Last year, the biggest collective of MS Advocates hopped on their bikes and rode: 30, 75, 100, and 150 miles to help fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Fundraising toppled $1.4 million dollars. This year, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hopes this years ride is bigger and better. The Pedal to the Point Ride will take place Aug 4-5.
Phil Keoghan, host of ‘The Amazing Race,’ and also a very big MS Advocate, will be riding a tandem with Advocate Regina Lyalls, a dedicated mother and driven professional who refuses to let her MS diagnosis define her. on the first day of the ride. They will begin their journey with all the cyclists at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Rd. in Brunswick, on Saturday, August 4. They will travel 75 miles to Sandusky for the one-day ride. The majority of riders will make the return trip back to Brunswick on Sunday, August 5.
Keoghan, a longtime supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and founder of No Opportunity Wasted (NOW), a philosophy dedicated to living life to the fullest, teamed up with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. to bring ”Together in MS,” an inspirational campaign to the MS community.
There are several route options (30, 75, 100 and 150 miles) so riders of any age, experience and ability level can register to ride. The route is fully supported with rest stops every 8 – 12 miles, with an abundance of food and medical and mechanical support.
All riders are required to fundraise a minimum of $250 in contributions by the day of the ride and are given the option for a free ticket to Cedar Point or Soak City upon their arrival in Sandusky. Participants will receive additional prizes and special achievement awards by raising additional dollars.
For more information about MS, riding, volunteering or participating in Bike MS, please visit MSohiobike.org
Check out some great photos of previous Pedal to the Point Rides.
Enjoy and keep riding!