This weekend, today and tomorrow June 6 & 7, hundreds of cyclists are converging on West Michigan this weekend to working to raise close to $500,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS. The event is one of four Michigan Rides hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Nationally, these rides are the premier fundraising cycling series in the U.S. for anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of multiple sclerosis.The ride begins at the Hope College DOW Center, 168 E. 13th Street, Holland MI

The West Michigan Great Lakes Breakaway Bike MS Ride is a figure eight route designed to take you along the shoreline of Lake Michigan with route options of 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles each day. On Saturday riders head south through the town of Saugatuck and then along the scenic Blue Star Highway before heading inland to our rest stop at Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar. Two-day riders will spend the night at Hope College and have an opportunity to enjoy the town of Holland. On Sunday, participants will take Lakeshore Dr. north then east, just south of Grand Haven. Hundreds of riders will enjoy breathtaking views on this scenic ride. To make your ride a safe and memorable one, the Great Lakes West Michigan Breakaway Bike MS Ride is fully supported with SAG vehicles, bike mechanics and rest stops. After the ride, we invite all of our registered cyclists to celebrate and enjoy great food and festivities at the finish line celebration.