THE 2012 COAST THE COAST IS HERE!
Saturday, May 19th
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Sunday, May 20th
Pinelands Regional Junior High School
590 Nugentown Road
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Call information hotline for event updates i.e. road closures, weather delays at 1-888-389-2711
SATURDAY SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED FOR 2012!
COMBINED STARTS FOR 50 & 25 MILERS!
Ride Length: Check-in: Start Time
170 & 85 miles: 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
50 & 25 miles: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Check-in: Morning Program: Start Time:
6:00 a.m. 6:45 a.m. 7:30 a.m.
Call 9-1-1 and then the MS emergency hotline at 732-616-7695 for any serious medical emergencies. For scrapes and bruises, our medics can help you out. The Mechanical Support Hotline will make sure our mobile bike repair gets to you. See the numbers on your route cards.
One week before:
•Get your bike road-ready and tested. Find your helmet and gear.
•Enter checks you receive in your Participant Center. How? Go to the “Home” tab and click on “Enter New Gifts” so that sponsors who gave checks will get the recognition they deserve!
•Prepare your pledge envelope, including matching gift forms for the day of drop off. Make sure all information on your pledge envelope is complete. Don’t forget to sign the waiver on the back.
•Watch the weather and dress accordingly for the big day.
The morning of the ride:
•Eat a healthy breakfast and hydrate!
•Bring: your bike & helmet, rider number if it was mailed in advance, pledge envelope and I.D.
•170 and 85 milers park in the lower lot and drop your luggage off at the luggage POD.
•Bike shoes aren’t permitted in the gym. Wear shoes or sandals to check-in!
•Visit vendors in the Expo area. The Vitamin Shoppe will offer a custom made goody bag with the help of their product specialists, a group stretch and a photo booth.
•Super Cyclists, stop at your special check-in table, please!
• Team Tables will be prepared for top fundraising teams. Check with your team captain to find out if you qualify for this special privilege.
• Do you have the pledge minimum fulfilled? If not, please bring pledges, checks, cash and/or credit card and a valid I.D. to check-in.
•Drop off your pledge envelope, remember to sign the waiver on back and you’ll receive your wrist band. Minors, please bring a notarized waiver or meet our Notary on-site.
•Check the weather and prepare. Apply your sunscreen!
•Make sure your rider bib is visible on your back, number is on your bike and your luggage is tagged and in the POD. The Super Cyclists will be sporting bright yellow numbers.
•Enjoy free air!! Visit one of the bike shops or see a ride marshal to get your tires pumped up. Riding with the right air pressure makes for an easier ride and less flats!
•Ride starts promptly as scheduled. Please be mindful of the time.
•Have a great time and ride safely!
IMPORTANT ROUTE NOTES
Route markings will be orange arrows painted on right hand side of street. Some towns are not permitting permanent street markings, so in the event of rain, be alert for paper orange arrows in Bradley Beach, Spring Lake, Brielle and Day 2 locations of Washington Township, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest
25 and 50 Mile Cyclists -
Watch for signs that indicate your route is splitting off from the rest so that you don’t go too far! 25 milers turnaround after loop around Silver Lake between Belmar and Spring Lake. 50 milers split from the longer routes in Brielle at the River Road and Higgins Avenue cross streets. Do not go across the Hwy 35 bridge!
BE ADVISED – a major music festival will be occurring in Asbury Park at the same time as our event. Heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic may be expected on Saturday afternoon. To avoid this traffic, try to return through Asbury Park before 1:00 p.m. (Asbury Park is located 4 miles north of the Belmar rest stop on your return to the finish line.)
170 and 85 Miler Cyclists -
Remember to keep moving through the route. You must reach the Warren Grove Fire House (across from Lucille’s) on Day 1 and The American Legion in Wildwood on Day 2 by 4:00PM to finish on time.
Join us for dinner at The Tuckerton Seaport. Enjoy a catered dinner while listening to the sounds of Home Cookin’ amid maritime history. Enjoy walking trails and the visitor’s center after a long day in the saddle!
THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE 2012 COAST THE COAST RIDE.