August 20, 2018

2018 Fundraising Deadlines - Aug 22 & Sept 30

Remember, even though the 2018 ride is over, there's still time to get more donations. Log into your account online to view your fundraising progress.
  • August 22, 2018 is the deadline for fundraising if you want to qualify for prizes. A list of Ride MS fundraising benefits and prizes can be found here.
  • September 30, 2018 is the final fundraising deadline for the Colorado ride. 
We're doing great! As of August 20, Team Sugar Bee's online tally shows $90,533 raised so far which puts us 91% of the way toward our goal of $100,000. We're in the top 5 for team fundraising! Keep up the great work to help take the sting out of MS!



August 8, 2018

Walker Brothers Back in the Saddle Again!

Tim Walker, Jr. & Eric Walker
These handsome Sugar Bees and brothers, Tim Walker, Jr. and Eric Walker, can't get enough of Bike MS. Not only did they ride in the Coloardo Bike MS event in June this year, they are also riding in the Bike MS Big Horn Country Classic being held in Sheridan, Wyoming on August 11 & 12.

The Walker family started Team Sugar Bee back in 1993 to honor their daughter and sister, Kelly Walker, who was diagnosed with MS in 1988. They saw the devastating effects MS had on her and were motivated to ride and raise funds in an effort to find a cure for the disease. That first year they had just 6 riders, but the team now boasts about 100 riders every year.

Tim, Jr. & Eric are long time members of the Top 100 Bike MS fundraisers in Colorado and the Bike MS High Rollers Club for their fundraising efforts pushing Team Sugar Bee's toward the $2 million mark! But no matter how much you raise, every dollar counts to help TAKE THE STING OUT OF MS! Pedal on, brothers!

June 26, 2018

2018 Thanks from Team Captain Tim Walker, Jr.

Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker and
Team Captain Tim Walker, Jr.
(L-R) Betty 'Mom' Walker, Jim Pietrangelo,
Tim 'Pops" Walker, Sr. & Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker.
Thanks for riding in Bike MS this year! Great job!  Saturday was great. Kelly was glad to see everyone at the tent and appreciates all of your efforts to fight MS.



Thanks to Rebecka, Charlotte & sister, Fran, Leslie, Mariah, Pat, Kathy, Wolfe, Judy, Kelly and Pops and Mom Sugar Bee for setting up and working the Sugar Bee Tent in Fort Collins.  The tent was great!
We met up at the TSB tent at CSU Fort Collins
for a well deserved rest after Saturday's ride.
For the first time in 26 years we had to SAG in from rest stop #4 because of hail, rain and lightning. We were 25 miles from finishing the ride, but still enjoyed the finish line festivities and knowing we were fighting MS.  Hope all of you made it in safe and dry. Thanks for another great year! Tim Jr.
Clouds are moving in on Sunday.
Sheltering from Sunday's weather. 
 
Hail curtailed the end of the ride on Sunday, but not our spirits. 

June 20, 2018

2018 Day of the Ride Instructions

Well it's almost here...just a few more days until the 2018 Bike MS event. Wahoo! Thanks again for fighting MS as a Sugar Bee. Here's some last minute information about the ride:

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

THE START
  • We leave from the Team Sugar Bee starting chute Saturday morning around 6:00 AM. There's 60+ Bees riding this year, so just look for a hive of bright yellow jerseys. 
  • If you have to pick up your packet, be at Front Range CC by 5:00 am to allow time for breakfast, luggage, etc.
 THE TEAM TENT
  • The Team Sugar Bee Tent will be decorated in yellow and black and easy to spot in the Team Village. 
  • Friends and family of riders can register as a Festival Participant at either of the Information Tents. As a Festival Participant, you will receive a wristband for the beer service, access to dinner, and an event t-shirt.
  • The Awards Ceremonies on Saturday are at 3:00 pm in Fort Collins. 
  • We will swarm over to the team photo area around 5:00 pm. Please wear a jersey, polo or Bee T- shirt.
 SUNDAY, JUNE 24
  • Sugar Bees 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 or Contact Us page and we'll get right back to you.

June 18, 2018

Words of Encouragement from Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker

In her usual good humor or never ending encouragement, here's two messages from the Sugar Bee herself, Kelly Walker, to all Team Sugar Bee riders and supporters - with a little help from Home Bee. Ride safe and ride hard to take the sting out of MS during this weekend's Bike MS! Go Bees!

"Hey Home Bee, are you gearing up for the bike ride...oops." 
Home Bee says "Do as I say, not as I do. Ride Safe!"


"All injury jokes aside...have fun, stay hydrated like
Home Bee and go Team Sugar Bee! Thank you so much."



June 16, 2018

Directions to Bike MS Team Village at CSU

There's a lot of road construction and construction of the new stadium at CSU, so please follow the directions below to access the Bike MS event on June 23, and Team Village Drop-Off.

Directions from I-25
  • Take exit 265 Harmony Road, turn WEST on Harmony Road and CONTINUE at College Ave.
  • Turn RIGHT (north) on S. Shields St.
  • Turn RIGHT on West Pitkin St. (if you reach Elizabeth St. you have gone too far)
  • Turn LEFT on Meridian Ave.
To Drop Off Team Village Items
  • Continue on Meridian Ave (parking pass will get you through the barricades) to the corner of Meridian Ave. and University Ave.
  • The tent at the corner (Orange Star on Map Below) is where you’ll drop your tent items and volunteers will assist in getting your things to your team tent.
To Park
  • If NOT dropping off Team Village items – Once you turn left on Meridian Ave., turn RIGHT on South Drive and continue straight to park in the Morgan Library Parking Lot #425.
  • If dropping off Team Village items – After you’ve dropped them at the corner of Meridian Ave. and University Ave., continue down Meridian Ave. and park in a lot just north of the Team Village and Bike MS area OR continue down Meridian Ave., exiting campus, and circling back to the directions above so you can park in the Morgan Library Lot #425.
*Note – Meridian Ave is ONE-WAY, so you will be unable to turn around.


June 11, 2018

LOCATION CHANGE: Eat at Old Chicago (Lakewood-Wadsworth) on June 13 to Benefit Bike MS

CORRECTION - Go to the Wadsworth Old Chicago location. NOT the Union Blvd. location as previously posted. 

Sugar Bees, take a night off from cooking on Wednesday, June 13, and head over to Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom in Lakewood (Wadsworth Blvd.) for dinner. Old Chicago will donate 15% of the receipts after 5pm to Bike MS teams. Team Sugar Bee has been assigned the Lakewood-Wadsworth. location. We hope to see you there!

Old Chicago- Lakewood
3550 S. Wadsworth Blvd. (Wadsworth & Jefferson)
Lakewood, CO
303-988-3414
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
5pm - Closing

Share the news with everyone you know and help take the sting out of MS. The really exciting thing about helping the National MS Society is that they believe a cure for this disease will be found IN OUR LIFETIME! Thanks for supporting our efforts in the MS-150 Bike Tour and for joining the fight against MS!

May 14, 2018

June 3 Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting MS Fundraiser

Team Sugar Bee riders, volunteers and supporters, you are all invited to the 8th annual Wine and Beer Tasting Fund Raiser for the MS Society and Team Sugar Bee on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. 

This is always a glorious occasion with wonderful selections of wine, beer and delicious foods, as well as a great choice of  silent auction items. It's a good time to visit with old friends and meet some new ones, too!

Thank you Ted and Cheryl Swanson for hosting this event again.The suggested donation is $40 per person a portion of which can be designated to go directly to the MS Society.

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


RSVP by May 28, to Cheryl Swanson, Deborah Joncas or Betty Walker. If you don't already have their contact info, use our Contact Us form or RSVP via the TSB Facebook Group if you're a member. Hoping to see YOU there to HELP TAKE THE STING OUT OF MS!


Directions
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.)

April 24, 2018

Order Your New Team Sugar Bee Cycling Jersey by May 3

Great news, Team Sugar Bee riders! We've designed a new Team Sugar Bee cycling jersey for this year's ride. You can get yours for only $10 to cover the cost of shipping! But you have to Bee Fast. You must place your order by May 3, after which the 'store' will close.
  • Click the Team Store link below.
  • Create a user account and place your order with your credit card.
  • You will be charged $10 which covers shipping and handling. A honey of a deal! Team Sugar Bee is paying for the cost of the jersey itself which is why we host events like the bowl-a-thon, car show, wine tasting, etc.
  • Your order will ship directly to you in time for this year's ride. 
The jersey is available in men's and women's sport cuts and features elastic sleeves & waist, three rear straight pockets and a hidden full front zipper.
Click image to enlarge.
Still have questions? Contact us or ask on the Team's Facebook page.

By the way, Primal Custom Pro will donate 15% of our total order back to Team Sugar Bee for this year's ride. Sweeter than honey! Thanks Primal Custom Pro for designing a great jersey, being so easy to work with and supporting Team Sugar Bee.

March 31, 2018

Car Show Fundraiser April 14

Team Sugar Bee 
Fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis

CAR SHOW
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10am - 2pm

Lakewood High School
9700 W. 8th Ave. 
Lakewood, Colorado

$20 entrance fee per vehicle

FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION


Food - Live Music - Cars
Classics - Low Riders - SUV - Offroaders - Luxury Sports

To enter contact Bob Guisto
rguisto(insert @)jeffco.k12.co.us

January 15, 2018

Not Too Soon to Register for Bike MS Colorado

Good news! Registration is already open for Bike MS Colorado 2018! In fact, there's already a dozen Bees in the hive. Here's the fee schedule. The earlier you register, the more you save.


- $69 until February 20
- $79 until April 2
- $89 until June 11
- $99 until June 23 

We're looking forward to a great year taking the sting out of MS.
2017 Team Photo of Riders & Volunteers of Team Sugar Bee