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% off for TDS riders 20% off for military/ fire/ police with ID

Bustleton Bikes
9261 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Cycles PHL
1426 W Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
15% off any parts & accessories as well as a $10 off tune up packages 

Bike Sports
325 W. Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426

Fairmount Bicycles
2015 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
10% off all parts 

Keswick Cycle
4040 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
10% discount on parts, clothing and other accessories,10% discount on bikes when riders present their event registration

Bike Shops in Montgomery County

Bike Works
500 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
We can extend a 10% discount on parts and accessories to the Tour de Shore folks. All of our bikes are sold at manufacture minimum so we cannot discount as we are already at the lowest they allow us to sell them at. So bonus.. no waiting for a sale!!

Circle Cycle Bike Shop
2525 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
15% off labor, 10% off parts and accessories, $65 standard tune-up special for registered riders

Keswick Cycle
408 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Riverbend Cycles
1 Station Avenue 
Conshohocken, PA 19428

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

Bike Shops in South Jersey

931 S NJ-73
Marlton, NJ 08053

Erlton Bicycle Shop
1011 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
10% discount on all bikes, parts, accessories and repairs done prior to the ride as well as two weeks after the ride.

Peddler's Shop
1907 Deptford Center Road
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Pro Pedals
682 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037

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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