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New Start Times For Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride

WESPORT, Conn. — In order to beat the heat, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has arranged for earlier start times at the 27th annual Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride, Sunday, June 22. The ride starts and finishes at Sherwood Island in Westport, Conn. There are currently 287 riders registered for the ride.

Cyclists can select from 12-, 30- or 62-mile routes.

New on-site registration times are:

8 a.m. for the 62-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

9 a.m. for the 30-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

10 a.m. for the 12-mile route. Start time is scheduled for 10:30 p.m.

Pre-registration for the ride is preferred. To register online go to http://www.ctfightsms.org/.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and, as a result, there is currently no cure for MS.

Funds raised through participation in chapter events, such as the Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride — formerly the Down To The Sound Ride — ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to those in Connecticut affected by MS. The chapter hopes to raise $645,000 this year between the two rides.

The registration fee is $35, with a $125 fundraising minimum per rider. The ride will take place rain or shine, and includes a finish-line barbecue. Volunteers are needed for set-up, rest stop duties, photography and clean-up. For more information on the Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Bike Ride, please tune to WTNH News Channel 8/My TV 9, 95.9 The Fox or WRCH Lite 100.5. To register or volunteer, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/ or call 800-FIGHT MS. For more information, please contact Carrie Levitt, development coordinator, at clevitt@ctfightsMS.org.

For More Information
Contact Lisa Cook
Communications Specialist
Phone: 860.714.2300, ext. 249



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