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 over 400,000 right here in our community. Check out the most recent statistics about diabetes in our country.
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.
Volunteers Needed for July 25!
We are still seeking volunteers to make Tour de Cure run without a hitch. If you know someone, friends or family, who won't be riding, please ask if they would be interested in volunteering. Visit our volunteer page at www.diabetes.org/volunteerpdx or call Taylor Simon at 503-736-2770 x7293.
Early Packet Pick- Up
Avoid registration on July 25 and take care of it early at any of the early packet pick-up dates and locations listed below. Fundraising minimum ($200/ $50 kids 12 and under) and completed Emergency Waiver Form must be completed in order to pick up your rider bib pre-event. You may also pick up rider bib numbers for teammates if they have reached the fundraising minimum and you have their completed Emergency Waiver form. You may bring any additional donation collections with you as well.
- July 20-24 from 9am - 3pm at American Diabetes Association office
4380 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97239
- July 21 from 11am - 2pm at Columbia Sportswear Employee Store (with access to shop!)
14100 NW Science Park Dr, Portland, OR 97229
Parking at AmberGlen Park
Over 800 parking spots have been reserved surrounding AmberGlen Park. We will communicate parking instructions in the Final Rider Guide (emailed week of ride).
VIP Champion Parking will be located the Planar Parking Lot at NW AmberGlen Parkway and NW Gibbs. You must have a Champion Parking Pass to gain entrance. All other riders will park in the business lots at 1400 & 1600 NW Compton. There will be signage and volunteers to help direct you to park.
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.
Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you (click on the route length to download the route map):