Last year I participated in the BikeMS New York City Bike Tour. The bike tour is a 30-mile bike ride around the Island of Manhattan established by the Multiple Sclerosis Society. To participate in the race, one must raise at least 200 dollars for the fight against MS. I was very fortunate to have raised 5,500 dollars for my bike ride. I accomplished this by sending out emails to my family members and notifying my apartment building and the apartment building next door about my effort against MS. In the end, the money stacked up to an enormous amount and I was promoted to the Elite 200 Club, which was comprised of the top 200 donors in the bike tour. Of the thousands of participants and the 200 top donors, I ranked 60th overall in funds raised. At that moment, I felt elated that all of my hard work raising funds had paid off.
The ride itself started at Chelsea Piers. It then went on a route around Manhattan on the FDR and the West Side Highway. We passed many sights on our route including the United Nations, 1 World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. By the end of the ride, I was both exhausted and elated. I was exhausted because the ride took a lot out of me and I was elated because of the large turnout of donors. I would like to thank all my donors and everyone who participates in the fight against MS for giving me this opportunity.