Get your last minute matching gifts & donations into the office NOW!
Visit the Thank You Gift Redemption site to check out all the gifts available! NOTE: Thank You Gift Redemption codes are available after May 7. The 2013 fundraising campaign continues for 30 days after the Tour de Cure.
Tour de Cure participants can earn a variety of exciting thank you gifts including exclusive apparel, popular electronics, and more! 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!
Our Planning Committee Makes This ALL Possible...
Thank you to our many dedicated and hardworking volunteers. You truly fuel the Movement to Stop Diabetes and make our vision of a life free of diabetes a possibility.
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. Route choices are 10 miles, 35 miles, 62 miles or 100 miles. So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!
Tour de Cure photos are available at multiple locations:
Check out important Day of Event details!
Have you entered your OFFLINE
donations (checks and cash) to reflect on your participant page?
To be sure your page is as up to date as possible, be sure you
record your cash and check donations in your Tour Center before
submitting them to our office.
Log into your Tour Center (upper right corner of this page!).
Locate the black navigation bar below the Tour de Cure logo.
Click the tab labeled "Progress".
Locate the "Progress Tools" in the sidebar on the righthand side of the page.
Click "Enter Check/Cash Donations".
Record the required information and click "Add" to save a single donation.
Click "Save and Add Another" to enter additional donations.
send in those donations to our office:
American Diabetes Association
ATTN: Tour de Cure
1511 Westshore Blvd., Suite #980
Tampa, FL 33607
Need a boost to reach that next level?
- You've earned bragging rights!
Send an email
telling everyone (friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, old
acquaintances--everyone) you rode in the Tour de Cure to support the
American Diabetes Association – AND it
isn’t too late to donate to the ADA on your behalf.
- Show off your great time at Lakewood Ranch!
Post your pictures on Facebook and
use the Facebook Fundraising tool to give your pals a direct link to your fundraising page.
- Host a Jeans Day at work to CELEBRATE your success!
Melissa can send you all the materials you need!
- Matching Gifts provide EXTREME growth potential!
Have you asked your employer if they have a matching program?
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!
Do you or someone you know have diabetes?
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 April 1, 2013.
Announcing our local
Red Rider Corporate Sponsor......
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?
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
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
If you raise $1,000 or more for a local Tour de Cure
you will automatically become a Champion to Stop Diabetes and will
receive special recognition on the weekend of the event, along with
special perks all year long!
Raise $1,000 or more by April 1st, 2013 and you will receive special recognition as a Champion to Stop Diabetes - Check out all the PERKS!
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.
$500 Level Jersey
$2,600 Level Jersey
Who are the current 2013 Champions?
All maps can be found at www.ridewithgps.com under the created event Tour de Cure Southwest Florida. Click here.
Printable maps can be downloaded here.
Local News & Events
Thank you for joining us at the Polo Bar & Grill for our 1st Annual Charity Bar Night. CHARITY BAR NIGHT - featuring Shaun Merriman, Gateway Bank- Paul Troyer, Village Idiots -Jennifer Dagnall, Team Tropicana - Drew Hunter, Team Red Southwest Florida
HAVE FUN WHILE VOLUNTEERING! We need many hands to make the Tour spectacular! Pass this volunteer form on - friends, family, social groups or strangers!
Would you like to pick up brochures, ask the experts about riding, or join a training ride? Visit one of the following bike shops who support the Tour de Cure:
1. Village Bikes - 2 locations - Lakewood Main Street & S. Osprey, Sarasota
2. Cycle Concept Sports - Dale Mabry, Tampa
3. Real Bikes - Englewood - Saturday RIDES 8am - ALL ARE WELCOME
4. Bicycle Center - Port Charlotte
5. Trek Clearwater - Saturday & Sunday Training Rides - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Training Rides are also posted on our Facebook Group OR contact Drew Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a paper registration form - Click here!
Group Riding 101 - Real Bikes Englewood put together this one-pager to help anyone who has questions on Group Rides!
Resources & Links
Tour de Cure resources are at your finger tips! Log in to your and click on the "Fundraising Tools"
tab to access all of your resource guides including:Fundraising Guidebook, Online Fundraising Guidebook, & Team Captain Guide!
Also give these a look....
Registration Video Instructions for Individuals
Tour Participant Center Video Instructions
Sending Email Video Instructions
Fundraising with Facebook Video Instructions
Want the latest news on diabetes research, food and fitness? We've
covered all the basics here—and you'll find plenty of links to more
in-depth information on a variety of topics and issues. More diabetes news and info.
2013 Tour de Cure Planning Committee - Our behind the scenes TEAM MAKES THIS EVENT SPARKLE!!!
If you are interested in joining our DYNAMIC TEAM, please contact Melissa at email@example.com!
A BIG Thank YOU to our 2013 Sponsors:
Congratulations to Francisco Marcano, Winner of the iPad 2!
Winner of a Garmin Edge 510.....
Looking for training rides, support, updates, encouragement???
Join our Facebook Group!
Chris Carmichael of Carmichael Training Systems is the honorary chair of the 2013 Tour de Cure. Chris has devoted more than 20 years to helping amateur and professional athletes achieve their performance goals, from improved health to completing a first century. Chris coaches elite athletes, Ironman winners and more, but knows how to apply his techniques to the weekend warriors among us. He wants to help YOU be the best you can be on your bike!
Register today and you'll also find out how you could have a chance to win a multi-day CTS Camp for personalized coaching or ride with Chris at the Tour de Cure in select cities. Get ready to take the ride of your life!
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