Welcome to the 2015 Oregon/SW Washington Tour de Cure !
Tour de Cure, presented by Fred Meyer, is more than a cycling event. It's a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all ages and levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy. Donations support important programs like Safe at School, Living with type 2 diabetes, Stop Diabetes at work and the diabetes.org website as well as so much more. By riding and raising funds you will be helping the more than 29.1 million living with diabetes every day including 345,000 right here in our community.
Join us on this amazing cycling journey, sign up to ride, start a team, invite friends and co-workers and get started today! If you are looking for inspiration to ride or want to find out how you are helping those with diabetes check out stories from our Red Riders and visit our tumblr page for Why I Ride Wednesday rider profiles.
Check out the most recent statistics about diabetes in our country.
What you can expect at Tour de Cure
Riders will be supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers at rest stops every 10-12 miles featuring healthy snacks, water, sports drink and other helpful supplies for our riders. Each rest stop is also attended by local bike shops to help with any bike trouble. When you cross the finish line you will be cheered on by volunteers and treated to a lunch, entertainment, kids zone and more. All riders who raise the $200 fundraising minimum will receive a Tour de Cure event t-shirt and commemorative poster.
Join us for Tour de Cure supported Group Rides and kick-start your training!
Dust off your bike and join us on our group training rides every month leading up to event day. Learn about our Group Rides and mark your calendar for all upcoming rides supported by the American Diabetes Association and Tour de Cure.
You can now receive SMS text message event updates including special incentives and offers from the local Tour staff in Oregon. Signing up is easy and fast. From your mobile phone simply text the word tourpdx to 25827.
Tips for fundraising success
On average, riders who complete the 4 steps to fundraising success will raise $400 or more!
1. Update your Personal Page with your story and a photo
2. Make a Personal Donation
3. Send 25 emails through your Tour Center
4. Download the Facebook app.
Want to learn how to do all these steps using your Tour Center? Join our Tour Training Tuesday's to learn the ins and outs of the Tour Center, every other Tuesday at 12:30pm, via 30 minute conference call. Learn more here!
Diabetes Dollars Program
Earn up to $150 Diabetes Dollars towards your Thank You Gift. Find out how here!
Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you: