On June 25th Team WagHerSheets will take to the road as part of the MS 150: a two-day bike ride totaling 150 miles to raise awareness, and most importantly, funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A small but powerful team of 4 riders, Randy and Michelle Wagner, Kim Herman and Mandy Sheets have been working hard to raise money and prepare for this cycling event that will take them from the North Denver Metro Area to Fort Collins, CO on day one, completing the return trip the following day. Each day covers approximately 75 miles.
The idea to ride the MS 150 came from Mandy; she had been setting her sights on this ride for years. Shortly after college, a close friend of hers was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Over the years, as Mandy became more involved in the cycling world, she continued to contemplate participating in this event. This year she decided the time to ride was now. Her friend, along with so many others, needs a cure…they deserve a cure.
In the months leading up to the event, the team has held several events to raise money and bring attention to MS. Kim and Mandy threw a “Buck Bash” with over 40 people attending. Each participant paid a dollar each time he/she played a game, ate food, or used a cup. It was a fun way to raise money and enjoy some family time, all while learning more about MS. Kim held a “MS 150 Jeans Day” at the school in which she works, inviting colleagues to bring in $5 for the MS Society in exchange for dressing down. All four teammates wore orange wristbands and talked about the ride and MS whenever possible to help others become more aware of this disease. Training rides, solicitations and personal learning have all led up to the big event.
With the help of sponsors like Madden’s On Gull and the Classic Golf Course, WagHerSheets has raised over $3,200 for the National MS Society. During the ride on June 25th and 26th, the team will be sporting their team jerseys that highlight their biggest sponsors, honoring those who have helped support them along the way. It is only with the help of people like Debbie and Brian Thuringer of Madden’s that we are able to get a little closer to the cure. As Team WagHerSheets ride their 150 miles, they will have those friends and colleagues who have supported them in this cause on their minds; it’s wonderful supporters like the Thuringers and loved ones who suffer from MS that will keep their legs pumping and those wheels turning!
WagHerSheets Bike MS Team
**To donate visit the Amanda’s Bike MS website**