The annual Bike MS event I’ve done for the past 16 years WILL happen this year. It’ll just happen a little differently. It is now the Virtual Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads 2020. A virtual cycling event, you ask? 150 miles from Richmond to Williamsburg and back to benefit the National MS Society Virginia-West Virginia Chapter being held “virtually”? Yep. Somehow.
It’s gotta happen. The MS Society still needs the support. And lots of good people and their families, caregivers, nurses and doctors are still fighting this disease every day. It doesn’t isolate and it doesn’t self-quarantine. In fact, MS sees COVID as an opportunity. And that sucks beyond measure.
So, at the time of this writing, the MS Ride for this year is a week away. My plan is to ride 75 miles each day as usual. But I won’t be riding with the usual 300-400 people to Williamsburg and back. I’m going to ride a couple local routes. I’m thinking one day I’ll ride east along the Virginia Capital Trail and the next day I’ll probably head north toward Ashland.
Thanks to all my past and current sponsors and all those for whom I and my fellow riders ride.
Follow this link if you’d like to sponsor me. I add more names to the list of people for whom I ride each year. I’m conflicted about adding the names of more people fighting MS, but I’m honored to know that the names on that list understand there are people who are fighting for them.
Go here to listen to an episode of my Good Eye Podcast about last year’s ride. It includes live audio from the ride and interviews with participants and organizers. I’m planning to take some pictures and video of the weekend so everyone can see how it went.
Check out some pics from previous years’ rides.