October 16, 2014

2014 Results for MS Fundraising Clubs

Hey, the MS Society just gave us all a pat on the back for our fundraising efforts in 2014. Props to all the Team Sugar Bee riders in Colorado and Wyoming. Every dollar we raise helps to take the sting out of MS! Click here to see the full lists for all riders/teams.

Colorado's Top 100 Fundraisers Club
Tim Walker $6,975

Wyoming's Top 10 Fundraisers Club
Paul Karlsson $3,660

High Roller Club Raising $2,000+
Eric Walker $5,000
Mark Emeis $3,925
Jack Whittier $3,880
Deborah Joncas $3,822
Robert Avery $3,100
Jack Haley $3,075
Darrin Lester $2,985
Chris Davis $2,785
Jim Bell $2,730
Nanette Lester $2,465
Heidi Walker $2,380
Patrick Stevens $2,200

Premium Pedaler Club Raising $1,000-$1,999
Larry Kelly $1,725
Joel Pancoast $1,645
Rose Quinn $1,600
Bill Wood $1,580
Michael Patterson $1,535
Howdy Fry $1,530
Renee Sieving $1,490
Rob Fetter $1,425
Maureen Roben $1,405
Karyn Hamilton $1,315
Mike Torley $1,275
Jim Breglio $1,245
Chris Stroh $1,202
Steven Martin $1,114
Karen Shaw $1,110
Keith Thompson $1,095
Thomas Carby $1,075
Jamie Green $1,045
Augustus Moore $1,025
Jon Richard $1,015
Kathy Slavick $1,005
Laura Danielson $1,000
Mike Dellenbach $1,000

September 9, 2014

Fundraising Update for Both CO & WY Rides

Well, Bees...you are awesome! We just checked the totals for our fundraising efforts so far for both the Colorado and Wyoming rides and we'll looking good as you can see. So if you have some donations that you haven't sent in yet, get those checks in the mail. But there's still 21 days to raise even more to help take the sting out of MS!

Colorado Team - June 2014 Ride

Wyoming Team - August 2014 Ride

July 30, 2014

Fundraising Deadlines for Colorado Ride

Remember, there's some fundraising deadlines coming up for Colorado riders. To qualify for prizes, the deadline is August 8, 2014. Log in to your account online to view your fundraising progress. The final fundraising deadline for the 2014 Colorado ride is September 30, 2014.

You're doing great! As of July 30, our online tally shows nearly $86,000 raised so far. Keep up the great work to help take the sting out of MS!

July 2, 2014

Sugar Bees, You Are Awesome!

Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker was at the Bee Tent
after Saturday's ride to encourage and inspire
all the riders and volunteers. 
Bee Happy! It was an awesome weekend for the Colorado MS150 riders - even with a head wind both ways. Thanks to all of you for riding & volunteering. We are the most visible, fun and energetic team on the MS Bike Ride. The money we have raised to fight MS has made strides in over the past few years to research new drugs, interventions, and support programs.

It was great fun seeing all of you at the Bee Stop for lunch, the Bee Tent on Saturday, and at the end of the ride on Sunday. Seeing Kelly (The Sugar Bee) at the Bee Tent energized us all for Sunday's ride. Congratulations to all of you Sugar Bee’s on a job well done.

BTW...make sure to get your pledge money in by August 8, 2014, for the different individual award levels. Our team goal is to raise $100,000 and we were at $66,000 at the start of the ride.

June 27, 2014

Kelly Sends Greetings to TSB Riders & Volunteers

Take a moment to listen to this special message from Kelly Walker (The Sugar Bee) to all the Team Sugar Bee riders and volunteers for this year's ride. She's an inspiration for all of us!

May 27, 2014

Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser - June 8, 2014

You are all invited to a Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser for the MS Society and Team Sugar Bee on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. Thank you Conrad and Cheryl Swanson for hosting this event for a second year, and Pringle's Fine Wine & Spirits. There will also be a silent auction. The suggested donation is $35 per person. Checks can be made payable to MS Society - Team Sugar Bee.

The event is being held at 701 East County Road 76, Wellington, Colorado. The house is handicapped accessible.

RSVP by June 6, to Paul or Deborah Joncas at (970) 219-0746 or parishcoordinator@stlukesfc.org

Interstate 25 North to Owl Canyon and head west to County Road 15 (4 way stop), head north to County Road 76 (approximately 3 miles) and turn right. The Box I Ranch will be on your right, (approximately 1 mile).

From Ft. Collins
Take Highway 1 north and bear left towards Waverly onto County Road Highway 15. Head north on County Road 15 (4 way stop) to County Road 76 (approximately 3 miles) and turn right, Box I Ranch will be on your right, (approximately 1 mile.)

May 26, 2014

Lookout Mountain Ride a Success!

Thanks to all of you who came out on Memorial Day weekend for the Lookout Mountain Training ride. We had great weather and got to meet some new Sugar Bees. Now that you have a few more miles under your belt, you're more ready than ever for the main event - which is just one month away now. Wahoo!

May 20, 2014

Lookout Mountain Training Ride - Sunday, May 25

The annual Memorial Day Weekend Team Sugar Bee ride is this Sunday, May 25. We'll meet at Sportline (6543 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80003) at 8:00 a.m. and leave by 8:30 a.m. It's a 44 mile ride to Lookout Mountain and back. Maps will be provided. We'll have a rest stop at the top of Lookout Mountain, but you might still want to bring your own water, snacks and repair supplies just in case. If you still have questions, email Tim Walker at teamsugarbee@yahoo.com. Hope to see you all this Sunday as we get ready for the big event in June.

Here's the route:
  • Depart Sportline—right on 65th, left on Ammons, right on 64th
  • Turn right on Carr (hill!) turn left onto 72nd
  • Right on Kipling at traffic light, left turn lane onto 80th
  • Head west on 80th (bike lane)—CAUTION—RR tracks on descent!
  • Continue west past Indiana
  • Left (south) on Quaker, right on 64th
  • Left on Easley. Lots of curves on Easley. As you approach highway, before you reach it, take a sharp left, down hill, then right on 10th St.
  • Left on Ford
  • Right on 19th. Stay on 19th, cross 6th Ave. This will take you to the 4½ mile climb up Lookout Mountain
  • Enjoy the descent! Head back the same route. When you reach 72nd & Quaker, turn right on 72nd
  • Turn right onto Carr St. and reverse route back to Sportline.

May 15, 2014

2014 Dinner of Champions Honors the Swanson's

Great news! Team Sugar Bee supporters, Ted & Cheryl Swanson are being honored by at the Dinner of Champions as the MS Philanthropic Couple of 2014. The Swanson's have sponsored a Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser for Team Sugar Bee since 2013. 

The MS Society's Dinner of Champions is a community leadership event highlighting the accomplishments of those who demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. This year's dinner will be held on September 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suite, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland. More information on the event will be posted on the MS Society's Event Calendar as the date draws closer.

May 6, 2014

Kelly Walker Named 2014 Bike MS Champion

Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker 
We've just learned that Kelly Walker has been selected as a Bike MS Champion for the Orange Bandanna Project for 2014. Kelly is the namesake and inspiration behind Team Sugar Bee.

She is one of 12 Champions featured on the bandanna with a signature, photo and their MS story. All CO & WY riders will get a bandanna in their packet to wear during their ride. We are so proud of her and ability to inspire so many other people to help work to eradicate MS.

Read her entire story and be inspired. Here's an excerpt: "I can relate to the saying “Life is 90 percent attitude and 10 percent situation.” Sure, I face challenges living with MS, but my choice is either to be angry, bitter, and think of myself as ill, or to lead my life centered around wellness, love, laughter and hope to walk or even ride a bike again someday. I choose the wellness option! I want to help “Take the Sting Out of MS!”

May 4, 2014

CO Training Ride - Sunday, May 25

The annual TSB Colorado training ride is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, on Memorial Day Weekend. More info to come. We just wanted to make sure you saved the date.

May 3, 2014

8 Riders Already Signed Up for WY Ride

TSB Wyoming Team Captain, Darrin Lester
The Wyoming MS Ride isn't until mid-August, but it's never too early to register as 8 members of Team Sugar Bee Wyoming can testify. They've already raised $1,260 online with more to come! We're so glad they set up another TSB hive in their locale for a second year. They welcome any new team members. You have plenty of time to register and still get in at the lowest price.

Fee Schedule
Mar 1 - June 15: $50
June 16 - August 16: $60
Walk Up Registration: $75

63 Riders & Counting for CO Ride

Total raised online as of May 3, 2014
We just took a rider tally for the June ride in Colorado. As of Saturday, May 3, Team Sugar Bee Colorado has 63 riders registered! That's 63 people willing to rides miles and miles to take the sting out of MS. Our fundraising goal for this ride is $100K. We can do it!

There's still plenty of time to register for the CO ride, but don't wait too long. In past years, the ride was full by the end of May. Here's the fee schedule. Sign up in May and save $10!

Mar 1 - May 31: $79
June 1 - June 22: $89
Walk Up (if space avail.): $95

February 24, 2014

Register Before March 1 to Save $$$

Want to save a little bit of money? Register before March 1 for either the Colorado or Wyoming Bike MS rides. Here's the full fee schedule:

Open - Feb 28: $65
March 1 - May 31: $79
June 1 - June 22: $89
Walk Ups (if space is available): $95

Open - Feb 28: $40
March 1 - June 15: $50
June 16 - August 16: $60
Walk Ups: $75

Are you on Facebook? Use the code FACEBOOK at registration and save another 15%. This deal is only good before fees go up on March 1.

February 3, 2014

It was a Super Bowl-a-Thon!

Thanks to all of you who came out to support Team Sugarbee at our annual bowl-a-thon. Fittingly it was held on Super Bowl Sunday. So while Bronco fans weren't too happy with the outcome of their game, Bee fans were delighted with the bowling, raffle, fun, smiles and $ raised to help support the Team and help take the sting out of MS.

We want to give a special thank you to Bees Gavin and Paige who organized a spare change drive at their school for MS and Team Sugar Bee. This is their 2nd year doing this and they expanded to 6 classrooms this year. They raised $200.22 in a week and presented the check to Team Sugarbee at the bowl-a-thon. Thanks Gavin, Paige, Turnberry school teachers and students for your donations! All you Bees have the biggest hearts!

January 7, 2014

Annual TSB Bowl-a-thon: Sunday, February 2

Kelly 'Sugarbee' Walker & her loyal fans
at last year's bowl-a-thon.
It's time for the annual Team Sugarbee Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, February 2. All ages & skill levels are welcome to this worthy cause. Proceeds will be used to augment the Sugarbee's fund raising efforts for the 2014 Bike MS ride. The team's goal is to raise $120,000 in 2014.

RSVP by January 28, to Tim or Betty at their home or cell number. If you don't have those, use our contact form and we'll make sure they get it. We need to know how many lanes to reserve. Hoping to see everyone there.

P.S. A big thanks to Brunswick Zone for hosting this fundraiser every year. We appreciate their support.