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Top Fundraisers

Individuals that raise $1,000 or more this year will receive a Bike MS: NYC Top Fundraiser jersey and first-class treatment at this year's ride:

Jersey

  • Ride weekend perks, recognition, and VIP treatment – including VIP Bike Parking, access to our VIP area, a chair or table massage provided by Swedish Institute, and a beer on us!
  • Opportunity to qualify for the Elite 150 Club the following year. See below for more details

How to Get Your 2022 New York City Top Fundraiser Jersey:

  • Get it mailed Pre-Event: If you qualify to be a Top Fundraiser by September 23rd your jersey will be mailed to you via the USPS with your rider packet
  • Pre-Event Pick Up: Pick your Top Fundraiser at our Packet Pick Up on October 21 and 22
  • Ride Weekend: Jerseys are also available for pick up post event in our VIP area
  • Post Event: If you missed the opportunities above or qualified for Top Fundraiser status by the November 23 fundraising deadline, you can request one be mailed to you in December.

*Please note: Fundraising jerseys are provided by request only, to those that qualify, and are not automatically provided or mailed. If requesting your fundraising jersey after the November deadline, we will do our best to accommodate your size request.

You can be a Top Fundraiser!  Here’s how:

  • Update your Goal to $1,000 by logging into your Fundraising Center.
  • Receive one-on-one staff support every step of the way.
  • In addition to the online Fundraising Center tools, check out these Fundraising Ideas, maximize the Fundraising Toolkit, and review the Donations Guide.
  • Download the Bike MS App: The Bike MS® App is a powerful tool to help you raise funds and awareness for a world free of MS. There are exciting new features — like physical challenges to mobile check deposit — to help you go the extra mile in your fundraising and connect with your Bike MS community.

Reminder: Matching gifts count towards your prize and Top Fundraiser status.

Elite 150 Club

Members of the exclusive Elite 150 Club were New York City’s highest fundraising individuals from Bike MS: NYC 2021. This amazing group of people raised 55% of the ride’s total fundraising in 2021. 

2022 Elite 200 Club members will enjoy the following perks for 2022 ride:

  • Name and ranking listed on the website
  • Complimentary registration
  • Elite 150 Club saddle bag that meets the New York City bag size regulations for 2022 and a Bike MS Cooler Bag for our 2023 Club members

Bike Saddle Bag

  • Personalized bike plate and bib with your name that corresponds to your fundraising ranking
  • Ride weekend perks, recognition, and VIP treatment. 
    • Access to the pier in the morning for hot breakfast and coffee!
    • VIP Bathroom trailer
    • Access to the exclusive post event VIP area
    • A chair or table massage provided by the Swedish Institute
    • And much more!
  • Dedicated staff to assist throughout the year
  • Invitations to various events throughout the year
  • Invitation to Bike MS: NYC Awards Ceremony
  • All cyclists who raise at least $5,000 are eligible for the Bike MS National Passport Program

Please note: The deadline to qualify for the 2023 Elite 150 Club is December 22, 2022. We must have received all donations by that date. The final list will be released at the Recognition Ceremony in February 2023. Any donations received after December 22nd can count toward the current year ride total, but no changes will be made to the Elite 150 Club status list based on donations received after this date.

2022 Elite 150 Club Members

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Elite 150 Club Members

  1. Jake Barton - $102,550
  2. Bob Bodian- $31,803
  3. Robert Sandler- $30,366
  4. Andrew Tunick- $21,150
  5. Stephen Nettler- $20,540
  6. Dan Kusnetz- $20,162
  7. Geoffrey Radbill- $20,000
  8. Dave Van Der Linden- $19,600
  9. Susan Quigley- $17,116
  10. Jeffrey Markowitz- $16, 715

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Rookie of the Year - Awarded to the first-year cyclist with the highest fundraising 
JEFFREY AXELBANK

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Sophomore Standout Individual - Awarded to the second-year rider with the highest fundraising

BOB BODIAN

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Partner in MS - Given to the team or individual that displays deep commitment to the mission of the Society
BRIAN OWENS

 

How to Get Your 2021 Bike MS New York City Top Fundraiser Jersey:

Post Event: If you missed the chance to pick up your jersey on ride day or qualified post event a Top Fundraiser jersey can be mailed to you via USPS. We will do our best to accommodate all size requests, but stock is limited.  Qualification is based on your 2021 Bike MS NYC fundraising only.

  • Please contact Rachel Oster at rachel.oster@nmss.org if need a jersey mailed to you.

 

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