On Sunday, September 7, 2003 the Western
Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society will produce its biggest and best tour ever!
This year’s MS BIKE TOUR celebrates 22 years of fun,
exercise and most importantly, the fundraising of more
than $2 million for the fight against multiple sclerosis.
The MS BIKE TOUR offers three beautiful routes that
takes cyclists "Down to the Sound" and through some
of the most scenic areas of Connecticut. The event starts
and finishes "on the water" at Sherwood Island State
Park in Westport, CT.
and make a difference!
Choose The Route
Is Best For YOU!
Enjoy the breathtaking
views of the Long Island Sound as you bike
a predominately flat route.
— The same as the 12-Mile
PLUS more of it!
This year’s (small hill) route has been extended along the
62-Mile Route (100k)
— After taking in thebeautiful
views of the Long Island Sound,
continue by exploring the rest of Fairfield County. Enjoy the
beauty of the rolling hillsand back country roads.
When and Where
Sherwood Island State Park Westport, CT (Exit
8:00 am – 9:30 am
After checking in, between 8:30 – 9:30 am
You’ll Be Spoiled
1- Dig In!
•Refreshments at all of the rest stops
2- Great Prizes and Incentives
•Each dollar you raise gets you closer to prizes, including
the official MS BIKE TOUR
when you bring in $100 or more by
7, 2003 or $125 by TBA.
Bring in $300 the day of the event and
an official MS BIKE TOUR Backpack
•Cheers and encouragement from volunteers and
•Well deserved massages at the finish line.
4- Mechanical and Medical Support
Plus a "SAG Wagon" that picks you and
bicycle up if you can’t continue.
Great Prizes and Incentives
dollar you raise gets you closer to prizes, including the
official MS BIKE TOUR t-shirt when you bring in $100 or more by
September 7, 2003 or
$125 by October 17, 2003. .BONUS! Bring in $300 the day of the event and
receive an official MS BIKE TOUR incentive tbd that day!
Ride With A Mission
Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually strikes adults in the prime of
life – between the ages of 20 and 50.
is a chronic disease of the central nervous system
the brain and spinal cord. One new case
MS is diagnosed every hour. It comes and goes
leaving people to wonder, "will I
paralyzed, blind or have trouble walking?
I be able to raise my family and continue
Spread The Word
Thanks to significant advances in research, the FDA
approved several treatments that may alter the
disease course of multiple sclerosis, and early
is critically important. People with MS should
their doctors about using one of these FDA-approved
and other effective treatments for
symptoms of MS. If you or someone you know has
contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at
MS or visit
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
Join TeamMS – More Fun than ONE!
Recruit three or more family members, friends and/or
and combine forces to help in the fight
MS. Four or more people make a team.
Easy Steps in Forming a Team
1- Appoint a Captain
2- Choose a Team Name
3- Set a fund-raising goal
Each team member must register individually.
Awards will be given to:
• Top Corporate Team
• Top Community Team
• Top New Team
Since safety is of paramount importance, children 7 years of age
and under will not be allowed to
individually or on the back of another bicycle. Participants
under age 18 will require the
of a parent or guardian on the "Rider
which will be mailed after registering.
Participants ages 8-14 must be accompanied by an
of at least 18 years of age.
VIP MEMBERSHIP HAS SPECIAL PRIVILEGES!
to Make it Happen!
Available Positions Include:
• Truck drivers and loaders
• Safety marshals along the course
• Bike mechanics
• Rest Stop teams
• Sherwood Island start and finish line
• Parking crew
• SAG patrol for safety of riders
administrative or office support
If you would like to help, send in the attached
registration form via fax or mail.
OBEY THE RULES OF THE ROAD!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL