Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you. You can choose to ride 10, 25, 50, 70 or 101 miles! So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!
What An Amazing Day! Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who played a part in making this event the best one yet! Every role, most of it behind-the-scenes, was critical to greatly appreciated. Thank you participants and supporting fundraisers and all of the volunteers who donated their precious time, talents, and resources -- HAM Operators & Bike SAG & SAG support; bike-saving and rider-charging rest stops; energizing cheer support; set-up crew for Saturday & Sunday, clean-up crew (many blessings to these tired souls); delicious food from Carrabbas & Tijuana Flats, volunteer food from Publix; our beloved interns, our generous sponsors with fun goodies, our top teams and champion fundraisers; our logistics chairperson, Lee Sisselsky, who planned out new courses receiving rave reviews...and the list goes on and on, but mostly we are grateful for our Red Riders!
Event Photos Are Now Available!
- Rory and Staci Photography -- via Joe Jacoby -- "Tour de Cure pictures are up at my friend's site.
Again, pictures are totally free to download. If you like them, please
consider another donation to the Tour de Cure. Also, make sure
to check your junk e-mail folder if you don't see the picture after a
while. Last year, we initially saw very high web traffic, so please be
patient with the site." Special thanks to Joe Jacoby!
- Brion Price
-- To view these photos which are available for purchase, allow the
page to load completely and scroll to the very bottom. This year's
photos are listed as "American Diabetes Tour de Cure @ Lk Nona 3-17-13"
Registration Fee: $25.00
Minimum Fundraising: $200.00
Battle of the Rest Stops! The votes are in!
1st Place -- Rest Stop #6 -- Universal Technical Institute
Taft-Vineland Road (Captains: Tora Londa & Debbie Stevenson)
2nd Place -- Rest Stop #5 -- Winter Springs Cycling
Poinciana & Indian Point (Captain: Tom Hedman)
3rd Place -- Rest Stop #7 -- Eastside Tri-Cyclists
Dowden & Narcoossee (Captain: Jason Angels)
4th Place -- Rest Stop #1 – The Source of Athletics
Lakeshore Blvd & Mississippi, St Cloud (Captain: Geneva Vasquez)
Fundraising Facts: Did You Know...???
- Sending Emails - through your Tour Page to your friends, family and co-workers has a bigger impact than you may realize. Fundraising more than doubles from an average of $128 with no emails sent to $286 by simply sending less than 10 emails. This increases dramatically to over $1000 raised on average for those who sent over 100 emails!
- Updating Your Personal Tour Page - makes your goal to fight diabetes more personal to your family and friends. Your story is more compelling and people will want to share it with others. Those who did so increased fundraising from an average of $85 to $347 last year!
- Self-Donating - shows your personal commitment to this cause and sets the ultimate example for those who you are asking to support you. Again, this more than doubles the average fundraising dollars from $140 raised by those who did not self-donate to $338 by those who did.
- Endless Ways to Fundraise - Check out some fundraising ideas that may tie into some of your other interests with Fundraising Ideas A-Z!
Champions To Stop Diabetes
When you ride in Tour de Cure, you take part in something unique. You join the ranks of some of the most passionate people in the country people who care about cycling, health and, above all, finding a cure for diabetes.
Congratulations for already reaching this Goal!
- Lew Alexander
- Len Archer
- Amy Ballot
- Bertie Barber
- Jody Barry
- Jim Bedow
- Mark Benson * Brian Chilton
- Derek Blakeslee
- Deena Breed
- Ben Burnsed
- Robin Caston
- Patrick Childers
- Steve Czerniejewski
- Michael DeStefano
- Paul DeStefano
- John Dzamba
- Desmond Edwards
- Ben Gabriel
- Michael Gasdick
- Earl Green III
- David Harris
- Mark Hertling
- Jeffrey Hyson
- Joohee Kim
- Leslee Mitchell
- Zrain Olivencia
- Jim Pigmon
- Chris Rush
- Katrina Schroeder
- Jim Schumacher
- Lee Sisselsky
- Sharon Sisselsky
- Brian Walsh
- Pamela Watson
Raise $1,000 or more by March 8th, 2013 and you will receive special recognition as a Champion to Stop Diabetes, (click here for more info).
If you raise $2,600, in honor of the 26 million Americans living with diabetes, you will become a Champion on a Mission and will receive the coveted gold Champions jersey.
Do you or someone you know have diabetes?
Thousands of people with diabetes participate in Tour as "Red Riders". Red Riders are the reason we ride—they are given a jersey to proudly wear on the day of the event. Beyond the recognition, Red Riders are part of a community that inspires us to ride and raise money to Stop Diabetes. Be sure to choose "Red Rider" when you register!
In order to receive recognition benefits on the day of the event, you must be registered as a Red Rider by March 8th, 2013.
who raised $500 by Valentine’s Day, February 14th, qualify to have
the Tour Jersey in time for the day of the Tour!! SWEET!
Congratulations! Check out who Qualified here!
Congratulations to the
Teams who qualified for Team Tents!
10 x 10 Team Tent provided by the ADA at the Tour de Cure for reaching $5000 in Total Team fundraising .
Thank you to everyone who participated
Congratulations to our winner,
in the iPad Contest!
Thank You Gifts
Tour de Cure participants can earn a variety of exciting thank you gifts including exclusive apparel, popular electronics, and more! They represent our thanks for reaching higher fundraising levels to fund the mission of the American Diabetes Association and the 26 million Americans with diabetes we serve. All registered participants raising the minimum fundraising amount will receive a commemorative Tour de Cure event T-shirt on the day of the local event. Raise $250 or more and you'll earn your choice of thank you gifts!
Check out the Thank You Gift Redemption site for info on the gifts at each level. NOTE: Thank You Gift Redemption codes are available after April 17. The 2013 fundraising campaign continues for 30 days after the Tour de Cure.
Team Red is for Red Riders (participants with type 1 or type 2 diabetes), their family, friends and anyone else who is looking to join with millions of others who want to Stop Diabetes! Any rider who isn't already on another team can join Team Red.
Being on Team Red means that you will instantly be a part of a community made up of people from all different areas and walks of life. Team Red is a great way to connect with other families supporting a Red Rider and other families that are honoring a loved one with diabetes.
If I don't have diabetes, can I join Team Red?
YES! You can join Team Red, which is made up of Red Riders AND those who support Red Riders. This is a team for anyone who doesn't already have a team.
Race to the finish!
Win a Kindle Fire HD!
Earn an entry into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD for every $100 raised between March 28th and April 17th!
Congratulations to Universal Technical Institute, voted Best Rest Stop!
The Rest Stops have amazing people working hard to keep
our Riders pumped with high energy, enthusiasm, and entertainment.
Check out the list of honorees in the box to the left.
Thank you, Volunteers!
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