Amy’s Bike MS Pedal News – July 10, 2016

In this post:

  • Vote for Bike MS Movie Night!
  • May and June Team Week winners
  • New Bike MS volunteer opportunities
  • Final training ride
  • Doug the Pug’s fundraising snack
  • New: Corvallis Happy Hour
  • Packet pickup party


Vote for Bike MS Movie Night!

Which movie do you want to watch under the stars at Bike MS?

See movies and vote now

Amy’s Superbad Team Week Winners: May & June 

–May Winners–

Many reached their $250 minimum fundraising by the May Team Week. Our two winners randomly selected from this amazing group are Chris Crawford and Tamara Teeter. You’ve each won a Shower’s Pass rain jacket!

–June Winners–

Each winning a super sweet $50 gift card, these two awesome people registered and made a self-donation of $50 or more: Michael Rebar & Angela Southwick. Congrats!

Rockin’ their newly won $200 Western Bikeworks gift cards, these two people raised $100 or more between June 19-30 (one entry for every $100 raised): Jeanine Sargent & Cary Bubenik. Woot!

And our final June Team Week winner…for reaching a Fundraising Club level, we’re supplying your team with $100 in decorations and three dedicated volunteers to make your team tent super awesome. Let’s give a big shout out to Missing Spokes!

Thanks again to everyone who worked so hard to raise funds and help us roll over MS during Team Weeks!


Know Someone Who Wants to Join You at Bike MS But Doesn’t Want to Ride?

They can join on your team as a volunteer. We’ve got plenty of important roles including SAG drivers, concierges, dorm greeters and route monitors.

See Bike MS Volunteer openings

Final Bike MS Training Ride

Saturday, July 23 (Western Bikeworks Tigard)

This intermediate-level training ride features a fast pace, steep hills, and a great rev-up for that Bike MS Century. Join us!

Get training ride info

dougthepug-fundraisingsnack-2016Doug the Pug’s Fundraising Snack of the Week (from Bob Harmon, Captain of Bike MS Utah’s #1 team)

RUFF! “Ask! It sounds so simple, but a lot of people hesitate to directly ask for a donation. They might feel it’s too personal, or fear it will hurt relationships. We all have reasons to be scared of asking… but they rarely reflect what actually happens when you ask.

It’s amazing when you start talking with someone about MS and then someone sends you a check for three grand. You never know who might want to give and is just waiting for you to say something. You just have to ask. You have to get it out there.”

Big thanks to Mr. Harmon for sharing that tasty snack.


P.S. I’m looking for new fundraising snack ideas. If you have one to share, please email me (I also accept gift cards so I can buy a new doggy sweater).

orc-bikems2016-happyhour-email-CORVALLIS-Special Community Event: Bike MS Corvallis Happy Hour

Our Bike MS happy hour is a great opportunity to bring your team members together to catch up, get revved up about this year’s Bike MS weekend, and grab an ice-cold brew. Riders, volunteers, and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Bike MS Happy Hour – Corvallis
Wednesday, July 13
5:30-7:00 pm

100 SW 2nd St
Corvallis, OR 97333

RSVP by Monday, July 11 to:

Save the Date: Packet Pickup Party

Join us for light snacks and ice-cold beverages at our premier bike shop sponsor, Western Bikeworks. While you’re there, take advantage of the exclusive Bike MS 15% discount on select merchandise. Wine, coffee and beer will be available for purchase at the WBW café.

Wednesday, July 27
5-7 PM
Western Bikeworks (Pearl)
1015 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Note: In order to pick up your packet early, you must reach your $250 fundraising minimum.

Thank you for your dedication to a world free of MS. Let’s bring the finish line closer!

Pedal on,


P.S. Have a few stragglers who haven’t registered? The registration fee increases to $75 on August 1. They can save $10 by registering now. Share this short link:

Amy Harris
Bike MS Manager



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