2019 Tour de Cure webpage
2019 Tour de Cure, 5th consecutive year as a cyclist and fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. It's been a fantastic life experience and I'm so appreciative of all the people I've met and the contributions we've made together to support this association. Sadly, so many more people are impacted by Diabetes than I had imagined... I also learned more about where the money goes, the leadership involved, and the fights taken up on behalf of those effected by diabetes. The non-health related challenges that come along with being a Diabetic and the aid given to the impacted.
I'm looking for other cyclist, runners and walkers to join me either out on a beautiful course or by volunteering at an event. Besides this Napa Valley event there are many others located in the USA. Please let me know if you’re interested at all and I'll be sure to get you to the right place.
This year the 2019 Wine Country Tour de Cure courses have changed a bit. The start line location will be from the Sonoma State College campus and the 100-mile course meanders through the Napa wine country out to Highway 1 in Bodega Bay and back through Petaluma to Sonoma State College. Besides cycling 100 miles we’ll cycle up and down 4,919 feet of elevation. There are rides of 63, 30 and 12 miles as well with much less up and down cycling plus a 5k run or walk.
I’m not cycling alone out on the roads there are many other cyclists. We have friends to ride with, I’ve also wrangled my Sweetheart Wendy into cycling. It’s been so awesome! Last year her and her cycle mate Lisa trained with me and rode the entire 108 miles at the event. It didn’t go as planned, Wendy’s chain broke pretty early, after a 2 hour delay we had it repaired and ultimately, we’re 3 of the last 4 riders out on the course. Haha, the ride committee was very happy to see us finally cross the finish line. 2 years in a row with mechanical issues but very well done, cycling accomplished and we raised a bunch of money for the ADA. THANK YOU!!
This year of 2019 I’m humbly asking for your support again. Please help with what you can, every dollar counts, and no amount is too little or too much. Every donation is greatly appreciated!
I'm riding because the Tour de Cure is so much more than a cycling event to me. It’s an opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those already affected by diabetes and those not yet born. My oldest son Anthony is 25 and at the age of 21 he was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic. My Big Sister Lisa and 2 of my Uncles recently passed away we’re Diabetics and taken away from us way too young. Many folks in my family and friend’s circle are impacted by this disease.
I'm committed to the required physical training it takes for this ride and raising money in this inspirational event not because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them and I want to help make a difference for all. I'll ride in this event until I can't cycle any longer and when I can't cycle anymore I'll do the walks and volunteer to help others on their event days.
Chances are you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By donating on my behalf or by joining my team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
With your help, we'll aid in the fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
I truly appreciate your love and support. All the best there is to you and yours and thank you again.
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