Bike MS rests in Niwot

Photo by Becky Weeder

Dozens of volunteers were on hand on June 29 to assist hundreds of riders during the Niwot pit stop for this year’s Bike MS Colorado,

The 2700 registered riders, 150 to 180 of whom are “riding with MS,” had a rest stop in Niwot’s Whistle Stop Park on Saturday, June 29, while riding from Arapahoe Community College in Westminster to Ft. Collins; by far, the most popular route. Left Hand Brewing is one of the sponsors. Many of the volunteers have been helping with this ride for 20 or more years.

On a mission to end MS forever, most riders start their own fundraising so they can donate to research to fight the disease. Riders could choose from a 30-mile Ft. Collins route; a 70, 89 or 11-mile ride all on Saturday, or a 71-mile route on Sunday only, in Westminster. Most of the riders that came through Niwot ended their day on the Colorado State University campus, where the dorms are open for showers.