Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving hope to people affected by the disease.
We Ride To
Support research to find a cure for MS.
Support treatement, independence, and volunteer for those living with the disease right now.
Off day service projects for individuals living with MS.
Provide Financial Assistance
Fund home modifications
Fund Research & Treatment
Fund research and treatment
During their rest days, cyclists spend time off the bike... but on the job! The teams spend the day completing service projects for individuals living with MS who could use a little help around their homes. We've done everything from mulching and jackhammering, to painting, gardening, trimming trees and scaling roofs to clean out gutters. Combining our financial contributions to research with personalized projects for individuals helps keep the cause at heart as we make our way across the country.
Provide Direct Financial Assistance
By partnering with the National MS Society we help fund
Ramps, accessible bathroom modifications, stair lifts
Independent Living Needs
Power chairs, Bioness devices
Unforseen emergnecy situations
Adaptive vehicle modifications
Mental Health Needs
Support for mental health needs
Physical Health Needs
Gym memberships, NuStep devices
Durable Medical Equipment
Lifts, adaptive beds and mattresses, walkers
Fund Research & Treatment .
The Fairview MS Achievement Center offers services to help individuals with multiple sclerosis thrive. The center includes an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and a state-licensed day program, whose services are designed to help slow the progress of MS. The center's mission is to provide therapeutic, social, supportive, spiritual and educational services in a holistic environment which optimizes the quality of life for people with MS and their families.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle maximizes the well-being of those affected by multiple sclerosis. They are committed to providing timely access to care with a full complement of medical providers and services for MS patients in one location. Their multidisciplinary treatment team works together to offer innovation in care and clinical treatment programs for individuals and their loved ones. Bike the US for MS has given over $200,000 to the Swedish MS Center since 2012.
The James Q. Miller MS Clinic of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine is dedicated to providing comprehensive services to patients and families living with multiple sclerosis by focusing on excellence in clinical care, research and education. Bike the US for MS began supporting this effort in 2009 and has since given over $200,000.
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences is one of the premier centers in California for caring for patients with MS and other inflammatory diseases of the nervous system and is internationally renowned for providing high quality, patient-centered healthcare; for improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of that care; and for providing timely and appropriate access to neurological evaluation and treatment for people with multiple sclerosis.