About Barbara French
My name is Barbara French and I have spent my entire life in service to the country in one way or another. Earlier in life I was active in the United States Air Force and then I was an air traffic controller. I have recently retired and have had some time to reflect on what is important to me. What I have discovered is that service to others is a strong driving force that keeps me motivated and energized. MS is a debilitating disease that I personally feel I need to do everything I can to help find a cure. I am neither a doctor nor scientist so I do not possess the education required to combat MS in the hospital or laboratory but I can combat this disease in the world by raising awarness and money to further treatment and research.
Bike the US combines two aspects of retired life that I have embraced, service to others and biking. Over four thousand miles is a long way to meet and tell people about MS, four thousand miles is a long way to raise money for MS research. I rode Bike the US for MS in 2013 and I am still reapig the rewards personally but by now that money I helped raise has ran out so I will once again suit up and brave the elements for over four thousand miles to have a chance to improve the lives of thousands of MS suferers.
Barbara French's Fundraising