Important Info about Tour to Tanglewood and Team Erica Members

Team Challenge Winners

As you may remember, last week was our second Team Fundraising Challenge and we’ve got your winners! I first want to congratulate you all and thank you for your hard work. Just last week you collectively raised nearly $44,000! Now let’s give a round of applause for our winners!

Team Winners – each winning a 10x10 tent credit:

− 4-15 members – Point B – Charlotte

− 16-49 members – The Fastrachs

− 50-75+ members – F3 Gears

Individual Winner – winning a FREE Hotel Room at the Hampton Inn Bermuda Run!

Patrick Coleman, who raised over $4,000 last week, exponentially increasing his fundraising. Congrats, Patrick!


Encourage your teammates to reserve lodging asap! We have RV spots blocked at Tanglewood Park and rooms at the Hampton Inn Bermuda Run, as well as local campsites. If they aren’t reserved by Friday, September 13th they will be released back to their respective organizations.

*Note: Other lodging options are being organized to accommodate New Bern participants that will join us, so stay tuned for more information.

Packet Pickup

It’s time to get your gear – head out to one of our packet pickups to get your rider number! Our first one is next week on Thursday, September 12th for our Club K fundraisers. These are individuals that raise $1,000+, formerly known as V.I.B.E. If you are part of Club K you will receive a personal invitation to this event.

There’s still time to reach $1,000 to join us and receive a free beer at the Club K packet pickup!

Schedule of Events

NEW this year, all cyclists will start at the same time, including century riders. We will allow participants that ride the 100-mile course to lead out the ride in order to avoid the crowd. Our Schedule of Events is ready and posted on the website, so take a look! Be sure to stick around in Team Village for live music by Phatt City and an Awards Program at 4:30pm!

Team Photos

Check out the team photo schedule below for Bike MS weekend! If you are not on the schedule, you can meet with a photographer event weekend, but additional team photos will be first come, first served.

Saturday, September 28

6:40 a.m. The Village People

6:45 a.m. Fat Boy Cycling

6:50 a.m. Qorvo

6:55 a.m. Smith Phillips Hammertime 7:00 a.m. MSBS

7:05 a.m. The Fastrachs

7:10 a.m. Wells Fargo

7:15 a.m. Unknown Cycling

7:20 a.m. Foothills Brewing Cycling 7:25 a.m. Team Kat

7:30 a.m. Team Canterbury

7:35 a.m. Albemarle

7:40 a.m. Perpetual Motion

7:45 a.m. Point B

7:50a.m. Team Erica

7:55a.m. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Volunteers Needed!

If you have friends and family attending Bike MS that aren’t riding, we encourage them to sign up as an event volunteer. This will ensure free meals during the weekend and a volunteer t-shirt! Share this registration link with them today!