Teams not only make Bike MS more fun, but are fundraising powerhouses raising 85% of the funds at Bike MS.
In addition to the great camaraderie and serious fundraising, being part of a team also makes you eligible for contests throughout the year and team awards at the end of the season.
There’s nothing like crossing the finish line with your Bike MS team or sharing a common goal through an extraordinary experience. Form or join a Bike MS team and get ready for the ride of a lifetime – together.
Teams participate in Bike MS in 1 of 3 ways…
Friends and Family
Anyone can join your team! Family members, friends, friends of friends or even neighbors. Bike MS makes a great reunion so feel free to extend invites far and wide!
Corporate teams are connected to a company and are usually made up of employees and their friends and family. Bike MS is a wonderful team building opportunity and a great to boost morale and get your co-workers away from their desks (or their home office), united in a common goal.
Becoming a National Team gives your company or organization a way to connect colleagues from across the country so anyone, anywhere can fuel progress. All National Teams work with a dedicated Society staff member and are provided a suite of resources to ensure you maximize impact and achieve your goals (minimum $50,000 collective team fundraising requirement with participation in at least five states). With teams like Experian, KPMG and Salesforce & Friends, you know you’re in good company. Contact us to get started or learn more about our current national teams.
Pro tip: "Bike MS provides an opportunity for coworkers and customers to spend time together face-to-face. My favorite part is meeting people I never would otherwise. We invite staff members, customers and friends or family to participate. It's a great way to network and build camaraderie—great benefits—while making a powerful impact on our communities."
- Burt Chandler, Team Captain
Team Left Hand Brewing is a group of employees and friends dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. Since 2008, the National team, made up of more than 600 riders and volunteers, has raised close to $7 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“Raising this amount of money to battle multiple sclerosis would not be possible without the thousands of individuals who donate, ride, volunteer and believe in this mission,” said Chris Lennert, Team Left Hand National Captain and Left Hand Brewing COO. “We’re so proud of what we’ve accomplished, but the work isn’t done. We’ll continue to do our part to crush MS!"
Someone has to be the leader, and it should be you! Recruiter, cheerleader, organizer – team captains wear many hats. But we’re the ace up your jersey. We’ve got tons of resources and your Bike MS staff partner will be with you every step of the way.
Start a team and rally your friends, family and colleagues to join you. Invite everyone you know – and think outside the box. With a variety of ways to get involved with the ride, you never know who might say yes!
Not sure you’re up for being the captain just yet? Ask a friend to start a team or join an existing one.
Pro tip: "We sell space on our jerseys to area businesses - it helps cover the cost of our jerseys so our team members can focus on fundraising and any extra just goes toward our team fundraising."
- Trent Parks, Team Captain
We know you want to look the part! Team jerseys are a great way to promote why your team is participating in Bike MS. Add your corporate logo or even use as your own fundraising incentive!
Primal is proud to be a National Sponsor of Bike MS and has donated more than $2.4 million to support the National MS Society’s mission.
Through the national Primal Gives Back Program, when your order your jerseys through Primal, they will donate 15% of your team’s order total back to your Bike MS fundraising.
“We know that every dollar you raise will count toward advancing research, increasing awareness, improving support and one day finding a cure. Our goal is to make your Bike MS event even more successful by providing the best products, best pricing, best design and best customer service anywhere.”
Let's step up your look! Thinking of ways to keep your team motivated? Maybe you and your teammates want some new accessories to look sharp for ride weekend? Check out our amazing partnership with Oakley to find what you are searching for.
Oakley, in partnership with TCA Team, is excited to offer preferred pricing on Oakley eyewear, Oakley cycling helmets, and Oakley accessories to Bike MS teams!
In addition, 10% of each purchase is donated back to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
How it works:
- Visit the Bike MS Oakley Store website, then select the product(s) you would like to purchase and move them to your shopping cart.
- At checkout, enter code: BIKEMS
- Once you’ve entered your code, pricing will be updated to reflect the preferred pricing for your Bike MS team.