Welcome to the Bike the US for MS team!
This page contains information to help you start fundraising and working towards the goal of biking across the country!
The first step is to respond to our acceptance email and confirm your spot on the team. After that, head over to the cyclist login and fill out your personal information. In case you are logged out inadvertently, it is recommended to type your personal information in a word processor, then copy/paste onto the website. Your profile will appear online when a photo is uploaded.
You will find answers to many of your questions in the Cyclist & Fundraising Guide. If something is unclear please send us an email or call 201.50.ENDMS. We look forward to riding with you!
Take some time to carefully read through and watch the videos in the 2018 Cyclist Guide. This is best viewed on a desktop or larger screen. It contains important information about the tour and and provides insight from many alumni on how to prepare. If you have questions, there is a good chance you will find answers in this guide. If you do not find answers to your questions or something is unclear, please send us an email and we will make changes for future cyclists!
Many people have reached or exceeded their fundraising goal, and you will too!
Check out our 2018 Fundraising Guide, it contains helpful information and strategies used in the past. You can find more in the National MS Society's 101 Fundraising Ideas. Feel free to give us a call or send us an email - we have been in your position and can share advice on reaching your goal. The following expenses are covered by the fundraising minimum:
- Team Apparel
- Some Team Meals
- Overnight Accommodations
- Support Vehicle & Gas
- Minor Bike Repair
- Experienced Route Leaders
- Other Group Expenses
It is easy to start collecting donations once your cyclist profile is online! When someone makes a contribution they will be added to your site and receive an emailed receipt. Checks can be mailed to the address below, and will be posted to your profile online when they are received. Please allow at least one week for checks to be posted. Contributions over $250 will receive a receipt in the mail. Contributions under $250 do not require documentation for tax purposes. More information regarding charitable contributions can be found on the IRS website
Bike the US for MS
PO Box 10001
Blacksburg, VA 24062
Tax ID: 27-2192426
This Gear List contains both required and optional items - the optional items are recommended to enhance the experience. If you have any questions about gear, feel free to send us an email or call 201.50.ENDMS. The items listed below have worked well in the past and are recommended.
There is a mandatory
cyclist orientation for full time cross country cyclists the day before the trip departs.
orientation is at 2pm on May 27th in Bar Harbor
orientation is at 2pm on May 31st in Yorktown
orientation is at 2pm on September 7th in San Diego
orientation is at 2pm on August 5th in Seattle
orientation is at 2pm on April 21st in St Augustine