We finally made it! The BikeMS NYC awards ceremony was rescheduled from January, owing to the snowstorm that was far worse in Boston than it was in New York. Managing to climb the snow mountains that now occupy my sidewalk (at 8.5 feet high), making a trek in a southern direction was exactly what was needed.
That, and a buffet 35 floors above Park Avenue.
This dinner felt a lot quicker than years past- perhaps owing to having no real speakers and just getting right into the big reveal- team and individual fundraising achievements. Now, everyone who was invited to the event was part of the top 200 fundraisers for BikeMS NYC. Considering the ride attracts tens of thousands of participants each year, it takes a lot to get to the top 200!
No individual participant knew their rankings before this evening. Pete and I had an idea where the team would end up, but we ended up shooting up almost 10 places from our prediction! The Maybe Sump’ms combined efforts landed us at #18 out of over 500 teams. We made the top 20!
Here’s where it even better! Pete’s fundraising earned him a ten position jump this year- he came in at #60!
What about Crash Safely? Thanks to all of the bands, venues, companies who donated awesome prizes and our even sponsors, we hit #20!
Crash Safely was the #20 fundraiser for the entire BikeMS NYC ride- and we didn’t even get on a bike!
Needless to say, Pete and I supremely excited and we’d like to up the ante this year!
First- do you want to join the team? You can ride New York sans cars on 10/4!
Don’t want to ride a bike, but want to help with fundraising? You can be a virtual rider! That’s what Crash Safely technically is- an amorphous blob on top of an invisible bike.
Not so into bikes, but still wanna help out? Be part of Crash Safely! We can use help in a variety of ways, including getting your input as to who you think should play the shows this year!