The 18th annual MS Bike Tour, a chance to combine fitness with fundraising and the goal of ending multiple sclerosis, is set for Sept. 22 at Riverside Park.
On average, about 200 people take part in the Kamloops-Thompson River Ride, said Trina Radford, fundraising co-ordinator and MS Society chapter manager.
All combined, MS bike tours across represent the largest cycling fundraiser in North America.
"It's for everybody who's a cyclist," Radford said. "It's for everyone who wants to get out and get on a bike."
Cyclists can pick their own place and choose to challenge themselves with one of five distance options — 12, 28, 40, 57 or 100 kilometres, the Century Ride, introduced last year. Rest stops are set up, offering snacks from local farms.
To register or obtain more information, visit msbikeca or call 250-314-0773. Participants generally gather pledges in advance. Everyone except those in the Century Ride depart at 9 a.m.
Proceeds assist local people living with MS and their families as well as supporting research.