The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Chapter will host its 25th Anniversary MS Bike Ride Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Diane Kupec, communications specialist for the MS Society, said she expects more than 800 cyclists to participate in the event.
The cyclists will begin the race, at 7 a.m., in Franklin Park in Purcellville. Participants will stop for lunch between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Waddell’s Service Center, and camp out Saturday night at Loudoun County Fairgrounds in Leesburg.
Cyclists are expected to finish the two-day race Sunday, May 20, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at Franklin Park.
A number of the cyclists in the race have been directly affected by the disease, like Lovettsville resident Andrew McCasker. He partnered with a local cycling shop to help raise awareness about MS and money a cure. He is racing for his wife who was diagnosed with MS 18 years ago.
Residents will be able to support the cyclists throughout Franklin Park. For more information, visit wwwmsandyou.org or call the National Chapter at 202-296-5363.