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Hundreds of Cyclists Will Ride from North Little Rock to Hot Springs Village to Raise Money to Support People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

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(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. 

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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 fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

To see what Bike MS is like, check out this video:

More on what it’s like in our stories of previous rides: 2014 2015

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.

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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.


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3 Responses

  1. What happens at the end of Day 1? Are the riders expected to cast lots for a spot on the floor at Ponce de Leon? Uber into the National Park to stay at the Arlington? Enter a state of suspended animation in NASA coma pods?

  2. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October 2011, at the age of 55. I woke up one morning with numbness in my lower back and legs, I couldn’t feel my feet touching the floor. I saw my doctor and had an MRI to see if I had a disc problem, it was negative and she told me she feared MS. I was sent to a neurologist, had two more MRIs, and was told that night that I have four lesions on my spine MS. I tried every shots available but nothing worked. In 2015, my neurologist and I decided to go with natural treatment and was introduced to Natural Herbal Gardens natural organic MS Herbal formula, i had a total decline of symptoms with this treatment, the numbness, terrible back pains, stiffness, body weakness, double vision, depression and others has subsided. Visit Natural Herbal Gardens official website

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