About 7,000 cyclists are expected to raise more than $5 million to support research, programs and services for people with multiple sclerosis in the 32nd annual Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, taking place September 29-30 in southern New Jersey.
The ride, organized by the Greater Delaware Chapter of the National MS Society, has become one of the foremost cycling events on the East Coast. The vital funds raised by the ride are more important than ever, as 13,000 local people living with MS are turning to the National MS Society for help in record numbers.
City to Shore attracts corporate teams, families and friends of people with MS and individuals to join the movement to create a world free of MS. Each cyclist must collect at least $300 in pledges to participate in the ride, with many raising hundreds or thousands of dollars more. In return, cyclists receive amenities such as bike mechanics, emergency transportation, catered rest stops every 15 miles, luggage delivery and much more.
Cyclists can choose from five different routes:
>Two-day, 75 miles each day
>Two-day, plus an extra 25-mile loop on Saturday (scenic Century)
To register for the event or to volunteer, visit MScycling.org or call 1-800-445-BIKE.
No ticket information is available for this event.