The annual ride brings a healthy mix of folks from those seeking personal challenge to those who ride for the camaraderie of bike teams or riding with friends to the many touched by multiple sclerosis. If you're interested in participating, you could be aiming to meet a personal fundraising goal (there is a$250 minimum) as well as riding the 40, 75 or 100 mile trails. If you're really ambitious, you could ride up to 175 miles over the weekend.
But don't worry, the Utah-Idaho MS Chapter is looking out for you. The ride is fully supported with rest stops, sag wagons, bike mechanics, and catered meals. They thought of everything!
The start and finish of the routes is going to be Logan's Cache Valley Fairgrounds, and the routes will lead you throughout the beautiful valley, including parts of Idaho. So I guess that makes it a multi-state bike ride! The Fairgrounds will also have a bunch of festivities for all ages and energy levels. They'll have bike and safety demos, live music, a dunking booth, kids zone and participant contests. Sounds like the party of the summer to me.
You can sign up in advance at www.bikemsutah.org or call 800-344-4867, option 2, or you can register the day of the ride at the fairgrounds. There is a registration fee of $50-60 the day of the ride, and participants are required to meet the minimum fundraising goal of $250.
Take the challenge to support the search for a cure, push yourself on the varying course lengths, and have fun in general with your fellow bikers or at the Fairground Festivities.