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Local woman living with MS to host Margaritaville-themed Bike to the Bay rest stop Sept. 10, 11

Terry Fresconi and her family host the Plantations Margaritaville Rest Stop for Bike MS: Bike to the Bay. Shown are (l-r) Nicholas Fresconi, Terry Fresconi and Danny Fresconi. SUBMITTED PHOTO
August 21, 2016

Terry Fresconi of Middletown and her family will sponsor the Plantations Margaritaville Rest Stop for the 16th year in a row at Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, locally presented by Discover Bank Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11. Bike to the Bay, hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, expects nearly 1,500 cyclists raise almost $1 million this year to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

“It’s all about making the experience for every rider that comes in just so prolific, that they feel good about what they’ve done riding all day long,” says Fresconi.

When a cyclist arrives at the Plantations Margaritaville Rest Stop, they are greeted with a lei and offered food, drinks and whole lot of gratitude. Fresconi says she is constantly inspired by everyone who volunteers. For her and her family, it’s the event of the year.

The 33rd annual Bike MS: Bike to the Bay Ride presented locally by Discover Bank is organized by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Nearly 1,500 cyclists and over 200 volunteers from the Greater Delaware Valley region and across the U.S. will gather to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. With routes from 20 to 175 miles, the ride offers something for everyone and all skill levels. The main starting line is the Delaware Tech Terry Campus in Dover. The ride kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday and ends in Rehoboth Beach.

The registration fee is $65 through Friday, Aug. 26, then the fee increases to $75. The fundraising minimum is $300. Proceeds raised will support cutting-edge MS research and life-changing services for people living with MS so they can live their best lives. For more information, go to www.bikeMS.org, call 1-800-445-BIKE or email mscycling@pae.nmss.org

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