Join the KGKL crew as we cheer on the West Texas cyclists during  Bike MS next month.

West Texas cyclists will pedal toward a world free of multiple sclerosis during Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride 2012, presented by Apache Corporation, on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. This annual two-day 150 mile, fully supported fundraising ride features a route from Midland to Post. Registered cyclists commit to raise a minimum of $250 to fund MS education, programs and research.

"Bike MS offers individuals a weekend of camaraderie and awareness building to support individuals impacted by MS," said Lyndee Groce, Development Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in West Texas. "With each mile behind us, we are raising funds and awareness that will help people living with MS move their lives forward including more than 56,000 Texans."

Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride kicks off on Saturday, July 21 from Midland and travels through the byways and highways of the Permian Basin area cruising into Big Spring for an overnight celebration at the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. On Day 2 of the ride, cyclists will enjoy the dramatic scenery of West Texas as they head to Post to cross the finish line. Registration for Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride is $30, and registered cyclists are required to commit to a minimum fundraising pledge of $250. Visit bikeMStexas.org to register to ride, form a team, volunteer or make a donation.

Bike MS is geared to riders aged 12 years and older and various cycling levels – novice to more experienced. Additionally, the National MS Society depends on committed volunteers to ensure Bike MS is an enjoyable and well-managed event. Individuals interested in volunteering can go to bikeMstexas.org for information and to register as a volunteer. Join KGKL on Bike MS!