‘Vettes, Cyclists Roll Into Town This Weekend
More than 350 Corvettes will take over the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Corvette Show includes a range of models dating back to Corvette’s first in 1953 and extending to the present.
The show is one of the largest on the East Coast, and the line of vehicles will cover the Boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street. Due to the popularity of the event, it is now closed to new registrations.
An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth Street and Ninth Street). The Ocean City Humane Society also will have a display in front of the Music Pier. Volunteers will be selling items and collecting donations to support the award-winning “no-kill” shelter.
Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities. The show is sponsored by the Boardwalk Corvettes. For more information, call the club’s hotline at 609-457-0081 or visit www.boardwalkcorvettesclub.com.
Thousands of bicyclists will descend upon Ocean City on Saturday, Sept. 21 for an annual tradition: the MS City to Shore Ride.
With 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The annual bicycle trek begins in Cherry Hill and finishes at the parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk with many of the riders staying overnight and returning the next day. The event is a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Motorists should expect delays along a route that travels from the Route 52 causeway to Bay Avenue to Fifth Street.
For more information, call 800-445-BIKE or visit www.mscycling.org.
Also coming up:
Ocean City Historical Museum Annual Luncheon (Sept. 18): Former U.S. Representative and Ambassador to Panama Bill Hughes will discuss how his political career began, his time in office, and how Ocean City impacted his life at a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. Tickets ($50 for the
general public, $45 for members) are on sale now. Call 609-399-1801.
Austin Healy Sport and Touring Encounter 2019 (Sept. 25): Car show on the Boardwalk from noon to 4 p.m. For more information. Visit www.AHSTC.org or call (267) 679-2500.
Walk for the Wounded (Sept. 28): Enjoy a walk on the Boardwalk to support wounded military heroes and their families. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. A ceremony honoring our military begins at 10 a.m. followed by the walk at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.operationfirstresponse.org or call (609) 402-5190.
Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo (Sept. 28): The OCNJ Healthy Living Advisory Council will host its first Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk.
The event will feature health food, fitness classes, speakers, vendors and a “Kids Corner” with information on raising healthy children. All are invited to this free event. The program includes a full schedule of special activities ranging from ballroom dancing to Zumba to bicycle safety. More than 30 vendors will be on hand with the latest products, services, and information.
OCNJ Half Marathon, 5k & 10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run (Sept. 29): Visit www.ocnj.us/Race-Events to learn more and register for these events.