Phil Cooper, Ceo of Cooper Pest Solutions and BedBug Central, is making a 28-year-old dream a reality this summer. For his 50th birthday, Cooper is riding in the Bike the US for MS- a 3,700 mile bike ride across America to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.
Cooper has been riding his bike for MS charities since 1984, and has raised over $250,000. His goal for the Bike the US ride is $50,000. Cooper joins 17 other bike riders on this 30 day treck. The ride started on June 1 in Yorktown, Va., and ends on on Aug. 1 in San Francisco, Calif.
Cooper has created an additional challenge with this ride- he's invited everyone and anyone to participate in the ride, even if it's just for one day. As part of Phil Across America, Cooper will provide you with a brand new Fuji bike, sleeping accommodations, food and water if you decide to ride. The PhilAcrossAmerica RV follows Cooper, and is equiped with bikes, tents, air mattresses and food. If you're interested in joining the ride, go to http://www.philacrossamerica.com/index.php/about-the-ride/join-the-ride/.
Cooper is on his way to Kansas now, and there's plenty of time to sign up and get involved. Pick any of these cities to start your ride:
- June 27- Pittsburg, Kan.
- June 28- Chanute, Kan.
- June 29- Cassoday, Kan.
- June 30- Nickerson, Kan.
- July 1- Larned, Kan.
- July 2- Dighton, Kan.
- July 3- Tribune, Kan.
If you're not interested in riding, you can still help Cooper by donating. All the money he raises on this trip will go towards both the National MS Society and Bike the US for MS. For more information about the charities, and to donate, visit http://www.philacrossamerica.com/index.php/donate/. You can follow the progress of the Bike the US for MS team on the Phil Across America blog at http://www.philacrossamerica.com/.
Hassman Termite and Pest Control of Salina, Kan., is a supporter of Phil Across America and Bike the US for MS. Hassman Termite is a sponsor for Phil Across America, and they are part of the BedBug Central network. If you're looking for a local company to help you with pest control, check out Hassman Termite and Pest Control at http://www.fetchtoto.com/services/hassmantermiteandpestcontrol/ or http://www.hassmantermite.com/.
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