Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride coming to area

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Join more than 2,800 cyclists as they challenge themselves during the Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride, which is scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 and is presented by The Andersons Inc. Charitable Foundation.

The two-day inspirational ride takes place every year to support people living with multiple sclerosis by providing programs, services and MS research to find the cure for the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

The Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride begins at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, in Brunswick, Aug. 2.

There are route options of 30, 75, 100 and 150 miles so riders of any age (12 and older), experience and ability level can register to ride.

The route is fully supported with rest stops every 8 to 12 miles. Registration is $75 and riders are responsible for meeting a $300 fundraising minimum. First-time riders are encouraged to sign up and receive free registration with the coupon code NEWRIDER2014.

The goal of the Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride is to raise $1.5 million to help people living with multiple sclerosis. Supporters include National Sponsors Primal Wear and Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, which is committed to supporting the MS community and is a proud sponsor of the

"I Ride with MS" program through its MS One to One program.

Interested cyclists also are welcome to participate in the Bike MS Central Ohio Challenge, which is set for July 12.

Cyclists begin their journey at New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road in New Albany. Route options include 30, 50 and 95 miles and the ride is fully supported with rest stops along the way. Registration is $30 and riders are responsible for meeting a $150 fundraising minimum.

Cyclists and volunteers are asked to share the challenge to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. For more information about riding or volunteering at Bike MS, visit MSohiobike.org or call 216-503-4183.

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