Hundreds of cyclists will ride through the area for MS: Finger Lakes Challenge

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

More than 120 cyclists are expected to raise more than $80,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS at Bike MS: Finger Lakes Challenge presented by Buell Automatics. The two-day cycling adventure will take place on July 16 and 17 at Keuka College with routes ranging from 25 to 100 miles.

Bike MS, hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is the premier fundraising cycling series in the United States for anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of multiple sclerosis. All participants have access to bike mechanics, support vehicles, 9 rest stops, a finish line celebration and much more.

In Upstate New York, more than 12,800 people are living with MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The Upstate New York Chapter is hosting Bike MS events in three other locations this year; Bike MS: Buffalo's Great Lake Escape on August 6, Bike MS: ROC the Ride in Rochester, NY on August 27, and Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble on September 17. Visit bikeMS.org for more information.

Attracting more than 100,000 participants nationwide, Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the U.S. Bike MS participants include people living with MS, their friends, families and neighbors, as well as corporate teams and individuals who are driven to help end MS forever.