TeamMarj@Large

TeamMarj@Large was a cycling team (2005-2014) of all skill levels dedicated to enjoying the sport of cycling while bringing awareness to the cause and fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Many teammates met for regular training rides and organized rides throughout the year as they prepared for the focal ride: The Bike MS Cox Atlanta Ride out of Callaway Gardens in September.

Team co-captains through the years: Marjorie Perry, Matthew Tallman, John Rodzik, Sandy Reedy, Sandy Geisel, and Bryan Sante.

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Marjorie Perry

Hello, my name is Marjorie Perry. I started TeamMarj@Large after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March 2005. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Not that long ago, I was an avid adventure and fitness enthusiast. I began developing strange symptoms such as double/blurred vision, severe fatigue, numbness and tingling in my extremities, loss of balance, decreased cognitive abilities and loss of mobility in my right leg.

Given my love of fitness and the outdoors, it made sense to face my new challenge head on with what I know and love. So, I started a bike team! It started out as a fun group of 19 friends and each year it's grown into more and more fun with hundreds of teammates, volunteers, sponsors, friends, and supporters. We're committed to having a great time for a good cause.

We're proud of our success!

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2005 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large launched its first MS Atlanta Ride with 19 teammates, raising around $19,000 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2006 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large had a Top 5 team with over 50 riders. The team raised over $34,375. Won the Most Spirited Team award for the 2006 Atlanta MS 150 BikeTour.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2007 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large had a Top 5 team with over 60 riders. The team raised over $55,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2008 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large had a Top 5 team with over 80 riders. The team won third place in fundraising, raising over $51,000 (with a gas crisis and recession!).

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2009 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large had a Top 5 team with 62 team members and raising over $32,255 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2010 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large had a Top 5 team with 58 team members and raising over $58,141 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2011 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large was once again a top five team raising about $45,00 for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

Family shot minus Sarah. We missed Sarah. This may be Galen's last year too. After 7 years of riding he will be off to college next year. Sad.

2012 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large continued with it’s success as a top five team coming in third place raising $55,540. The team consistently has great representation on the Top 100 fundraisers for the cause.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2013 Team Summary

TeamMarj@Large was number three in fundrasing having raised $60,000. We dedicated our ride to former Team Captain John Rodzik who passed away from lung cancer. Team Marj at Large also sponsored a break point in honor of John. We had an Irish theme with bagpipes and all.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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2014 Team Summary

This was our last year riding together as a team. We went out strong! Top five raising $59,008. Shout out to Dan and Jeanne who were usually Top 100 Club and who have consistently been the number one fundraiser for the entire event. They were the number one team this year having raised $19,000.

Photos from the ride can be viewed here.

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