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Hundreds of cyclists to hit Northland roads, trails

More than 700 cyclists will take to Northland roads and trails in the next week as part of the annual Bike MS: TRAM Ride to raise money for the fight against multiple sclerosis.

More than 700 cyclists will take to Northland roads and trails in the next week as part of the annual Bike MS: TRAM Ride to raise money for the fight against multiple sclerosis.

The event - "TRAM" stands for The Ride Across Minnesota - takes place in a different location each year. This year the five-day, 300-mile ride will start and finish at the South St. Louis County Fairgrounds in Proctor. There's also a three-day, 200-mile option.

After spending Thursday night at the fairgrounds, cyclists will head to Biwabik on Friday; from Biwabik to Hibbing on Saturday; and from Hibbing to Spirit Mountain in Duluth on Sunday.

Spirit Mountain will be the end of the journey for cyclists on the three-day ride. Cyclists on the five-day ride will head to Two Harbors on Monday, and loop back to the Proctor fairgrounds on Tuesday.

This is the 26th year of the Bike MS: TRAM Ride, and organizers said they expect to raise more than $700,000 this year to support multiple sclerosis research, and help individuals and families affected by MS.

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The ride is one of six Bike MS events to be held across the Upper Midwest Chapter area in 2015 - another of the events was the annual Bike MS: C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride in June, which started in Proctor and finished in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Combined, the rides are expected to raise more than $4.3 million this year for the National MS Society Upper Midwest Chapter.

Volunteers needed

Bike MS: TRAM Ride needs volunteers to help with the event on Thursday and Tuesday at the Proctor fairgrounds, and on Sunday at Spirit Mountain. For more information, contact Will Ziegenhagen at will.ziegenhagen@nmss.org

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