Oct 01, 2013
MT. AIRY, MD – More than 125 participants came together on September 28, for Bike MS: Bike to Bordeaux, to raise funds and awareness for all those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Bike to Bordeaux began and concluded at Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy and is expected to raise over $40,000.
“Bike to Bordeaux is all about communities joining together to do something about multiple sclerosis NOW,” says Mark Roeder, president of the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter. “MS is the number one disabling disease among young adults. The funds raised through our Bike MS events help us advance research worldwide and address the challenges of individuals living with MS right here in Maryland. But more than the critical funds it raises, Bike to Bordeaus rallies family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, businesses and government officials around a shared vision: a world free of MS. We are so grateful for the wonderful outpouring of support from the Easton community.”
Bike to Bordeaux was a one-day cycling event with 15, 35 and 68-mile route options through scenic Carroll and Frederick Counties. The event included well-stocked rest stops, premiere route support, as well as a variety of inspirational and festive activities. Participants agree to raise $150, but most raise considerably more hoping to become a Great Grape ($1,000 raised). Participants enjoyed a complimentary lunch and wine sampling at the finish.
For more information about Bike MS: Bike to Bordeaux visit www.bikemsvineyard.org or call Liz Johnson at 443-641-1225.