30th annual Bike MS Kick-off Ride to feature ‘Back to the 80s’ theme


Leg warmers, headbands and scrunchies will be on full display June 18, when the North Florida chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society celebrates its 30th annual PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore with a “Back to the 80s’”-themed kick-off ride.

Scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. at TPC Sawgrass (registration opens at 6:30 a.m.), the ride is open to all cyclists ages 12 and up. With 40-mile, 20-mile and 10-mile “Rookie Ride” options, the event marks the launch of this year’s training ride and is a preview of the Bike MS: PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore, a two-day, round-trip cycling fundraiser from Ponte Vedra to Daytona Beach held each October. Proceeds from the ride, which attracts more than 2,000 riders, benefit the National MS Society. To register for the ride, participants can visit BikeMS.org.

Participation in the June 18 kick-off ride requires a $5 donation, and free parking, food and beer are included. Cyclists are encouraged to don their best 1980s garb and invite their teams to participate. The team with the most members will win ice for their tent in Team Village at Bike MS in October.

For more information about this year’s kick-off ride, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/FLN/Fundraising-Events/Bike-MS-Kick-Off-Ride or call (904) 332-6810.