Bike MS: Valero Ride the Rim, July 30-31, 2016
WHO & WHAT
Bike MS: Valero Ride the Rim 2016, is an annual two-day, cycling event taking place July 30-31, 2016 and aims to raise $85,000 to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. 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. Bike MS: Ride the Rim encircles the picturesque Palo Duro Canyon. Second only to The Grand Canyon, Palo Duro Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the South. All participants have access to bike mechanics, support vehicles, rest stops every 8-15 miles, a finish line celebration and much more.
Registration is available at BikeMS.org. The 2016 registration fee is $35, and will increase to $50 on July 1. A minimum pledge of $250 is required for participation. Individuals, families and groups are also encouraged to volunteer along the route. Log on to BikeMS.org to register, volunteer or make an online donation.
WHEN & WHERE
Day 1 will start from West Texas A&M University, taking cyclists around Palo Duro Canyon. Day 2 continues with a trip down into historic Palo Duro Canyon State Park where a cowboy style brunch awaits riders and volunteers as they finish.
Saturday, July 30 - Day 1 Start
West Texas A&M University, First United Bank Center
Canyon, TX 79015
Ride begins at 6:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 31 – Finish Line Celebration
Palo Duro Canyon State Park at Mack Dick Pavilion
11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5.
Canyon, TX 79015
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 worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.
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