(from media release)
National MS Society’s Bike MS is the Largest Fundraising Bike Series in the World
200 cyclists are setting out to raise $129,000 toward a world free of MS by riding up to 126 miles over 2 days. Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride will depart from Garver, LLC in North Little Rock on Sept. 8 and conclude at Garver, LLC on Sept. 9. The ride will feature 4 fully stocked rest stops, medical support, SAG vehicles, HAM radio operators, and a celebration party at the Ponce De Leon Center in Hot Springs Village at the Day 1 finish line.
“Bike MS is an experience grounded in the camaraderie that brings together cyclists of all levels for one reason – to create a world free of MS,” said Karen Littlejohn, Executive Director, National MS Society, South Central. “Funds raised from this event support cutting-edge MS research as well as programs and services for people living with MS in this community.”
Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride is one of nearly 80 rides across the country hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, more than 80,000 people are expected to participate in Bike MS nationwide.
Primal is the Premier National Sponsor of Bike MS and the official National Cycling Apparel Sponsor. Primal also sponsors “I Ride with MS,” a special program recognizing Bike MS cyclists living with the disease. The Pickle Juice Company is the National Sponsor of Bike MS. Local sponsors include Garver, Hot Springs Village, Farm Bureau, The Water Buffalo Brewing Co., D and H 10- Minit Lube and Sam’s Club.
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8 – Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
WHERE: North Little Rock to Hot Springs Village and Back
WHY BIKE MS: Bike MS brings people together as individuals and as teams to conquer a challenge and share an unforgettable experience with friends, family, and coworkers—while raising money to make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS.
PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: bikeMS.org, 855-372-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see what Bike MS is like, check out this video:
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call 800-344-4867.