Steve O'Connor

Tri Smarter for MS 2017
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Help me raise money for Can Do MS!

Greetings Everyone, 

Thank you for visiting my MS Global 2017 page.  MS Global is a fundraising organization dedicated to raising money for Can Do MS.  

As you may know, I have been assisting and directing triathlons and various running events for 13 years in the Central Illinois area.  I am proud and humbled to be a part of the racers’ stories of triumph, whether it is overcoming their fear of an open water swim, their uncertainty of conquering the race distance or towing the line at their first race. Directing these races allows me to be a part of others’ goals, both racers’ and various fundraising groups who dedicate their time and effort before, after and on race day to assure the event rolls out smoothly.

With your participation and assistance, we have helped build a fitness center, saved a pool from closing, sent youths to numerous camps and clinics, funded adult and youth sports teams, maintained and constructed trails and bought rescue squad equipment.  In these ways and others, I believe we’ve been able to change lives through endurance sports. 

While Tri Harder is known for high quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities, it is our goal for Tri Smarter (a 501 C3 Non Profit Public Charity we created) to increase our fundraising scope and efforts in hopes of making a difference in disease prevention and mitigation for all the charities we support, while continuing to change lives through endurance sports. 

Believe in the power of the bike! 

This my friends is how I came to this place in my life and how I realized the endless opportunities of the bike and how we can help those that cannot feel the power of the bike in person. 

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nervous system, impeding the brain's ability to communicate with the body.  This can be devastating, as you might imagine.  But one of the most difficult things about the disease is how varied it is--no two patients have the same set of symptoms, which can be very isolating.

What is Can Do MS?

Can Do MS is a really awesome organization.  Their focus is on giving MS patients the skills and knowledge they need to help them continue to live the life they want to live, in spite of their diagnosis.  

Can Do MS runs a lot of different programs that put some of the power back into the patients' own hands.  All of their programs, every single one, are 100% free for the patients and their care partners.  One day, two days, four days, it doesn't matter and that's where people like you and me come in.

What is MS Global?

MS Global is an annual invitation only charitable bicycle tour, produced and hosted by Tyler Hamilton Training.  It's now in its fourteenth year, and its mission has always been to fight Multiple Sclerosis by supporting organizations that conduct MS research and provide educational programs that make a difference for people living with this disease. 

For the last several years MSGlobal has been working on behalf of Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.  Thanks to our generous sponsors and rider registration fees, 100% of donations will support Can Do MS and their mission of providing wellness programs for people with MS and their support partners!

The 2017 MSGlobal event will be held in beautiful Mallorca, Spain and will include more than 50 fundraising riders, people with MS, ride leaders, and volunteers.  We'll spend seven amazing days of riding on an incredibly beautiful Mediterranean Island.  

Learn more about how to get involved with this fundraiser at www.mscando.org/msglobal.

Event History

The earlier tours lead riders up and over the Alps of France and Switzerland, the Pyrenees of Spain, and the Dolomites of Italy. More recently MSGlobal participants have enjoyed the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the peaks and valleys of Northern California, the mountain gaps and notches of Northern New England and the vast, magnificent Canadian Rockies. MSGlobal 2012 was staged at the incomparable Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains and in 2013 riders enjoyed the beauty and challenges of southwest Montana. In 2014 the event was held in Asheville, NC where riders enjoyed the mountainous terrain and views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Grand Tetons set the backdrop for the 2015 ride, which took place in the beautiful Jackson, Wyoming. Olympic spirit added extra momentum when the group hit the hills of Lake Placid, NY in 2016. 

 

 

 

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Help me raise money for Can Do MS!

Greetings Everyone, 

Thank you for visiting my MS Global 2017 page.  MS Global is a fundraising organization dedicated to raising money for Can Do MS.  

As you may know, I have been assisting and directing triathlons and various running events for 13 years in the Central Illinois area.  I am proud and humbled to be a part of the racers’ stories of triumph, whether it is overcoming their fear of an open water swim, their uncertainty of conquering the race distance or towing the line at their first race. Directing these races allows me to be a part of others’ goals, both racers’ and various fundraising groups who dedicate their time and effort before, after and on race day to assure the event rolls out smoothly.

With your participation and assistance, we have helped build a fitness center, saved a pool from closing, sent youths to numerous camps and clinics, funded adult and youth sports teams, maintained and constructed trails and bought rescue squad equipment.  In these ways and others, I believe we’ve been able to change lives through endurance sports. 

While Tri Harder is known for high quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities, it is our goal for Tri Smarter (a 501 C3 Non Profit Public Charity we created) to increase our fundraising scope and efforts in hopes of making a difference in disease prevention and mitigation for all the charities we support, while continuing to change lives through endurance sports. 

Believe in the power of the bike! 

This my friends is how I came to this place in my life and how I realized the endless opportunities of the bike and how we can help those that cannot feel the power of the bike in person. 

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nervous system, impeding the brain's ability to communicate with the body.  This can be devastating, as you might imagine.  But one of the most difficult things about the disease is how varied it is--no two patients have the same set of symptoms, which can be very isolating.

What is Can Do MS?

Can Do MS is a really awesome organization.  Their focus is on giving MS patients the skills and knowledge they need to help them continue to live the life they want to live, in spite of their diagnosis.  

Can Do MS runs a lot of different programs that put some of the power back into the patients' own hands.  All of their programs, every single one, are 100% free for the patients and their care partners.  One day, two days, four days, it doesn't matter and that's where people like you and me come in.

What is MS Global?

MS Global is an annual invitation only charitable bicycle tour, produced and hosted by Tyler Hamilton Training.  It's now in its fourteenth year, and its mission has always been to fight Multiple Sclerosis by supporting organizations that conduct MS research and provide educational programs that make a difference for people living with this disease. 

For the last several years MSGlobal has been working on behalf of Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.  Thanks to our generous sponsors and rider registration fees, 100% of donations will support Can Do MS and their mission of providing wellness programs for people with MS and their support partners!

The 2017 MSGlobal event will be held in beautiful Mallorca, Spain and will include more than 50 fundraising riders, people with MS, ride leaders, and volunteers.  We'll spend seven amazing days of riding on an incredibly beautiful Mediterranean Island.  

Learn more about how to get involved with this fundraiser at www.mscando.org/msglobal.

Event History

The earlier tours lead riders up and over the Alps of France and Switzerland, the Pyrenees of Spain, and the Dolomites of Italy. More recently MSGlobal participants have enjoyed the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the peaks and valleys of Northern California, the mountain gaps and notches of Northern New England and the vast, magnificent Canadian Rockies. MSGlobal 2012 was staged at the incomparable Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains and in 2013 riders enjoyed the beauty and challenges of southwest Montana. In 2014 the event was held in Asheville, NC where riders enjoyed the mountainous terrain and views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Grand Tetons set the backdrop for the 2015 ride, which took place in the beautiful Jackson, Wyoming. Olympic spirit added extra momentum when the group hit the hills of Lake Placid, NY in 2016. 

 

 

 

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