Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MS150 Recap

We have been busy the last couple of days, so this is a little late, but what the hell. As we said before, we rode the MS150 this last weekend. We wish to thank everyone who supported us financially and with the logistics. The entry fee into the event is $40.00 plus $300.00 in fundraising...each. For some people, that does not sound like a lot of money. For us on the other hand, it is. We are by no means wealthy financially, but are very wealthy in family and friends...and that IS what matters most to us. Charity events of any kind substantiates this belief in family and friends, whether on the giving end or on the receiving end. The local business's and folks listed on the top right hand corner, are who made this charity ride possible. WE, along with the people and families of people with MS...THANK them for their generosity.

I started riding this four years ago because of the people we know...and knew...that have/had MS. A friend of ours passed away recently at 53 from this disease. Although it is a very good cause, I had made my mind up that this was the last year. The fund raising and such just sucks. Then comes the ride. The people suffering with the disease spotted along the route. The families of those suffering doing what ever they can to help end this disease. Cheering you, not for the riding but for the bigger scheme all the people who graciously give up their hard earned cash. Janice and I both rode this year...AND...after witnessing the appreciation and enthusiasm, WILL do it again.

There was reported to be 3300 riders this year. We had three in our little group...the Gitchigumi Gear Mashers. We hope to have many more next year and this is an open invitation to anyone interested in joining our team. Now is the time to make the commitment. As a wise man once said "The first thing you have to do is send in your money. Then you are in." So, you are invited to join the Gitchigumi Gear Mashers for the MS150 June 11 to 13, 2010. The party tents at Hinckley.
Some of the cheering section

Gitchigumi Gear Mashers

Lot of facilities along the route

It took three photos to fit the tents in...We only downloaded one


  1. It really is a great charity to ride for. I love a good tent city, too.

  2. TOB...Yes, it was the MN MS150. This chapter also services and includes northwest WI.