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Cyclists raise more than $2.2 million to help end MS 

June 10, 2007

Contact: Emily Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS—Today more than 3,000 cyclists finished a two-day, 150-mile bike tour to help end multiple sclerosis. The Larkin Hoffman MS 150 Bike Tour presented by GMAC ResCap ended today at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter anticipates that cyclists raised more than $2.2 million to help fund MS research and programs to help people living with the disease in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The Larkin Hoffman MS 150 started in Proctor, near Duluth, Saturday, June 9. Participants spent Saturday night at Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn., and crossed the finish line today, June 10, at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The event was fully supported and noncompetitive. Rest stops with snacks, beverages, bicycle mechanics and first aid were located every seven to 15 miles. During the event, cyclists enjoyed meals, evening entertainment, indoor and outdoor camping and shuttles to hotels.

The Larkin Hoffman MS 150 is part of the 2007 MS Bike Tours series. The Star Tribune MS TRAM Bike Tour, a five-day tour through Minnesota’s central lakes region, is July 22 to 27. For more information, visit http://www.mssociety.org/ or call 612-335-7900 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS.


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