Bike the US for MS is a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for MS. (See biketheusforms.org, for more information.)
The TransAm tour will be stopping by Southern Il for a few days on 6/19-6/21, on their way to San Fransisco, CA. Of the 20 or so riders some of them are locally from Southern IL! Some of the local riders are Alex Solomon, (my son), and Matt Konecek, and Collin Schmidt who are route leaders. The ages of the riders range from 21 to over 60! While they are here, they will be performing a service project for someone in the area who has MS.
Below is a direct quote from the biketheusforms.org website.
Bike the US for MS organizes cross country bike trips that raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research & volunteer for patients. These tours follow America's most traveled cross country routes and combine an important cause with an incredible experience.
Proceeds from 2012 will fund home modification projects across the United States and support research & treatment at UVA's James Q Miller MS Clinic in Charlottesville, Swedish MS Center in Seattle, and Fairview MS Achievement Center in St Paul. Join the fight against MS & find ways to get involved. What is MS? - FAQ - Contact Us
Join the 2012 Team : $213,870 Raised
So far, they have biked 1000 miles! This is a wonderful story and a great bunch of dedicated riders, not only to the trip but to also raising awareness for MS! If you need more information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you, Julie Solomon 618.201.3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org