Jan 14, 2013
Voted Best Bike Ride in Florida, the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness Introduces Cutting-Edge 200 Mile Ride to Fight Multiple Sclerosis
Fort Lauderdale, FL – On April 20 – 21, 2013, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Florida Chapter is taking on new strides while challenging bike riders to join the 27th Annual Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness. An estimated 2,500 cyclists will experience the ride of a lifetime.
Voted, the number one ride in the state of Florida, the 2013 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness introduces fresh components to the ride. Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, marks the new start/finish line. The updated route features a cutting-edge 200 mile challenge with 50, 80 and 100 mile route options. The overnight stop is proudly recognized as OPL’s Key Largo Resorts. Upon arrival, participants will celebrate in a festival-like atmosphere with food, fun and entertainment. The riders will return to FIU where dedicated volunteers will cheer them across the finish line and present them with a medal. Rest stops will be available every 6 – 10 miles with food, drinks, first aid, bike repair, fun themes and more.
As one of South Florida’s premier and most exciting charity cycling events, the goal is to raise money to support research, programs and services to more than 7,000 South Floridians affected by multiple sclerosis. The fully supported and inspirational event raised nearly $1.4 million in 2012 through corporate sponsorships and fundraising efforts of the cyclists, volunteers and donors.
The generous supporters of the MS Bike Ride are title sponsor, Zimmerman Advertising, presenting sponsor, Mack Cycle and Fitness and major supporters: DHL, FedEx, Bacardi, Hatuey, Amex, AMR and Subway. Media sponsors include: Comcast, Univision and Clear Channel.
Participants are welcome to register or volunteer for the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness online www.msbikeflorida.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867). Upon registering, cyclists will have access to online fundraising tools. Join the movement today!
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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 their lives forward. Through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted over $164 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested nearly $40 million to support 325 news 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.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).
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. 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.