Get off road and challenge yourself in the majestic Rockies at the 2nd Annual MS Bike Tour in Canmore. On August 24th -25th, thousands of riders will come together for the Johnson MS Bike Tour-Mountain to raise money to help fund innovative programs, services and research dedicated to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
The MS Bike Tour is one of the largest cycling series events in North America. Beginning in 1980 in Minnesota, 100,000 cyclists annually participate in one of the 100 rides tours, and have raised over $600 million dollars to date. Canada’s first MS Bike Tours began in 1989, and since draw 8,000 riders annually to more than 20 Tours. Last year, 900 cyclists in Alberta alone raised almost two million dollars as they pedalled across the local Prairies.
This event is remarkable, not just for raising money, but for increasing awareness of this horrible disease. The two-day tour aims to spread hope amongst victims and their families who need support daily to ease their pain and suffering. Registration for the 2013 MS Bike Tour is $60, with a minimum fundraising goal per participant of $275. To learn more about the Johnson MS Bike Tour, check out their website.
To get a sense of what goes on in the rides, view the short, four-minute MS National Promotion Video accompanied by John Lennon’s “Imagine”, which highlights neighbouring Saskatchewan riders enjoying this feel-good activity.
Coming to Canmore for the MS Bike Tour? Book your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn. Before and after the ride, visitors will be amazed by the outstanding facilities of the Pocaterra in which they can relax in the lap of luxury. Our facilities, amenities and service are first class.