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National MS Society, South Florida Chapter

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Bike MS FAQs

When is the 2014 Bike MS: Breakaway to Key Largo?

  • Saturday, March 1 & Sunday, March 2. Riders depart in waves beginning at 7 AM.

Where does the Bike MS start?

  • Bike MS will start and finish at Florida International University's Modesto Maidique Campus.
  • From FIU we ride to the Key Largo Resorts, our host hotel, at Mile Marker 99.7 in Key Largo
  • Directions to the event sites can be found here.

How can I register?

How much is registration?

September 17, 2013 -- December 31, 2013:     $20.00 (Early Bird Registration)
January 13, 2013 -- February 28, 2013:  $40.00
  • All riders are required to turn in a fundraising minimum of $350 in order to pick up their rider packet prior to Bike MS.
    • All riders must collect their packet at a packet pick-up location. 
    • Rider packets will not be available for pick up the day of the event.
    • A listing of packet pick-up locations will be posted to the Bike MS calendar

When is the last day to register?

  • Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  • Riders must register prior to, or at, a Bike MS packet pick-up location to collect rider numbers.
    • All riders are required to pick up the rider packet at a scheduled a Bike MS packet pick-up location
    • There is no packet pick-up on event day.
    • If you register at a Bike MS packet pick-up location, you are required to turn in $390 to complete the registration. The $390 includes the $40 registration fee and the $350 fundraising minimum.
  • A listing to packet pick-up locations will be posted to the Bike MS calendar.

What is the minimum pledge?

  • The minimum pledge is $350, but we encourage all participants to set higher goals for fundraising.
  • Fundraising prizes are available for those who go the extra mile. 

What do I get when I register?

  • Email confirmation with your username and password to gain access to your Participant Center
  • When you pick up your rider packet at one of the scheduled packet pick-ups, you will receive a Bike MS t-shirt and a goodie bag.
  • Riders and volunteers have the opportunity to earn prizes and awards for outstanding fundraising. 

Can I be added to a team if I didn’t indicate I was on a team when I registered?

When do I turn in my pledges?

  • Donations can be mailed to, or dropped off at, our South Florida Chapter office during regular office hours (M-F from 9 AM-5 PM):

National MS Society
Attn: Bike MS
3201 W. Commercial Blvd, Suite 127
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

  • At one of the scheduled packet pick-up locations 
  • Please make all checks out to the National MS Society
  • Please include "Bike MS: First Name and Last Name" on the memo line of all checks.
  • Donations can be made online at http://www.msbikeflorida.org/ by selecting the rider you wish to support.

Where can I get a pledge sheet?

What is a Pedal Partner and how do I become one?

  • The Pedal Partners Program connects South Floridians living with MS with dedicated event participants. It's a great way to truly learn why we ride.
  • Please sign up for this program during registration.

How do I get my rider numbers and packet?

  • The $350 minimum fundraising amount must be reached in order to pick up your rider numbers, t-shirt, and goodie bag at a packet pick-up location.

What is the prize deadline?

  • For participants aiming to become members of Club 151, the deadline is March 17, 2014. Club 151 jerseys will be ordered immediately after in order for the jerseys to be ready for the Bike MS Awards Ceremony presented by Margate Lincoln in June. Those who raise $1,000 or more in fundraising by 3/17 are eligible for Club 151.
  • Participants at other fundraising levels have until April 1, 2014 to raise funds and be eligible for prizes. 
  • Mail donations to South Florida Chapter:

National MS Society
Attn: Bike MS
3201 W. Commercial Blvd, Suite 127
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

  • Be sure to include "Bike MS: First Name and Last Name" on the memo line of all checks.

Should I get my bike inspected?

  • A bike inspection consists of full inspection of your bicycle’s ability to safely perform. Free inspections will be conducted by all our Official Bike Shops.  
    • Please note: If your bike is in needed of repairs, you may be charged.
    • Our bike shops are only equipped to perform minimal repairs the weekend of the ride. Please have your bike inspected before the event.

Are there training rides?

Why do we ride?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

 

 

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