Team Logic Rides for a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis

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MS-150 PhotoFor Logicians, giving back to our local communities is an important part of our team culture and who we are as individuals. The Bike MS: MS 150 Minnesota 2022, back from hiatus due COVID-19, has become an annual tradition for Logicians headquartered in Minneapolis.

Back on Our Bikes, Once Again!

MS-150 PhotoThe MS-150 ride raises awareness and financial support to find a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a devastating disease of the central nervous system affecting more than 2.8 million people worldwide.

This year, Logic team members included captain, Samant Manandhar, first-time riders Cindy Rogers, Rachel Soffer, and Ankit Lalan, and longtime Logic friend and rider Amanda Hane.

Over the weekend of June 11-12, Team Logic joined 2,000 other riders for this year’s journey, which has collectively raised $1.6 million dollars so far. The riders from Logic trained for several months to prepare, both independently and as a team.

“It has been a lot of fun and a great way to build camaraderie with the other members of our team,” said Rachel Soffer. “I’ve never ridden the MS-150 before, but I can’t wait to ride again next year.”

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Team Logic Comes out to Support and Cheer our Riders

Beginning on Saturday morning with a support team of colleagues and friends cheering them on, the team completed the Day 1 ride with the event’s Grand Marshall accompanying the final two members across the halfway line. Joined by a few additional colleagues offering support and encouragement, the team was in high spirits, and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and live music found in camp. The team finished Day 2 Sunday afternoon with satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.

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Completing the 150-Mile Trek

The Minnesota MS-150 began in 1980 as the first ride of its kind to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day, 150-mile trek begins in Proctor with an overnight stay in Hinckley, and on to the Twin Cities’ White Bear Lake finish line. The scenic route follows the Willard Munger Trail, named for the former head of the Minnesota chapter who started the fundraising event with his son and 200 other riders. Today, there is a Bike MS event in every state, and volunteers have raised over $1.4 billion dollars for research and support services.

We Ride for an Important Cause

Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord where the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath covering the nerve fibers. This causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body, and as the disease progresses, it can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Although signs and symptoms of MS vary widely, some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms. There is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, however through research, new treatments have been developed which can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.

How You Can Help Those with MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the largest independent funder of MS research; Team Logic is proud to work towards a world free from MS. To learn more or to contribute, visit Bike MS.

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