One of the premier cycling events in the Northwest is kicking off in north Idaho this Saturday.
Bike MS Inland Northwest features multiple route options for all levels of experience along with a festival atmosphere, great food, music, a beer garden and a Saturday evening rally.
Participants must be at least 12 years old and commit to raising a minimum of $200, not including the $65 registration fee.
This year's goal is to raise more than $151,000 to be used for research, programs and services provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter for the nearly 15,000 people living with multiple sclerosis across Idaho, Washington, Montana and Alaska.
So far over 200 cyclists have have signed up to cruise courses ranging from 20 to 150 miles through the Idaho panhandle on a “Rails to Trails” path that's nearly all off roadways. Full meals, generous amenities, fully stocked rest stops and spirited festivities are all included.