Bike Safety Check

50 or 65 miles is a long way to ride your bike. Having a bike that is in proper shape will help make the ride easier for you. In order to ensure a safe ride and fewer mechanical fixes along the way, we implement a mandatory bike safety check before you participate in the Ben to the Shore Bike Tour. Our bike safety check is a quick inspection and evaluation of the overall condition of your bike such as your tires, brake pads, cables and housing, chain and chain ring wear. Click here for checklist & certification form.

Certified Bike Shops

Bring your bike into one of our certified bike shops at least 2 weeks prior to the ride for a FREE bike safety check. Great discounts and offers are listed below. Please note, you are responsible for all costs associated with fixing your bike to make it safe to ride. 

If your bike passes inspection, they will provide you with a certificate that you will wrap around your bike like a wristband. This certificate will allow you to access our complimentary bike services along the route and will give your priority should any issues occur. 

If you do not have your certificate of inspection on your bike during the Bike Tour you risk potential charges from our bike shops on the route and being pushed to the back of the line while our bike professionals help those with the inspection certification.

Bike Shops in Philadelphia

Bells Bike Shop
1320 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
15% discount for riders who have their bikes certified at the shop

Bustleton Bikes
9261 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114
20% discount on accessories and 20% discount service

Cycles PHL
1426 W Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
10% discount on bike parts for riders 

Keswick Cycles University City
4040 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Bike Shops in Montgomery County

Bike Sports
325 W. Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426

Indian Valley Bike Works
500 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
10% discount on all parts and gear

Circle Cycle Bike Shop
2525 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
10% discount on any extra labor, parts, and accessories

Keswick Cycle Glenside
408 N. Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038

Riverbend Cycles
1 Station Avenue 
Conshohocken, PA 19428

10% discount on all parts and services

Bike Shops in Chester County

Keswick Cycle Paoli
1740 E. Lancaster Ave
Paoli, PA 19301

Bike Shops in Bucks County

Guys Bicycles
326 E. Street Road
Feasterville, PA 19053

Bike Shops in Delaware County

Cycle-Fit of Delaware County
320 Chester Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
10% discount on all parts and accessories (includes labor)

Bike Shops in South Jersey

931 S NJ-73
Marlton, NJ 08053

Earlton Bicycle Shop
1011 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Pro Pedals
682 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
20% discount

Wheelies Bicycle
176 NJ-70
Medford, NJ 08055

Don't live near one of our certified bike shops or prefer a shop not listed above?

If you don't live close to one of our certified bike shops or prefer taking your bike to a shop not listed, that's not a problem! You can bring your bike anywhere you'd like, however, you will not receive the free bike safety check that our certified bike shops provide and will have to pay the bike shop fees.

Please bring this form to the bike shop of your choice and ask them to simply sign the sheet stating that you received a bike safety check. Hand in the signed form when you pick up your bib and you will receive your bike inspection certification. 

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL LAST MINUTE. Please have your bike inspected at least two week before the ride.

Bike Inspection Checklist

Visual Inspection



Chain & Crank

Quick Releases

Final Check

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