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Celebrate Minnesota’s 150th anniversary: Ride 150 miles for MS

May 14, 2008

Contact: Emily Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS — As Minnesota commemorates 150 years of statehood, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter invites Minnesotans to ride 150 miles to help end multiple sclerosis as part of Bike MS: Larkin Hoffman MS 150 Ride.

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 to help create a world free of MS.

The Larkin Hoffman MS 150 is the second of three Minnesota Bike MS events in 2008.
The 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 takes cyclists through Grand Rapids, Chisholm, Biwabik and Two Harbors before crossing the finish line at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.

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 MS 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 learn more about Bike MS events, visit http://www.bikems.org/ or call 1-800-582-5296.


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