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: Jerilyn McConnell
Phone: 315-438-8687 ext.3662
Get Your Tour Socks Today!
The CNY Tour de Cure is less than a month away, which means it's time to kick your fundraising into high gear with the new 2017 Tour socks!
Starting Monday, May 15, the first 70 riders to raise $100 will receive a pair of limited edition "It Starts With Me" Tour de Cure socks.
Fundraising Tip: Last year, riders who made a personal donation raised $220 more than those who didn't. When your donors see that you are personally committed to the mission, they are more likely to follow you and donate. Login to your Tour Center and scroll down to the 'Make a Donation' button to get started.
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 15, 2017 to 11:59PM EST on May 21, 2017. See website for Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure. Sponsor: The American Diabetes Association, Central New York Office, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Fl., East Syracuse, NY 13057
Training Ride Info
Are you getting ready to ride? Join us at one of our upcoming Tour de Cure training rides! Here's what you need to know:
- Rides begin on April 29 and continue weekly through June 3 (see below for link to full schedule).
- Training rides leave at 7:00 a.m. from the Salt Museum parking lot at Onondaga Lake Parkway.
- Four distances (including a beginner 10M ride) will be offered each week.
- Rides are designed to introduce new riders to NYS bicycling law, group riding skills and safe/efficient operation of your bicycle.
- Any questions regarding training rides can be directed to Trish from Syracuse Bicycle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check Out the New 2017 Recognition Gifts
New year, new gear! We are very excited to introduce the new recognition gifts for the 2017 CNY 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.
2017 Registration Fee Schedule
Get the best deal on registration by signing up early as fees will increase throughout the year. Take a look at the schedules below.
September 1 - November 30: $10 (EXPIRED)
December 1 - January 30: $15 (EXPIRED)
February 1 - March 31: $20 (EXPIRED)
April 1 - May 31: $25
June 1 - June 8: $30
June 11 Walk-on: $35
Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that might be able to help you:
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: Tour de Cure
6390 Fly Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057
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.