Cyclists Pedal To Support Multiple Sclerosis Research


The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society plans to  host

its 28th Annual Bike MS: Country Challenge ride on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20.

This two-day event challenges cyclists to take on the hills of Morristown and Whippany. The event

begins at 475 South Street in Morristown and routes cyclists around the Great Swamp for an exciting


Upon completion of the ride, cyclists will be cheered across the finish line and provided with an

exclusive Bike MS medal. Cyclists and spectators are also invited to join the chapter for an Oktoberfest-

inspired finish-line celebration at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany featuring food, music, drinks and

more. A food truck festival will be in full swing at the finish line celebration on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5

p.m. featuring seven local vendors.

Bike MS: Country Challenge is a fully supported ride, offering clearly marked routes, rest stops stocked

with snacks and water every 10-13 miles, and full medical and mechanical support on the route.

Participants can choose from five route options. On Saturday, cyclists will ride 25, 50 or 62 miles from

Morristown to Whippany. On Sunday, a 50-mile route option is offered, routing cyclists from Whippany

to Morristown. Not enough of a challenge? Cyclists can also try their hand at pedaling 100 miles over

two days — all for a world free of 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. There is no known cause or cure

for MS. Funds raised through Bike MS directly benefit cutting-edge MS research as well as programs

and services that help more than 10,000 people with MS and their families in northern and central


The MS Society’s Bike MS program is the largest organized cycling series in the country. The chapter

invites you to join the movement and participate in this unforgettable experience as a cyclist, spectator

or volunteer. Bike MS is perfect for individuals, organizations and corporations.

Visit, call

(800) 344-4867 or email to register.

Proceeds raised will support national and local cutting-edge MS research and life-changing

programs and services for people living with MS.

The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the more than

10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,

Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. The chapter raises

funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of

comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and

friends. For more information, visit

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of

everyone affected by MS. In 2014, the Society invested $50.6 million to advance more than 380

research projects around the world in order to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end

MS forever. Through its comprehensive nation-wide network of programs and services, it also helped

more than one million people affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed

to live their best lives. For more information, visit

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 2.3 million

people worldwide.

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