The Bike MS event will return to the Riverbend in 2017, according to the local head of the organization.  This year, riders used routes in northern Madison, and southern Jersey and Macoupin Counties, but was marred by a reported hit-and-run near Staunton that left one rider hospitalized.

Rebecca Fehlig, President of the Gateway Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, tells The Big Z they consider the safety of the participants a top priority.

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The ride is a benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, it draws between 2 and 3 thousand riders, and could raise nearly $2-million in the fight against MS.  Totals for this year's ride are not yet available.

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