Milestone Moments: 2024 Bike MS Texas MS 150 Ride Recap


As the dust settles on the 2024 Bike MS: Texas MS 150 ride, it’s time to kick back, relax, and reminisce on the whirlwind of excitement and achievement that defined this year’s event. With Bike MS marking its 40th anniversary and MRE Consulting proudly celebrating 30 years, there was no shortage of milestones to toast to. And let’s not forget the icing on the cake – hitting $2 million in lifetime fundraising, thanks to the incredible support of all our riders, volunteers, and donors.

Take a moment to browse through this year’s collection of rider highlights and event photos, where laughter, determination, and camaraderie paint a picture of this year’s unforgettable ride weekend.


Josue Chavez, First Time Rider

“I’ve supported Bike MS since joining MRE (10+ years ago). During that time, I’ve observed and experienced the organized chaos that happens behind the scenes to make the event a success. I’ve also seen the faces of our riders after they complete the event – some are relieved, others are just happy to have finished.

This year felt different for me. It was not only a milestone year for Bike MS, but also for MRE as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and helped raised more than $2MM for a great cause. It felt like it was time for me to come out of the shadows and support the event in a different way. I’ve always been physically active and felt confident in my ability to finish somewhere between the first and last place, my goal was just to finish. And so my journey into cycling began in January of this year when I purchased my very first road bike (many thanks to Zach Dorman for answering what must have been hundreds of questions about gear, training regiment, and more!). I immediately got to work and with the help of my wife, Macuil, and other MRE’ers I trained every weekend leading to the big event. As part of the training, we participated in the Just Ride for a Just Cause and the Tour de Houston events, both were a lot of fun and only fueled my enthusiasm to ride the Bike MS.”

Trinh Nguyen, First Time Rider

“It was a good happy feeling to be part of the MS150 ride as a first timer for Team MRE. I wish I knew about it 10 years ago when I first started working for MRE. But it’s never too late! I enjoyed riding with everyone, the volunteers were very helpful, and the community came together to help fundraise for a great cause. I never seen so many people on a bike ride together. It was a challenge but also so much fun! The experience is priceless.”

Chris lavin, First Time Rider

“I had a great time as a first time rider for the MS150. While the ride was difficult at times I felt a lot of pride finishing a race like the MS150, and being able to raise support for people with MS. My favorite part of the weekend was how supportive our team was for each other regarding the race, and all of the old MS150 stories that were shared throughout the weekend. I also thought it was cool to see all of the support along the route from people both with and without MS. I highly recommend riding in the MS150 to anyone who may be interested next year.”

Nerick Smith, Second year Rider

“I felt so much more confident this year because I knew exactly what to expect. It was much easier to pace myself and just enjoy the scenery. It really feels like one big family when we ride.”

I am still unsure which of the two roles is more challenging, support or rider. I now have fond memories from both and I would not change a thing. Which role will you have when you join Team MRE next year? – Josue Chavez


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