It's that time again when cyclists are getting their bikes in top shape and they are preparing to ride the rim of Palo Duro Canyon.  Bike MS: Valero Ride the Rim returns this Saturday.

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Bike MS: Valero Ride the Rim, Saturday & Sunday,  July 30-31st

This two-day event kicks off on Saturday Morning at 6:30am from the First United Bank Center on the West Texas A&M University campus.  The first day consists of the cyclist cycling around Palo Duro Canyon and on day two the cyclists travel down into Palo Duro Canyon.   This 150 mile bike ride is to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The cost to participate is $50 and a minimum pledge of $250.

If you have what it takes to take on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon and want to help a great cause you can:

All cyclists will have access to bike mechanics, support vehicles and rest stops will be available every 8-15 miles.

Plus a celebration at the finish line.

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. About the National MS Society The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 1-800-344-4867.


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