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About Katie Smedstad


Hey all, my name is Katie. I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Minnesota. I am currently a Junior at the College of St. Scholastica and I am studying Exercise Physiology/Pre-Physical Therapy. After the bike trip I'll be graduating and moving on to my graduate studies. 

Activities I like to participate in include alpine skiing, volleyball, running, biking (obviously), fishing, hiking, reading, volunteering for the Special Olympics, and many others.


I have decided to take this journey because I've wanted to bike across the country for quite some time. Although the trip would be meaningful in itself, I wanted to be apart of something bigger. In this trip we will be biking a total amount of 3,785 miles. We raise $1.00 for each mile that we ride. Hopefully, $3,785 later, I will have raised my goal amount to donate towards Multiple Sclerosis. 

As I ride, I hope that many of you will follow our group on any of our Facebook, Twitter, or Blog pages.




Multiple Sclerosis is defined as a progressive attack that affects nervous system function. It includes problems with bladder control, sleeping, body movements, memory, and many other difficulties. Using the money we raise, we will be able to provide better quality of life for people living with MS as well as funding further research for the progressive disease. 


As I said before, I must raise a total of $3,785 for my bike ride across the United States. I am certain that with the help of many individuals, all of the cyclists on this trip can reach this goal. Although this seems like a large amount of money, every dollar counts. You can donate online on my webpage here on Bike the US for MS, or by mail. 

If you choose to donate by mail you can write the check payable to “Bike the US for MS” in my name “Katie Smedstad” in the memo line. This will then be sent to the following address:

Bike the US for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg, VA 24061

I couldn’t be more excited to share this journey with family, friends, riders, and individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. AND. even if you aren't able to donate, do a little research and spread the word. Being aware is very important too!! :)

Katie Smedstad's Fundraising

TRANSAM 2015 TEAM TOTAL: $191723

ALL 2015 TEAMS TOTAL: $578429

RAISED: $3810
SilverBay Area Donations $306.00
Anonymous $300.00
Dean and Pat Smedstad $300.00
Tom Rider $250.00
Carrie and Paul Marcoux $200.00
Dianne and Bob Smedstad $200.00
Jan and Katherine Horak $200.00
A Anonymous $157.00
Michael Arendarczyk $150.00
Anonymous $120.00
Cooper Pub $100.00
Emily Knutson $100.00
Evie Buetow $100.00
Jeff Asmussen $100.00
Mark and Lori Smedstad $100.00
Susan Manning $100.00
Tall Tale Yarn and Basket Shop $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Thomas Sharp $100.00
Silver Bay Donations $85.00
Nicole Huset $75.00
Cathy Hare $50.00
John Thiesse $50.00
Lisa Sharp $50.00
Patrick and Desiree Lee $50.00
Sawtooth Outfitters $50.00
Tom and Bozena Frericks $50.00
Mike and Gena Davies $30.00
Carolyn Caskey $25.00
Linda Coombe $25.00
Nicole Huset $25.00
Ben Hartfield $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
Coleen Mitchell $20.00
John Cron $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
lucas fenwick $20.00
Joyce Otterblad $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Rachel Horoshak $10.00
Robert Beger $10.00
lydia ludolph $2.00

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