"Ride 4 MEE"
A Ride to Motivate, Educate and Empower those with Multiple Sclerosis
Kyle Schneider coordinated last year's successful "Ride 4 MEE" fundraiser, a 3-day, 400+ mile cycling journey from Massachusetts to Washington that raised $5,825 for the MSF. He has decided to “get the band back together” so to speak, and embark on another fundraising effort for the MS Foundation!
Joined once again by fellow cyclists Eric Olson and Dave Hallam, this year's ride will be a single day and stay within the state of Massachusetts. On August 1st they will ride from Pittsfield, MA (New York border, westernmost part of the state) to Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod (easternmost point of the state). Upping the stakes from last year's average of 130 miles per day, this year's ambitious endeavor will be 244 miles non-stop (minus short breaks or the need to change a flat), testing the riders' physical and mental endurance - WOW!
In 1989, Eric's wife Tracy was diagnosed with MS and is now a Group Leader for MS in Taunton, MA. This year's Ride 4 MEE fundraiser honors Lizanne Hendrickson, who was a member of Tracy's support group and passed away last year. Lizanne is pictured below with her devoted husband Jim, who cared for her up until her passing.
Fellow cyclist Dave Hallam, who has MS, is the owner of Maggie Rosa's Bike Shop in Raynham, MA (www.maggierosa.com). Dave will be providing ride support in a specially provisioned van and will also ride part of the course when not behind the wheel.
All funds raised will go to support the MS Foundation, whose mission it is to Motivate, Educate and Empower those with MS. Please follow the team on Twitter @ride4mee (#ride4mee), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.