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Bike MS in SM = Beer + Bikes for a Cause

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Bike MS, courtesy the MS Society.

As the summer winds down, it’s important to remember that there’s still a lot of good reasons -and even better causes - to get outside. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to kick back and just enjoy a beer either, does it? Well, if you’d like to give back, get out, and grab a drink while you’re at it, then consider Tuesday’s Bike MS at the Library Ale House on Main Street in Santa Monica.

Not only is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society doing really great work in educating and assisting those among us who have become afflicted with such a heartbreaking autoimmune disease, it is also the largest supplier of funding for advanced MS research in the entire world. As a non-profit, the MS Society routinely holds fundraisers like Bike MS in order to raise money and intelligence on an issue that, frankly, not a lot of people want to think about. But enough about why giving back is important, let’s drink some beer in the sun!

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As long as you already had plans to pour a few pints on Tuesday, you might as well do it at the Library Ale House, where 15% of the proceeds will go to the greater cause. In addition, there will be a ride with Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race and a bike valet, so all you whiney hipsters can’t complain that no one’s thinking about your two-wheeled love affairs. In fact, there’s going to be a raffle for $5 / ticket to win your own beach cruiser, or a $10 ticket for a chance at the raffle and a beer sampling! Oh, and this whole shindig is sponsored by New Belgium Beer (they of the bike-on-the-label fame), so expect $4 Fat Tires all night.

Seriously, though, the MS Society is doing really great work, and they couldn’t make it any easier to get out, have some drinks, and give some money to a worthy cause. See you there, bike babies!

The hour-long training ride with Phil Keoghan starts at 5:30 at the Library Ale House and basically does one big loop. The beer sampling runs from 5:30 - 7:00, but the Fat Tire flows all day and night.

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