By Holly Brekken ( Photos, both of Holly crossing the finish line last year)
For me it has been an introduction to the world of cycling and a great way to network within my own organization and with others. This year will mark my fifth year riding and one of the most important things I have gained from participating in the C.H. Robinson MS 150, is a much deeper understanding and appreciation for the struggles of individuals living with multiple sclerosis. Also, I love it because it is a really fun weekend!
Before I started riding the MS 150, five years ago, I didn’t own a bike and hadn’t ridden one outdoors in years… I was also brand new to the organization and didn’t know many people. Now, I have a good group of friends who train and ride together. Plus, this is my second year riding as co-captain for Team Robinson.
Each year to help me train a few coworkers and I set up regular rides after work around Eden Prairie and other areas to ride together. I live downtown Minneapolis, so I also love to ride the Grand Rounds in Minneapolis. This is a great city with all of the trails and many other safe, comfortable biking options."
Not everyone who does this MS 150 ride has to be a serious biker. As for recruiting, the C.H. Robinson team really supports the riders immensely which helps support the research for multiple sclerosis. They are a big help with logistics and make recruiting easy. Internally, we have a lot of big supporters who love doing this ride every year, so they are our most effective recruitment strategy. I’m proud to do my part to support this cause.
If you would like to learn more and join me and the other C.H. Robinson MS 150 riders in 2013, please click here.