Jul 26, 2012
Wilmington, DE – The countdown to Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, Delaware’s premier cycling event, is on! With the ride taking place on September 22nd and 23rd- just over 2 months away- it’s time for cyclists to ramp-up their training and tune-up their bikes.
Grab your training buddies and your favorite “brew” and stop into one of the events below for 10% off of your bicycle tune-up PLUS special registration discounts for Bike MS: Bike to the Bay!
“Our cyclists’ safety is a top priority for us at Bike to the Bay,” said Holly Maddams, MPA, CFRE, Development Director for the Delaware Chapter. “Having your bike tuned-up now will help to prevent possible problems as you train and during ride. These events were created as a way to socialize with your team and meet other cyclists as you wait for your bike to be serviced.”
Thursday, August 9th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
7 Polly Drummond Shopping Center
Newark, Delaware 19711
BYOB! Pizza will be provided by the Delaware Chapter and cyclists are encouraged to bring their favorite beverage (beer, wine, soda, tea, etc.).
Friday, August 10th
7:30 – 9:30 am
The Bike Boutique
The Nemours Building
1007 North Orange Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Enjoy coffee and donuts provided by the Delaware Chapter!
About Bike to the Bay
Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, is just around the corner on September 22th and 23rd. Each year Bike to the Bay attracts more than 1,800 bicyclists, of all skill levels, who come to enjoy the personal accomplishment and camaraderie of the ride, and support Delawareans with multiple sclerosis. This year, Bike to the Bay still covers 150 miles in Kent and Sussex counties, and cyclists have a choice of six routes - 17, 45, 75, 100, 150, & 175 miles -depending on how much of a challenge they wish to tackle. Additionally, this year’s finish line has been relocated to Dewey Beach, where there will be plenty of parking, bath houses, support, and finish line festivities for cyclists.
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 sureit doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In2011 alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, wedevoted $164 million to programs and services that improved the lives of 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. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org. In Delaware, call (302) 655-5610. Or visit www.MSdelaware.org.