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About Bike MS: Inside Out

Bike MS is a make-it-your-own cycling event, Bike MS style. Join us for Bike MS: Inside Out, the first-ever nationwide Bike MS event that lets you build your own adventure. It’s a brand new, top-of-the-line cycling experience that everyone can be a part of no matter where you are or how you ride. Using Strava and Zwift, you can ride inside or out and choose the mileage that’s right for you or do your own thing all together.   

Saturday, Oct. 17
Start time: 10 a.m. EST

How to Ride

Bike MS: Inside Out allows you to build your own adventure by riding inside or out (get it?) and choosing the mileage that’s right for you! Using two of the leading cycling apps, we’re creating a one of a kind experience.  

  • Ride Inside using Zwift  

    • Combining the fun of video games with some serious training features, Zwift is an indoor cycling app that allows you to ride from anywhere. Ride on your trainer or your spin bike to help create a world free of MS. Get help using Zwift.

  • ​Outside using Strava 

    • If you’re a road warrior, download the Strava app and go hit the pavement. Using GPS and social media-like features, Strava helps you track your ride and connect to the cycling community.  Get help using Strava.

  • Do your own thing 

    • Don’t want to use cycling apps? No problem! Ride the way you want – using your Peloton, outside on the road or from a spin bike in your gym. You’re in charge of building your own Bike MS adventure!  

What to Expect

  • Before the Ride - We’ll be hosting fun virtual events leading up to the action, including a National Kickoff Celebration when you can ask questions and get last-minute tips and details. Local staff will also host Team Captain meetings, Top Fundraiser Rallies and Rookie Rider gatherings.

  • Ride Day – these are just a few of the fun things we’ve got planned!

    • A live opening ceremony to kick off the ride in Bike MS style, with special guests and an opportunity to connect with your cycling friends in your local area and across the country.

    • Gamified fundraising, leaderboard acknowledgements and unique challenges throughout the day.

    • Different route options with scheduled breaks on both Strava and Zwift where cyclists can reconnect online or in person.

    • Live events broadcasted throughout the day to connect and celebrate with fellow riders and volunteers. 

    • Virtual Jersey competition with some help from our friends at Primal. 

    • A live closing ceremony you won’t want to miss.

No Registration Fees, No Fundraising Minimums 

There is no cost to participate in Bike MS: Inside Out. There’s also no minimum fundraising requirement, which means the sky’s the limit. Together we’re working toward a $4.5 million fundraising goal so let’s go all out.

New Digital Platform

To create the best experience, we are using a new fundraising platform with improved features. We know it’s new, but we think you’re going to love it!

If your Bike MS event was between July 12 and September 30, your account will automatically merge to our new fundraising platform on July 20. Relax! You don’t need to do anything else to access your Fundraising Center.

If your Bike MS event date was between March and July 12, you will need to create a new account with our new fundraising platform to participate in our new challenge, Bike MS: Inside Out. If you would like to copy any information (pictures, personal message, etc.) from your previous Fundraising Center, we can help! Just email or call Fundraising Support855-372-1331 or contact your local Bike MS staff member.

Routes and Safety

Bike MS: Inside Out does not have an official route. We ask that outdoor riders use their best judgement on the route they choose to ride as well as the number of cyclists they choose to ride with. We encourage every participant to practice social distancing as well as follow guidance from your local authorities.

A lot of work goes into making our official Bike MS routes safe for event days including route marking, traffic control and support and gear vehicles. If you choose to ride a Bike MS route on another day, you are riding at your own risk without Society support. Please remember to obey all traffic laws and think safe. Learn more about riding safely.

Great Clubs, Prizes and Incentives 

We know you don’t do it for the socks, but there’s something sweet about earning a great reward! Check out our Clubs and Incentives page to set your sights on your next milestone.

How Your Donations Make a Difference

The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world and is recognized as the global leader in the MS movement. Check out Why Bike MS to learn more.

Get Help

Think we’re speaking Greek? Don’t worry. Our Fundraising Support gurus are here for 1-1 support. We know this is new, and we’re here to help you have the best ride possible! Email us at FundraisingSupport@nmss.org or call us at 855.372.1331