Working to Even the Odds

Giving back has always been part of our game plan.  We support a variety of community-based program that help those less fortunate gain access to the help that they need to survive and open new opportunities that they may not otherwise have.   We are especially proud of our support for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  We encourage you to learn more about MS and consider supporting them as well -- either as an individual donor, corporate gift program, or as either a rider or walker in one of their events.



Events to Date:

Tour the Vineyard - 2002, 2003, 2004

The Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (NMSS) has an annual one-day 100 Km cycling event in May entitled “Tour the Vineyard” to raise money and awareness.  Each year, over 1,000 riders from all around the country to challenge themselves and this disease.  Together, they raise over $300,000 for this worthwhile cause.

The Great Mass Getaway - 2005

The Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (NMSS) also has an annual two-day 150 mile cycling event in June entitled “The Great Mass Getaway” as another way to raise money and awareness.  It is the largest of the MS Bike Tour events in New England, attracting over 1,200 riders each year.  The route for the tour starts in historic Quincy, the birthplace of two presidents, and continues through coastal towns of the South Shore and Cape Cod until reaching the finish line in Provincetown.  There is also the option for a Century ride (100 miles) on the first day, making the two-day total 175 miles!  

It Makes a Difference

In all, there are 100 bike tour events across 48 states each year attracting over a 100,000 participants.  These riders raised over $60 million for the fight against MS in 2005.

Learn More and Get Involved!

If you would like to learn more about the MS Bike Tour or any of their other events, please visit their web site: