Tri Global Energy to Again Ride in National MS Society’s Bike MS Event
As part of its ongoing support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Tri Global Energy will again field a team of cyclists for Bike MS, the nonprofit organization’s nationwide fundraiser series.
Tri Global Energy’s Team Wind Force, a cycling team comprised of 13 Texas-area renewable energy industry professionals, is set to participate in the Bike MS Round-Up Ride on May 14-15. The team hopes to raise $40,000 to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Since 2016, Tri Global Energy, which organizes the team effort, has raised more than $160,000. Last year, all Team Wind Force members were among the top 100 Bike MS fundraisers in North Texas.
Some 1,000 participants are registered for this year’s Round-Up Ride, which aims to raise $1.3 million.
“Our team has experienced first-hand how disruptive this disease can be to a loved one’s life, and we know how vital it is to bring both support to those living with MS currently, and a cure for future generations,” Tom Carbone, Tri Global Energy president and Team Wind Force captain, said in a press release. “We want this year to mark our greatest contribution yet to this critical mission.”
Every year, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride in Bike MS, billed as the world’s largest fundraising cycling series. The event offers 68 rides across the U.S. that range from 15 to 150 miles over one or more days with each ride offering a unique local atmosphere as well as food and drinks.
To date, the NMSS event has raised more than $1.4 billion from supporters who pledge donations through their teams. Go here to find a ride. Supporters may also participate as individuals.
On May 14, Team Wind Force will set out in Frisco and finish at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The following day, the team will depart the racetrack for Panther Island Pavilion, a Fort Worth live music venue. There will be multiple routes available, including a 100-mile “Century” route.
“Team Wind Force aspires to take on the 100-mile route,” Carbone said. “To date, we’ve logged more than 4,000 miles. Every mile we pedal, and every dollar we raise, brings us that much closer to a world without MS.”
This year, Bike MS participants can enhance their fundraising by adding a YouTube livestream through a new Fundraising Center, where rewards for donors may also be established. There’s also a Bike MS app and new fundraising prizes.