Note: Painter rides are not Spin-off Cyclists organized and led rides. These rides appear on our calendar for our members' convenience. You may need to register and pay a registration fee for these rides. You must follow the provided link or instructions in the meet-up event details to RSVP to the partner organization. Spin-off Cyclists assumes no responsibility for your participation in this event.
Join Us For Our 27th Annual Ride!
Date: August 3-4, 2013
Start/Finish Location: 3581 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio
Registration Fee: Register for $45 through April 15! See below for full fee schedule. Absolutely no registration will be accepted the day of the event.
Fundraising Minimum: $300
Route Options: 30, 75, 100, 150, 175 miles
Age Minimum: 12 years old
Bike MS will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. It’s not just the miles that matter — it’s the unforgettable journey. Join us for an event that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives…making every mile that much sweeter. Come be a part of Bike MS – and get ready for the ride of your life. Whether it’s your first year, or your 27th, together we will raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Bike MS is a fully supported ride that begins in Brunswick, Ohio and travels throughout the northern pastoral countryside to Sandusky. A spaghetti dinner and various evening activities await riders upon arrival in Sandusky. On the second day, the ride then returns to Brunswick. All cyclists must fundraise a minimum of $300 prior to the event to be eligible to participate.
Don’t just ride, Bike MS.
$20: Registration open - January 31, 2013
$45: February 1 - April 15, 2013
$60: April 16 - June 15, 2013
$75: June 16 - July 28, 2013
$80: Last opportunity to register in person will be at Packet Pick-Up on Friday, August 2, 2013
Absolutely no registration will be accepted the day of the event.
New riders can receive free registration by using the coupon code NEWRIDER2013 (case sensitive) during registration.
NEW THIS YEAR – Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up is scheduled for:
July 22 - 26 at the National MS Society, Independence Office (Times to be announced).
August 2 at Brunswick High School (Times to be announced).
There will be NO Saturday Check-In this year. Every rider must pick up their packet July 22 - 26 or August 2. Absolutely no exceptions will be made.
150 Miles. Full two-day ride from Brunswick to Sandusky and back.
175 Miles. Full two-day ride from Brunswick to Sandusky and back with the addition of the Kent Clapp Extra Lap.
One day, Saturday only
30 Miles. From Brunswick to the lunch stop in Oberlin.
75 Miles. From Brunswick to Sandusky High School.
100 Miles. From Brunswick to Sandusky High School with the addition of the Kent Clapp Extra Lap.
Riders who cycle 30 miles will ride with the rest of the cyclists until the lunch stop in Oberlin. There is no fee for cyclists being transported back to the start by the National MS Society.
Riders who cycle 75 or 100 miles will travel to Sandusky with the two-day riders. In Sandusky, riders can stay for the pasta dinner before boarding a bus to return to the start. Bikes will be individually packed with moving blankets and will also be transported back to the start. There is no fee for cyclists being transported back to the start by the National MS Society.
All route options require a $300 fundraising minimum.
Kent Clapp Extra Lap
Riders are given the option of riding an additional loop of 25 miles on Saturday. No pre-registration for the Kent Clapp Extra Lap is required. All riders completing the lap will receive a prize to honor your extra effort. Please be sure to pick up the prize at the Kent Clapp Extra Lap rest stop.
This loop is named the Kent Clapp Extra Lap in honor of Kent Clapp, CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio, who died in a chartered plane crash in December 2009, along with his fiancé. Medical Mutual has been riding since 1998 and in 2012, Team Medical Mutual was the #5 team overall raising $33,983.05 with 66 team members. The team was lead by team captain, Leah Sharkey.
Promise to Pay
In order to participate in Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride 2013, cyclists must fundraise a minimum of $300 prior to the event. If you have not turned in the minimum prior to picking up your rider number you will be asked to sign a Promise to Pay Form giving us a credit card number to secure the remainder of the amount owed. You will have until September 30, 2013 to continue fundraising and meet that goal. If your $300 is not met by the deadline, your card will be charged for the remaining balance. People with MS depend on us. This is why we depend on you.
Underage Rider Policy
In an effort to help minimize risk during the Bike MS event, in order to participate in any Bike MS event, the following guidelines must be followed:
All underage riders MUST be 12 years of age or older by August 3, 2013.
All underage riders must have a signed and notarized waiver on file.
All underage riders must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult (at least 21 years of age) at all times.
If a child is on a tandem, all requirements above still apply.
No trailers, carriers or tagalongs will be permitted on the route.