Buffalo, New York— More than 150 cyclists are expected to raise over $75,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS at Bike MS: Buffalo’s Great Lake Escape. The exciting cycling adventure will take place on August 8 at Evangola State Park. Routes range from 15 to 100 miles.
Route options include a family ride that is isolated on a paved, wide, multi-use path within the park that is free of vehicle traffic. Participants are encouraged to bring the whole family and enjoy a hot BBQ dinner from Chiavetta’s, cold beer, live music, chair massage, raffles, and beach games!
Bike MS, hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is the premier fundraising cycling series in the US for anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of multiple sclerosis. All participants are welcome to the pre-ride breakfast and have access to bike mechanics, support vehicles, nine 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 two more locations this year: Bike MS: ROC the Ride in Rochester, NY on September 12, and Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble presented by the Center for Disability Services on September 19. Visit bikeMSupstateny.org for more information.
WHAT: Bike MS: Buffalo's Great Lake Escape, presented by Bennett Rehabilitation Institute
WHEN: August 8, 2015
Event schedule: 7:00 a.m.—100 mile start
8:30 a.m.—70 mile start
9:30 a.m.—30 mile start
10:30 a.m.—15 mile start
Noon—Family/kids’ ride and activities begin
12 PM – 3:30 PM: Chiavetta’s BBQ dinner
WHERE: Evangola State Park, 10191 Old Lake Shore Road, Irving, NY 14081
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.