Local Bikers Ride Against MS

October 5, 2013 2:43 pm0 commentsViews: 64
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xBikeRideMS-6George Bruck of Levittown was one of the more than 7000 bicyclists who took part in the annual MS City to Shore Bike Ride in New Jersey on September 28 and 29. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that afflicts some 400,000 Americans and for which there is no known cure.

 xBikeRideMS-2013-8The bike ride, spanning over 150 miles in the course of the weekend, covered a wide range of scenery and road conditions, from the flat terrain of blueberry fields and Pine Barrens to rolling slopes as the riders hugged the New Jersey coast on the way to the finish line in Ocean City.

Mr. Bruck (photo right) raised nearly $2000. “I have a friend Julie with MS,” he said. “She has good days and bad days but has gotten worse over the past few years. I ride in her honor.” Mr. Bruck will continue to raise money for MS until October 31; he can be contacted at george@myliberty.net.

xBikeRideMS-1Several other local residents took part, including Matt and Beth Coleman of Levittown and Denny Secula of Fairless Hills (shown in photo at left, loading up on carbohydrates).

“This is not just a ride, but an experience,” according to the event’s website, mscycling.org. “The sense of accomplishment you’ll feel can only be matched by the difference you’ll be making in the lives of people affected by MS.”

Learn how you can become part of this annual event by visiting our “Links We Like” section at http://levittownleader.com/new-jersey-cherry-hill-bike-ms-city-to-shore-2013/

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