Pedal the Plains to help find a cure for MS The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a two-day, 150-mile bike from Sioux Falls to Vermillion in hopes of someday creating a world free of MS. The ride is scheduled Aug. 2-3. Participants will ride from Sioux Falls to Vermillion and back. The Bike MS: Pedal the Plains Ride is just one of five Bike MS events put on by the North Central States Chapter. Riders pedal over 150 miles in just two days and raise awareness and funds to create a world free of MS. This year will mark the 23rd year for this fundraising bike ride. The route will head from Sioux Falls to The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Riders will be treated to breakfast each morning, complimentary food and beverages at various rest stops about every 8-10 miles along the route, as well as a team of bike repair experts and plenty of support vehicles. Lunch is provided at a rest stop each day, music, a variety of food, massages, hot tubs, and excited cheering crowds await the riders at the finish line. On Saturday evening, a banquet is held for all riders, volunteers and their families. Bike MS is an opportunity to move yourself and help move closer to a world without multiple sclerosis. Over 400,000 American families must deal with the uncertainties of multiple sclerosis each day. People with MS may experience numbness, blindness, loss of mobility or cognitive issues. These people know that moving is not a guarantee. MS can stop people from moving. Bike MS is also a celebration of how far we have come. In the past decade, new treatments have helped people with MS keep moving. New research breakthroughs are being announced each day. We know that a cure for MS is not far off and we are asking participants at Bike MS to join the movement to end MS. Whether you join the movement by biking alone and raising money, being a team captain and encouraging your team to add new donors and riders, or by volunteering at the event â�?�? you are making a difference. For more information, check the Web site at www.myMSbike.org.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article