Tour de Kentucky visits Vanceburg on Monday Saturday, May 12, 2007: On Saturday May 12, a group of 17 cyclists departed Breaks Interstate Park in Virginia to ride around the state of Kentucky in order to raise over $100,000 for the Kentucky- Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each of the riders will cover over 712 miles for a total of 12,180 combined miles. Full map and details at www.whyiride.com. The Tour de Kentucky – 8 States in 8 Days (TdK) ride began Saturday, May 12, in the mountains along the Kentucky-Virginia border. The ride will conclude on Sunday, May 20, in Union City, Tennessee, near the western tip of Kentucky. The group will arrive in Vanceburg Monday, May 14, en route from Carter Caves State Park to Maysville, for a lunch break at the Victorian Rose Tearoom. Bill Turner, who is organizing the ride has invested hundreds of personal hours and driven over 3600 miles in planning this event. The current collective goal of the team is $111,500. Many on the TdK team have already found their own passion to see the cure for MS. Each team member has his or her own reason as to why this is such an important cause to them. Some have inspiration in friends and relatives with MS. The funds raised by TdK, will provide important programs and services, like emergency financial assistance, social and self-help groups and educational workshops, to the more than 4,400 people living with MS in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Money raised will also be used to fund national research initiatives aimed at finding a cause and the cure for this devastating disease. The team will communicate with “Virtual Riders” through daily visits to the www.whyiride.com website during the ride. They will be positing ride updates on the website throughout each day of the ride, and will provide a ride summary at the end of each day. A progress report will be emailed at the end of each ride daily to supporters with news of their latest cycling adventures.