Cyclists Put The Pedal To The Metal To Fight Multiple Sclerosis

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STATE—Hundreds of area cyclists will roll through northern New Jersey coming Sept. 11 and 12 as they pedal to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. This year marks the 22nd annual Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride organized by the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The clean country and air, quiet country roads and quaint towns offer cyclists a terrific feeling of clarity and freedom and are some of the reasons cyclists return year after year for this ride. While cyclists ride for many different reasons – camaraderie with other riders, exercise, the challenge, an organized tour, or fundraising – their efforts cumulatively aid in contributing toward the creation of a world free of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system.

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The chapter is challenging cyclists and volunteers to join the fun in the 22nd annual Bike MS Ride. Cyclists can choose from 20, 50 and 100 mile options all starting on Saturday, Sept. 11 in Morristown. Cyclists will stop in some of New Jersey’s most beautiful country locations for quick refreshment breaks as they continue their way to Parsippany for the end of day one.

At the Parsippany Hilton cyclists will be treated to a delicious BBQ dinner, massages, musical entertainment and an evening comedy show. Cyclists that choose to complete the full 100-mile ride and those cycling for their first 50-miles on Sunday, will rise early on Sept. 12th for breakfast and hit the road back to Morristown.

All funds raised from the event will support critical MS research programs and fund local programs and services for those who are impacted by the disease, including more than 13,000 people in New Jersey and more than 400,000 people nationwide.

Cyclists and volunteers are welcome to register online at bikenjm.nationalMSsociety.org. Upon registering, cyclists will have access to online fundraising tools, making fundraising easier and more convenient than ever. Now is the time to join the movement.

The Bike MS “Great New Jersey Country Ride” is the second leg of the NJ Metro Chapter’s three-part Bike MS Ride Series. The “Coast the Coast” Ride took place in May of this year and the “Hops to Hops” ride will finish off the series on Sept. 27 in Lambertville.

For more information about Bike MS, contact Jennifer Hivry at (201) 967-5599 or visit bikenjm.nationalmssociety.org.


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