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.