National MS Society’s Bike MS is the Largest Fundraising Bike Series in the World

Eight hundred cyclists are setting out to raise $750,000 toward a world free of MS by riding up to 100-miles on one day. Bike MS: Los Angeles will start and end at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, June 3 – making it the only cycling event to do so. The ride will feature a route through the stunning San Gabriel Mountains and other iconic Los Angeles landmarks.

“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 Julie Kaufer, President, National MS Society, Southern California and Nevada. “Funds raised from this event support the most promising MS research as well as programs and services for people living with MS in this community.”

Bike MS: Los Angeles is one of nearly 80 rides across the country hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, more than 80,000 people are expected to participate in Bike MS nationwide.

Primal is a Premier National Sponsor of Bike MS and the official National Cycling Apparel Sponsor. Primal also sponsors “I Ride with MS,” a special program recognizing Bike MS cyclists living with the disease. The Pickle Juice Company is a Premier National Sponsor of Bike MS.

WHEN: Sunday, June 3; 7:00 am – 12:00 am

WHERE: Rose Bowl (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103)

ROUTE OPTIONS:  30, 60 and 100-mile routes

WHY BIKE MS: Bike MS brings people together as individuals and as teams to conquer a challenge and share an unforgettable experience with friends, family and coworkers—while raising money to make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS.

PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: bikeMSlosangeles.org, 855-372-1331 or fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

To see what Bike MS: Los Angeles is like, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ3YibjJRLc

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org  or call 800-344-4867.

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