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MS fundraiser encourages cyclists to select their own routes

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s MS Bike returns as an enhanced experience for cyclists this summer.

Although the MS Society is unable to host in-person MS Bike events due to the impact of COVID-19, a series of weekend activities to celebrate the MS Bike – Airdrie to Olds community safely will be held on Aug. 21.

Participating cyclists can choose their own routes and ride safely in their community. Weekend activities will include a limited-edition finisher medal for participants who complete 90 km in the week leading up to and during the day of their local event; an MS Bike swag bag with amazing deals and offerings from local and national partners; as well as participant and team recognition.

MS Bike encourages participants to choose their distance and make a difference by building awareness and raising much-needed funds for research and services that are fundamental to changing the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

“As an avid cyclist and long-time participant of MS Bike, I’m delighted to be able to participate in such a fun, welcoming, and impactful event which continues to bring the MS community together,” says Melyssa Roedel, MS Bike participant who was diagnosed with MS in 2018.

Fundraising will continue throughout the summer. On Sept. 18, cyclists from across the country will come together for an online live-stream rally in English featuring members of the MS community in support of the tens of thousands of Canadians affected by MS.

Becky Mitts, Senior Director, Community Fundraising, MS Society of Canada said, “It is important to us to celebrate and recognize the extraordinary impact this community has made in the lives of Canadians affected by MS. We hope that MS Bike continues to be an event that allows individuals to make a difference together, no matter how they choose to participate this year.”

Registrants can connect with cyclists across Canada using the MS Bike Strava Club and Facebook group. For more information and to register, visit msbike.ca.

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