We know the hope, support, coaching and encouragement Les received were, and are, critical to his success. We believe every MS patient on our team deserves the same. So, every member of our team is treated as an athlete, and with the same expectations of any able-bodied cyclist – have a great attitude, do your best, work hard, learn the sport, have fun, challenge yourself, and support others on the team.
The standard bike we provide a ‘Sponsored Rider’ is a new two-wheel hybrid bike from a quality manufacturer like Specialized, Cannondale, Trek, or Fuji. Each bike is bought to size, and custom fit at one of our professional bike shop partners. If an MS patient cannot ride a two-wheel bike, we will do all we can to assist them to obtain the bike they need. As we have a budgeted amount per bike, we may not be able to cover the entire cost of a recumbent or specially equipped bike. In that case, the ‘Sponsored Rider’ may have to cover the remainder that is beyond what we have budgeted for a regular bike.