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Selma cyclers hit the road to find cure for MS

Posted August 21, 2014

Endurance sports and raising money for a good cause have become a perfect marriage. Every Saturday morning from April to December a group from Selma hits the road to find a cure for Multiple sclerosis.

"I started the team 25 years ago," said team cofounder David Holmes.

In 1990 David Holmes wanted to do something for his friend Bob Bryant – who's brother Larry was just diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis.

"I saw a flyer in a bike shop one time about riding the MS 150. So we got five of us and started this little team," said Holmes.

The team isn't so little anymore.

"We had no idea when there were just two of us in 1990 that we would grow to be a team of over 100 riders," said cofounder Bob Bryant.

Half have connections to MS themselves, all ride with purpose.

"It gives you reason to get out here. My co-captain has MS and she says when it gets hard, boy he'd give anything to be able to ride. So I will suffer through it and make it so he will be able to one day," said team captain Cole Warren.

The Selma Cyclepaths train together, they fund raise together for Bike MS – a 100 mile ride each September, which raises money for the cure. They've raised more money than any other team the past eight years. 

"To create a world free of Multiple sclerosis. It's a passion for all of us," said cyclist Tom Andrews.

"It's such an honor to be able to help in some small way those folks who suffer from Multiple sclerosis," said Bryant.

The inspiration for this group lost his battle with MS six years ago, a road that ended too soon, leading so many to try to extend that ride for others.

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  • KTS BAAAAAACCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK Aug 22, 2014

    I hope they find it

  • Hammerhead Aug 22, 2014

    Cyclers?

  • Barbara Sossomon Aug 22, 2014

    Thank you for what you are doing. My DIL has MS and it is such a horrible disease. She is one of the luckier ones at this time, but you never know when that will change. A cure would be such a blessing!!!

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