DENVER (CBS4) – This weekend’s Bike MS features 3,000 riders, plus one with four legs and plenty of fur.
Dale Pellerin will once again be riding with his dog, Cloverton. Pellerin started riding after his ex-wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. A few years later he came down with his own balance issues and needed the help of a service dog. That’s where Cloverton came in.
“It’s kind of a comical sight when you see a big, fluffy sheep dog head sticking out of a trailer bobbing down the road,” Pellerin said. “We got a lot of attention last year; it was a lot of fun. It was hard work, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”
Pellerin and Cloverton have their own team and they’re hoping to raise $30,000 to help the MS Society.
The 2012 Newmont Bike MS, Presented by Great-West Life will take place on June 30 and July 1 beginning at Front Range Community College in Westminster and travels through the majestic foothills with an overnight in Fort Collins at Colorado State University. Day Two takes riders around Horsetooth Reservoir, through historic Masonville and returns to Westminster. To learn more, visit a special section of the MS Society website.