is the 2003 MS BIKE TOUR?
Sunday, September 7, 2003
the Start and Finish?
Sherwood Island State
Park, Westport CT. Exit 18 off I 95
is the ride?
We have three routes:
12 mile - flat
30 mile - small hills
62 mile - rolling hills
time do I have to be there?
Check In: Between 8:00 am
- 9:30 am. You can start your ride anytime between 8:30 am and
9:30 am. It is a Rolling Start.
the Registration Fee?
$15 on or before
$20 on or before
$30 day of event
(Registration fee is non
How do I
HERE TO REGISTER ON-LINE!
Fax: (203) 831-2973
Phone: (203) 838-1033 ext. 21
Mail: 2002 MS BIKE TOUR, 1 Selleck St., Suite 500, Norwalk, CT
Children 7 years of age
or under cannot participate individually or on the back of
a minimum age requirement?
Yes, 8 years of age.
Participants between the ages of 8-17 will require the signature
of a parent or guardian. Riders 14 and under must be accompanied
by an adult at least 18 years old throughout the event.
a minimum pledge requirement?
Yes. Pledge requirements
are: $50 – 12-milers, $75 – 30-milers and $100 –
62-milers. Last year the average paid pledge was $380. We
encourage all participants to bring their pledge money to the
event. In order to receive prizes, paid pledges are due October
I pay the registration fee?
The registration fee is
due at the time of your registration.
bring my pet?
No. Pets are not allowed
in the park!
2002 MS BIKE TOUR ride if it rains?
Yes! The 2002 MS BIKE
TOUR will take place RAIN or SHINE.
there be rest stops with food, water and restrooms?
YES! Rest stops will have
toilet facilities and are well stocked with snacks and drinks.
Lunch will be served at the finish-line celebration courtesy of
Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe.
happens if I get a flat tire?
Have your bike inspected
for FREE by one of our official bike shops prior to the day of
the event. Bike Repair stations will also be at the Start/Finish
and at each Rest Stop to help you get back on the road.
I cannot finish the tour?
And Gear) vehicles will follow the tour to pick up riders who
run out of steam.
How do I
get an official 2002 MS BIKE TOUR T-shirt?
Turn in paid pledges of
at least $100 on or before the day of event and receive your
official 2002 MS BIKE TOUR t-shirt on event day!
Send in paid pledges of at least
$125 by October 31, 2002 and we will mail your official 2002 MS
BIKE TOUR t shirt.
How do I
get an official MS BIKE TOUR Backpack?
Hand in paid pledges of
at least $300 on or before the day of event and receive your
official 2002 MS BIKE TOUR backpack that day.
offer is only available on event day.
need to bring anything with me?
You MUST bring your
which you will receive in your "Starter
Kit". If you bring pledge money to Check-In (optional, but
encouraged), we encourage cyclists to pay with a check or credit
card, rather than bringing cash to the event.
Remember to bring your helmet!
You are also encouraged to bring photo ID.
How do I collect pledges?
When you register to ride you will receive a "Starter
Kit" which will include a
sponsor/pledge sheet to collect and keep track of your pledges.
The "Starter Kit" will also give you helpful hints for
I be part of a team?
Gather three (3) or more
of your friends, family and/or co-workers and you are a team!
Each member must register individually. Also, each team member
can ride the route of their choosing and meet back at Sherwood
Island State Park for lunch. Special incentives and awards are
available for teams.
team hand in our money all together with our team captain?
No, each team member
should submit their own pledge $’s, in their individual
This is very important for our record keeping.
need my own bike?
Yes. Bicycles are not
available for rental on event day.
cyclists required to wear a helmet?
YES, ALL CYCLISTS ARE
REQUIRED TO WEAR A HELMET. Stop by one of our official bike
shops and purchase one today! Your safety is important to us.
this a race?
NO! This is a fun ride
for all skill levels. It is not timed. Ride with a group of
friends and/or family and enjoy an unforgettable day!
I know the route?
Each route is marked
clearly with brightly colored arrows. You will also be given a
map of the course detailing each turn and mileage. In addition,
marshals will be along each route directing you and making sure
the roads are safe for you to travel.
This event cannot happen
without the generous help of our volunteers! To help us on event
day, check off the box on the registration form and mail or fax
it to the NMSS – Western Connecticut Chapter.