Bob & Jay’s Top 20 List from the 2014 Bike MS Tour Weekend

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20. Watching the news stories featuring Howard's Team riders before, during, and after the Bike MS Tour.

19. Our Howard's Team Rookie Class of 2014 wearing their Howard's Team jerseys, many for the first time, and hearing their positive feedback about how welcomed they felt to be on the team.

18. Sharing the true origins of Howard's Team with the team, including a picture of Bob when he was 26 years old and Jay with a mohawk

17. Recognizing Art Schram as the Howard's Team rider with the most Official Bike MS Tour miles – 1,050!

16. Unveiling our 3 Year Vision Painted Picture – Believe; mapping an inspiring course for our team which includes a bike ride from California to Kentucky!

15. Suzy's Kids (our members from Orange County) and the Tuff Puffs recruiting several new riders and making a positive impact on the team.

14. Howard's Team Lego Trophies, Candle Ceremony, and the entire Awards Dinner.

13. Scott Campbell and Scott Palka receiving the Scotts Jersey marking their legacy on Howard's Team. Which is Compassionate or Crazy? That's for you to decide.

12. Laurel Coote serving as an inspiration to all riders and winning the Rookie of the Year Award (White Jersey).

11. Glenn Arnold retaining the Top Fundraiser Award (Green Jersey) for the third year in a row in grand style raising $15K.

10. Jim Ponder winning the Most Courageous Rider Award (Polka Dot Jersey) recognized for his work in extending Howard's Team into the Grape Day 5K.

9. Awarding the first set of Game Changer Awards to Pam Holden, Lucinda Harton, Greg Elias, Peter O'Sullivan, Jim Ponder, Glenn Arnold, Mark Neilson, and Rebekah Gray, for starting initiatives that will drive our team forward for years to come.

8. Michelle Renee completing her first 50 miler after getting back on the bike for the first time since age 12.

7. Karen McCabe (my mom) winning the Yellow Jersey auction, then giving it to Bob Moore, Co-Captain, to wear.

6. Breea and Bob completing the Bike MS Tour on the tandem bike (Bob only steering).

5. The "random act of giving" from a motorist donating $20 to a Howard's Team member while waiting for a stop light.

4. Breea Renee honored as the Howard Gray Most Inspirational Rider (Rainbow Jersey) and leading us across the finish line on Sunday.

3. Howard's Team raising over $130,000 before the start of the ride, a new team record, and on track to raise over $150,000 again.

2. Our MS Champions: Taking pictures with them at the Sunday Finish Line and hearing their stories that reinforce our team mission.

1. Riding for all of our Howard's Team MS Champions and everyone impacted by MS.