Utah and Idaho Cyclists Raise $1.4 million for MS in Annual Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride

Cyclists raised $1.4 million for multiple sclerosis research in 2014 during
Cyclists raised $1.4 million for multiple sclerosis research in 2014 during
the Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride in Logan, Utah.

Logan, UT – This year, 2,200 cyclists pedaled through Cache Valley and into southern Idaho to raise $1.4 million that will support a world free of multiple sclerosis. The event is the 28th annual Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter, June 28-29.

The annual ride helps raise funds that support research for a cure and local programs and services for Utahns and Idahoans impacted by MS.

2014 BikeMS Overview

1. $1.4 million raised to date with fundraising continuing through July

2. Approximately 2,200 participating cyclists

3. 133 teams

4. The top fundraising team is currently Harmons, but other teams are closing in and have the month of July to continue fundraising

5. 70 riders in the I Ride With MS program who all have been diagnosed with MS

6. Seven riders were on their 20th Bike MS ride

7. 200 volunteers

“It was a successful BikeMS year, and we urge everyone to plan on participating again in 2015. Much gratitude and appreciation to all of our cyclists and volunteers who worked together to raise funds for MS in our communities,” said Becky Lyttle, vice president of community development for the Utah-Southern Idaho MS Chapter.

Harmons Vice President for the Customer Bob Harmon said, “For 15 years our customers and associates have rallied together to improve the lives of those living with MS. Bike MS is a party on two wheels, and we are thrilled to be part of it again this year.”

For more information, visit bikemsutah.org.

 

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