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2013 Bike MS: Historic New Bern

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Incentives

If you raised more than $800, you are eligible for a credit to one of our sponsoring bike shops! Complete a survey by November 14th, and you will receive a credit to the sponsoring bike shop of your choice. Credit must be redeemed by September 6, 2014 at the bike shop you choose via survey. You also have the fantastic opportunity to donate your prize back to the MS Society. By choosing to become a member of the “Give Back Club", your prize money will go directly to programs and services that help the people living with MS in the Carolinas. Please consider joining this specially organized group!



Prizes

Amount raised and corresponding prizes.
 

$800-$1,299.99

$50 credit

$1,300 - $2,499.99

$75 credit

$2,500 - $4,999.99

$100 credit

$5,000 - $7,499.99

$150 credit

$7,500 - $9,999

$200 credit

$10,000+

$300 credit

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Fundraising Clubs

Jewelry Boomerang - Raise $1,000 for 2013 Bike MS and become a member of the elite Jewelry Boomerang in 2014. As a “JB” club member, you will receive a special jersey, a discounted registration fee in 2014, and first access to reserve hotel rooms for 2014 Bike MS



Top 100 Club - Our top 100 fundraisers from 2012 will enjoy exclusive “100 Club” benefits at our 2013 event. As our event grows, so does our top fundraising exclusive club. Become one of the top 100 fundraisers at 2013 Bike MS: New Bern and enjoy exclusive “100 Club” benefits at 2013 Bike MS including VIP Reception on Friday before the event, access to VIP Tent during event weekend, and a special “100 Club” commemorative prize.



Tour of Champions - Individuals who raise $7,000 for 2013 Bike MS will enjoy a 3-day Tour of Champions trip to an exciting location. This prize package includes airfare, lodging, and a cycling tour as well as a welcome reception and awards dinner.



Bike MS Passport Program - Participants who raise $5,000+ at their local ride can attend any other Bike MS event by paying a $50 registration per ride: minimum donation requirements will be waived.


Where the Money Goes



 Find out Where the Money Went

   The National Bike Passport Program

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    One hundred rides.  One destination.  A world free of MS.

Have a fantastic time riding with avid cyclists and meeting like-minded people that are passionate about creating a world free of MS - all while enjoying the challenging, exciting and inspiring Bike MS experience throughout the nation!

As a National Multiple Sclerosis Society cyclist and a top fundraiser, cyclists from our chapter that have raised at least $5,000 are eligible to become a member of the elite National Bike Passport Program!  Through the National Bike Passport Program, members are eligible to attend many of the other Bike MS Rides throughout the nation!

Select from the several fabulous locations and rides available and attend as many of the National Bike Passport Program Bike Rides as you would like within one year from the Historic New Bern or Breakaway to the Beach rides.  Some bike rides may have limited space, so we cannot guarantee a space for riders until availability has been confirmed by the host chapter.

Members simply select a ride or several rides to participate in, send in a signed Bike MS Waiver and a $50 registration fee per ride, and you’re essentially on your way!  (Members are expected to coordinate and pay for your own travel expenses, bike shipment, hotel accommodations, incidental expenses, etc.)

Visit BikeMS.org to see a full listing of our Bike MS events to choose from!

Please note:  Your membership in the National Bike Passport Program is not transferable. 



   FAQs about Matching Gifts

1. What is a matching gift

A matching gift is a gift from a donor’s employer that matches the donor’s original gift. Most employers match dollar for dollar.

2. How do I know if my employer has a matching gifts program?

Search for your employer below or ask your human resources staff or visit your company’s intranet.

Search for your Employer

3. Where do I get a matching gift form?

Forms are available only from your employer. If it’s not clear whom to ask at your company, talk to your human resources staff. Some companies have an online matching gifts program so you don’t ever have to fill out a physical form.

4. What do I do with the form when I’ve filled it out?

Refer to the instructions on the matching gift form, but usually the next step is to mail or fax it to the chapter (please include the participant’s name):

National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter
3101 Industrial Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

5. If I enter the donor’s gift and the matching gift through my participant center, do I enter them as one gift (lump sum)?

No, they are two separate gifts.Please enter only the employee’s gift and mail/ electronically submit the matching gift form. The National MS Society will enter the match.

6. How will I know when the matching gift has been paid?

Check the “My Progress” section of your participant center. Gifts labeled "unconfirmed" have not been received by the chapter yet. It usually takes months to receive payment for matching gifts. Even though they are not yet paid, you will receive credit for matching gifts for prize purposes.

Have another question? Email lucy.cook@nmss.org or call us at (919) 792-1015.

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