HOUSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On February 2, multi-platinum recording artist Clay Walker and his charity, Band Against MS (BAMS), will be at the Houston Oaks Country Club and Family Sports Retreat in Texas to host the inaugural Band Against MS Ride, sponsored by Shell, Teva, and Kroger, to increase awareness and raise funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.
“The Band Against MS Ride is truly a marriage between two important aspects of my life – cycling and raising awareness for Multiple Sclerosis,” said Clay Walker, founder of Band Against MS. “I’m thrilled to come to Houston Oaks Country Club as Band Against MS continues to raise both awareness and funds for MS.”
The event starts and finishes at the beautiful Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Sports Retreat, a unique retreat with 400 acres of majestic oaks and beautiful surrounding countryside. The ride offers a great day of cycling fun along scenic country roads with route options of 25 mile, 45 mile and 62 mile (Metric Century). All routes will be fully supported with food, hydration, mechanical assistance, SAG, EMS and safety marshals.
The charity ride will include lunch and afternoon entertainment provided by Dun Ville and The Buck Yeager Band with a special appearance by Clay Walker.
Veteran BAMS Bike Team riders and supporters, Camellia Jacks, Aaron Jacks and Curt Walsh, are chairs for the ride. Scott Thompson is entertainment chair.
Online registration is open until January 31, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. EST. Registration available morning of ride. Cost per rider is $45. Ride starts at 8:00 A.M.
Band Against MS, Inc. (BAMS) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity committed to providing educational information and funding programs for those living with MS, and funding programs researching a cure for the disease. Nationally acclaimed, multi-platinum recording artist Clay Walker established Band Against MS in 2003 with the goal of helping others living with the same disease he has battled for more than a decade. Walker was diagnosed with MS in 1996. To date, Band Against MS has raised more than two million dollars. For more information about Band Against MS, please visit www.bandagainstms.org.