Cyclists to ride 100 miles for MS fundraiser

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On Sept. 8, 300 cyclists will ride 100 miles in one day to raise $125,000 to make a difference in the lives of people affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body.

The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted but can include blindness and paralysis. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, more often women.

Bike MS: Cruisin’ the Crossroads, presented by Salesforce, will depart from the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 100 South in Lebanon. The route ends back in Lebanon, taking cyclists on a journey through the Hoosier heartland. The longest route is 100 miles, but shorter route options are available, including 25-, 50- and 75-mile rides.

“Bike MS is an experience grounded in camaraderie that brings together cyclists of all levels for one reason —  to create a world free of MS,” said Beverley Stafford, executive director of the Indiana chapter of National MS Society. “Funds raised from this event support cutting-edge MS research as well as programs and services for people living with MS in this community.”

Bike MS is one of nearly 80 rides across the U.S. hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More than 80,000 people are expected to participate in the nationwide events.

Primal Wear, a cycling jersey company, and The Pickle Juice Company are national sponsors of the Bike MS rides.  Bike MS brings people together as individuals and as teams to conquer a challenge and share an experience with friends, family and coworkers, while raising money to support MS research and programming.

For more, visit bikeMS.org or call 855-372-1331.

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