Bike MS registration party is June 26

A special Bike MS: Pedal the Plains registration party will be held Saturday, June 26, at Raziel's in Vermillion. The registration event will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy free coffee with your breakfast order plus one-half price registration for the ride, and a free t-shirt. For more information please contact the MS Society office at 336-7017 or go to

The North Central States Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its 25th annual Bike MS: Pedal the Plains Aug. 7-8. Over 500 participants ride each year in support of those living with multiple sclerosis and their families, with a goal of raising over $160,000. Riders embark on a 150-mile route that takes them from Sioux Falls up to Dakota State University in Madison, and back again. Rest stops will be available to riders every 8 to10 miles along the route, with the lunch stop located at the Chester School gymnasium.  The mission of the Bike MS: Pedal the Plains is to raise awareness and funds for all of those impacted by multiple sclerosis.  

Registration will be $15 per participant. For more information, contact the National MS Society offices at 605-336-7017, go to or email   

About the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society
• The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters.  
• Through our home office and 50-state network of chapters, we fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world.  
• The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.  We are people who want to do something about MS now.  Join the movement at

About Multiple Sclerosis
• Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.  
• Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The advancement, 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.  
• MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.

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