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Cyclists make their way through Havre for a cause

Bike the U.S. for MS team rides along Hi-Line on cross-country fundraiser


Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Bikers Franz Hoppe from Germany, right, and Ed White from Rhode Island, who are with Bike the US for MS, leave Havre heading to Chester Tuesday, this morning. These bikers, with roughly 20 others, are doing what is considered the Northern Tier segment of Bike the US for MS, which had them starting in Bar Harbor, Maine and finishing in Seattle. The group left Maine May 27 and is expected to get to Seattle August 4.

Bike the U.S. for MS made a stop in Havre Monday on the long Northern Tier section of the ride, which began May 27 in Bar Harbor, Maine, and will end in Seattle, Aug. 4.

The ride is in support of multiple sclerosis, or MS, which is a chronic, often disabling disease that affects the central nervous system, the official website for Bike the US for MS says. Symptoms may be mild and cause numbness in the limbs or they may be severe, to the point where it causes paralysis or blindness.

"The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another,"...

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