Cycling enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest biking events in the area: the two-day Bike MS: Ozark Ride, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9. The ride starts at Clever High School and ends at Schiffendecker Park in Joplin.
More than 500 cyclists from the Ozark area are hitting the roads that for the annual event, which features 40- 8- and 100 mile ride options.
Participants will overnight in Joplin and have the opportunity to relax at The Village at Schiffendecker Park Athletic Complex where Joplin's Felonious Monk will perform.
Registration is $30 and riders are expected to raise a minimum of $200. Funds will be used to support research and support for those affected with multiple sclerosis.
To register, volunteer or for more information, visit bike.MSmidamerica.org or call 913-432-3926 ext. 2.