Rain cancels second day of Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads ride

Posted at 7:30 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 14:35:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Wet weather has canceled the second day of the Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads 2018. 

Rain forecast for Sunday.

Rain forecast for Sunday.

"The safety of everyone – the MS community, cyclists, volunteers, supporters and staff – is our primary concern," officials said in an email.

"The official Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads route on Sunday (June 3) will be closed and all standard support services — rider support, transportation and breakpoints — along the route will not be available," official said. "Registered riders are strongly encouraged not to ride the route on Sunday."

The ride began Saturday morning in Richmond as more than 79 teams of riders pedaled to raise money for research.

Hundreds of bikers set off early Saturday morning in Richmond for the 75-mile haul to Williamsburg to make a difference in the lives of people affected by the disease.

For some of the cyclists it was a two-day journey, with a return trip to Richmond.

Anchors Bill Fitzgerald and Candace Burns, along with 14 other co-workers, friends and family members, worked hard to raise money to battle multiple sclerosis.

Team CBS 6

Team CBS 6

According to the organizers, more than $630,000 has been raised for research that will hopefully change lives and end MS. The WTVR CBS 6 team raised more than $20,000 this year.

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Read more from Bill Fitzgerald on “Why we ride.”