NEW YORK (CBS 2) — New Yorkers took long rides to help cure a life-threatening illness.
Nearly 5,000 cyclists took the streets of Manhattan to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.READ MORE: Protesters Attempt To Storm Entrance Of Barclays Center Over Nets' Refusal To Allow Kyrie Irving To Play Due To NYC Vaccine Mandate
The Bike MS New York City event kicked off from West 54th Street Sunday.READ MORE: NYPD: Knife Fight Spills Into Midtown Pizzeria, 2 Taken Into Custody
The cyclists pedaled for 30 miles on closed roads to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis, and in support of hundreds of programs and services organized by the Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The outreach helps patients in the Big Apple, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties.MORE NEWS: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Hold Anti-Vaccine Mandate Rally On Staten Island