Why Bike MS®?

On any given weekend, it's easy enough to find a cycling event. So what is it about Bike MS that makes it so special? Why do teams come back year after year? How is it that signing up to change people's lives can lead to your own being changed?

It's because we're all in it together.

From the friendly competition to see who raises the most money to group training rides when we're riding side-by-side; from the volunteers who hand out ice-cold popsicles when we need them most to the cooks who serve up the most delicious post-ride dinners; from the drivers who have our stuff to the drivers who have our backs, we all rely on and appreciate each other – savoring the joy, the triumphs and the connections on our journey together.

No one can fully describe what it's like to Bike MS—it's something you must experience for yourself.

How Bike MS Works

Bike MS is the fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1 billion so people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what's been lost and, end MS forever.

Rides throughout the country will take you through the city streets of New York, along the coast of California, through the open fields of the Midwest, or the mile-high elevations in Colorado. Route distances vary from 15 to 150 miles, with some rides being one day, and some being multi-day. One thing is certain: You will have the ride of your life.

You can register to ride in any of our nationwide rides as an individual or as a part of a team. Each ride has a fundraising minimum and features extraordinary cycling routes, support, volunteers, and experiences. So, find one near you, or ride somewhere new!

When you register for an incredible Bike MS ride, you are directly supporting the mission of the National MS Society. You will have access to the best fundraising tools to gather support from all of your networks, and the support of the Society.

You're not alone! We will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are successful in reaching your fundraising goals.

I may not be a world-class researcher, a philanthropist, or doctor giving care. But I can be inspired by others' struggles, the blessings of my own health, and bike for awareness and a cure." – Kim, Team Rock Candy Junkies

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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 individuals worldwide.

Find out more about multiple sclerosis at nationalMSsociety.org

More Ways to Get Involved


Form or join a Bike MS team and get ready for the ride of a lifetime—together. From the moment you register, you'll feel a spirit of camaraderie and support like you've never experienced before. With every team training ride and every dollar raised toward your fundraising goal, you'll form a bond with your teammates that will last long after you cross the finish line. Find your ride and get started today.

National Teams

Composed of fundraising teams located in multiple markets, national teams can make an incredible impact.

Motivated by a committed national team captain and a world free of MS, national teams are provided with a dedicated National MS Society liaison, web page, and a suite of resources and tools to help maximize fundraising results and revenue.

Please contact us to learn how your company can help make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS while benefiting from the employee engagement and camaraderie fostered through a national team.

I Ride with MS Program

I Ride with MS is a Society program that recognizes Bike MS cyclists who are also living with multiple sclerosis.

Anyone living with MS who is interested in cycling to support the MS movement can join the program, enjoy special day-of-event benefits, and receive a complimentary "I Ride with MS" jersey. I Ride with MS is available through all Bike MS events nationwide. Sign up during event registration, or contact us at info@bikems.org for more info.


Each year, thousands of people across the country join the Bike MS volunteer team. From serving on planning committees to providing safety and support for riders at the event, volunteers make Bike MS happen and are the foundation of why Bike MS is the largest cycling fundraising event in the country. Find the ride that you would like to volunteer for.

National Bike MS Passport Program

Cyclists who have raised at least $5,000 at Bike MS are eligible to become a member of the elite National Bike MS Passport Program, a special club for top fundraisers across the country. Passport Program members have the opportunity to ride in any other Bike MS ride without needing to meet the minimum fundraising requirement. Contact info@bikems.org to learn more.

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