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Moscow-Boise bike trek to benefit MS

From the University of Idaho
MOSCOW – As many as 50 Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity members from the University of Idaho will be seen tandem-bicycling over the mountains to Boise April 15-17 in an effort to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.

They only have one two-seater bike -- and a caravan of cars full of guys ready to tackle as much as 10-mile stretches along the 310-mile route. Each fraternity member is expected to garner pledges of at least $100 each in hopes that the fraternity can donate $5,000 to the MS Society, said Zach Powell, philanthropy chair.

"We're especially motivated because one of our member's moms has MS and we're really pulling for her," said Powell, referring to Greg Russell of Shoshone.

The bicyclists will go as far as Riggins the first day, McCall by the next night, and they will present a check to the MS Society on the Statehouse steps when they finish April 17. Bob's Bicycles in Boise is providing the bike.

Delta Sigma Phi has had the bicycling tradition since the late 60s when the men participated in "Two Wheels for Easter Seals." Later bicycling challenges benefited cancer and other philanthropies. The UI chapter of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity was founded in 1950, and philanthropy is part of its charter.


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