from Maggie Flanagan, MS Society, Midwest Chapter
Nearly 1,000 bicyclists will participate in the 25th annual Bike MS: TRAM Ride, from July 13 to 18, 2014. TRAM (The Ride Across Minnesota) is a five-day cycling vacation that covers approximately 280 miles. Every year, TRAM is hosted in a different part of Minnesota, with each host town rolling out the red carpet and providing true Midwest hospitality. This year’s TRAM Ride starts in Pipestone and travels east to Welch Village, Minn. Stops in between include Marshall, Redwood Falls, St. Peter and New Prague.
Money raised through TRAM helps the National MS Society continue the important work of supporting people who live with multiple sclerosis. More than 17,000 families living in the upper Midwest area are affected by MS and every push of the pedal makes a difference to each one.
The Bike MS team extends special thanks to all the loyal TRAM riders who return each year to hug old friends, experience beautiful Minnesota routes and, most importantly, strengthen the MS movement. We also welcome new riders with a passion for biking and an appreciation for small-town, Minnesota love.
Join us in celebrating 25 years of TRAM! Visit myMSbike.org or call 855-372-1331 for more information and register today!
Fun TRAM facts:
• The first ever TRAM ride started with only a few hundred riders. This year, we’re expecting nearly 1,000 cyclists to hit the road with us. My TRAM — how you’ve grown!
• TRAM has been hosted by 61 different host towns throughout Minnesota
• TRAM routes have covered a combined 7,500 miles
• TRAM volunteers have served more than 125,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at rest stops