Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2018

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Selma Cyclepaths

What’s In A Name?

While the original Cyclepaths team members first rode together in the second year of the annual Eastern North Carolina MS Bike Tour in 1990, they did not appear as an official team until 1993, when they won the Best Team Name Award.  While the Cyclepaths have raised a lot of money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the team members have enjoyed the many friendships and great training ride opportunities.  

The Founders

Captain Emeritus and team founder, Dave Holmes, first rode in the Tour in 1990 and completed his 25th MS Bike Tour at age 77 in 2016. Ken Williams rode with Captain Dave in those early years before the Cyclepaths were the Cyclepaths. Judge Bob Bryant, is another early team founder who continues to ride with the Cyclepaths. Bob has ridden in 20+ Tours, first in support of and now in memory of his brother Larry, who passed away from complications related to MS in 2008. Larry was the inspiration for the team. Dave, Bob, Ken Williams, Tom Andrews and Lynn Burleson have ridden in twenty or more North Carolina MS Bike Tours.

Tom Andrews joined the team in 2005 and has ridden in 20+ Tours. He has been the Top FundRaiser multiple times.

While the average age of the personalities listed above may be in the upper 60’s, most of the Cyclepaths are in their 30’s and 40’s. There have also been high school aged cyclists riding with the team.  By having multiple routes/distances for each training ride, Cyclepaths (and newcomers) of all ages and abilities are able to find riding companions of comparable abilities. While the Cyclepaths are a team, they are not a racing team, not that some of the stronger Cyclepaths can’t hold their own with the speedsters of Bike MS150.

Fundraising History of the Cyclepaths

Since becoming an official team in 1993, the Cyclepaths have registered as few as three riders and as many as one hundred twenty in a single year. Cyclepaths fundraising totals have been as little as $1,520 and as much as $134,452. The Cyclepaths have raised over $1.6M over the past couple of decades.  They look forward to another great season of cycling and fundraising.

About MS
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which 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 moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Join our team!

We encourage you to join our cycling team ... and we'll be glad to help you become an active fundraiser if you so desire.  It's an irresistible challenge to ride with a team with a purpose!

Your donation helps support cutting-edge research and programs and services for everyone impacted by MS. Ending MS means no one will receive an MS diagnosis again. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.

You can visit our website to find information about our training rides.  We welcome all riders of all levels to join us on the beautiful country roads of eastern Johnston County.

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Progress: 83.5972%

Goal $100,000.00 Achieved $83,597.18

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