For the third consecutive year, NFI has offered its logistics expertise to the MS Society and its Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, taking place on September 29 and 30. The behind-the-scenes planning by NFI and the MS Society will ensure a smooth ride for 7,000 cyclists as they make their way through the two-day, 150-mile bike ride from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, N.J.
NFI, one of the largest private supply chain management companies in North America, has been providing the logistics services for the MS-150 since 2010 and has been involved with the MS Society since 1999.
From bananas and bread to bicycles and bike racks, NFI will be responsible for tracking, warehousing, and transporting the items to every rest stop from start to finish. In addition, NFI is striving to build a team that consists of more than 100 employees, friends, and family who will ride or volunteer in the event.
“NFI’s corporate involvement with the National MS Society has been great for all involved…Participation in these events supports a core NFI value: social responsibility, our employee wellness campaign, and highlights NFI’s corporate giving as the official logistics sponsor for the Bike MS: City to Shore,” says Tina Brown, vice president of customer experience and marketing. Brown also serves as a captain for Team NFI.
The Bike MS: City to Shore will mark the third event that NFI will participate in this year with the MS Society. In May, NFI raised $3,000 as 30 NFI team members participated at the Walk MS. In June, 75 NFI Mudder Truckers overcame five miles of mud-covered obstacles and generated more than $8,000 at the MuckRuckus MS. Last year, NFI contributed more than $40,000 to Bike MS and aims to donate $50,000 this year.