Bike MS: Los Angeles Coastal Challenge 2021 returns to Ventura

To participate in Bike MS you can ride in person or choose to participate virtually.

Celebrating 75 years of progress in their movement to change the world for people affected by MS, the National MS Society will be hosting Bike MS Los Angeles Coastal Challenge on May 15th in Ventura. The ride will start and end at the San Buenaventura State Beach Park, featuring beautiful ocean views for a 20 or 40-mile relaxing route along the Pacific. Or cyclist can choose to take on the 75-mile route. Each scenic route will feature fully supported rest stops and highlight the mission and the local businesses supporting the event. This year’s Coastal Challenge is the perfect ride for all experience levels.

This event raises critical funds to provide services, fund research, and advocate for those living with Multiple Sclerosis an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States.

The MS Society representatives are members of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, and have been working with local hotels and businesses like In N Out, Trek, UCLA Health and Visit Ventura “We are thrilled that BikeMS is returning to Ventura. First and foremost, we’re proud to be part of an event that raises awareness and funds for such an important cause. Though we’re admittedly biased, we also feel there’s no more beautiful venue for a ride than our town. A lot of Venturans are already excited about being in the event, including one of our own Visit Ventura board members. Heartfelt thanks, BikeMS, for teaming with our town!” ­- Marlyss Auster, President/CEO for Visit Ventura 

The organization is also dedicated to creating a safe event – with masks, social distancing and other measures and protocols in place, putting safety and health at the forefront – while still offering the experience to ride in person “At Bike MS events, I have witnessed the power of community, of coming together and supporting each other. We know how far we’ve come not just as cyclists but as people actively working for a cure.” Shemar Moore; Bike MS Presenting Sponsor, CEO of Baby Girl clothing company; Bike MS team captain, and star of CBS’s S.W.A.T. 

Co-Chair of the event, Gordon, went on to say, “The Ventura area has some of the most scenic and beautiful, yet very challenging, routes in California.  Additionally, the support and enthusiasm we receive from the community of Ventura made it an easy choice.  Obviously, in planning for an in-person event our number one priority is for the safety of our riders and volunteers.”

To participate in Bike MS Los Angeles Coastal Challenge, visit www.bikemslosangeles.org to sign up – you can ride in person or choose to participate virtually. volunteers. For more information, contact JJ Hoffman jj.hoffman@nmss.org.

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