Skip to navigation Skip to content

News

The Upstate New York Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Upstate New York and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

Share

Hundreds of Cyclists Will Ride Through the Finger Lakes Toward a World Free of MS on July 18 and 19

July 7, 2015

Keuka Park, New York— More than 120 cyclists are expected to raise more than $80,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS at Bike MS: Finger Lakes Challenge presented by Buell Automatics. The two-day cycling adventure will take place on July 18 and 19 at Keuka College with routes ranging from 25 to 100 miles.
 

Bike MS, hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is the premier fundraising cycling series in the U.S. for anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of multiple sclerosis. All participants have access to bike mechanics, support vehicles, 9 rest stops, a finish line celebration and much more.
 

In Upstate New York, more than 12,800 people are living with MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The Upstate New York Chapter is hosting Bike MS events in three other locations this year; Bike MS: Buffalo's Great Lake Escape, presented by Bennett Rehabilitation Institute on August 8, Bike MS: ROC the Ride in Rochester, NY on September 12, and Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble, presented by Center for Disability Services on September 19. Visit bikeMSupstateny.org for more information.
 

Attracting more than 100,000 participants nationwide, Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the U.S. Bike MS participants include people living with MS, their friends, families and neighbors, as well as corporate teams and individuals who are driven to help end MS forever. There will be 100 extraordinary Bike MS rides across the country in 2015. National Bike MS sponsors include Primal Wear, Bicycling Magazine, TRUE Fitness, Genzyme | MS One to One, Kenda Tires, Topeak, and Showers Pass.
 

WHAT: Bike MS: Finger Lakes Challenge presented by Buell Automatics.

WHEN: July 18 and 19, 2015

WHERE: Keuka College

PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: Visit bikeMSupstateny.org, call 1-800-344-4867 or email Kerrie.Merz@nmss.org.  

WHY: Proceeds raised will support cutting-edge MS research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS.

                                                                                               ###

For more information, contact Ashley Greenman, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 585-271-0805 (x70322), Ashley.Greenman@NMSS.org.

About the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Upstate New York Chapter is nationally recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive service programs for more than 12,800 people with MS and their families in 50 counties. We are dedicated to mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The chapter has offices in Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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 2.3 million people worldwide.

Share

Chapter Home News
Master Page Does Not Exist
© 2020 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its Identification Number (EIN) is 13-5661935.