Why we Ride

MS Stops People from "Moving" - We ride to fight it!

Multiple sclerosis affects lives every moment of every day. At any time, someone with MS may suddenly be unable to stand up, hug their child or see a friend across the room.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease in which the body's own defense (autoimmune) system attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system).

The damaged myelin may form scar tissue (sclerosis). When part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber itself is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses to and from the brain are distorted or interrupted, causing the myriad of symptoms associated with MS.

We ride to support the ones we love

My wife Sara & I are veterans of this event. Sara is one of the few people with MS able to ride some of the 150 miles. However, the only way she can complete this ride is along with me on a tandem bicycle. Sara has trouble with balance and fatigue. This ride is very difficult for us as it is during the hottest month of the year and this quickly induces fatigue and loss of balance for Sara. Heat is our enemy. Although grueling, we ride this ride because "we have too". We ride to fund the miracle that Sara and many others throughout the world who live with this devastating disease need.


  • Your donation will help not only those affected personally by MS, but all members of the affected person's family circle.
  • Visit the MS website to learn more about people living with MS. National MS Society