Join Team Webster Works for MS Bike Ride Sept. 6-7

| June 27, 2014
Join the Webster Works Cycling team for the 2014 event.

Join the Webster Works cycling team to support multiple sclerosis programs, services and research.

For the tenth year, Team Webster Works is participating in Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride, a two-day cycling event Sept. 6-7 that supports a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) and provides services to local individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis. Webster University alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends (ages 12 and up) are invited to be part of the Webster Works Cycling team.

The Route

Along with 3,000 additional cyclists we’ll be rolling through the countryside of mid-Missouri, making new friends and meeting cyclists of all ability levels. Bike MS passes through farmlands and some of Missouri’s most beautiful countryside. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by volunteer EMTs, HAM radio operators, and bicycle repair from our partner bike shops. The route loops back to the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, where you will be treated to a delicious meal, massage and live music.

Registration & Fundraising

Team Webster Works has established a fundraising goal of $5,000 for this year’s ride. To meet that goal, we need cyclists to participate in the ride and help raise donations. This year’s ride takes place in Columbia, Mo. There are routes for every interest and ability, ranging from 20 miles to 100 miles both days.

In addition to 3,000 cyclists, multiple volunteer opportunities exist throughout the MS Ride weekend — preparing food, assisting at rest stops and cheering cyclists as they finish each day. Participation in Bike MS will help support programs, services, and research that make a huge difference to the people who must fight MS every day of their lives.

The registration fee is $40, with a fundraising minimum of $250. If you are interested in joining Team Webster Works, visit the Gateway Area Chapter Bike MS page, select “Join a Team,” then enter “Webster Works.”

Webster Works Team Jerseys
Aren’t these jerseys cool? Stylish and comfortable, with full zipper!

Aren’t these jerseys cool? Stylish and comfortable, with full zipper!

Jerseys are available through the Alumni Office for $20 upon registration for The Gateway MS Bike Ride—or any charity ride. Contact Ken Nickless at nickleke@webster.edu or 314-968-7146.

Training Opportunities

The Bike MS website lists MS-sponsored training rides. Check out a list of comprehensive and well-attended rides sponsored through Trailnet. A full calendar is available at www.trailnet.org.

MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system with unpredictable symptoms that can include numbness, blurred vision, paralysis and blindness. It is thought to affect more than 2.1 million people worldwide; a recent research study shows that one out of every two people in your neighborhood knows someone living with multiple sclerosis. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to a vision of a world free of MS.

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