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1,200 cyclists to visit Park Rapids for Star Tribune MS TRAM Bike Tour

July 10, 2007

Contact: Emily Wilson
612-335-7931
ewilson@mssociety.org

WHAT:

 

Approximately 1,200 cyclists will visit Park Rapids, Minn., Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24, as part of the 18th annual Star Tribune MS TRAM Bike Tour, a five-day, 300-mile cycling event to help end multiple sclerosis.

WHEN:

 

Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24

WHERE:

 

Heartland Park in Park Rapids, 303 Mill Road

PHOTO OPS:

 
  • Cyclists arrive in Park Rapids Monday, July 23, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Festive evening programs at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24
  • Cyclists begin riding Tuesday, July 24, between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Participants will loop around Itasca State Park and return to Park Rapids for a second overnight. Most cyclists will return between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WHO:

 

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter is organizing the event. This year the Minnesota Chapter anticipates that approximately 1,200 people will raise more than $1 million to help support MS research and programs and services to help people living with MS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

To set up interviews with participants, call Emily at 612-335-7931 or 612-578-4874 (cell).

 

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