2003 MS BIKE TOUR

Sunday September 7, 2003
Sherwood Island State Park
Westport, CT

FULL 2003 Bike Tour Details to Be Posted SOON!

Email: [email protected]

READ OUR BIKE TOUR FAQ!

MS Bike Tour
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.

Register today and make a difference!

Choose The Route That Is Best For YOU!

12-Mile Route — Enjoy the breathtaking
views of the Long Island Sound as you bike
along a predominately flat route.

30-Mile Route — The same as the 12-Mile Route, PLUS more of it!
This year’s (small hill) route has been extended along the Sound.

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
Date:
Sunday, September 7, 2003
Start/Finish:
Sherwood Island State Park Westport, CT (Exit 18 I-95)
Check-in:
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Start Time:
After checking in, between 8:30 – 9:30 am

You’ll Be Spoiled
1- Dig In!

•Refreshments at all of the rest stops
•Breakfast! Lunch!
2- Great Prizes and Incentives

•Each 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 TBA. BONUS! Bring in $300 the day of the event and receive an official MS BIKE TOUR Backpack that day!
3- Support

•Cheers and encouragement from volunteers and
MS clients.
•Well deserved massages at the finish line.
4- Mechanical and Medical Support
Plus a "SAG Wagon" that picks you and
your bicycle up if you can’t continue.

Great Prizes and Incentives
Each 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.
It is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. One new case of MS is diagnosed every hour. It comes and goes unpredictably, leaving people to wonder, "will I become paralyzed, blind or have trouble walking? Will I be able to raise my family and continue my career?"

Spread The Word
Thanks to significant advances in research, the FDA
has approved several treatments that may alter the underlying disease course of multiple sclerosis, and early treatment is critically important. People with MS should consult their doctors about using one of these FDA-approved medications and other effective treatments for the symptoms of MS. If you or someone you know has MS, contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 1-800-FIGHT MS or visit www.nationalmssociety.org .

What’s Next

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

Team Spirit
Join TeamMS – More Fun than ONE!

Recruit three or more family members, friends and/or
colleagues and combine forces to help in the fight against 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.

Team Incentives
TBD

Awards will be given to:
• Top Corporate Team
• Top Community Team
• Top New Team

Safety First
Since safety is of paramount importance, children 7 years of age and under will not be allowed to
participate individually or on the back of another bicycle. Participants under age 18 will require the signature of a parent or guardian on the "Rider Envelope" which will be mailed after registering.

Participants ages 8-14 must be accompanied by an
adult of at least 18 years of age.

VIP CLUB:
VIP MEMBERSHIP HAS SPECIAL PRIVILEGES!
TBA

Volunteers Needed 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
• Photographers
• SAG patrol for safety of riders
Pre-event administrative or office support
If you would like to help, send in the attached
registration form via fax or mail.

Sponsors
TBA

OBEY THE RULES OF THE ROAD!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. g