Jun 12, 2012
The Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its 29th annual Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2012 on September 22-23, 2012. The two day bike ride takes cyclists from San Francisco via Highway 1 into Sonoma County.
More than 2,200 cyclists are expected to ride and raise the $2.1 million fundraising goal. Funds raised will support direct programs & services for more than 12,000 Northern Californians living with MS and their families, and critical MS research focused on stopping the progression of the disease, restoring function that’s been lost and ending MS forever.
People can participate in Bike MS individually or as a team. Volunteers are also needed!
WHAT: Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2012 to benefit the Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
WHEN: September 22-23, 2012
Saturday start locations:
- UCSF Mission Bay campus,1300 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158 (75 & 100 mile route options) or
- Sonoma Mountain Village1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (40 mile route option)
Sunday start location:
- Sonoma Mountain Village1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (50 or 75 mile route options)
WHY: Proceeds raised will benefit the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society.
About Bike MS Waves to Wine Ride
This is the 29th annual Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride, one of the most picturesque rides in the country. With route options on Saturday of 40, 75 or 100 miles and Sunday options of 50 or 75 miles, the ride is appealing to a variety of fitness levels. Cyclists will enjoy six full meals, generous amenities, stocked rest stops every 12 to 15 miles, SAG vehicles, camping area, spirited festivities, music, a wine and beer garden, massage tent and more.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. 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, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. 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 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In2011 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Societydevoted $164 million to programs and services that assisted more than one millionpeople. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.orgor 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).