Pictured: Participants cycling the 150-mile Bike MS course in the McDowell Mountains last year. Photos courtesy of National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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Bike MS: The largest fundraising bike series in the world will ride through Cave Creek, Carefree

03/21/18

PHOENIX — More than 250 cyclists are setting out to raise $250,000 toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis by riding up to 150-miles over two-days. Bike MS: Arizona will depart from the McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Scottsdale on March 24, and conclude at the same location on March 25.

The ride will feature a stunning route in the scenic desert highlighting the beauty of Arizona, as well as through local towns and urban areas. The fundraising event 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.

“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 Karen LaPolice Cummins, President, National MS Society, Arizona. “Funds raised from this event support cutting-edge MS research as well as programs and services for people living with MS in this community.”

The event takes place at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park at 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive in Scottsdale all day from March 24, to March 25.  There are different route options which include 30, 50, 70 and 150 mile-routes.  If you would like to participate, volunteer or register visit bikeMS.org, email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org or call 1-855-372-1331.

Bike MS: Arizona 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 the Premier National Sponsor of Bike MS and local sponsors include Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company, Port of Subs, Papa John’s Pizza, New Belgium Brewing Company, Shamrock Food’s Rockin’ Protein, Tea of a Kind, Harkins Theatres, Money Radio and The Encore Agency.

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. 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.

For more information visit nationalMSsociety.org  or call 800-344-4867.