This year's MS Ride was fantasic, the ride gets better each year!
Every rider has nothing but gratitude for the Defender volunteers and we're starting to make new friends amoung the rider groups! Some have already started to request us for NEXT YEAR!
This year we had members from Space Coast, Tampa and Central Florida Chapters - (I hope I didn't miss anyone). We need more Defenders to satify the requests - we hope more will be able to make the event next year.
Let's not forget our Defender Ladies -- Wow!, the Defender Ladies worked hard to keep up with the needs of the riders at the break stops and lunch tents. Just take a look at the photos, there's a true family atmosphere going on here with 800 - 1,000 MS riders particpating in this event!!!
The MS organizers make us a part of their event in every way, treating us as family across the board. We can't imagine not doing this ride - it's all about the people baby!!!
We were invited to the MS Ride Dinner Banquet with 3 tables reserved for the Defenders in the center of the room. Lots of people came up and told us how apprciative they are to have us riding with them and having the ladies preparing the snacks for them at the rest stops. I think we all felt a little like celebrities....LOL.
What type of help does this give to our commuity? The event raised over $800,000 over the weekend to support MS!!! This is a serious campaign. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, I challenge you to come out and hang with the MS teams, I bet the challenge will become a part of you!