After two days of biking around local wineries, this year’s MS Bike Fraser Valley Grape Escape raised more than $160,000 to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Some 160 cyclists took part in the bike ride last weekend, which also supports programs and services for people living with multiple sclerosis in BC.
“Hundreds of cyclists return year after year to experience [the region’s] wine, cuisine, art, and breathtaking scenery,” said a MS Bike news release. “Many participate for their love of cycling… or their passion for finding a cure for multiple sclerosis but [the wineries] set it apart from other local cycling events.”
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. The disease attacks the central nervous system and can occur at any age, but is usually diagnosed in people aged 15 to 40.
Founded in 1989, MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. This year, one- or two-day events are being held across the continent between June and September.
If you missed this event, but want to take part in another MS Bike, there are still three more in the province:
- Cowichan Valley – July 23 – 24
- West Kootenays – August 20 – 21
- Okanagan – Sept 17 – 18
For more info or to register, visit msbike.ca.
Daily Hive Vancouver is a proud sponsor of MS Bike