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National MS Society, Western Pennsylvania Chapter

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FedEx Ground2014 Bike MS: Escape to the Lake Presented by FedEx Ground

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter would like to thank FedEx Ground for their 11th year of partnership.

Date(s): June 7 & 8, 2014
Start Location: Glick Fire Equipment Company, 2348 Evans City Rd, Zelienople, Pennsylvania  
Finish Location: Conneaut Township Park, 480 Lake Road, Conneaut, Ohio
Fundraising Minimum: $300.00
Fundraising Deadline: Approximately 30 Days After the Weekend of the Ride
Route Options: Two Days, approximately 150 Miles, with a Century Option on Day 1
Age Minimum: See our policy for cyclists under 18 years old
Meal Ticket: Do you need to purchase a Meal Ticket? Purchase tickets online!
Event Manager: Chris Pfeiffer
Phone: 412-261-6347

As the longest running charity bike ride in our area, Bike MS: Escape to the Lake promises to be the best cycling experience of your life! Ordinary people, just like you, are taking extraordinary challenges to make this a world free of MS. Are you up for the challenge? We welcome novice to experienced cyclists and will help you train, and fundraise! We make participating easy!

Ride with 1,400 cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities for a challenge like none other. You will start just north of Cranberry Township and will pass through the best scenery western Pennsylvania has to offer. You ride through farm country, cycle in the shade of state parks, up the challenging Pennsylvania inclines and finishing on the shores of Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH.

To make your ride a safe and memorable one, the Bike MS: Escape to the Lake Ride is fully supported with SAG vehicles, bike mechanics and rest stops. After the ride, we invite all of our registered cyclists to celebrate and enjoy great food and festivities at the Finish Line Celebration.

Bike PGHTeam Orange is a partnership of Bike MS: Escape to the Lake and Bike PGH. 

Wear your support on your sleeve with Team Orange. Bike Pittsburgh and the Western PA Chapter of the National MS Society are teaming up to form not just a team, but a movement. Together we are a passionate group of individuals, moving together to both transform our city into a vibrant, safe place to bike and help create a world free of MS.

This collaboration values the spirit of both organizations and will make a bigger positive impact, together. Joining is easy and helps Bike MS and Bike PGH raise awareness and funds to help thousands of people in Western PA living with MS and helps advocate to create safer streets for everyone.

Join the Team Orange Movement: $30


  • Team Orange Tech Tee printed locally by Ink Division Printing
  • Fun perks at Bike MS: Escape to the Lake and at PedalPGH this summer.
  • Ride with Bike PGH and Bike MS with your support on your sleeve for safer streets and a world free of MS. 

Questions? Contact Chris by email at or call him at the Western PA Chapter, 1 800-344-4867.

Learn more or Register for Team Orange and Bike PGH Membership (registration for 2014 Escape to the Lake Ride is separate)

Already on a team for Escape to the Lake? You can still join the movement!

Event Details

Route Maps | Driving Directions | AccommodationsPhotosEvent Materials 

Early registration from now until January 1st, at that time the registration fee increases to $35. All pre-registered cyclists turning in $300 or more will receive a t-shirt the day of the event. Walk-ons are not guaranteed a shirt.

This ride is fully supported and we promise:

  • Stocked rest stops every 12-18 miles with all of the beverages and food you may need, including lunch on the route
  • Bike mechanic support at rest stops and roving the route
  • Support and Gear (SAG) transportation if you need a lift
  • Luggage transportation from the start to the finish each day
  • Advice and support to reach your fundraising goal, train, and prepare
  • Smiling volunteers cheering you on and keeping your spirits lifted when cycling gets tough
  • All of the fun you can hope for – themed rest stops, and parties at the finish lines

Bike MS will take you further than you’ve ever gone before. It’s not the miles that matter — it’s the unforgettable journey. Join us for an event that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives… making every mile that much sweeter.

Don’t just ride, Bike MS.

I Ride with MSI Ride With MS Program

People who ride in Bike MS may do so to support family members, friends or coworkers who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But, there are also legions of participants who live—and ride—with the disease, despite challenges such as fatigue or weakness. I Ride with MS is a special Society program that celebrates Bike MS cyclists who are also living with multiple sclerosis.


To learn more, click here or contact Chris at 412-261-6347 or via e-mail at





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