Local News, Promotions & FAQ
Please check this page frequently for current promotions, news and local information!
you have any questions, please reach out to your local contact:
Name: Emily Silevinac
Phone: 207-774-7717 ext.3720
Kids Bike Contest
We are excited to present a special opportunity for children (15 and under) to win a new bike* courtesy of Philbricks.
Any registered rider age 15 or under who raises $200 online by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17th and submits their "Why I Ride" will be entered to win.
Participants (parents/guardians) can email their story to Emily. The winning story will be the best submission under the topic “Why I Ride”. The winner will be determined by the following criteria in no particular order:
- Story describes rider’s relationship with diabetes and/or cycling
- Story discusses improved health outcomes from involvement with cycling/Kennebunks Tour de Cure
- Story is unique and presents the Tour in a positive way
- Story is clearly written and easy to understand
- Story complies with all guidelines set by the Association
Need some help getting started, here are some questions to spark your child's creativity:
- What’s your story? Why did you start riding? Do you have a loved one with diabetes?
- How have you educated and involved your community around your participation in the Tour? How do you inform others of the importance of diabetes and Tour?\
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5-15. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes runs from 12:00AM May 5, 2017 to 11:59PM EST on May 17, 2017. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit. Sponsor: The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.
Team Week Results Are In!
Thank you to all of the teams who participated in the 2017 Team Week. An amazing $17,629 was raised online - way to go!!!
Congratulations to the #1 fundraising team who earned a Team Tent - Philbrick's Rides - Tour de Cure, for raising $3,373.01 as a team!
Additional shout outs to the teams that raised $750 or more online and earned a team bike rack at the ride: Sydney's Diabetes Destroyers, Team Lilly Diabetes, Team Red - Kennebunk, SPOKESMODELS, Martin's Point Health Care, Team CSF, The Schochet Companies/ IREM, and Kennebunk Savings.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 13 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes runs from 12:00AM May 1, 2017 to 11:59PM EST on May 5, 2017. See website for Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure. Sponsor: The American Diabetes Association, New England Office, 260 Cochituate Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Framingham, MA 01701
Check Out the New Recognition Items
We are very excited to introduce the new recognition gifts for the 2017 Kennebunks Tour de Cure, which you will receive on-site at the ride!
This season, there are three fundraising levels with corresponding gifts.
The best part? Levels are cumulative, so you will receive a gift for every fundraising level you reach.
Visit our Recognition Item page for full details.
New for 2017 a Walking Route Option!
Do you have friends, family or co-workers who want to be part of the Tour but don’t ride a bike? We have a solution! This year we are introducing a walking route on the trails of the Wells Reserve. All walkers will have the same registration fee and fundraising minimum as riders, as well as enjoy the same amazing event experience! To participate, just select the Walker or Red Strider registration type on the first pat of the sign up form. Exact walking route is being created and will be shared in the spring – stay tuned!
Make a difference for this great cause and register for the Tour de Cure today!
2017 Registration Fee Schedule
We want to make sure you get the best deal on registration, so sign up early to save on registration fees. Take a look at our 2017 registration fee schedule below.
August 1 - November 30: $15 (EXPIRED)
December 1 - January 31: $20 (EXPIRED)
February 1 - April 30: $25 (EXPIRED)
May 1 - June 7: $30
June 11 Walk-On: $35
Q - I see this ride has a fundraising minimum. Can I still ride if I don’t raise that amount?
A - No. The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization with a mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. That mission creates an imperative and constantly growing need for programs offered by the Association (ADA). Diabetes is a fast growing epidemic. Current trends show that by the year 2050, one third of the population will be diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes education and awareness is critical, and with this comes an increased need to fund programs and research to find cures and improved treatment. Tour de Cure funds help advocate for the rights of individuals with diabetes in the workplace and other organized settings, such as schools where we must be vigilant in our protection of children with diabetes and importantly, research that makes a difference for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is made possible because of your support of the Tour. For raising the minimum fundraising goal or more, you will be offered an enjoyable ride that is fully supported with SAG support, bike mechanic support, medical personnel and first aid support, fully stocked rest stops, an event t-shirt, post-ride meal, extra perks and much more! If you have any questions about the fundraising minimum or where your fundraising dollars are being used, please do not hesitate to contact us or check the national webpage at diabetes.org. We are happy to talk to you about it and help you come up with creative ways to reach your goals.
Q - Can my child participate and ride with me?
A - Yes, but you or an appointed adult guardian must remain with the minor (under age 18) at all times. If participating, the minor is also responsible for fundraising and is also required to wear a helmet, if riding. Please use your best judgment based on the skill and maturity level of your child. We strongly recommend that prior to the Tour you enroll your children in a Road One course offered for families by your local chapter of the League of American Bicyclists. This will teach them the importance of riding on the side of the road and they will learn valuable skills for riding with other cyclists in traffic. Children who are transported in Burleys or other bike carriers need not be registered and are not required to meet any fundraising minimum, but you will have to fill out an Emergency Information Form for them at registration.
Q - Can non-riding friends and family participate in the finish
A - Friends and family members are welcome at the festival though they may be required to pay for lunch. Your friends and family can cheer you across the finish line and then join you in enjoying the festivities. Friends and family are also welcome to sign up for volunteer assignments at the event. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch at no cost.
Q - I registered to ride and now I have a conflict. Can you cancel
my registration? Do I still have to fundraise?
A - Yes, we can cancel your registration, and you are not required to fundraise if you will not be riding in the event. We appreciate your contacting us so we can release your space to another rider. Your registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Alternately, even though you will not be able to ride, we can keep your registration active on our website to allow you to continue fundraising for our important cause to stop diabetes. This way you will be participating as a virtual rider and still making a difference.
Q - When and where do I turn in cash and check donations?
A - You may turn in your cash/check donations at any time to the American Diabetes Association. Checks should be made payable to American Diabetes Association. Send to our local office.
American Diabetes Association
Attn: Kennebunks Tour de Cure
260 Cochituate Road, Suite 200
Framingham, MA 01701
Q – How many people form a team?
A – We prefer each team to include five or more individuals. There is no limit as to how large a team can be. You can have a team with as few as two people.
Q – Why be a part of a team if the fundraising minimums are
A – Teams have more fun! They compete with other teams and they can earn team tents to hang out in during the festival on the afternoon of the event and much more. Many teams do extra things like team training rides, team shirts or jerseys and team fundraising. Company teams are a great way to create camaraderie among employees while getting healthy and creating a presence in the community.
Q – Can my company team include more than employees?
A – Yes! Successful company teams enroll not only employees, but family, friends, associates, clients, vendors, etc. The team is for everyone connected to your company in some way. Check with your employer as to whether there are any restrictions. Also, check with your employer about whether matching gifts might be available for team participants.
Q – Does everyone on my team need to ride together?
A – No. In spite of being on a team, riders should register for the distance/route that best suits their abilities and level of training/fitness. Large teams will want to do some coordination so that team members going the same distance know in advance and can arrange to go together.