Last weekend I participated in the BP MS150, a 2-day bike ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. The event raises funds to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects over 2.3 million people around the world. The BP MS150 has been adopted by the oil industry in Houston with oil majors and service providers coming out in droves. With over 13,000 riders, the event is one of the largest cycling events in the world, and raised over $20 million dollars in 2014.
This year I rode the event with 117 other colleagues at Oceaneering (the parent company of PortVision). So far, Oceaneering participants have raised over $136,000 toward's the event's 2015 goal of $21 million.
While Day 1 of the ride was canceled due to torrential rain over the preceding week, Day 2 was an inspiration, as I had a chance to meet hundreds of other cyclists and individuals who have been personally affected by MS, including those at Oceaneering.
Congratulations to all who participated in this important event!
Director - PortVision