About Bike MS
The National MS Society, Chapter organizes six Bike MS events each year. Funds raised through Bike MS help fund programs and services for the 17,000 people living with MS in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and counties in western Wisconsin and Nebraska and research to develop better treatments and find a cure. The Chapter anticipates the 2012 cycling series will raise nearly $4.5 million.
History of Bike MS
In 1980, the Chapter held the nation’s first MS 150 Ride, which drew 200 cyclists and raised $33,000. After hearing about the success of the Chapter’s MS 150, other National MS Society chapters began hosting similar rides around the country.
Today more than 100 MS 150 rides and other Bike MS events are held each year from coast to coast. Since the very first ride — right here in Minnesota — Bike MS events have raised more than $600 million total.
Bike MS: TRAM Ride, July 22 to 27, 2012
Bike MS: The Ride Across Minnesota is a week-long bike ride showcasing the very best of small-town Minnesota. TRAM is a fully supported ride covering approximately 250 miles through northwestern Minnesota and the Central Lakes region. Overnight sites are in Bemidji, Walker, Park Rapids, Wadena and Fergus Falls. The Chapter anticipates this year’s Ride Across Minnesota will raise more than $820,000 to help end multiple sclerosis.
Bike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind, July 28 to 29, 2012
Bike MS: Ride the Wind, is a fully supported, weekend ride covering up to 140 miles with a festive overnight in Valley City, N.D. The ride will begin and end at Central Cass Public School in Casselton, N.D. The proposed route is 71 scenic miles each day. The Chapter anticipates the ride will raise more than $120,000 to help end MS.
Bike MS: Sanford Health Pedal the Plains, August 4 to 5, 2012
Bike MS: Pedal the Plains, is a fully supported, weekend ride covering up to 170 miles with a festive overnight in Sioux Falls, S.D. The ride will begin in Dell Rapids. Cyclists have the option of choosing a 30- or 70-mile route to and from Sioux Falls. The Chapter anticipates this year’s ride will raise more than $200,000 to help end multiple sclerosis.
Bike MS: SAM'S CLUB Twin Cities Ride , May 11, 2013
Bike MS: SAM'S CLUB Twin Cities Ride is a one-day cycling event starting and finishing at Century College in White Bear Lake. This ride offers a 22- or 52-mile scenic route along the Gateway Trail. Cyclists at all levels of expertise enjoy this ride.
Bike MS: C.H. Robinson Worldwide MS 150 Ride, June 7 to 9, 2013
Bike MS: C.H. Robinson Worldwide MS 150 Ride is a two-day, 150-mile bike ride from
Proctor, Minn., near Duluth, to Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn., with an overnight at Grand Casino Hinckley.
Bike MS: Cruise the Cornfields, June 22 to 23, 2013
Bike MS: Cruise the Cornfields is a fully supported, weekend ride covering up to 150 miles with a festive overnight in Ames, Iowa. The ride will begin in Ankeny. Cyclists have the option of choosing a 35- or 75-mile route to and from Ames.