Anyone 12 and older can take part. Blickenstaff and Rohlfing have ridden in the event for several years now, but this year, for the first time, they have organized a team of Broadway actors, writers, musicians — and just plain fans — to enter and ride together.
"Broadway Bikes" Hit the Road to Fight MS, and Team Leader Heidi Blickenstaff Took These Pics!
Bike MS has three route options: 30, 55 or 100 miles, but Broadway Bikes is sticking to the 30-mile ride, which takes bikers around Manhattan island.
The Broadway Bikes team rolled out promptly at 7:30 AM Oct. 4 on Twelfth Avenue (the West Side Highway) and West 46th Street, five blocks west of the Broadway theatre district. The circular route ends at 711 Twelfth Avenue (pier 92/24 at West 52nd Street).
According to the Bike MS website, "For every dollar raised, more than 75 cents is spent on research, and programs and services for people living with MS and their families living in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties."
Here is the promotional video Blickenstaff and Rohlfing created for the event:
The ten-time Tony Award-nominated new musical comedy Something Rotten! features direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell.