Mar 13, 2014 • By

MyStory: Lance Schlimgen

Lance Schlimgen will be pedaling for a purpose when he completes his tenth Bike MS: C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride this summer.

Both he and his mother have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

The MS 150 is a two day, 150-mile bike ride from Duluth, Minn., to White Bear Lake, Minn., that raises money for the MS Society.

In the latest MyStory video, Lance shares his passion for the race and why he’s proud to encourage his General Mills co-workers to participate.

“I’ve grown up watching my mom suffer with this difficult disease my entire life,” says Lance.


Shortly after completing his first MS 150 bike ride, he was diagnosed with MS. “Not only am I doing my part to help the cause, but it’s a great motivator to keep me active and in shape, which is one of the best things I can do to fight this disease.”

General Mills employees have participated in the MS 150 for 23 years. The company team – known as Spoons ‘n Spokes – averages about 150 riders each year.

To kick off registration for this year’s MS 150 ride, today dozens of General Mills employees in Minneapolis are participating in a 24 hour Bike-a-Thon event at our headquarters.

The 2014 MS 150 will take place June 6-8, 2014. Learn more about the race online.


Other General Mills employees recently featured in MyStory videos include Ben Johnson, Devan Sayles, Jeff Resch, Eliana Wahnon, Craig Pladson and Annie Parsons.

Do you participate in a fundraising ride or run? What motivates you to get through the training and the race?