Estimated 13K cyclists to compete in 28th annual BP MS 150
An estimated 13,000 cyclists will ride in the 28th annual BP MS 150, a two-day, 180-mile trek from Houston to Austin, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on April 21 and April 22.
As the largest fundraising bike ride in Texas, the BP MS 150, along with volunteers and supporters, have raised $140 million for multiple sclerosis research that has helped 56,000 Texans affected by the disease, according to a press release.
Registration opened with the "Kick Off on the Green" celebration to educate new and seasoned riders, hosted by the NMSS in October. Registration is still open.
"The excitement is undeniable each year when BP MS 150 registration opens and reunites a bevy of people, from seasoned riders focused on fitness goals to first-time cyclists and volunteers, all of whom pledge their commitment to the cause of creating a world free of MS," said Kelli Dreiling, vice president of development in Houston, in a press release. "It turns into the ride of a lifetime because they then become a champion for life. … Each person who rides, volunteers and supports the BP MS 150 is part of something bigger than they even realize, and it's powerful to see how one person's involvement can truly affect the lives of so many."
Cyclists will start the ride in Houston on April 21 and finish in downtown Austin near the state Capitol on April 22, following an overnight celebration in La Grange. Three start options are available.
The minimum pledge amount is $400.
To register as a cyclist or volunteer, or to donate online, visit www.ms150.org. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bpms150bikeride, or follow @BPMS150 on Twitter.
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