Local Events October 6, 2023

Bike MS NYC 2023

October is here. That means that Bike MS NYC 2023 is coming to town. Team Guys & Dolls rides again! This special event completely shuts down motorized traffic on the West side of Manhattan for one day only in order to raise money for a cause very near and dear to my heart: the National MS Society.

  • What: Bike MS NYC 2023
  • Where: Manhattan
  • When: Sunday, October 22nd

Bike MS NYC 2023

I’ve told this story before but it bears repeating. When we started riding for Bike MS more than 20 years ago, it was to support my lovely sister-in-law Diane. We rode in hopes of finding a cure for this terrible disease. When Diane lost her life to COVID three years ago, we switched over to honoring her memory by raising money to help others who fight MS every single day.

What You Can Do to Help

Donate to Bike MS NYC 2023This year, Team Guys & Dolls set a pretty lofty goal. But I believe in aiming high. We want to raise $5000. But we need your help to do so. Please click the donate button above. This takes you to my fundraising page on the Bike MS website. Once there, you can donate $35, $50, $100 or more. Everything collected goes directly to the National MS Society.

$500 provides a person living with MS six months of valuable one-on-one counseling services. $1000 outfits a vehicle with modifications that help someone living with MS continue to operate their car themselves, providing them the dignity and independence everyone deserves. $2500 grants 10 people access to their own personal MS Navigator. These Navigators assist in finding goods and services that specifically fit an individual’s needs. $5000 funds an Ask an Expert webinar program. Through just one webinar, thousands of people living with MS and their caretakers learn valuable information and gain access to resources to help make their lives a little easier. Please donate what you can today. Thank you.

Want to Ride?

We have a pretty tight core group at Team Guys & Dolls. But we accept new members with open arms. If you love to ride and would like to see some of NYC’s most iconic landmarks from one of the most unique perspectives ever, contact me about joining the team. We take practice rides to warm up for the big 30-mile trek later this month. You’re always welcome to join.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes


Local Events October 8, 2022

Bike MS NYC 2022

It’s that time of year again. Team Guys and Dolls is saddling up to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bike MS NYC 2022 takes place on October 23rd. And we need your help to reach our goal of $5000 before race day.

Bike MS NYC 2022

Why We Do This

For over 20 years, Team Guys and Dolls have been participating in Bike MS NYC events. We lovingly started out in support of my wonderful sister-in-law Diane. She fought a brave battle with MS for many, many years. We wanted to help her and many others like her who utilize special programs and equipment to perform the day-to-day tasks that many able-bodied people take for granted. Unfortunately, Diane ultimately lost her life to COVID in 2020. So, this year, we ride in her memory and to support others living with MS.

About the Ride

I do this ride for two reasons. First and foremost because of my sister-in-law (obviously). But I also ride because this is the only opportunity to bicycle through Manhattan without any motor traffic whatsoever. Along the 30-mile route, we get to experience Battery Park, the George Washington Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, and other iconic NYC landmarks from a vantage point no one else gets to see them. It truly is a ritual I have looked forward to each and every year. If you want to join us, feel free to contact me. We train regularly right up until the day of the ride.

Help Me Reach My Goal

This year, I set myself a huge fundraising goal to honor our dear Diane. But you guys have been so generous in the past. I know that you can help me reach that goal. To donate, please visit the Guys and Dolls Bike MS NYC fundraiser page here. You may choose the one-time donation option or opt for a monthly donation instead.

No donation is too small. Everything helps and goes to a great cause. So, please donate today. Thank you!

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Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes