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About Melissa Rutkowski

Hi! My name is Melissa and I will once again be apart of the Bike the US for MS team. Last year I rode the Southern Tier and enjoyed the experience so much I decided to do it again! This year I will be ending in San Diego, where I started the journey last year.

I will be making the journey from New York, NY to Seattle, WA where my Pacific Coast teammates and I will start our ride spanning across 3 states covering 1,852 miles ending in San Diego, CA.

 Along our way, the Pacific Coast Tier team will be stopping in towns across the country to volunteer for MS patients. These projects include home accessibility projects, yard makeovers, cleaning, painting, and anything else that may help make the lives easier for those living with MS.


The money raised will support research and treatment organizations including the National MS Society NOW Campaign, the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Fairview MS Achievement Center, and the James Q. Miller MS Clinic of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine. To help ensure that the maximum amount of funds reach the research and treatment centers as well as are utilized for the home modification projects, the Pacific Coast Tier team will be camping in parks, churches, and similar locales as well as providing our own food.


If you would like to support this cause and make a donation, the easiest way is by clicking the orange donation button next to my picture above.  You can also write a check to “Bike the US for MS” (with “Melissa Rutkowski” in the memo line) and mail it to:


Bike the US for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg, VA 24062.


I am extremely excited to be bicycling down the Pacific Coast to raise money for MS. Although, this adventure will be physically and mentally challenging, the cause will make it all worthwhile. Thank you all so much for your support!


* Please note that any donations are tax deductible; Bike the US for MS Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt organization (Tax ID #27-2192426).

Melissa Rutkowski's Fundraising


ALL 2017 TEAMS TOTAL: $462858

RAISED: $1855
Melissa Rutkowski $616.00
Mom Dad Ellie Rutkowski $250.00
ASK FOODS $200.00
Anonymous $150.00
Lauren and Ross Rutkowski $127.00
Jane and Bob Swartman $100.00
Terry Rodier $100.00
Amy Gumprecht $50.00
Denise and Harold Troupe $50.00
Mary Beth KIerbaugh $50.00
Lindsay From Cayucos $40.00
Shianne Rutkowski $27.00
Christina Fiorentino $25.00
Katie Becker $25.00
Molly Simon $25.00
Anonymous $20.00