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2018 Tour de Cure: CNY

Event Details


Many Roads. One Purpose.

The Tour de Cure is  all-new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same activity so building a team is easy.

Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure.  All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more.

Key details are also listed below.  Continue checking this page for any last minute updates and reminders as you get ready for the big day.

Are you ready for Tour?  Download the Event Newsletter for all the information you'll need for Sunday.



Early Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, July 26
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Syracuse Bicycle


Check-In and Walk-On Registration

Upon arrival, all participants should visit the Upstate Medical University Registration Tent to check-in. This will be identifiable by banners and signs. (this will be a 20x20’ tent located near the bath houses).

Still need to register? Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.  Anyone wishing to register after that deadline can do so the morning of the event. 

Please arrive based on the check-in time of the route you wish to do (see schedule below) and inform our volunteers you are a walk-on participant.  You will be asked to pay the $35 walk-on fee, plus the $200 fundraising minimum.



All participants are responsible for the $200 fundraising minimum. Anyone not at the minimum by Sunday will be asked for cash, check or credit card to cover any remaining balance.

Your Participant Center will remain open through the event to receive online donations, and we will have collection envelopes available at check-in for any cash or check donations.



Anyone arriving prior to 10:00 a.m. will not be stopped at the gate.  Anyone arriving after 10:00 a.m. is subject to entry fees.  Download our Event Newsletter for a parking pass to be let in at no charge.


Route Maps & Information

Links to the routes are below, and hard copy maps and cue sheets will be available in the registration tent.  Even if you have the route downloaded to a device, please be sure to grab a copy in case you lose signal along the route. 

Routes will be marked with arrows on the roads as well as signs on the side of the roads and you should follow your route's color.

100 Mile Route Map
Yellow Markings

65 Mile Route Map
Red Markings

31 Mile Route Map
Green Markings

10 Mile Route Map
Blue Markings

5K Run/Walk Route Map
Pink Markings

Route Notes:  For the 100M and 65M routes, riders should be able to ride at a minimum pace of 12mph.  The 5k route will use the back gate at the  Muskrat Bay Area, not the McKinley Ridge trail.


Schedule of Events

6:15 - 10:00 a.m:  Participant Check-In and Breakfast
7:00 - 10:00 a.m.:  Routes Start
10:00 a.m.:  Kids Zone Opens
11:15 a.m.:  Vendor Area Opens
11:30 a.m.:  Lunch Begins
12:00 p.m.:  Beer Garden Opens
4:30 p.m.:  Routes Close


What to Bring

  • Helmet. If you are riding, you must wear a helmet.
  • Full water bottles to take on the routes.
  • Weather appropriate attire.  Remember we ride, run and walk rain or shine.
  • ID.  Best to have in case of emergencies and ID will be required at the beer garden.


Day of Event Phone Number

If you require non-medical assistance on the route, call our Command Center at 315-572-6073.  Program that number into your phone now so you're all set for Sunday.

In the case of an emergency, call 911. Then if you are able, call our Command Center to provide details.


Champions and Living Red Participants

If you are a Champion fundraiser (individuals raising $1,000+) or a Living Red participant (living with diabetes), make sure to spend some time in the Living Red & Champion Tent located near the beer garden for VIP offerings.

Living Red participants can also pick up their jersey or t-shirt in this tent.


Recognition Gifts

Participants who qualified for a Recognition Gift prior to July 8 can pick up their item(s) in the Registration Tent. 

All other Recognition Gifts will be distributed post-event and participants have through August 30 to continue fundraising.  Learn more about Recognition Gifts.


Festival Information

After you cross the finish line, join us for:

  • Lunch, provided by Barney's BBQ
  • Kids Zone, presented by Dave & Buster's
  • Vendor Village
  • Beer Garden. Each participant and volunteer ages 21+ will receive one free beer from Empire Brewing Co.  Additional beer can be purchased with cash or credit card.
  • Cornhole, sponsored by Empire Cornhole, will be located in the beer garden, so bring your teammates friends and rivals for some friendly competition.

National Sponsors

Primal Wear
Kay Jeweler



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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Tour de Cure is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association with cycling, running and walking options. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Tour de Cure is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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