blast. Also thanks for taking the time out to take me to the train station and make sure that I had it on time. well appreciated. I had no problems at all. looking forward to ride with you again.

    July 4

  • Jen W

    Thank you Tom & Jon for SAGing this ride and being there with watermelon and SAG support. Thanks for organizing this annual ride.

    July 4

  • Laura R.

    This was my first time on a club ride. All the rest will have very high standards to meet. Thanks to Tom and the ride leaders for an awesome day.

    2 · July 4

  • Steve K.

    Tom, thanks for organizing this great ride and for whatever you did to change the weather in our favor. I'll take hot over thunderstorms any day. It was a great route and good company all day. Thanks for the SAG support. I also want to thank Howard and Linda for their leading us on the road.

    1 · July 4

  • Joel S.

    I can't thank Tom Madle enough for his amazing ride. Also a big thanks to John Moser for his amazing time to stop on 206N. He found a wrench on the road and I was able to adjust my cleats. John must be in good with the Bicycle Gods. Lastly, thank you to all the ride leaders and all the new friends I met. I had a wonderful time.

    July 4

  • Maggi

    This was such a great day on the bike! Thanks to Tom for organizing it, and then for sacrificing most of your day to drive SAG. Thanks to John Moser for helping out with SAG and to Howard Hochheiser and Linda McGrane for leading and sweeping. I had so much fun!

    July 4

  • Rob W.

    Tom Madle completely rocks. Extremely well organized and supported ride. He even turned the storms away. Could not have been any better. Sign me up for next year!

    July 4

  • Samer E.

    I echo Carl! While I missed the ride, I was impressed by Tom's organizational and effective communication skills. It is not easy to plan and organize such a ride threatened till the the last minute by inclement weather. Great job

    July 4

  • Carl Z.

    Tom Madle, Thank you for all your time and effort in putting this ride together. The threat of rain added a lot of tough decision making leading up to the ride and I'm glad you decided to stick with it. It was a great ride and I enjoyed it and the company was the best! Thanks!

    July 4

  • Tom M.

    I need ride leaders, sweeps and a sag vehicle for the One Way Ocean City Ride leaving Thursday July 3rd,2014. Leaders and sweeps are needed for the 15-17 mph ride group and the 13-15 mph ride group. The sag vehicle should be a large mini-van capable of transporting 2 or 3 bikes plus their riders. Most of the ride terrain is relatively flat ( a few small hills on the way to Philly and pancake flat once in NJ). Contact Tom Madle if interested is leading a ride or driving the sag vehicle ([masked];[masked]).

    May 8, 2014

    • Tom M.

      I now have Ride Leaders, a "sag" vehicle. Please let me know if you can provide transportation back to Philly ares for 1 rider plus their bike

      June 8

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Your organizer's refund policy for One-Way Multi-Level Ride to Ocean City,NJ (85,60 or 45 miles)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 0 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Please pay $5 sag fee with a $5 bill morning of the ride. I may not have change. I don't want to handle checks. I need to be paid in cash.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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