BP MS 150 cancels Sunday’s ride

Start line of BP MS 150 2014. (Courtesy: National Multiple Sclerosis Society)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The threat of severe weather has BP MS 150 organizers concerned about the safety of cyclists, leading to the cancellation of the event on Sunday. While they have cancelled the event Sunday, organizers have still given the go ahead for Saturday.

The bike ride from Houston to Austin is raising funds for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Day one of the ride was cancelled last year due to storms. For now, the event will run as scheduled on Saturday, April 16, but will end in La Grange and not continue to Sunday.

Organizers said they will monitor weather conditions, but ask that cyclists assess their own skill and comfort level participating in the bike ride. Updates on weather conditions and how it will impact the event will be posted here. 

Riders will travel from Houston and end at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. The goal is to raise $20 million to fund multiple sclerosis (MS) research and programs.

MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system. It impacts how information flows from the brain to the body.

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