SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

September 27, 2013 08:00 ET

7,000 Cyclists to Make Their Mark on MS This Weekend

City to Shore Could Raise More Than Goal of $5.6 Million

CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) -

WHAT: The Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, to raise money for the fight against MS. 

WHO: 7,000 cyclists and 1,200 volunteers from across the Greater Delaware Valley and the entire country will gather to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. With routes from 25 to 175 miles, there's something for everyone.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29. The 75/100-mile route kicks off in Cherry Hill at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, the 25-mile route in Mays Landing at 8:30 a.m. and the 45-mile route in Hammonton at 9:30 a.m.

Cyclists will return to the Cherry Hill start on Sunday for a final finish line celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Main starting location: PATCO's Woodcrest Station in Cherry Hill, NJ (Exit 31 off Route 295). Cyclists ride to the Ocean City Civic Center on Saturday, where they enjoy a post-ride celebration. Two-day cyclists complete a return trip for the final finish line celebration at the PATCO-Woodcrest Station on Sunday.

NOTE: Arrive early to miss the rush. Traffic will start backing up in Cherry Hill by 5:30 a.m.

WHY: On September 28 & 29, more than 7,000 cyclists will be united in a single goal: creating a world free of MS. Now more than ever, the funds raised through Bike MS are critical to supporting vital services, programs and research for 14,000 local people living with multiple sclerosis. Since it was founded in 1981, the event has raised more than $50 million, a remarkable sum that has fueled research and provided essential services for local people living with MS. Learn more or donate online at www.citytoshore.org.

DETAILS: Visit MScycling.org or call 1-800-445-BIKE. For maps and estimates of when cyclists will be passing through your town, visit main.nationalMSsociety.org/bikeMSroute.

SPONSORS: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Behringer Harvard, Genzyme, NFI, NovaCare, Novartis, Raleigh, Ransome CAT, Subaru, SupportLocalStuff, Campbell's, Hatfield, M. Levine and Co., Sunkist, Turkey Hill, Wegmans, Beacon Cycling and Fitness, Bicycling, Bike Line, Bucks County Bicycle Co, Cycle Fit, Danzeisen & Quigley, Guys Bikes, Human Zoom, Keswick Cycle and Peddler's Shop.

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