Thousands Gear Up for 2015 Bike MS Ride
4,000 Cyclists Will Hit the Road Saturday
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Cyclists are gearing up for a two-day, 150 mile ride from Proctor to the Twin Cities to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis.
Friday afternoon, more than 4,000 cyclists were welcomed at Proctor High School.
Those riders have helped raise awareness for a disease that’s affecting more than 10,000 people in Minnesota.
“This is a disease that strikes people in the prime of life. It’s unpredictable. It’s really challenging to live with and the money that’s raised through the MS 150 really helps them live their best lives,” said marketing director with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Emily Wilson.
Although they finish in the Twin Cities, there is only one destination in mind for cyclists.
“Those funds go to help people who are living with MS right here, right now as well as to fund research all around the world to find solutions for people who are living with the disease,” said Wilson.
They will hit the road Saturday at 6 a.m.
This year, cyclists have raised more than $3 million.