Top 11 Moments From The Ben To The Shore Bike Tour 2023
Have you ever gone on a 65-mile bike ride in your life? Well, that is exactly what I did this past Sunday!
As I mentioned in my post last week about my bike ride down the shore during my vacation, I was set to participate in the Ben To The Shore Bike Tour, which, of course, took place this past weekend.
For those of you who are unaware, the Ben To The Shore Bike Tour is a charity event that takes place yearly to raise funds for Families Behind A Badge, which is a charity group dedicated to financially helping the families of fallen or critically injured first responders.
The route for the ride is a little bit over 65 miles from Philly to Atlantic City, and, in total, there were over 2,000 bike riders who took part in the ride, including one guy who did half the ride on a unicycle!
Pattyann and I were on Team WMMR with Casey Boy from The Preston and Steve Show and Chuck Damico. Our team name was “The Rock n’ Rollers,” and Casey Boy came through again with the coolest team jerseys in the event! The design was based on the powder blue Philadelphia Phillies uniforms with a big ‘R’ instead of a ‘P’ representing our team name – they were by far the most talked about bike jerseys the whole day.
The weather for the ride could not have been more perfect either! The temperature was in the 80s and there was very little wind. Compared to last year when it was close to 100 degrees, it felt like a nice early spring day.
The after-party was at The Showboat parking lot and it was a blast! They had great food, cold beers, great merch tents, and music! What could be better than that? Plus, they had a trailer with pictures of fallen police officers and first responders to remind everyone what they were riding for in the first place.
This year I finished my 65-mile ride in four hours and five minutes, I can’t wait to get back next year to see if I can beat my time!
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