One day only - $25 Bike MS Registration!

Tomorrow is April Fool's Day (a.k.a. April 1), and to show how CRAZY we are for Bike MS: Beyond the Beltway, we're offering a $25 registration fee. That's a full $20 bucks off the registration fee. 

Ready to register?
  • Visit www.MSandYOU.org/bike 
  • Click "REGISTER"
  • Join us as a Team Captain, Cyclist (on a team or an individual) or a volunteer
    (no regi fee for our volunteer and crew - plus this group gets extra hugs)
  • Use the discount code: AFD25
  • Follow all the steps, give us your info, sign the wavier, pay the super low regi fee, and you're done!
This extra special registration discount code is ONLY valid on Thursday, April 1. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at the office: 202-296-5363, option 2. 

And, now, you must watch the super fun video I made in honor of today:

Happy April!
- Ashlee (& the Bike MS team!)

What are you looking for?

If you’re here because you think it’s April 1, and you’re looking for the super duper, one day only, registration discount code… you’re too early. We appreciate your efforts and your earliness, so I’ll let you know that we’ll post the code later tonight (because Ashlee needs her beauty sleep!). Be warned, the code will only work on April 1 (not a second sooner).

If you’re here because you’re looking for tips and resources to become an awesome Team Captain / fundraising cyclist / human being – you’re in the right place!

Let me give you a few of my FAVORITE things that are happening at www.MSandYOU.org/bike (that's the Bike MS: Beyond the Beltway website):
So take a little time, become familiar with our website, and be ready to get registered for only $25 all day TOMORROW, April 1. And no, this is not a joke. All you have to do to get the registration discount code is to visit one of our social media websites:
Enjoy and keep your computer tuned to this blog!



Become a Bike Buddy for kids at Bike MS

Are you interested in helping kids become avid cyclists? The School Without Walls Cycling Club is looking for adults to accompany one or more students on the 30 mile route option. If you're interested, send an email to Team Captain Corey Null at corey.null@gmail.com. Thanks!

A reminder to all participants that all riders must be at least 12 years of age. Riders under the age of 18 must have a signed and notarized waiver on file with the Chapter (waiver will be posted soon!). Additionally, riders below the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult (at least 21 years of age) at all times, including in SAG vehicles. Contact us at BikeMS@msandyou.org if you have questions.


Bike Route Functionality Added to Google Maps

How cool is this?  Now you can use Google Maps to create training rides for you and your team leading up to Bike MS (and after, of course).  In addition to our awesome Bike Shop Partners offering training rides and clinics in the coming months, it's also a vital aspect of training to get in the saddle as often as possible.  This new functionality will make your training easier to manage, especially when used in conjuction with the Training Peaks program offered free to every registered Bike MS participant.

For more info about the bike route functionality added to Google Maps, check out this article from the Washington Post's Fast Forward Blog. 

Now what are you waiting for? Get out there and ride!


Trail's End Refer A Friend Program - Win $1,000 to Trail's End!

Bike MS participants take part in an exciting new opportunity to introduce your friends to the challenge and fun of Bike MS Beyond the Beltway!

From February 18 through June 1, for every NEW cyclist/volunteer that you refer to Bike MS (new cyclists/volunteers need to register during that time AND raise the $300 fundraising minimum by June 1) you AND your friend will earn a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate (to share) to Trail’s End Cycling.*

There is no limit on the number of chances you can earn. The more people you refer the more chances you have to win!

The drawing will be held during the Bike MS Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 12 at Meadowkirk. You do not need to be present to win but won’t it be more fun if you are?

*The fine print - Referred new participants MUST include your name & email address in the referral field when they register. NEW cyclist/volunteers are individuals who have not registered or raised money in our Bike MS events in 2008 or 2009 and are not registered as of 2/18/10. All registered Bike MS participants (including volunteers) can participate, as long as they raise the $300 minimum by June 1 (hey if your friend has to have the money raised, so should you!).  Questions? Email us at BikeMS@MSandYOU.org