Most of us who work at Performance Bicycle take an enormous amount of pleasure from the simple act of riding a bike. Having the physical ability to get out and ride is something we don’t take for granted. For those living with Multiple Sclerosis it can be difficult or impossible to go for a bike ride, so at the Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2010 we’ll be riding for them.
For the past eight years, Performance Bicycle has supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by providing mechanical support and special discounts for cyclists participating in our local Bike MS fundraising events. Again this year, we’ve organized a team of cyclists who are raising funds and riding under the Performance Velo Club name at one of the fastest growing MS rides in the country, the Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2010, on September 11th and 12th.
Even if you don’t have a loved one who has been diagnosed with MS, chances are that someone you know has been affected in some way by this disease. Talk to some of the people around you, and you’ll probably encounter at least one person who has a close friend or family member living with MS. By making a donation, or supporting someone riding in a local Bike MS ride, you can make a difference in these lives. Your donations go toward programs, services, and advocacy for the people living with MS in your local community and also help support national research to find the cause and cure of MS. We believe this will be money well spent. If you wish to support the Performance Velo Club team’s fund-raising efforts, you can find our team page here.
But Performance won’t just be there as a team riding in the event, we’ll also be there to support all of the riders with technical support at rest stops on Saturday & Sunday. In addition, we’ll also be at the New Bern Convention Center (for the weekend’s kickoff expo) on Friday, from 3-6pm, distributing water bottles, nutrition samples and providing safety checks before the big ride.
So if you’re headed to New Bern, NC for the ride, please stop to say hello to our tech support crew or any of the Performance Velo Club team members, as they’d love to meet you. Our team will be wearing these stylish new jerseys this year, so they’ll definitely stand out in the pack:
As for those of you who aren’t from our area here in North Carolina, check out the Bike MS website to find a ride near you. A Bike MS ride is a great way to challenge yourself, have a great time, and, most importantly, raise money to help create a world free of MS.