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Released: 9/20/2011 

PATCO To Host Start/Finish Of Bike MS City To Shore Ride

An estimated 7,000 bicyclists are expected to take part in this weekend’s 31st Annual MS Bike Ride to the Shore benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For the past 22 years PATCO and the Delaware River Port Authority have hosted the start and finish of the two day ride from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ, and back.  Riders leave Saturday, September 24, at approximately 6:15 a.m. from the parking lot of PATCO’s Woodcrest Station in Cherry Hill and return Sunday, September 25.  Organizers hope to raise over $5 million this year.

The ride is rated by Bicycling Magazine as the “Best Cycling Getaway in New Jersey.”  Cyclists are taken thru the blueberry fields of Hammonton, South Jersey’s Pine Barrens and into Ocean City.

 PATCO and DRPA employees volunteer and assist in the two day event.
 Riders and volunteers are being asked to ride PATCO to the Woodcrest Station which would free up parking spaces in Cherry Hill.  PATCO will be running a special schedule for the event with information available at www.ridepatco.org/bike_ms_tips/ .  

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges and PATCO.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.


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