We ride rain or shine. In the event of lightning or other dangerous conditions, we will delay the event until conditions improve. Please watch for weather-related updates via email and the event website.
You can now join a team through your Participant Center!
If you have joined a team but would like to change to an individual: Follow the steps above, clicking the "Participate as an individual" option on the "Change Team Membership" page. Click "Continue" and then "Confirm Individual Participation" to complete your request.
We do not offer walk-up registrations at this time. Please register ahead of time to make full use of our fundraising tools. Bike MS: New York City is a fundraising ride with a minimum fundraising requirement of $200 in addition to registration, so register as early as you can to raise money and make the biggest difference.
YES! For your own safety, helmets are required at all Bike MS events and training rides. You will be removed from the route if you are not wearing a helmet.
Family and friends are always welcome at our start and finish locations, but not on the route! Please encourage your friends and family to meet you at the finish line, or to volunteer for the event.
Personal vehicles are prohibited on the route and in or around rest stops. We provide plenty of Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles to transport any cyclists in need.
Pets are prohibited at the ride; however, service animals are welcome.
Please visit the Lodging & Transportation page for information on securing accommodations.
The money you raise for Bike MS funds services and research aimed at helping people affected by MS live their best lives as we end MS forever. Learn More ›
All Bike MS riders must turn in at least $200 by 10/21/2018 in order to ride. The more you raise, the bigger the difference you're making for people affected by MS. In fact, by reaching certain fundraising thresholds, you can be a Bike MS VIP. Check out the Clubs and Benefits you can receive for your fundraising efforts.
The last day to mail in donations and have them count toward the $200 minimum is TBD. After this date, if you have not yet reached your minimum, please bring any donations with you when you pick up your packet. If you have met your minimum, you may mail in any additional donations you receive.
Everyone who makes an online donation will receive an e-mail confirmation receipt for tax purposes. Donors that give $250 or more (including via check) will receive a thank you letter and receipt by mail. If you have a cash donor requesting a receipt, you can download our Bike MS Donor Receipts.
For donations less than $250, the IRS will accept the following as proof of a charitable donation: a canceled check, bank or credit union statement, or a credit card statement.
If you receive a check payable to your team, just write "National MS Society" above. If it's made out to you, please endorse the check payable to the National MS Society. Please be sure to write the participant's name, event, and event year on the memo line of each check (e.g., "John Smith, Bike MS: New York City 2018").
Mail your donations (made out to National MS Society) with a completed Donation Tracking form to:
ATTN: Bike MS NYC
733 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Please be sure to write the participant's name, event, and event year on the memo line of each check (e.g., "John Smith, Bike MS: New York City 2018").
If you have not turned in the minimum donation by the start of the event, the National MS Society will discuss payment options with you, including charging the balance on a credit card. No need to stop there, though!
Prize redemption instructions will be provided via mail or email following the prize deadline. Please watch for details.
Yes, you can donate your prize back to the National MS Society by becoming a member of the Mission First Club.
It may take up to four weeks to process donations during peak event times. If it’s been less than four weeks since submitting your donations, please log back into your Participant Center at a later date to check your fundraising total. If more than 4 weeks have passed since you submitted your donations, or you have additional questions about your fundraising total, please contact us at the Fundraising Support Center: Toll-free at 855-372-1331 or by email at FundraisingSupport@nmss.org.
If you'd like to see your donations right away, please encourage your supporters to donate online or mail your donations to your local office immediately upon receiving them.
It may take up to four weeks to process donations during peak event times. If it’s been less than four weeks since your event, please log back into your Participant Center at a later date to check your fundraising total. If more than 4 weeks have passed since your event, or you have additional questions about your fundraising total, please contact us at the Fundraising Support Center: Toll-free at 855-372-1331 or by email at FundraisingSupport@nmss.org.
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. If you have forgotten your username, you can retrieve it using your email address. If you need to request a new password, please click here. For further assistance, please contact us at the Fundraising Support Center: Toll-free at 855-372-1331 or by email at FundraisingSupport@nmss.org.
First, sign in to the site using your username and password by clicking the "Sign In" link at the top-right of the page. Once signed in, this link will change to say " Welcome, [Your Name]". Click on the " " icon to the right of this line, and a menu will appear. Click the "Manage Profile" link in this menu, and from here you may change your username, password, and other details of your profile such as mailing address and mailing preferences.
First, sign in to the site using your username and password by clicking the "" button at the top-right of the page. Once signed in, click the " " button once more and select "Manage Profile" from the menu that appears. From here you may change your username, password, and other details of your profile such as mailing address and mailing preferences.
To view your saved information, be sure to register using the same username/email and password from the previous year. If you are not able to view your prior year's information, please contact us at the Fundraising Support Center: Toll-free at 855-372-1331 or by email at FundraisingSupport@nmss.org.
From any page of the Bike MS website, click the "Sign In" link at the top-right of your screen. Enter your username and password; then, once logged in, a link to "My Participant Center" will be at the top-right of the page.
If you are registered for a different event, or are registered for more than one event, you can access your other Participant Center(s) by accessing the login menu, clicking the "" icon at the top-right, and selecting "My Events" from the drop-down menu that appears.
From any page of the Bike MS website, click the tab at the top-right of the page labeled "My Participant Center".
If you are registered for a different event, or are registered for more than one event, you can access your other Participant Center(s) by clicking the "" button at the top-right of the page and selecting "My Events" from the menu that appears.
A personal page is a unique personal webpage provided to you for you to use when asking your friends and family to join your team or to make a donation. You have a default page created for you, but you can personalize this page with your own story by signing in to your Participant Center.
You can manage your email preferences within your profile.
You can manage your email preferences within your profile.
PLEASE NOTE: When disabling all email/USPS mail contact, or opting-out of categories of content pertaining to an event for which you are registered (e.g., opting-out of Bike MS emails when you are registered for Bike MS: New York City), you will not receive ANY general news, alerts, or other communications regarding this event except for those explicitly directed to you (e.g., donation notifications). If you need assistance setting up your email/USPS mail preferences, please contact us at the Fundraising Support Center: Toll-free at 855-372-1331 or by email at FundraisingSupport@nmss.org.
Sign in to your Participant Center to be taken to the "Home" page of your Participant Center. At the top of the page will be the Participant Center navigation tabs ("Home" will be highlighted) – click on "Progress" in the top navigation menu to be taken to your Personal Progress Report, at the very bottom of which will be your donation receipt history.
Sign in to your Participant Center to be taken to the "Home" page of your Participant Center. Under your fundraising progress bar will be your fundraising total and fundraising goal – click the "change" link under your fundraising goal.
Remember, our Fundraising Tools can make fundraising easy and fun!
Your team captain can change the team name and goal by signing in to their Participant Center.
To change the team's name, click the "Team Page" tab on the Participant Center's navigation menu at the top of the page. On the Team Page will be a sidebar on the right with team name, team company, and team division details, with an "Edit" link; click the "Edit" link to change any of these details, then click "Update" when finished to save the changes.
To change the team's fundraising goal, click the "Progress" tab on the Participant Center's navigation menu at the top of the page. On the Progress page at the top-right will be two buttons; click the "Team" button to be presented with the team's progress statistics. Below the Team Progress bar will be the team's total fundraising and fundraising goal. Click the "change" link under the fundraising goal to modify the team's goal.
A matching gift is a gift from a donor's employer that matches the donor's original gift. Many employers match dollar-for-dollar.
Search for your employer, ask your human resources staff, or visit your company's intranet.
The first step is to talk to your employer about their matching gift process. Generally, your human resources department is a great place to start.
Refer to the instructions on the matching gift form. If you need to mail or fax the form to us, please use the following information (please include the participant's name and event):
ATTN: Bike MS NYC
733 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tax ID #: 13-5661935
No, they are two separate gifts. Please enter only the employee's gift and mail/email the matching gift form, and we will enter the match.
Check the "Progress" section of your Participant Center. It usually takes months before we receive matching gifts; however, even though they are not yet paid, you will receive credit for matching gifts for prize purposes.
Yes, if you have submitted the required documentation and the gift shows as pending in your fundraising totals, it will count towards your fundraising minimum. If the gift is not yet showing as “pending,” please print out the confirmation provided by your company when you submitted your matching gift request and bring it with you to event check-in.
You can now connect your Society fundraising to a Facebook Fundraiser for select events. This exciting new feature allows you to share your story and collect donations directly through Facebook, and all the donations will show up in your personal fundraising total in your Participant Center. The amount you have raised will be reflected in both your National MS Society Participant Center and the Facebook Fundraiser. Donations made via your Facebook Fundraiser appear in your Participant Center in real-time.
Your Participant Center is the most accurate source.
There are two ways to set up your Facebook fundraiser:
As you’re completing your event registration, click the “Connect Fundraiser to Facebook” button.
If you’ve already registered for the event, log in to your Participant Center and, on the home page, select the “Connect Fundraiser to Facebook” option.
No, fundraisers created directly on Facebook will not link to your Society account. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is not currently listed on Facebook as a beneficiary option for fundraisers created directly on Facebook because they do not sync with your Society fundraising account. In order to have your Facebook fundraising credited to your Society fundraising account, you will need to visit your Participant Center to create a connected fundraiser on Facebook.
No. These features of Facebook do not sync with your Society fundraising account.
Yes, you can do that. However, creating a Facebook Fundraiser may help you meet your goal faster. You can easily invite all your Facebook friends after you create the fundraiser, and they will see newsfeed posts when their friends donate. You can also easily communicate with your donors on your fundraiser page, by posting updates and thanking them for their donations.
Currently all Walk MS events and select Bike MS events can be supported with a Facebook Fundraiser. If the option is available for your event, you will see the “Connect with Facebook” message on the registration confirmation page, and in your Participant Center.
No. The Facebook Fundraiser will only accept U.S. donations. If you have someone that is trying to make an international donation, please refer them to your Participant Center link.
Facebook fundraisers will automatically end when your event has completed fundraising for this year. We hope you’ll participate again next year!
When you register for next year’s event, you will need to create a new Facebook Fundraiser through your Participant Center.
Only donations will sync between the two sites. If you chose to customize your photo, story, fundraising goal, etc., these edits must be made separately for your Facebook Fundraiser and your personal fundraising page with the National MS Society.
Yes, 100% of all donations raised via Facebook Fundraisers will go towards your event fundraising goal, supporting the National MS Society.
Facebook will send a receipt to the email address associated with your Facebook account, which will include the National MS Society EIN/tax ID number. While donating on Facebook, if you select "Get emails about your donation and other info from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society," you will also receive a thank you email confirming your gift from the National MS Society. You can also visit the Facebook Payment History page if you need to reprint a receipt: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=payments
Use Facebook’s “donation support” form at this link to ask for a refund: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823
No. We still encourage you to use your Participant Center, email, our mobile apps, and more to meet and exceed your fundraising goal.
No. Facebook Fundraisers are separate from the National MS Society's own Facebook app and our Android/iOS apps. If you install our Facebook app or mobile app(s), you can send or pre-schedule messages to be posted on your Facebook feed throughout your fundraising period. Using the Facebook Fundraiser does not allow you to pre-schedule messages; however, you can regularly post to your Facebook Fundraiser page to keep your friends updated on your progress. Plus, they can donate to you directly in Facebook, making it easier for them to support your efforts. The funds raised through any of these means will now be reflected in your Participant Center.
Yes, you can schedule messages through the Society’s Facebook app (from a laptop or desktop computer), or our mobile apps for iPhone or Android devices. Visit the Tips & Tools page for more information.
Contact our Fundraising Support Center by calling 855-372-1331 or emailing FundraisingSupport@nmss.org