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       This page features Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapters in New Jersey and neighboring states like Delaware, PA and New York. They all have events like bike tours, MS Walk and other kinds of great events. This page will have news of up-coming bike tours for each chapter for 2008. Please mention you got there thru "Bike Mike World".



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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

      MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks your nervous system. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of the disease cannot be predicted; symptoms may range from numbness to paralysis and blindness. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can last forever. The National MS Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
      Researchers has found away to "modify" or slow down the underlying course of MS. But no cure as of this time. It is getting closer with your help.
      To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis from inside and out. Then please hike to this link.

MS News Center
NJ MS Mid-Jersey Chapter is now New Jersey Metro Chapeter. Merged with Greater North Jersey Chapter.
>>> Bike tour is May 21 and 22, 2011. The start location is from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ!!
>>> They have a 25 mile and 50 mile that starts and finish from Monmouth University on May 22nd. Now have the 85 mile one way from Monmouth University to Tuckerton, NJ. Plus another 85 mile one way from Tuckerton, NJ to Cape, NJ. 170 miles is a two day course that starts from Monmouth University and ends in Cape May, NJ.
>>>This bike tour is a popular spring bike tour here in the state of New Jersey. It is the 20th Annual "Coast the Coast" bike tour for any level of riders.
>>> Can call 732-660-1005 or scroll down for the website link for more info.

>>>>The 9th Annual Bike MS "Hops to Hops" will be on September 18th, 2011. Starts and finish in Lambertville, NJ. Experience Lambertville and the rolling hills of the Amwell Valley in a way that you never have! The 2011 "Hops to Hops" Ride will start and finish at The Inn at Lambertville Station, situated in historic Lambertville, alongside the Delaware River. Pedal a challenging 40 mile ride through scenic hills of New Jersey farmlands and finish back at the Inn at Lambertville Station with old and new friends. The thrill of finishing can only be matched by the difference you’ll making in the lives of people living with MS. At the finish line, enjoy a celebratory lunch and tastings of the River Horse Brewing Company’s Ales.
The PA Allegheny District Chapter.
   >>> The 25th Annual "Escape to the Lake (Erie)" is set for June 11 and 12, 2011. Runs over 150-miles of scenic back roads. Start from 2 locations. Can start Coopers Lake, Slippery Rock or Edinboro University, Erie County. The Finish: Day 1 at Edinboro University, Erie County, and Day 2: Conneaut, OH. The bike MS: Escape to the Lake event is a one or two-day ride that takes cyclists 150 or 170 scenic miles throughout Western PA. With two start locations and a century option, join us no matter where you live! Each year, nearly 1500 cyclists participate in this journey. Join us for Western Pennsylvania's largest cycling event - It is an adventure that you do not want to miss!Festive finish line. Lauren or Kim by phone at 412-261-6347 for more info. Scroll down below for more info.
>>> The "Keystone Country Ride" is set for July 23 and 24, 2011. It is a two-day loop that runs over 150-miles of scenic back roads of Pennsylvania. The Bike Tour will begin Saturday morning with cyclists gathering at Hollidaysburg Jr. High School (two miles outside of Altoona, PA) to begin the 150-mile ride. Cyclists will travel picturesque back roads and rolling hills to State College, PA. Lodging is responsibility of Cyclist where they may lodge overnight at The Penn Stater or may stay in the West Hall in one of the dorm rooms. Sunday morning cyclists enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before continuing to cycle in a different scenic loop back to Hollidaysburg. Riders every year comment on our volunteers that cheer you on every mile of the way with energizing snacks, technical support and encouragement! With our first-class support, you pedal; we take care of the rest! My contact Collen or Sharon at 814-696-1017 or scroll down for the link for more info.
>>> The 9th Annual "Cook Forest River Ride" is set for September 17, 2011. It is a one-day bike ride that takes cyclists on a gently rolling 40 mile loop along the Clarion River. There are two route options: 35 miles(perfect for beginner and recreational cyclists) and 60 miles (for those looking for more of a challenge). It's a fun, fitness filled day for cyclists of all levels. Lauren or Kim at 412-261-6347 or scroll down to the link below for more info.
PA Greater Delaware Chapter.
>>> 31st Annual MS 150 CITY TO SHORE BIKE TOUR will be on September 24 and 25, 2011. This two-day 150 mile bike tour promises to be the best cycling journey on the east coast. Ride with over 6,000 cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities for the challenge of your choice with several route options. Enjoy flat terrain as you travel through the blueberry fields and the NJ pine barrens and into the sweet smells of salt water taffy and ocean air in historic Ocean City, NJ. Has a one-day 25-mile, a one-day 45-mile, a one-day 75-mile, can do 75 mile saturday or sunday and a two-day plus extra 25 mile loop (scenic Century). The tour includes fully catered rest stops, mid-point lunch, a dinner, awards ceremony on saturday night and more. Cyclists collect a minimum of $250 in donations to participate. Can get more info by either calling at 215-271-1500 or scrolling to the website link below.
>>> There will be no MS-150 PA DUTCH BIKE TOUR for 2011.
Central PA Chapter.
>>> Are you ready for the ride of your lifetime? The Central PA Chapter has the ride you have been looking for. Bike MS: Mason-Dixon Challenge presented by Capital BlueCross will be held on July 16th, 2011. This one-day bike ride will start and finish at the Gettysburg College. With the positive feedback from the 2010 one-day ride it is clear that our cyclists are excited to return to Gettysburg. Cyclists can choose from our 30, 62.5 (Metric Century) or 100 (Century) mile route options. There will be bands playing and food at the finish line, and of course our awards ceremony! We are excited about the change and we are looking forward to getting back to Gettysburg Can call Phone: 1-800-227-2108 or 717-652-2108 or scroll down to the website link below for more info.
Connecticut Chapter.
>>> The bike ride called "Down To The Sound" 2009 is a one day ride on June 12, 2011 from Westport, Conn. The past twenty plus years this ride has seen over 25,000 cyclists pedal to raise over $5,000,000 to benefit those living in Connecticut that are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The Ride promotes fitness and fun among families, friends, and co-workers. Participants collect donations from friends and family to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. With multiple route options and two convenient bike ride start/finish locations in Connecticut, all completely supported by volunteers, relief vehicles, bicycle mechanics and rest stops, there are options for every cycling level. The two finish line locations offer a huge celebration set for the cyclists' accomplishments, featuring plenty of food and drinks, music from various local bands, massage therapists, and an Expo Villa filled with companies showcasing their products. This bike ride offers something for all riders and their families so they can make an entire day out of the event.
>>>> This MS bike ride is called "Cross The Countryside" 2011 ride that is one day ride on June 5, 2011. It starts from Windsor, Connecticut.
>>> "Cardio Express Ride" MS Bike Tour that is set for August 28, 2011 info coming soon.
>>> Call Phone: 860.714.2300 or scroll down below to the website link for more info.
Long Island Chapter.
>>> "MS Twin Forks 150 Bike Tour" on September 10 and 11, 2011. 150 miles of open road ahead. You've always been up for a challenge. And meeting this one can make a world of difference. Two days, 150 miles that will challenge you and reward you like no other cycling event. Day One rides along the north fork, starting in Southampton, with 25, 50, and 75 mile options available and ends with a Celebration Dinner on Shelter Island. Participants who are riding day two, will have the option of riding 100, 125, or 150 miles and are welcome to stay at Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island. Space is limited, so please register to reserve a bed. Day Two will begin at Shelter Island, continue along the South Fork and completes in Southampton, with a tentative finish line BBQ. Call Phone: (631) 864-8337 or (516) 740-7227 or scroll down and go to the website below.
Southern New York.
>>> MS Southern New York Chapter has merged with MS New York City Chapter. Now called New York City - Southern New York Chapter. Look in right panal for up-coming MS bike tour for NYC - Southern NY Chapter MS bike tour.
MS New York City Chapter now now New York City - Southern New York Chapter..
>>> The 27th anniversary Bike MS Event in New York City on October 2, 2011 is the preeminent local bike event with the only route allowing participants to circle the city traffic free. In the past 24 years, Bike MS has raised over $15 million. The chapter will join forces with the Mayor's Office, the Police Department and the Department of Transportation to provide our participants with an exhilarating opportunity to ride on New York City streets traffic-free. Riders have a choice of cycling 30, 60 or 100 miles, while experiencing the metropolitan area's many ethnic and historical neighborhoods and its breathtaking views. The limit is 5,000 participants.
>>> Bike MS Southern NY on September 25, 2011. Starts and finishes along the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY, with challenging routes into Rockland County and the beautiful Bear Mountain Bridge, and into picturesque Westchester County. Cyclists can choose to ride 20 or 57 miles. Limit is 1,000 participants.
>>>> Call Phone: 212-463-7787 or scroll down for the website link below.
The Delaware Chapter.
>>> The 29th annual "Bike to the Bay", on September 24 and 25, 2011 is the largest cycling event in Delaware. This premiere cycling event draws 1,700 participants and 200 volunteers. They have a couple choice rides. Cycle one day for either 17, 45, 75 or 100 miles or two days for either 150 or 175 miles. Cyclists ride 150 to 170 miles starting in Dover, Delaware, traveling through scenic Southern Delaware to Rehoboth Beach and back the next day. If you have any questions about the "Bike to the Bay", please contact Jennie at 302-655-5610, ext. 24, or jennie.welch@msdelaware.org. May also get info by scrolling to the website link below.
>>>> The "Crankin' For A Cure" is on May 15, 2011. A one day bike ride. Location is Appoquinimink High School, Middletown DE. Registration begins at 7am with the ride starting at 8am. The ride is followed by a delicious light lunch at the finish line. Route 30 or 60 miles in this one-day event.
NJ Greater North Jersey Chapter is now New Jersey Metro Chapter. Merged with Mid-Jersey Chapter.
>>> The 24th annual 2011 MS-100 Bike Tour will take place on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. Name of this event is called "Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride". The chapter has a one day 20 mile and 50 mile course. The "MS Bike Tour" is an annual two-day bicycling fundraiser held to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, NJ Metro Chapter. The Tour, which includes an overnight stay with dinner and comedy show at the Parsippany Hilton. Winds 100 miles through the scenic back roads of northern New Jersey. The route has clearly marked directions, traffic control, rider and bicycle repair support, ample rest stops and a catered lunch. At the end of the tour, all participants enjoy a memorable finish line celebration including music, food and massages. For information please call (201) 967-5599 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (1-800-344-4867) or scroll down to the website link for more info.

New Jersey Chapters
BM 09 small logo New Jersey Metro Chapter
The MS Mid-Jersey Chapter is now New Jersey Metro Chapter. The south half of the New Jersey Metro Chapter is located in Oakhurst, NJ. The chapter holds a one day or a two day bike tour. The Coast the Coast MS-25/50/85/170 mile bike tour during the month of May of every year. The chapter knows how to have fun. It also does a power loop. I suggest trying out the bike tour.

The MS Greater North Jersey Chapter is now New Jersey Metro Chapter. The north half of the New Jersey Metro Chapter is located in Paramus, NJ. The awesome fall like weather bike tour is mainly in the month of September. This tour is a one-day and a two-day fundraising event. The two-day ride with an overnight at the Parsippany Hilton. Fully supported route with rest stops fully stocked every 8-13 miles. This tour has a 20/50/100 miles during one weekend in September of every year. Start and finish location is Morristown, NJ. Also has a power loop.

Pennsylvania Chapters
BM 09 small logo Allegheny District Chapter
The Allegheny District Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society runs three bike tours a year.
>>> Escape to the Lake (Erie) is scheduled for the month of June of every year. It is a 150 mile two day, one way course.
>>>The Keystone Country Ride is scheduled for the month of July of every year. It is over 150 mile two day loop ride.
>>> The Cook Forest River Ride is a one day 40 mile loop ride and is in the month of September of every year. The tours are geared for riders of all ages and abilities, but many participants are serious cyclists and athletes. The MS 150 Bike Tours are part of the largest national cycling event in the United States -- one of the best-organized, best-supported rides you'll ever go on.

BM 09 small logo Central Pennsylvania Chapter
A ride designed for all cyclists. Start and finish in Gettysburg, PA. The route will feature 30 miles, 62.5 miles, and 100-mile route on a Saturday. The route will explore some of the most beautiful and historic areas of Southern Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland!

BM 09 small logo Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
>>> No MS-150 PA DUTCH BIKE TOUR for 2011.
>>> MS-150 CITY TO SHORE BIKE TOUR This two-day 150 mile bike tour takes cyclists on a beautiful fall tour across South Jersey. Riders cycle to Ocean City. The second day is the return trip. The tour includes fully catered rest stops, mid-point lunch, a dinner and awards ceremony at the overnight stay. This tour is in the month of September of every year.


New York Chapters
BM 09 small logo Long Island Chapter
The Long Island Chapter has the Bike MS: Twin Forks Ride Event. The MS Bike Tour for Cure will take place for two day ride in September of every year. Open to riders 12 and older, the BIKE Tour takes cyclists on a scenic journey through the splendor of Long Island's east end. Day One: North Fork with 25, 50 or 75 mile route options. Day Two: South Fork with 50 and 75 mile route options. All routes are clearly marked and patrolled by SAG vehicles and volunteers to ensure your safety.

BM 09 small logo New York City - Southern NY Chapter
New York City Chapter and Southern New York Chapter merged. The chapter runs two MS Bike Tour a year.
>>>> The Bike MS Event in New York City in the month of October of every year is the preeminent local bike event with the only route allowing participants to circle the city traffic free. In the past 20 plus years. The chapter only allow no more then 5,000 participants to ride. The New York City Chapter will join forces with the Mayor's Office, the Police Department and the Department of Transportation to provide our participants with an exhilarating opportunity to ride on New York City streets traffic-free. Riders have a choice of cycling 30, 50 or 100 miles, while experiencing the metropolitan area's many ethnic and historical neighborhoods and its breathtaking views. Will feature the only route allowing participants to circle Manhattan on closed roads, including the FDR, West Side Highway and Lincoln Tunnel.
>>>> Bike MS Southern NY runs in the month of September. Bike MS Southern NY starts and finishes along the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY, with challenging routes into Rockland County and the beautiful Bear Mountain Bridge, and into picturesque Westchester County. Cyclists can choose to ride 20 or 57 miles. Limit is 1,000 participants.


Delaware Chapters
BM 09 small logo Delaware Chapter
>>>> The annual "Bike to the Bay", is during the month of October and is the largest cycling event in Delaware and the second largest grossing event. This premiere cycling event draws 1,700 participants and 200 volunteers. Cyclists ride 150 miles starting in Dover, Delaware, traveling through scenic Southern Delaware to Rehoboth Beach and back the next day.
>>>> Bike MS: Crankin' for a Cure. A one day bike ride. Location is Appoquinimink High School, Middletown DE. The ride is followed by a delicious light lunch at the finish line. Route 30 or 60 miles in this one-day event.


Connecticut Chapters
BM 09 small logo Connecticut Chapter
>>>> MS Bike Tour....The bike ride called "Down To The Sound" is a one day ride sometimes can be May or June that start from Westport, Conn. The Ride promotes fitness and fun among families, friends, and co-workers. Participants collect donations from friends and family to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. With multiple route options and two convenient bike ride start/finish locations in Connecticut, all completely supported by volunteers, relief vehicles, bicycle mechanics and rest stops, there are options for every cycling level. This bike ride offers something for all riders and their families so they can make an entire day out of the event.
>>>> This MS bike ride is called "Cross The Countryside" ride that is a one day ride in the month of June. It starts from Windsor, Connecticut.
>>>> "Cardio Express Ride" MS Bike Tour that is set for August. More info coming soon.


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