Tour to Tanglewood to be held Sept. 28-29

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The Central NC Chapter of the National MS Society will hold its 28th annual Bike MS: VF Corporation & Wrangler Tour to Tanglewood on September 28 and 29. It is the chapter’s largest fundraising event, raising one million dollars in 2012 with over 2000 cyclists and volunteers.

This two-day event has route options for cyclists of every level, ranging from 15-165 miles on the road routes, or 10-75 miles on mountain bike trails. The ride is fully supported with rest stops, bike mechanics, full meals, and support vehicles. Invite your family and friends to cheer as you cross the finish line and enjoy the evening celebration. A fantastic festival awaits you with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and live music.

General registration for the Tour to Tanglewood is $40 with a $200 fundraising minimum. Proceeds from this event will be used by the Central North Carolina Chapter of the MS Society to help support families with MS and to fund research to create a world free of MS. For more information on the ride, call (336) 299-4136 or visit the website and register online at http://www.bikeMSncc.org.

Training rides hosted by sponsoring bike shops are open to cyclists of all experience levels. All training rides include short and long routes.  The rides begin at 8am with registration at 7am and a safety briefing at 7:45am. Riders will be provided with route sheets, a support and gear vehicle along the route, and a rest stop. These events will also offer an opportunity to meet other people interested in cycling and creating a world free of MS.

The training rides will be held as follows:

  • June 22       Cycletherapy, Lewisville
  • July 13        Revolution Cycles, Greensboro
  • July 20        Clemmons Bicycle, Clemmons
  • Aug. 10       Paul’s Cycling & Fitness, Winston Salem
  • Aug. 17       Ken’s Bike Shop, Winston Salem
  • Aug. 24       Cycles de Oro, Greensboro
  • Sept. 14      Bicycle Toy & Hobby, High Point

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts 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 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 2.1 million people worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. 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 programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.  In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people.  The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.

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 nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867 (1-800-FIGHT-MS).