Save the Date: 6/2/2018 @ The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater
RIDE! RUN! WALK!
The Tour de Cure is all-new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same activity so building a team is easy.
All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more.
Many Roads. One Purpose.
Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure.
Below routes are available for Tour de Cure St. Louis:
Route Check-In: Start Time: End Time:
100 Miles 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
62 Miles 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
30 Miles 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
10 Miles 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
5K Run/Walk 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Ride Smart, Ride Safe:
Nothing is more important to us than your safety, so we’ve put in place everything we can do to make sure you have a safe ride. We ask you to do your part by following these basic rules of the road.
- Bike condition. A properly tuned bike will set you up for a great experience on Event Day. We encourage riders to visit a qualified bike mechanic prior to the event to ensure your bike is in proper condition. Mechanics will address your bike’s tires, wheels, brake pads, chains, pedals, shifting mechanisms, break levers, handle bars, saddle height and handle bar grips. Take your bike to your local Performance Bicycle store for a free 25-pt check and use the Performance Bicycle coupon. Performance Bicycle will also be at our start site at the Veterans’ Home to help with any final tuning and adjustments needs you need before the ride.
- You need a helmet to participate as a rider. There’s no room for negotiation here. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike.
- Obey all traffic laws. Law enforcement will have a strong presence on our routes and will cite riders who do not obey traffic laws. Bicycles are regarded as any vehicle on the road, and bicyclists are treated just like any other vehicle operator on the road. This means you must stop at all stop signs and obey all traffic lights. Slowing down and rolling through an intersection (even when making a right turn) because there are no visible vehicles coming is NOT a stop!
- Use hand signals to indicate turns and stops. Make the signal well before you turn or stop so you have time to return your hand to the handlebars.
- Ride single file. We share the road with other vehicles. Ride single file so that others on the road can safely pass you. Please do not draft.
- Pass only
on the left. When passing another
rider, take the following steps:
- Check behind you to make sure there are no vehicles or riders coming up from behind.
- Pull out to the left of the rider you are going to pass.
- Call out “Passing on your left” to let him or her know that you are passing.
- Once you have passed the rider, pull back into a single file line.
- Use your voice to alert other riders. Help each other out by alerting other riders to potential dangers along the route like debris or a pothole. When you see a pothole, call out “Pothole” so others will know to look out or call out the hazard to those behind them. Likewise, call out “Car back” to alert riders ahead of you to a car approaching from behind.
- No phone call while riding. Cell phone and headphone use while riding is prohibited. If you need to make a call or answer your phone, pull off to the side of road and dismount before use use the phone.
- Get out of the way when stopping. If you need to stop at the side of the road, make sure you get far enough away to be out of the way of other riders. Two easy signals will set our SAG vehicles or bike mechanic volunteers know whether or not you need assistance. To indicate that everything is OK and you do not require assistance, hold the ‘thumbs up’ sign. To indicate that you need help, raise your arms over your head and cross them at the forearm. If possible, also turn your bike upside down. This will our SAG and route support team know that they should stop to help you.
Top Ten Things To Bring To Tour de Cure:
- $200 fundraising minimum (raised online or turned in on/before event). $50 for children under 12.
- For cycling participants… Your helmet. No helmet = no ride!
- A well-tuned bike. Pack a spare tube, patch kit, pump and tire tools. (Performance Bicycle will be onsite for any last minute adjustments your bicycle requires.)
- Any medications you need. (For our participants with diabetes, please carry glucose meter and any other supplies you may need).
- Carry your ID, a credit card, cash and insurance cards.
- At least one water bottle, strongly recommend a second for sports drink.
- Any food you must have in case of individual needs or allergies
- Parent/adult guardian if you are under 18
- Layered clothing
- Your enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of our participants with diabetes.