Pedal Pushing for the National MS Society
The annual Philadelphia / south Jersey version of the event is the Bike MS: City to Shore ride.
The Bike MS: City to Shore event, together with approximately 100 other Bike MS events held annually across the U.S., has helped raise more than $1 billion since it began in 1980.The funds go to multiple sclerosis research and other services supported by the National MS Society.
“It’s all for a truly great cause, plus its good exercise and a heck of a lot of fun,” says Marlon Lucero, Mozaic Group Partners co-founder and president, and a Bike MS participant himself.
The Mozaic team sponsorship and participation has helped raised approximately $95,000 for the cause since its team members began riding in 2010.
To show unity and pride in its participation, every year Mozaic provides its riders with new team bike shirts emblazoned with the company’s logo and colors.
The cycling force behind the Mozaic team is its captain, Mary Bankes, now a retired IT services vice president with Sanchez Computer Associates and Fidelity Information Services (FIS). Mary assembled the original Mozaic team for its inaugural ride and continues to organize the team’s participation in the event.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Bike MS: City to Shore ride, and it takes place Sept. 24 – 25. Mozaic’s team will once again be riding for the cause. The all-New Jersey ride begins in Woodcrest and continues to its finish in Ocean City. Several route options are available for all cycling abilities and range from 25 to 180 miles in length. For more information, check out the event’s site.