Howard’s Team – Introducing MS Champion Karen Matingou

A group of people riding bikes down a street

Karen Matingou joins Howard's Team as our newest MS Champion.  Karen signed up for her first Bike MS two weeks after her official diagnosis in January 2018. She will never forget that it was Jay McCabe from Howard’s Team who rode by her side as she climbed Torrey Pines for the first time shortly thereafter.  To see that story unfold, and witness Karen's reaction when she crushes the Torrey Pines climb, watch the video at

A Top 150 fundraiser each year she has participated in Bike MS, Karen was humbled and overjoyed to receive the Most Inspirational Rider award in 2019.  After a conversation with Tim Salmon, she decided to join Howard’s Team.  She wanted to surround herself with other MS Champions, and the Howard’s Team Family, in her ongoing fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

Ever since I met Karen, I wished that she joined Howard's Team as one of our MS Champions.  That wish came true!  Please join me in welcoming Karen to Howard's Team.