Riders for Moebius:
The health and safety of our community members and everyone associated with Riders for Moebius is our top priority. With this being said we are canceling Riders for Moebius on June 6, 2020 to protect everyone from possible exposure to Covid – 19. Riders will be back in the summer of 2021.
We will continue to monitor the conditions in Denver and will consider doing a small MFOMS get together in late Summer if the situation is right.
Thank You & God Bless
Riders for Moebius is an annual poker run to raise awareness about Moebius syndrome. Come out and join us at Pikes Peak Harley-Davidson at 10:00am on June 6, 2020 for a great ride, great raffle prizes and awesome food. Registration is $10.00, Tshirts and raffle tickets will be for sale the morning of the event. Click here to go to the Riders Facebook event page.
If you would like to make a donation to Riders for Moebius click on the donate button. In the add a note section write for Riders. You can also send a check made out to the Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome with the Riders in the memo section to: Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome PO Box 1203 Parker, Colorado 80134.
The Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome is pleased to announce that “Riders 4 Moebius” has joined our Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome family and is now an exclusive event for our 501c3. Over the last ten years Kacie and her family have run R4M and raised several thousand dollars to send families to Moebius conferences and events. Kacie and the MFOMS will proudly maintain the tradition and continue to support individuals with Moebius Syndrome and their families. We will strive to find new ways to get people to Moebius conferences and events based on their needs. If you have any questions about Riders 4 Moebius please email email@example.com.
Timothy G Smith: President MFOMS
RIDERS 4 MOEBIUS
What started out as eight motorcycle riders gathering to raise awareness for Moebius Syndrome 10 years ago has turned into the annual Riders 4 Moebius poker run each year in Colorado Springs, CO. My husband and I, with the suggestion from my aunt, created this event to raise awareness after our son, Kevin, went undiagnosed with Moebius Syndrome for over a year after his birth.
The event has grown from eight riders to over 100 throughout the years, bringing riders from surrounding states to join in the poker run. You don’t need to know how to play poker, or have a motorcycle, to join in the fun. A poker run is where you make five stops along a route in Colorado to choose a card and enjoy the beauty and tourist attractions that Colorado has to offer. At the fifth stop we enjoy a cookout and a winner is chosen. The person with the best poker hand wins the prize that is usually $250. In the true spirit of the ride, the winner usually donates the winnings back to Riders 4 Moebius. The 2019 event had 14 individuals with Moebius Syndrome attend, some meeting each other for the first time, others re-connecting from prior meetings!
Over the 10 years we have reached hundreds of people with awareness about Moebius Syndrome and have donated thousands of dollars so people can attend conference and other events. We raise the funds through a small registration fee, selling Riders 4 Moebius t-shirts, and doing a raffle of assorted gift baskets of Harley Davidson prizes, wine baskets, and everything in between.
Riders 4 Moebius has teamed up with the Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome. On June 13, 2020, we hope to double our event with more families and riders, bringing as much awareness as possible to this rare syndrome. Riders and the MFOMS will distribute the proceeds from the race to causes near and dear to us. We hope to have you join in the fun and fellowship in June!
Kacie Brailsford: Treasurer MFOMS / Founder Riders for Moebius