May 17, 2020

Bike MS Colorado Goes Virtual in 2020

Like many things in our lives, Bike MS: Colorado 2020 has transitioned to a virtual event.* So it's time to bring our Bee game, as we stay connected, share ideas and raise money for the critical programs that support those living with MS. Here's some details of this year's virtual ride.

Recruit New Riders: One of the benefits of a virtual ride? Not only is it free, it’s also open to everyone! No matter where they live, how old they are, or how much they cycle, anyone can join Team Sugar Bee as a Virtual Cyclist. You can register and fundraise until September 30, 2020.

No Fundraising Minimum: There's no fundraising minimum this year, but since MS doesn't stop, neither will we when it comes to raising funds to help those with MS. Here's a few incentives/ideas: 
 
  • $400+ = 2020 Bike MS T-Shirt
  • $500+ = T-Shirt & prize from HALO
  • $1,000+ = all of the above and 2020 Top Fundraiser Throwback Jersey, marking 35 years of riding for a cure!
  • $5,000+ = all of the above and can ride in any other Bike MS event free thru June 2021
  • Click here for some fun virtual fundraising ideas.

Choose Your Ride: Riding virtually means you can create your own Bike MS event. You pick the when, where and how for your ride. Whether it’s a ride around the block or on your trainer, on the date of the ride (or whenever it’s convenient for you) put on your jersey and show us how you’re riding with Team Sugar Bee to end MS by using #VirtualBikeMS and #VirtualTeamSugarBee on social media to share photos and more.

Virtual Bike MS Hub:virtual hub connecting you directly to virtual resources and ideas; updated regularly.

Virtual Get-Togethers

  • Virtual Bike Events: We will have several themed Bike Events coming up – keep an eye on your inbox and the Event Updates page for information on joining!

    • May 19th – Cookies with Rookies
    • May 30th – Virtual High Roller Training Ride
    • June 16th – Virtual Packet Pick-Up Event
    • June 23rd – IRWMS Rally
    • June 27th-28thVirtual Bike MS: Colorado
    • TBD – Post Ride Celebration

  • Day of Event: Mark your calendar, and join us, June 27th & 28th for a special Bike MS: Colorado celebration! More details coming soon.

    • Facebook Live: Starting at 8 AM MST, check-in for a special Facebook Live Bike MS event
    • Bike MS Celebration: Immediately following the Facebook Live event, join us as we continue to celebrate all Bike MS riders, volunteers, and supporters – see how others are marking the day, continuing to fundraise and share your own stories!
Keep Connected

  • Strava: Join the nationwide Bike MS Strava Club! Connect with 900+ other Bike MS cyclists across all the rides and show your dedication by competing for top spots in the weekly rankings.
  • Facebook: Follow the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter on Facebook to keep updated with everything going on in our part of the country!

Stay tuned for lots more ideas and information. Please contact us with any additional questions or thoughts.
*As of May 17, the Wyoming Bike MS is still scheduled as a 'wheels on the ground' ride on August 8 & 9. We will let you know if that changes.

March 11, 2020

It's MS Awareness Week!

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This week is all about raising awareness and supporting those who live with MS and the mission of the National MS Society. Nearly 1 million people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the United States. There isn't a known cause, symptoms come and go, there is no cure, and you often can't even tell that someone has MS. Help us share the message this week by doing the following things:

·         Wear ORANGE! It is a simple way to support our mission and get the conversation going.

·         Update your social media profile photos with a frame and update your cover photo with one of our official Bike MS photos that can be found on the Bike MS website here!

·         Share your story when you are recruiting and fundraising this month. Help people to understand the why behind what you are doing. Use your participant center and social media to make those asks.

·         Be Inspired and Inspire others by sharing stories of those living with MS. These stories are located here and can be easily shared via email or through your favorite social media platform.
This is a week to raise awareness and celebrate the progress we have made taking the sting out of MS. Thanks so much for riding with us! Go Bees! 

February 7, 2020

Bike MS Happy Hour February 26

All Team Sugar Bee riders and friends are invited to Bike MS Happy Hour on Feb. 26, from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew at 1624 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 (on Market Street between 16th and 17th Streets). Come meet other riders, your Bike MS staff and enjoy the camaraderie of the Bike MS: Colorado community. See the invitation below for more details and a special offer. Hope to see you there!


January 30, 2020

Team Recruitment Challenge Feb. 3-9, 2020

It's time to start thinking about 2020's BikeMS Ride June 27 & 28! Team Sugar Bees' 2020 fundraising goal is $100,000! We did it in 2019, and we can do it again! We currently have 26 riders and have raised $1,700 to date. 

To get things moving even more, Bike MS is holding a Team Recruitment Challenge February 3-9. If we register more riders than any other team in our division* during that week, we will win a separate VIP area in the CSU Bike Compound. Just think of it...no more looking for your bike among the thousands parked at CSU on Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning.

PAST RIDERS get a discount on 2020's registration based on the amount they raised last year:
  • More than $3,350+ use code BikeMSstar
  • $1,000-$3,349 use code BikeVIP
  • Less than $1,000 use code TeamUp
NEW RIDERS use code NewRider for a 25% discount on their registration.

So spread the word! Invite a friend to join Team Sugar Bee. And if you haven't already registered yourself, don't delay. It's going to be a great year!

*Divisions are based on the number of riders on the team

June 25, 2019

2019's Words of Encouragement from Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker

As in year's past, Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker has a message of love, thanks and encouragement for all Team Sugar Bee riders and supporters as we counted down the days to this year's Bike MS ride.

"We have the best team ever! 
Go Sugar Bees! Woohoo!"

And thanks Kelly, for giving a big shout out to Robyn Moore on her first Bike MS tour as the new President of the Colorado/Wyoming at National MS Society.