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Welcome Bike MS Rookie Riders!

Thank you for registering and training for your first Bike MS. While the excitement is building and you may be feeling some nervous energy, we hope the below information will guide you through the event weekend experience. This event is to celebrate your fundraising success and pedaling us one day closer to a cure. We look forward to cheering you on and seeing you at the finish line.

- Paul and Sarah: Rookie Rider Committee

Event Experience

  • Start line - (Day 1/ Day 2) Ride rolls out at 7am. Get there early to allow time to pump up your tires, fill up water bottles, and drop your bags at the luggage truck. Bike mechanics are also available for last minute adjustments. Attach your bib number to your jersey, bike and your helmet (all are in your rider packet).
  • Route support - SAG (support & gear) vehicles are available to transport you and bike if needed from any rest stop or along the route. If on route, take off helmet to signal SAG for pick up. Ride Marshals will be available along route to assist with mechanical needs.
  • Full Lunch - Provided on 65 mile route at rest stop 4 on Saturday and rest stop 3 on Sunday (PB&J Uncrustables)
  • Rest Stops - Full service rest stops along route every 10-12 miles providing hydration, nutrition, medical, support, and port-a-lets.
  • Finish line - Food service, shower trucks to freshen up, professional photographer to capture your extraordinary first Bike MS finish, and your finisher medal await you.
  • Bike Compound - Secure bike compound to store your bike after your ride. Be sure to have your rider number on your bike and corresponding wristband on your person to retrieve bike

Rookie Perks

Attach Rookie RIDER sticker to your bib & wear your Bike MS rookie bracelet during the event weekend for:

  • Added ‘shout outs’ all event weekend
  • VIP treatment at Rookie Rider Rest Stop on day 1 along route (Rest stop 2)

Bike MS Rookie Meet-Ups

The Bike MS Rookie Rider meet-ups are recommended for all first-time Bike MS cyclists participating in the Round-Up Ride, and a great opportunity to connect with other first time riders.  These meet ups are designed to provide you all the necessary information to guide you through your first Bike MS, including training, hydration / nutrition and fundraising tips.  

ALL cyclists are encouraged to attend any of the meet-ups to gain new tips to increase your fundraising potential, and learn more about the MS mission, and WHY your fundraising is critical to ending MS forever.

Bike MS Rookie Meet Up Schedule

January 17, 2024
Time: 6pm
Location: National MS Society office – 1750 Valley View Lane #125, Farmers Branch, T 75234


February 7, 2024
Time: 6pm
Location: National MS Society office – 1750 Valley View Lane #125, Farmers Branch, Tx 75234


March 13, 2024
Time: 6pm
Location: National MS Society office – 1750 Valley View Lane #125, Farmers Branch, Tx 75234


*Bike MS Rookie Meet-Ups are hosted by your Bike MS staff, volunteer leadership committee, and guest speakers.


Thank YOU for Riding!

Person on a pink bike riding by themselves“Riders everywhere should give Bike MS a chance.  It was totally out of my comfort zone.  No one cares if you are a seasoned rider or a rookie.  They just love the fact they you are out there helping to make a difference; the best part is listening to the panel stories of people who are living with MS.  We are making a difference and they are the proof!”
-Sheryl, Cycle to the Shore


Things I Wish I Knew My First Year at Bike MS
(Tips from our Veteran Riders)

Group of people smiling and stretching

  1.  Attend the Pre-event Logistics Meeting. This will set you up for success leading up to your ride and include an overview of event details and how to stay safe on the road, as well as an opportunity to connect with other cyclists and teams. Check out the Ride Details page for info. 
  2. Bike MS is not just one event weekend! It’s a welcoming community with season-round opportunities to connect. Attend in-person events to meet AWESOME Bike MS staff and fellow riders and your ride weekend will feel like a family reunion — minus the drama! Visit the Ride Details page for upcoming pre-ride events.
  3. Fundraising doesn’t have to be overwhelming—there are so many resources like the Bike MS App and Facebook Fundraising to make our lives easy! We promise, the Fundraising Toolkit page of the website will be your new best friend.  
  4. Did we mention the swag?! The more you raise, the more lives you change and the more prizes you can earn! PLUS, if you’re one of our top fundraisers this season, you can flaunt the most coveted item of all: a local Club K prize jersey! Check out the Clubs and Incentives page for the fundraising levels and prizes.
  5. Start training now. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or new to the sport, VeloPro, the official training partner of Bike MS will get you ready to tackle your ride like a champ.  VeloPro learns about you, your goals and schedule and then creates a training plan that continuously adapts to your performance. 
  6. Padded shorts are NOT overrated—your butt will thank you later! 
  7. Make sure you check out the Ride Details page where you’ll find info like the event schedule and routes and maps. Or better yet, bookmark that page and check back often! All key event day info lives there.

See you at the finish line!

Team at the finish

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