2008 Minnesota Bike MS series to kick off next month
April 16, 2008
Contact: Emily Wilson
MINNEAPOLIS — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter’s 2008 Bike MS series begins next month with the Bike MS: Allianz Twin Cities Ride May 10, followed by the Bike MS: Larkin Hoffman MS 150 Ride, June 6 to 8, and the Bike MS: Star Tribune TRAM Ride, July 20 to 25.
The National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter organizes three Bike MS events each year to raise funds to support programs and services for the estimated 9,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and research to find a cure. The Minnesota Chapter anticipates the 2008 cycling series will raise nearly $4 million to help end MS.
Bike MS: Allianz Twin Cities Ride 2008
The Allianz Twin Cities Ride 2008, Saturday, May 10, is a one-day, 60- or 30-mile bike ride that starts and ends at the Maplewood Community Center in Maplewood and features the Gateway Trail. A registration fee and $50 minimum pledge are required to participate. To register or learn more, visit http://www.mssociety.org/ or call 800-582-5296.
Bike MS: Larkin Hoffman MS 150 Ride 2008
The 29th annual Larkin Hoffman MS 150 — a two-day, 150-mile ride June 6 to 8 — takes cyclists from Proctor, near Duluth, to the National Sports Center in Blaine with an overnight at Grand Casino Hinckley. The Minnesota Chapter anticipates cyclists in the Larkin Hoffman MS 150 Ride will raise $2.7 million. A registration fee and $300 minimum pledge are required to participate. To register or learn more, visit http://www.bikems.org/ or call 800-582-5296.
Bike MS: Star Tribune The Ride Across Minnesota 2008
This year’s Star Tribune TRAM (The Ride Across Minnesota), July 20 to 25, features Minnesota’s Iron Range and the North Shore of Lake Superior. The 250-mile ride kicks off Sunday, July 20, in Grand Rapids. Cyclists travel through Chisholm, Biwabik and Two Harbors before crossing the finish line at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus Friday, July 25. The Minnesota Chapter anticipates cyclists in the 19th annual Star Tribune TRAM will raise $1 million to help create a world free of MS. A registration fee and $300 minimum pledge are required to participate. To register, visit http://www.bikems.org/ or call 800-582-5296.
About Bike MS events
The National MS Society believes that moving is not just something you can or can’t do, but rather is who you are. This is why we sponsor events like Bike MS — to raise funds for research, as well as comprehensive programs and services for people with MS — moving closer to a world free of MS. Last year more than 5,000 cyclists participated in a Minnesota Bike MS event, raising more than $3.4 million to help end MS.
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