November 20, 2016

TSB #2 Friends & Family Fundraiser 2016

More accolades for Team Sugarbee during the recent MS Top Fundraiser Banquet at the Westin in downtown Denver. The Team was awarded 2nd place for Friends & Family team fundraising for the Colorado/Wyoming MS Society. Together you raised a total of $105,901 for the Bike MS event held in June 2016. 

Tim "Terrific" Walker, Jr. (Captain of Team Sugarbee), accepted the award on behalf of the Team. Also of note, Tim Walker, Jr. and Eric Walker were recognized as returning members of the Top 100 Fundraiser Club. As we learn of other TSB members who reached this goal, we'll list them here. 

Tim Walker, Jr. accepting the award for 2nd place fundraising for a Friends and Family Team

NMSS Lifetime Achievment Award for Mom & Pops Sugarbee

Congratulations to Betty & Tim Walker aka (Mom and Pops Sugarbee) who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National MS Society at the recent MS Top Fundraiser Banquet. They are being honored for their 20+ years of volunteer service as co-captains of the Team Sugarbee Volunteers at rest stops and the lunch stops for Bike MS-150 Tours since 1996. 

I know every Team Sugarbee volunteer and rider is so proud of these two and the entire Walker family for their tireless efforts.

In an email to Team Sugarbee supporters, Betty had the following words of thanks, "Thank you to all of our family and friends who have helped us work the Team Sugarbee rest stops all of these years. This award is a result of all of the work you have done to help Team Sugarbee TAKE THE STING OUT OF MS! We couldn't have done this without YOU! ALL OF OUR LOVE COMES BUZZING YOUR WAY!!!"
(L to R) Tim Walker, Sr., Betty Walker, Kelly (Sugarbee) Walker, Tim Walker, Jr. and Heidi Walker. Not pictured (but very much there in spirit): Eric Walker and Angie Walker.

Mom & Pops Sugarbee

September 12, 2016

Sept 30 Donation Deadline

Calling all Colorado and Wyoming Team Sugarbees! September 30 is the deadline for submitting any and all donations for the 2016 rides. We are so close to our combined goal of $105,000. Just $1,400 more and we'll hit our mark.

So don't delay. Hit up the last of your friends, family, colleagues, business contacts, the person standing in line with you at your favorite coffee house. Just send them to the Donate page at We have direct links to both Colorado and Wyoming team donation pages.


August 16, 2016

Team Sugarbee Wyoming Finishes Strong

Day 2 of the Wyoming MS150 was spectactular. Chris Bell, Karyn Hamilton & Jon Richard enjoyed every moment. Here they are taking a bit of a rest at Sand Turn in the Big Horn Mountains. Beautiful view! Beautiful people!

Pat Demchok and Jamie McCue rounded out the TSB Wyoming crew, but were already hither and yon when these other pics were snapped.

They've nearly reached their goal of $5,000 to add to the fight against MS.

Thanks to each and every rider and volunteer on Team Sugarbee! You are the best!

August 13, 2016

Day 1 Wyoming Team Sugarbee

The Wyoming contingent of Team Sugarbee had a great ride on day 1 of Bike MS. Here's a  few pics they took along the way.

Getting ready to rumble!

Chris Bell and Karyn Hamilton (tandem) and Jon Richard.

Chris and Karyn setting out. They finished in under 5 hours!

July 26, 2016

Colorado State University Highlights Kelly 'Sugarbee' Walker & TSB

CSU's College of Health and Human Services recently posted this fabulous article on its website highlighting the efforts of Kelly 'Sugarbee' Walker and TSB to take the sting out of MS. Thanks for the great write up Gretchen Gerding. And thank you Colorado State University for all you do to support Bike MS, its riders, volunteers and the MS Society. Click the photo to read the entire article.

Colorado TSB Team Photo 2016

Hey Team Sugarbee, you're looking great - cyclists and volunteers alike. It takes everyone's help to take the sting out of MS. Thanks for all your dedicated love and support over the past 20+ years. 

July 25, 2016

TSB Heads to Wyoming August 13 & 14

Cheer on the Wyoming contingent of Team Sugarbee as they ride in Bike MS: Wyoming's Bighorn Country Classic 2016 on August 13 and 14.

Team captain, Karyn Hamilton leads this small but mighty hive that includes Chris Bell, Jamie McCue & Jon Richard. Their goal is to raise $5,000 and they're nearly half way there with 3 weeks to go before the ride. You can find their team's donation page here.

This year's ride has moved to Sheridan, Wyoming  and will travel through Sheridan, Ucross, Buffalo, Story, Banner, Dayton & Ranchester. And for those cyclists who just can't get enough, there's course options into the Big Horn Mountains. The MS Society tells me this ride usually has about 300 riders.

Send them good thoughts for their 2016 ride. We're all part of the same hive fighting for the same goal - to take the sting out of MS!

July 8, 2016

Fundraising Deadlines for 2016 Colorado Ride

$ Raised as of July 8, 2016
Remember, even though the 2016 ride is over, there's still time to get more donations. Log into your account online to view your fundraising progress.
  • August 6, 2016 is the deadline for fundraising if you want to qualify for prizes. A list of fundraising benefits and prizes can be found on the MS Society webpage here
  • September 30, 2016 is the final fundraising deadline for the Colorado ride. 
You're doing great! As of July 8, Team Sugarbee's online tally shows nearly $76,000 raised so far. That's well on our way to our goal of $100,000. Keep up the great work to help take the sting out of MS!

June 27, 2016

Thanks for a Great Ride! A Message from Tim Walker, Jr.

Hey Team Sugar Bee, 

What an awesome weekend to Ride Bike MS 2016! The weather was great! Thanks for riding. Mom & Pops were recognized at the Saturday Ceremony for leading the lunch BEE STOP for the last 20 years and this being the last one. 

Many riders told us it has always been the best rest/lunch stop of any bike event and gave them a well-deserved standing ovation. 

The money we have raised to fight MS has made strides over the past few years to research new drugs, interventions, and support programs. This year the goal is to find at least one drug to stop Progressive MS. 

Make sure to get your pledge money in sooner than later for the different individual award levels. Our team goal is to raise $100,000 and we were at $72,000 at the start of the rid.

It was great fun as always seeing you at the Bee Tent on Saturday, and at the end of the ride. Seeing Kelly (The Sugar Bee) at the Bee Tent energizes us to finish the next day. Congratulations to all of you Sugar Bee’s on a job well done. 

Bee Happy, Tim Jr.

June 24, 2016

A Message from Mom & Pop Sugarbee

To all Sugarbee riders, volunteers & supporters of Team Sugarbee.  ALL OF YOU have helped to us, over these 23 years & we want to THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TAKE THE STING OUT OF MS!   Your support -- physical, spiritual & financial -- has helped TEAM SUGARBEE set & reach many goals.  

How very fortunate we are to have such loyal & committed family & friends continually pitching in these many years. 


Love & appreciation,
Mom & Pop Sugarbee
Betty & Tim Walker, Sr.

June 23, 2016

TSB's Last Year to Sponsor Lunch Rest Stop

Well, it's official. 2016 will be Team Sugar Bee's last year to host the Saturday Lunch Rest Stop for the Colorado Bike MS event. After nearly 20 years, we've decided it's time to let another team take over that honor and give our older Bees a well deserved rest. Our hive of volunteers, lead by Betty (Queen Bee) Walker and Tim (Pops) Walker, Sr., have loved caring for the tens of thousands of riders who visited The Bee Stop over the years. So as you visit The Bee Stop for the last time this year, be sure to savor all the special ways TSB cares for each and every rider.

Of course, Team Sugar Bee will carry on riding in the annual Bike MS event for many years to come. And we'll continue holding our annual Bowl-a-thon, Bar-Bee-Que and other team activities in support of the team. You're welcome to join the team. Bee Alive and Ride with the Hive!

June 21, 2016

A Message from Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker

To All You Fabulous TSB Riders and Volunteers,
Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker and Heidi Walker

As the ride fast approaches, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate every single one of you. Your tireless enthusiasm and dedication to helping Take the Sting Out of MS is inspiring. When you complete Saturday's ride, stop by the Bee tent so i can thank you in person.

Here's some words to encourage you on your journey this weekend and wherever you go. You are the best! Kelly

In this special moment of life…Think freely. Practice patience. Smile often. Savor special moments. Live God’s message. Make new friends. Rediscover old ones. Tell those you love that you do. Feel deeply. Forget trouble. Forgive an enemy. Hope. Grow. Be crazy. Count your blessings. Observe miracles. Make them happen. Discard worry. Give. Give in. Trust enough to take. Pick some flowers. Share them. Keep a promise. Look for rainbows. Gaze at stars. See beauty everywhere. 

Work hard. Be wise. Try to understand. Take time for people. Make time for yourself. Laugh heartily. Spread joy. Take a chance. Reach out. Let someone in. Try something new. Slow down. Be soft sometimes. Believe in yourself. Trust others. See a sunrise. Listen to rain. Reminisce. Cry when you need to. Trust life. Have faith. Enjoy wonder. Comfort a friend. Have good ideas. Make some mistakes. Learn from them. Celebrate life! By Jan Michelson

June 17, 2016

Ready - Set - Go!

Well it's almost here...just a few more days until the 2016 MS150. Wahoo! Thanks again for fighting MS as a Sugarbee. Here's some last minute thoughts for the 2016 Ride:

  • Please read your Bike Guide to answer any general logistical questions, (i.e. $400 minimum pledge amount to pick up packet). 
  • Team Sugarbee historically finishes strong in fundraising the day of the ride and the following weeks after.  Please get all of your pledge money in soon after the ride.   We have already collected $50,000+.
  • Make sure you have the overnight arrangements made at CSU, hotel room or somewhere in Ft. Collins.
  • We leave from the TEAMSUGARBEE starting chute Saturday morning around 6:00 AM. If you have to pick up your packet be at Front Range CC by 5:00 am to allow time for breakfast, luggage, etc.
  • Enjoy the Bee Stop lunch. This is the last year Team Sugarbee Volunteers will be hosting the lunch stop. (More on that later.)
  • The Team Sugarbee Tent will be decorated in yellow and black and easy to spot in the Team Village. We will have a few massage therapists this year in our tent. 
  • The Awards Ceremonies on Saturday are at 3:00 pm in Ft. Collins. 
  • We will swarm over to the team photo area at 5:00 pm.  Please wear a jersey, polo or Bee T- shirt.
  • Sugarbees leave at various times Sunday morning and meet up at rest stops along the ride. We finish the ride with fellow Bees who ride at a similar pace and stay at the Finish Line awhile to cheer and enjoy the end of the ride festivities.
Any last minute questions, post them on TSB's Facebook page and we'll get right back to you.

Annual TSB Bar-Bee-Q June 16

It's time again for the annual Team Sugar Bee Bar-Bee-Q for all riders and volunteers hosted by Mom & Pop Sugar Bee (aka Betty and Tim Walker).

Bring your family or significant other and ONE of the following side dishes to share with 8-10 people: salad, dessert, beans, veggies, fruit or chips & dip. Mom & Pop will furnish the hamburgers, hot dogs and all of the fixings. There will be soda, lemonade, iced tea & coffee. If you prefer some other beverage, BYOB.

When: Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Walker Hive at 1410 S. Eaton Street (not Court) in Lakewood. It's located 6 blocks WEST of Sheridan Blvd. and almost one block NORTH of West Florida Ave., east side of street, second house south of Arkansas Ave.

RSVP to Betty or Tim Walker via phone or if you don't have their number, let us know via the TSB facebook page or our contact us form.

We'll be outside, so bring a sweater or jacket if you think it might be chilly. Volunteers, this is a good time to get information about the Bee's Lunch Stop in Berthoud on the day of the ride (Saturday, June 25). Hope to see you all there.

May 31, 2016

Great Training Ride Bees!

Thanks to all the Bees who swarmed over to Tim & Heidi's hive for the training ride up Lookout Mountain on Memorial Day weekend. As you can see if was a BEE-utiful day. The 'big' ride is in less than a month. We can't wait! 

May 19, 2016

Lookout Mountain Training Ride Saturday May 28

It's that time of year again. Our annual Memorial Day Weekend training ride up Lookout Mountain is  Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m. This year we'll meet at Rancho Walker (Tim's house) at 7705 Quartz Street in Arvada. 

We will depart at 8:30 a.m., ride to Golden and climb Lookout Mountain. At the top, just past Buffalo Bill's Grave, we'll have a rest stop with snacks, water and sports drinks. But you  might still want to bring a few supplies with you (including repair supplies), just in case. We will pedal back to Rancho Walker and if you have time, stay for breakfast bee-ritos and spend more time catching up with your fellow Bees.

RSVP to and so we can have plenty of food for all our riders! Hope to see you all as we get ready for the main event June 25 and 26.

May 17, 2016

Hey TSB riders, need an excuse to get in shape for next month's 150 ride? Friday, May 20 is Bike to Work Day.

In fact it's Bike to Work Week and it's no surprise that several CO cities rank as having the highest percentage of their residents bike to work on a regular basis. Go Boulder & Fort Collins!

Bike to Work: Cycling Commuters[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

May 6, 2016

TSB's Big Adventure is Coming Soon

This years MS150 is just over a month away. Join Team Sugar Bee as we delight in riding and helping take the sting out of MS!


May 2, 2016

65 TSB Riders Registered

As of May 2, we have 65 riders registered for the 2016 ride in Colorado on June 25 & 26. The hive is growing! That's 65 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 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. The Two-Day registration fee is now $79 and the One-Day is $50. Hurry and register before the price increases again on May 9.

Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser - May 22, 2016

You are all invited to the Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser for the MS Society and Team Sugar Bee on Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. Thank you Conrad and Cheryl Swanson for hosting this event for a fifth 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 May 18, to Paul or Deborah Joncas at debjon2020[insert@symbol]

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.)

March 13, 2016

Supporting TSB All Year Round

Shjon works to fight
MS all year long
TSB riders, volunteers and supporters are the BEST! Your efforts don't stop after the 2-day ride, but continue all year round. Fifteen-year-old TSB rider Shjon Richard (left) posted a photo of the team's namesake, Kelly 'Sugarbee' Walker (below) and a donation jar at his (first) job working at Mac's Place in Longmont. Owners Keith and Teresa MacPhail are so supportive of the MS-150 fundraising they are putting this front and center in their restaurant. Way to spread the TSB love Shjon, Keith and Teresa! Thank you to all of you who support TSB to 'take the sting out of MS'.

Next time you're in Longmont, stop by Mac's Place for a delicious breakfast or lunch and meet these great people.

Spencer Guthrie with Kelly 'Sugarbee' Walker and Betty 'Mom Sugarbee' Walker

March 7, 2016

44 TSB Riders Registered So Far

We just took a rider tally for the 2016 ride in Colorado on June 25 & 26. As of March 7, Team Sugar Bee Colorado has 44 riders registered! That's 44 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. The Two-Day registration fee is now $79 and the One-Day is $50. Hurry and register before the price increases again!

Thanks for Supporting the TSB Bowl-a-Thon

Mom & Pop Sugarbee want to thank all of you who attended and supported our 12th annual Team Sugar Bee Bowl-a-thon. These events could not be held or be successful without your support. You are what keeps us going to help take the sting out of MS, and have fun in the process. Thank you a million times! Buzzzzz!

January 12, 2016

12th Annual Bowl-A-Thon, February 7, 2016

It's time for the annual Team Sugarbee Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, February 7. Why do you think they call if Super Bowl Sunday? Well yes there is that other Super Bowl, but kickoff isn't until 3:30 so you won't miss a play by joining us earlier that day. All ages and skill levels are welcome to this worthy cause.

Proceeds will be used to augment the Sugar Bee's fund raising efforts for the 2016 Bike MS ride. The team's goal is to raise $110,000 in 2016. We have been one of the top fundraisers for many years and we're getting closer to the $2 million mark every ride!
  • When: Sunday, February 7, from 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Where: Brunswick Zone - 9751 W. 49th Avenue in Wheatridge (east of I-70 & Kipling)
  • Cost: $15 per person for three games. This includes your shoes and one door prize ticket.
  • Additional door prize tickets may be purchased before the drawings. We're lining up a bevvy of great items again this year.
  • A full service snack bar and the game room will be open, too.
RSVP by February1, 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, big thanks to Brunswick Zone for hosting this fundraiser every year! We appreciate their support.