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 as well as 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 way to boost morale and get your co-workers away from their desks (or their home office), united in a common goal. It’s also a great team building opportunity, see what we did there?
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 on Team IBERIABANK. It's a great way to network and build camaraderie—great benefits—while making a powerful impact on our communities."
- Burt Chandler, Team Captain
"From a single Bike MS team in Seattle in the early 2000s, Point B has grown into a National Team for Bike MS. We participate in multiple Bike MS rides across the country and appreciate the opportunity to participate in the mission of the National MS Society and the camaraderie that comes from these events. Bike MS gives us an opportunity to express our company culture and invite our clients to participate too. In addition to event participation and fundraising, we apply our professional capabilities to advance the mission of the NMSS. Point B leaders have served as Trustees and National Directors, and we are pleased to have facilitated the development of the NMSS strategic plan for 2022 through 2024."
- Lee Shaver, National Team Captain, Point B
Someone has to be the leader, and it might as well 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 route options and incredible support, 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 a 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 $1.7 million to support the National MS Society’s mission. Through the national Primal Gives Back Program, Primal will donate 15% of your Bike MS team’s order back to your 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.”