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Runners and Teams
Thursday, July 18, 2019
*7:00 AM RIDER CHECK-IN & LIGHT BREAKFAST BUFFET*
Pick up your jersey, race packet, GPS trackers and cue sheets, and join the team for a pre-ride light breakfast buffet. Please note, race packet and GPS tracker pick up will close at 8:00 AM. Your bicycle must be fully tuned up and ready to ride before you arrive. During this time, mechanics will be available for bike-checks and basic adjustments only.
*8:00 AM RIDE PREP & GEAR CHECK*
After changing into your Team Friendship jersey, riders should: affix number sticker to their helmet, apply sunscreen and chamois cream, pack drinks and supplies, retrieve bike (making sure that the GPS tracker is properly affixed), and proceed to the start line.
*8:20 AM OPENING CEREMONIES*
*8:30 AM TEAM FRIENDSHIP START LINE*- Kassin Beach: 10 Loch Arbour, NJ
Position your bicycle at the starting line and kickoff the mission of Friendship!
*4:00 PM TEAM FRIENDSHIP FINISH LINE*
You made it! Be greeted by your eager family and friends and receive your Team Friendship finishing medal!
*5:00 PM CELEBRATORY DINNER*- Ramada by Wyndham: West Atlantic City 8037 E Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
A celebratory dinner awaits in Atlantic City celebrating your accomplishments in the name of friendship.
Please note: schedule is tentative and subject to change.
The route begins in Deal, NJ, and ends in Atlantic City, NJ.
The route will be fully marked with SAG (Support and Gear) along the way. Pit stops stocked with energy drinks, energy snacks, ice cold water, and plenty of Friendship Circle energy will be open every 15-miles/1.5-2 hours of riding.
Support & More
Upon arrival, Team Friendship will have a check-in booth where cyclists will receive their Bike 4 Friendship jersey and will be able to check in your gear.
Bicycle mechanics will be present at both the starting line, to help with any last minute details, and along the route. They will be equipped to provide any help that is needed and cyclists will also be able to enter the vehicle in specific situations.
Transportation from Atlantic City back to Deal will be arranged by Team Friendship for those who will need. For those who will be leaving from Atlantic City, luggage transportation will be provided from Deal.
Team Friendship will provide top-notch catered meals throughout the ride. The food will be Glatt Kosher, Cholov Yisroel. Menus are designed by our cycling coaches to ensure that they satisfy the nutritional requirements that Bike 4 Friendship entails. Fuel efficient snacks and protein bars will also be provided at pit stops throughout the route.
The minimum fundraising requirement is $1,800 and covers all expenses during the trip.