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Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2017

Bikes & Beers Across America

Bikes and Beers Across America was developed to raise funds and awareness for a charitable cause, while tying in a love of cycling and craft beer.

The thought behind my team's cross country trek started out like many great ideas — a late night bar conversation scratched out on cocktail napkins. I realized I didn’t want to turn 50, 25 lbs overweight and drunk in my bar, so I decided to bike across the country again.

As a kid, I used to ride MS 50 mile and 100 mile charity rides in honor of my grandmother, Libby, who had the disease from the age of 30 to 86. Having ridden from Seattle, WA to Westport, MA back in 1990, the idea of doing another ride transformed from an “I’d really like to do this again” lament to a “why not” reality.

Our trek will begin on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Astoria, Oregon. Why there you ask? Well, Astoria is a stone's throw from where Lewis and Clark finished their expedition in 1805. We couldn’t think of a better place to set out on our adventure!

After landing in Astoria we plan to bike to Portland where we'll start our social networking process of connecting with craft breweries and brew pubs along the route. This journey is all about inclusion, so other cyclists and craft beer lovers are invited to join for various legs of the ride!

Our goal is to complete the journey in about six weeks time at the front door of Pour Judgement Bar and Grill in Newport, RI, the bar I started in 2006 with my friend Kevin Sullivan. We plan to raise $100,000 for MS and hope you will support our cause!

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10 Facts about MS

  1. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
  2. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
  3. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50.
  4. Women are much more likely to develop MS than men.
  5. There is no evidence MS is directly inherited.
  6. It is challenging to diagnose MS.
  7. No two people have exactly the same symptoms.
  8. MS symptoms can be invisible.
  9. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled.
  10. MS has no cure.

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