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Cycling event coming to SCC campus June 4-5

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By Geoff Hamill

Hundreds of cyclists will make their way to St. Catharine College in an effort to fight Multiple Sclerosis.
The campus will be the starting point of the 25th annual “Bike MS: Bike the Bluegrass” event June 4-5. The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is the largest and most successful fundraising cycling event in the nation, according to officials with the chapter.
More than 300 cyclists are expected to come out and help raise the goal of over $200,000. Funds raised will support direct services for the more than 4,800 people with MS and their families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana and national MS research to find a cure for this debilitating disease.
Riders will meet at St. Catharine College in Springfield and travel alongside beautiful horse farms through bourbon country before returning to the college. Upon returning, riders will be shuttled to an exclusive reception at Maker’s Mark Distillery with private tours, bottle dipping, dinner, a program and entertainment. Day one will begin at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky.  Rider check-in and registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. and the route will open at 8 a.m.  There will be 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile options with rest stops every 10 – 12 miles and Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling mechanical support vehicles all along the way. Day one will finish back at St. Catharine College. Riders will then have the option of going to the exclusive reception at Marker’s Mark Distillery. Day two will begin at 7:30 a.m., and will offer 50- and 75-mile options with rest stop and mechanical support for riders again finishing at St. Catharine College.
Guests can participate in Bike MS individually or as a team. This year there will be a variety of informational booths to assist people with MS, as well as, useful health tip for everyone.  For more information or to register, go to www.BikeMSky.org, or call Chelsea Denny at (502) 451-0014.