Bike MS sets 2024 Jack & Back date

Riders can enjoy a beautiful scenic, backroads trek from Eagleville to Lynchburg and back with a dinner on Barbecue Hill along the way. Organizers recently announced that the annual Bike MS: Bike to Jack & Back will take place on October 5-6. (Photo Courtesy of Bike MS)

LYNCHBURG – As many as 550 cyclists are expected to gear up for an exhilarating adventure on October 5-6 at Bike MS: Bike to Jack & Back. Organizer announced the date for the 2024 event this week. This transformative event, organized by the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, aims to raise awareness and crucial funds to support finding a cure for the disease. This year marks a celebratory milestone as it is the 30th anniversary of the Bike to Jack & Back.

This fully supported ride promises a spectacular route, ensuring an exciting journey for all participants. Riders can join forces with companies, colleagues, neighbors, friends and family to have a profound impact on the lives of people living with MS.

The Jack & Back is an important part of that mission. Last year marked year 29, and annually the Lynchburg ride is one of 15 rides that raises over $1 million dollars for the MS Society annually. The Bike to Jack & Back is the most recent ride to join the million dollar club.

At last year’s post ride dinner on Barbecue Hill Associate Vice President of Bike MS Leah Weatherl explained to the crowd that the money raised locally goes toward research with an aim of curing the disease.

“I know we’re going to accomplish that,” Weatherl told the crowd. “We’ve learned more about Multiple Sclerosis in the past five years than we did in the previous 75. Let that sink in.”

Any one interested in registering for this year’s ride can do so at this link.

Riders will begin in scenic Eagleville and take the picturesque backroads into Lynchburg. All riders will enjoy a post-ride meal on Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Hill before biking back to Eagleville the following day. Round trip, the ride is about 75 miles.

If you are a local who would like to volunteer for the event you can visit or email [email protected]. Official event sponsors include The Jack Daniel Distillery, Numotion Foundation, Ancore Health, as well as Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical. •

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