Join the National MS Society for Bike MS Kick-Off Events in New Bern

1st Bike MS New Bern Kickoff Event

Join the National MS Society in celebrating Bike MS season through attending the Society’s 2016 Kick-Off Celebration! The first kick-off event will take place on Saturday, May 7 at 8:30 am at Flythe’s Bike Shop in New Bern. The Bike MS: Historic New Bern ride will take place this year on September 10-11, and during National Bike Month, participants who register for this event will receive a $25 discount using the discount code, BIKEMONTH. The Society’s goal for 2016 is to have 2,200 cyclists and to raise $2 million.

New Bern Kick-off Event Specifics:

Event features include an optional 14-mile group ride, post-ride breakfast foods, registration specials/incentives for the 2016 ride and chances to win Bike MS prize packs. The Society has introduced a new Women On Wheels weekly group ride, and opportunities will be available at the kick-off event to learn more about this initiative.

For more information, contact Dani Clayton or by call 919-792-1019.

Saturday, May 7 at 8:30am
Flythe’s Bike Shop, 2411 Trent Rd., New Bern, NC

About the National MS Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 800-344-4867.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

Submitted by: Sarah Merritt, National MS Society