Registration for 25th Anniversary Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River Presented by H-E-B Opens April 4

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society celebrates 25 years of cycling in South Texas for multiple sclerosis with special $25 registration fee for Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is excited to announce that registration for the Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B, will open April 4 with a special registration fee of $25 through April 11 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of cycling in South Texas for multiple sclerosis. Those interested in participating can register as a team or an individual for the annual fundraising ride taking place Oct. 11-12, 2014.

This fully supported ride from San Antonio to New Braunfels offers cyclists of every skill level a great weekend experience with multiple route options including one or two-day options so they can choose their personal challenge to suit their comfort level. The ride offers a challenging century route, scenic hill country views, rest stops every 8-12 miles, support vehicles and a party at the overnight and finish lines.

Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River raises funds and awareness that support the National MS Society’s vision to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. Funds raised by participants go toward programs and services that have a direct impact on those living with the disease, and supports critical MS research to one day end MS.

Register at or contact the San Antonio office at 210-694-3200 for more details.

About Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
<br>About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:<br>MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support more than 350 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at or 1-800- 344-4867.

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