Why We Ride
Even if you may not have a personal connection to MS currently, you are riding for someone by participating in City to Shore. Meet our Champions below and read how your fundraising dollars are making a difference in the lives of people living with MS in our area.
If you are riding for someone in particular, have them sign their name on the orange ribbon you’ll receive in your rider number packet.
In addition to promoting awareness, the orange ribbon serves as a reminder of why we ride. You can pin it to your jersey or your rider number, or attach it to your bike; either way you are showing your support. Proudly wear this ribbon ride weekend and show your support in creating a world free of MS.
I Ride with MS is a special Society program that celebrates Bike MS cyclists who are also living with multiple sclerosis. If you are an individual living with MS and participating in City to Shore 2014, you have the opportunity to participate in this program. Through a partnership with Genzyme and MS One to One and Primal Wear participants of this program will receive a complimentary "I Ride with MS" jersey.*
*Please note: jerseys will be provided to those who voluntarily indicate interest in participating in the program on their 2014 City to Shore registration or by completing the survey, and will be available for pick-up at the Rider Expo or at the Ocean City Finish Line MS One to One tent.
Where your money goes
The National MS Society is making a difference in the lives of those affected by MS and contributes to the significant advances that are being made in both understanding and treating the disease.
Funds raised by bike MS are helping researchers around the world to determine the cause of MS, develop treatments and ways to prevent MS, restore damage that has been done as a result of the disease, and to eventually find a cure.
The National MS Society is committed to ensuring that the maximum amount of money raised, funds groundbreaking research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis. Events such as Bike MS: City to Shore help the National MS Society fund more research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis than any other non-profit in the world.
Greater Delaware Valley Chapter offers a full slate of programs aimed at educating people about how to overcome the disease’s physical, social and financial effects, whether you are a person living with MS or a caregiver.
Direct client assistance
The MS Society partners with people living with MS to address their immediate and long-term needs so they can lead their best possible lives, including:
Visit the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter website for more information on the support we provide locally or click here for a PDF to share with your donors and educate yourself on the facts about multiple sclerosis.