SOURCE: National MS Society

National MS Society

September 16, 2014 14:00 ET

Thousands of Cyclists Will Ride to Create a World Free of MS

Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2014, Presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals, to Be Held Sept. 27-28 in South Jersey

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - More than 7,000 cyclists are expected to raise a projected $6 million to support research, programs and services for people with multiple sclerosis in the 34th annual Bike MS: City to Shore Ride taking place September 27-28 in southern New Jersey.

Presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals, the City to Shore Ride has become one of the foremost cycling events on the East Coast. The vital funds raised by the ride are more important than ever, as 14,000 local people living with MS are turning to the National MS Society for help in record numbers.

City to Shore attracts corporate teams, families and friends of people with MS and individuals to join the movement to create a world free of MS. Each cyclist must collect at least $300 in pledges to participate in the ride, with many raising hundreds or thousands of dollars more. In return, cyclists receive amenities such as bike mechanics, emergency transportation, catered rest stops every 15 miles, luggage delivery and much more.

Cyclists can choose from five different routes:

  • One-day, 25-mile
  • One-day, 45-mile
  • One-day, 75-mile
  • Two-day, 75 miles each day
  • Two-day, plus an extra 25-mile loop on Saturday (scenic Century)

Cyclists who are living with MS can participate in "I Ride with MS," a mission-based program sponsored by Genzyme and MS One to One™. 

To register for the event or to volunteer, visit MScycling.org or call 1-800-445-BIKE. 

Sponsors of City to Shore include Teva Pharmaceuticals, NFI, Dunkin' Donuts, Subaru, RBC Wealth Management, TIER REIT, Beneficial Bank, Dimension Data, Janney Montgomery Scott, Genzyme and MS One to One™, True Fitness, Qatar Airways, UPS, Church & Dwight, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, Cooper Pest, Campbell's, Wegmans, Turkey Hill, Hatfield, Mars, Dole, Sunkist, M. Levin & Co., Pure Protein, Bike Line, CycleFit, Danzeisen & Quigley, Guy's Bicycles, HighRoad Cycles, Keswick Cycle, and Peddler's Shop.

About Bike MS: City to Shore Ride
The Bike MS: City to Shore Ride attracts thousands of cyclists and more than 1,000 volunteers, and raises millions of dollars for the National MS Society. Named by Bicycling Magazine as the "Best Cycling Getaway in NJ" and "Best Area Charity Event" by Philadelphia Magazine, riders enjoy flat terrain as they travel through the quaint towns and back roads of Southern New Jersey, pedal through the blueberry fields of Hammonton, experience the serene beauty of the Pine Barrens and listen to the waves as they roll into historic Ocean City.

About "I Ride with MS"
"I Ride with MS," sponsored by Genzyme and MS One to One™, is a mission-based program that celebrates participating cyclists who are living with MS. Through the program, cyclists who are living with MS are provided a special "I Ride with MS" jersey. By providing visibility to riders living with MS, the program personalizes the disease and more strongly connects all cyclists, inspiring and empowering them to pedal a bit harder along their journeys.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2013 alone, through its home office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $145.2 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested over $48 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.

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