There’s nothing like crossing the Finish Line with your team, so we’re breaking down everything you need to know about participating as part of a team. From the benefits of being on a team for Bike MS, to how to start a team, team types and how to order jerseys.
Share a common goal through an extraordinary experience. Form or join a Bike MS team and get ready for the ride of a lifetime – together.
There are more benefits to being on a Bike MS team than we can name, but the long and short of it is — teams just make Bike MS more fun! From making memories training together to enjoying snacks together at the rest stop, team members have a great time.
Teams are also 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. Making memories together while making a difference — it’s a win-win!
Teams participate in Bike MS in 1 of 3 ways…
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
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.
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.”