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Why We Ride

Bike MS is the 7th  largest charity cycling series in the country. Our community has raised an incredible $1.4 billion to fuel the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission to cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. While there are many rides, we all have one destination: a world free of MS.



Every Mile and Dollar Makes a Difference

No one has to face MS alone. Bike MS brings us together to cure MS for every single person — as fast as possible. Whether you ride, volunteer or donate, everyone has the power to change the world for people with MS. See the strength of our movement.

Hannah diagnosed in 2017

Delivering breakthroughs to a cure

  • Invested $1.1 billion into research since 1946
  • Paved the way for all MS treatment options that exist today
  • Advanced the careers of over 1,000 MS researchers

Ask an MS Expert

Empowering people affected by MS to solve everyday challenges 

  • Connected 11,835 people annually through self-help groups or peer-to-peer support
  • Amplified the voices of 39,809 MS activists to shape policy
  • Supported 213,873 people in the last five years through the Ask an MS Navigator program


Ginny diagnosed in 1991

Expanding the reach of the MS movement

  • 8.7 million people have joined the MS movement 
  • 60.8% of people living with MS in the U.S. are connected to the Society
  • 24,905 people a year take part in the Society’s variety of programs


But don’t just take our word for it – let Natalie share her thoughts with you: 

Natalie in her I Bike with MS jersey“Bike MS was the most challenging, humbling, amazing experience. It gave me that little ounce of hope I needed to prove not only to myself, but those around me that MS isn’t going to define me. Crossing the finish line and the emotion I felt realizing what I had just accomplished is still, to this day, the most incredible feeling of confidence I’ve ever had.”

It will take all of us to reach a world free of MS. So, get your helmet ready and cross the finish line because together is the only way forward. Join us for the ride of a lifetime.


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