Welcome to Bike MS: Colorado! Here you will find news and updates about your ride.
Watch the Bike MS Colorado 35th Aniversary Celebration if you Missed it
Updated | November 20, 2020
If you missed our Bike MS: Colorado Year End Celebration, you can watch it here:
Bike MS Colorado 35th Aniversary Celebration
Updated | November 5, 2020
Join us as we celebrate and re-cap the 35th year of Bike MS: Colorado. Without you and your support, we would not have been able to raise funds this year as we continue to search for a cure to end MS. We will celebrate together as we hand out classic awards along with some new ones. Final team and individual rankings will be announced. You do not want to miss it!
When: November 12, 2020 5:30 PM
Where: Your computer via Microsoft Teams - Click Here.
This will be a great opportunity to celebrate Bike MS, share our successes and how we continue to support our MS community. Please bring your favorite orange or blue themed drink or Left Hand beer as we celebrate each other.
Bike MS: Bingo
Updated | June 23, 2020
Don't forget to play Bingo during your ride and upload photos using #BikeMS and #VirtualBikeMS
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Updated | June 22, 2020
Although we are not able to gather in person, we are looking forward to connecting with you virtually ride weekend. Check out the schedule below, plus how you can participate and prepare. Join on the Virtual Bike MS: Colorado Facebook Event Page.
Out riding? Post, Like, Share at any time throughout the day. #VirtualBikeMS
Saturday, June 27
7:00am: Kick off with a message from Colorado-Wyoming Chapter President Robyn Moore
7:30am: Start Line send off with your Bike MS: Colorado staff
8:00am: Join us for Bike MS Facebook Live Broadcast
2020 marks 35 years of Bike MS. Share with us your vintage Bike MS photos, jerseys, most memorable ride weekend experience. Post a selfie with your digital bib and add the number of years you have been riding. Rookie Riders, we want to see those Rookie Rider stickers and Bike MS Photo Booth Props!
- Mission Moment Share with us who inspires you to ride
- Jersey Competition - https://woobox.com/wh2iu8
- Top Fundraiser Jersey sneak peek - Raise $1,000 to earn the 35th Year Jersey
- Snow Cone Competition Winner Announced - You’ve probably finished lunch and are gearing up for Horsetooth Climb. Now is the perfect time to eat that snow cone. Share with us photos of you eating your favorite snow cone. Results of the Best Snow Cone flavor will be shared!
- Team Village
- Sponsor Thank You
- Volunteer Highlights
- Bike MS Staff Thank You
Sunday, June 28
- Day 2 Kickoff with IRWMS
- Strava Challenge Post your most creative route designs
- Fundraising Challenge Update
- Left Hand Virtual Beer Garden
- Virtual Finish Line! A huge thank you from your Bike MS staff!
Reminder: the fundraising challenges and jersey contest voting continue through the end of the day.
Virtual Ride Weekend Preparation:
- RSVP for Virtual Bike MS: The majority of our engagement will take place on the Virtual Bike MS: Colorado Facebook Event Page. If you haven’t done so already, market yourself as ‘going.’
- Download, customize and print your Virtual Bike MS Photo Booth Props and Digital Bike MS Bib from the #VirtualBikeMSRideDetails page of the website. In honor of 35 years riding, add the number of years YOU have been riding!
- Top 150 Club Members: Congratulations to our top fundraisers! Download and print your custom bib, which features your name and rider number corresponding to your 2019 fundraising ranking. Wear and share it with pride you earned it!
- Join our official Bike MS Cyclists Strava Club
- Update your Facebook profile image with a virtual Bike MS frame:
- Visit Facebook's profile picture frames page
- See Facebook's help page if you need assistance
- Select 'Add a Frame'
- Search 'Bike MS'
- Select frame
- Rally your Team Members! What does your team have planned for the weekend? Plus, there is still time to register members for Virtual Bike MS: MS 150. Register for FREE as a virtual cyclist and begin your fundraising!
- Visit #VirtualBikeMSRideDetails and the Event Updates Page for more details, virtual fundraising ideas and more!
Bike MS: Colorado 2020 Jersey Contest
Updated | June 22, 2020
We couldn’t let a year go by without seeing all of your amazing jerseys. There will be two categories Best Overall Jersey Design and Most Mission Focused Jersey. Please choose which category you would like to submit your jersey for and work with your team captain to make the submission. You can submit your design HERE. Voting is open now through June 28th and the winner of each category will receive a gift card from PRIMAL. Winners will be announced at our Post Event Celebration!
If you do not have a new design for 2020 please feel free to submit your favorite team jersey from any year. This is our 35th year and throwback jerseys are just as cool!
Looking forward to seeing all of the designs this year!
Virtual Bike MS: Colorado Competitions & Awards
Updated | June 18, 2020
We are excited to announce that there will be several competitions and awards that teams and riders alike can participate in during our virtual Bike MS: Colorado event. We hope that you will take part and share your weekend experience with us. See below for the upcoming competitions.
Best Jersey Design and Most Mission Focused Jersey Competition
We couldn’t let a year go by without seeing all of your amazing jerseys. There will be two categories Best Jersey Design and Most Mission Focused Jersey. Please choose which category you would like to submit your jersey for and work with your team captain to make the submission. You can submit your design here. Voting is open now through June 28th and the winner of each category will receive a gift card from PRIMAL. Winners will be announced at our Post Event Celebration.
Best Decorated Team Challenge
We don’t know about you, but we kinda love our Team Village! The feeling you get after a long day of riding and finally crossing that finish line to be welcomed by your team, friends and family is unlike any other. Relaxing with your team and sharing stories in your team tent is one of the things we look forward to each year. This year should be no different. We will be holding a competition to see who has the best decorate “team tent” and by team tent we mean garage, driveway, sag vehicle and even bikes. So, start planning and get ready to share those photos with us event weekend.
Horsetooth Reservoir Elevation Challenge
Don’t think you are getting out of the climb that easy! We challenge you to submit a screenshot of your ride to us via email to email@example.com or posting to the Facebook event page that shows your customized climb during the weekend. The winner will get QOM or KOM bragging rights for the next year!
Snow Cone Challenge
It wouldn’t be Bike MS: Colorado ride weekend without a snow cone (or three)! We want to know which snow cone flavor is the ultimate flavor for our ride. Will it be Cherry? Orange? Blue Raspberry? Pickle Juice? Make sure to RSVP hereto the Virtual Bike MS: Colorado event to make you don’t miss out on voting for your favorite flavor. Winner will be announced on Sunday!
The century option is a challenge in and of itself but what if we told you that if 140 people did this challenge and each rode 100 miles, it would equal the number of people in Colorado living with MS. That’s right, there are roughly 14,000 people in Colorado living with MS. Take on this challenge so that we can show how important each person in our MS Community is to us. Complete this challenge and receive a special 2020 Bike MS Century Patch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org oror post a screenshot of your ride in the Facebook event so that we can get you your patch.
Most Creative Route Challenge
Using Strava or your preferred GPS app map out a ride that creates a unique design. We highly encourage you to plan part of your ride to resemble the MS logo or an awareness ribbon. You can also take it to another level and create a route that looks like a bicycle, snow cone or even spell out the name of the person/people you ride for. Choose your own adventure and be sure to share on Facebook during the event.
We have a goal of $1.5 million dollars to raise for Bike MS: Colorado 2020. We won’t reach this goal without you. There will be two fundraising competitions held over the weekend. Play your cards right and you just might be the winner of both.
Top Fundraiser Competition
Get creative with your fundraising ride weekend. Starting on June 27th and running through June 28th the person that raises the most money over the weekend will win a free registration pack for 2021.
Most Donors Competition
We know that you are all working hard to hit your fundraising goals and that donations come in ranging from $5 to over $10,000. All amounts are counted, and we thought it would be fun to see who has the most donors. Starting on June 27th and running through June 28th the person that brings in the most donors will receive a free registration to Bike MS: Colorado 2021.
Awards for Bike MS: Colorado
In addition to the competitions, we thought it would be fun to create some award categories and celebrate the winner of each category at our Post Event Celebration. Everyone is eligible and we will pick winners for each category based on posts in our Virtual Bike MS: Colorado 2020 Facebook event page. As you prepare for your own ride keep these categories in mind.
- Funniest Meme/Photo Caption
- Most Creative Photo with Your Bike
- Best Original Video Post
- Most Inspirational Story
- Most Creative Post
- Most Social Media Interaction
- Best Photo Booth/Selfie Station Post
- Spirit of the Ride Individual
- Spirit of the Ride Team
- Youngest Rider
- Oldest rider
- Rider that is the Furthest from the Start Line
- Team that is Furthest from the Start Line
Thanks so much to you and your team for working to get everyone's website updated as quickly as possible. Definitely appreciate you!!!
Virtual Bike Events
Updated | May 14, 2020
We will be hosting virtual bike events to share the latest updates on Bike MS, discuss what a 'Virtual Ride' means and offer tips for fundraising conscientiously. In addition, we want to stay engaged with you, our Bike MS community, as we get closer to our Virtual Bike MS: Colorado event on June 27th!
Upcoming Virtual Bike MS Events:
- May 19th Cookies with Rookies
- May 30th Virtual High Roller Training Ride ($2,500+ fundraisers)
- June 16th Virtual Packet Pick-Up Event
- June 23rd IRWMS Rally
Be on the lookout for more information soon!
Dorm and Lodging Reservations
Updated | May 13, 2020
If you reserved a dorm room at CSU, your room is automatically being canceled and you will receive a full refund. Note that refunds can take up to six weeks to fully process. You do not need to reach out to CSU or take any additional action at this time.
If you reserved a hotel room, please reach out directly to the hotel for cancellation procedures and options.
Updated | February 13, 2020
Team Village 2020 is here! Have the Bike MS team tent of your dreams waiting for you as you cross the finish line at CSU. Team tents can now be purchased through May 15th. Please fill out the order form to reserve your spot.
If you have any questions please reach out to Erika Barnum - email@example.com
Note: Any cancellations or changes must be made prior to May 15th.
Inspirational Volunteer Nominations
Updated | November 18, 2019
Don't forget to nominate your Most Inspirational Volunteer Award for Bike 2020. Click below to nominate yourself or your favorite volunteer: https://forms.gle/mUnaRywsMMRds5RN7
Bike MS Colorado Year End Celebration