All posts tagged Bike MS

Bike MS Stories: Stacy & Juha

Whether you live with MS or are supporting a loved one/friend who does, these two stories are perfect examples of how to inspire deeper connections and fundraising. Please use them as a guide to tell your own story, or to craft a personal email or fundraising letter.
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Bike MS 2016 Event Weekend Info and Ride Guide

Bike MS kicks off Friday, August 5 at 5:00 pm! To make sure you’ve got everything covered, please review this post and download a copy of the Bike MS 2016 Ride Guide.

The Ride Guide includes:

  • Bike MS weekend schedule
  • Driving directions
  • Route maps
  • Rider Village and campus maps
  • Weekend entertainment & field trips
  • Family food & beverage info
  • And a whole lot more

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Amy’s Superbad Team Week & Bike News – July 2016

Bike MS is just 3 weeks away and there’s a lot to catch you up on. Read on!

In this post:

  • Want to win a jersey? How about a bicycle? Bike MS July team week incentives!
  • How your friend can save $10 off registration
  • Your fundraising dollars at work > Nicole’s story
  • Get the inside scoop in the Bike MS Facebook group
  • Show your donors the impact of their generosity
  • Want to join a team? We can help.
  • Final training ride – Saturday, July 23
  • Doug the Pug’s fundraising snack – it’s tasty!
  • Wondering where to send a donation check?
  • Missing a donation? Need help registering a friend?
  • PS > Book your overnight Rider Village accommodations

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Riders: Beat the Registration Lines on Event Weekend


Two ways to pick up your Bike MS weekend packet and shirt early:

1) 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.

2) Pop by our office between Thursday, July 28 and Wednesday, August 3 from 10 am–4 pm.

National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave
Suite 290
Portland, OR 97239



To ride on Bike MS weekend, you must raise a minimum of $250. If you need any help in reaching your minimum, please email me or check out these sweet fundraising tips.

Just remember – the funds you (or your friends) raise help those who live with MS right here in Oregon and SW Washington, and fund research that will lead to a cure.

Thanks and pedal on,

Amy Harris
Bike MS Manager


Bike MS Willamette Valley: Event Weekend Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a BIG personality, love to smile, and enjoy helping people??!

Then mark your calendars for Bike MS Willamette Valley from Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon (just 30 minutes west of Salem).

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Bike MS Willamette Valley 2016 Training Rides!

Western Bikeworks (WBW) invites Bike MS riders to join them at their weekly training rides!

Shower’s Pass is giving away 15 pairs of Reflective Torch Socks to the first 15 Bike MS riders who RSVP and show up to ride. Sweet.
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There is Always Important Educating To Do: Meet Mike Volpe

by Helen Russon

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Volpe. A 30-year Corvallis resident, Mike has a bachelor’s degree in forestry and a Masters in ESL, and he worked in those fields until his MS forced him to retire in 1993.

The MS did more than that – it took away the use of his arms, legs and much of his sight. It has also made it more difficult for him to talk. But despite the decline of his physical functions, Mike has put his very intact brain and tenacity to work, advocating for people with disabilities. He also lives independently in a Corvallis apartment complex.

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Amy’s Superbad Team Week & Bike News – June 2016

Bike MS is just 7 weeks away and there’s a lot to catch you up on. Read on!

In this blog:

  • Bike MS June team week incentives
  • Bike MS happy hour – Tuesday, June 28
  • Your fundraising dollars at work: Stephen’s story
  • Power your donations with our 2016 impact statement
  • Storytelling tips to inspire giving and grow awareness
  • Fundraising Clubs – your path to jerseys, team tents and more
  • Riding solo? Consider joining a team.
  • Next training ride – Sunday, June 26
  • Doug the Pug’s fundraising snack
  • Bike MS Willamette Valley Facebook group
  • Missing a donation?
  • Your story: the road to fundraising and more

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Bike MS Willamette Valley 2016 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.

Tuesday, June 28
5:30-7 pm
Green Dragon Bistro and Pub
928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
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Check Out the Bike MS 2016 Willamette Valley Jerseys!!

Raise $500 for a standard jersey and $1000+ for a Top Fundraiser jersey. Exclusive to Bike MS Willamette Valley 2016 riders.

Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7
Monmouth, Oregon