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Do you ride a bike? Would you like to ride for a  great cause?

I'd like you invite you (yes, you! All of you reading this here in the Pikes Peak region, or anywhere for that matter!!) to join my team (Team 303) for the 2015 edition of the Colorado Bike MS, taking place June 27-28, 2015.

Why? Because in May of 2014, I got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). And chances are you know someone who has MS, even if they haven’t told you about it. It’d be really great if we could find a cure so that others don’t have to hear what I heard in a neurologist’s office.

To join me as we ride from Westminster to Ft. Collins and back, just go to the link and then click the Join Team button. It’s that easy. http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/2015Team303

The Team is called 'Team 303' because I am doing this with the support of 303Cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com. I'm the "719 Rep" so I'd like to have as many 719-ers on the team as possible!

OK, that’s my quick plea for you to join in the fun. And I promise it will be fun!! Below are some details about the ride, but go here for the nitty-gritty on the event.

Dates: June 27th-28th,2015.

On June 27th we ride from Front Range Community College in Westminster to Fort Collins, where we end up on the CSU campus for a big party.  There are several distance options for Saturday, ranging from 66 to 124 miles. But regardless of which route you take, you end up where there is food, live music, and beer from Left Hand. Par-tay! Most of us will be doing the classic route.

 

Then you can either crash in a hotel room that you’ve reserved (these fill quickly!) or a CSU dorm room. [Note: lodging isn’t included, so you have to take care of that yourself. But once you are on the team, we’ll share what members of the team are doing.] Your overnight stuff is dropped off in Westminster and delivered to you in Ft. Collins on Saturday, and the opposite on Sunday.

 

On June 28th, we fuel up with the provided breakfast and ride back to Westminster, with lots of support along the way.


Both days are very well supported, with meals, aid stations along the route, and in-ride support from on-bike marshalls and medics to event vehicles and sheriffs patrolling the course.


If you know people who want to help but don’t ride, have them sign up as a volunteers. (If it’s the same as last year, they get meals, can enjoy the beer, and get lodging if you volunteer both days.) Volunteer Info


If you are one of the first 1000 to register for the event, registration is only $69. The minimum fundraising amount is $400. I can tell you with just a little bit of time and effort, that is not hard to raise. I set my personal goal to $3000, and I set the team goal to $10,000. I know we can get there! Join Team 303!

 

What Will We Do As A Team?

As your Team Captain, I will keep you entertained. I hope. I’m here to answer fundraising and logistic questions, and make sure we have an amazing time on this team and all get to the ride prepared. I can also answer questions about what it’s like to live with MS, though I’m still learning that myself!


I’d like to have a few organized team rides throughout the summer. If you are new to cycling and need some training assistance, I can make sure you are on the right path.


I’d like to hold at least two group fundraisers (one in the 303 and one in the 719), and would love any assistance organizing these. There are lots of options such as restaurant nights to garage sales, just to name two.


Once you join the team, you’ll get a lot more info from the National MS Society and me.

Please let me know if you have any questions, come ride with us in June, volunteer at the event, or donate to the cause. Even $5 makes a difference. THANK YOU!

 

Here's the official announcement (very similar to this one!)

http://303triathlon.com/Join-303-Colorado-Bike-MS-Team-2015

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