By Michelle Durham
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The annual “Bike MS City to Shore” ride is fast approaching, and officials are urging those who plan to participate to register soon, if they’ve yet to do so.
Vice President of Client Services, Marketing and Operations for the local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Kevin Moffitt says bikers will travel from PATCO’s Woodcrest station to Ocean City New Jersey.
“We’re expecting to have over 7,000 cyclists out on the road, which is pretty much our capacity,” he says, “so anyone who is thinking about cycling should register soon.”
Moffitt says nothing beats the feeling of crossing that finish line to the cheers of those living with multiple sclerosis and their families.
“For a lot of people,” he says, “it’s about that personal challenge, ‘Can I make it all the way to Ocean City?’ But when they get there they realize it’s about the personal challenges of those thousands of local people living with MS.”
And their daily challenges include numbness, fatigue and, in some cases, paralysis.
33 years ago there were no treatments for multiple sclerosis. Today there are ten — and the research to find these treatments is funded through events like this.
This year’s race is scheduled for September 28th and 29th.
To register for the event:
Call: 1-800-445-BIKE or log onto mscycling.org