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2018 Tour de Cure: Ocean State

We'll see you on June 3!

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We look forward to celebrating our Living Red Participants (riders, runner, and walkers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes), Champions (participants who raised $1,000 or more) and all our teams and participants on June 3! Tour de Cure: Ocean State is a celebration of your hard work and dedication in the fight to end diabetes and all its burdens.

Below you will find all the information you need to know about what to expect on event day.

Reminder:  All participants must raise the fundraising minimum of $200 in order to participate on event day. Participants who are living with diabetes must meet the minimum in order to receive their Red Apparel item. Cash, checks, or credit card donations will be accepted at check-in located within the College of Pharmacy building on the day of the event.

Tour de Cure: Ocean State
University of Rhode Island
120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI, 02802

Emergency Phone Number: 401-439-8170
Please program this number into your phone in case of emergency on the routes. We recommend all participants carry a cell phone.

Diabetes doesn't stop for bad weather and neither does the Tour de Cure - WE RIDE, RUN & WALK RAIN OR SHINE!  Please check the forecast and dress and pack accordingly.

Parking:  Follow the signs for the Tour de Cure Parking in the Fine Arts Parking Lot (or the Greenhouse Road Parking Lot for our Champions). Download a map of URI with details on the Tour de Cure. Parking volunteers will be there to greet you and direct you where to park.  It is important that everyone follows the directions of the parking volunteers as we have a traffic pattern set up to accommodate all participants starting/finishing and your safety is our top priority. There is plenty of parking on site for all participants, volunteers, friends, family and supporters.

Routes: Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more.This year, there are 4 cycling routes (100, 63, 32, and 12 miles), as well as a 5K Run/Walk. Please remember that all cycling participants must wear a helmet. If a minor is participating, the minor is also required to wear a helmet, if riding.

  • 63 Mile Route Map (follow color markings on road)
  • Check-In: 7:00 a.m., Start 8:00 a.m.
  • 30 Mile Route Map (follow color markings on road)
  • Check-In: 9:00 a.m., Start 10:00 a.m.
  • 12 Mile Route Map (follow color markings on road)
  • Check-In: 10:30 a.m., Start 11:30 a.m.
  • 5K Route Map (follow color markings on road)
  • Check-In: 10:45 a.m., Start 11:45 a.m.

If you need to change your route selection, please alert the volunteers at check-in located within the College of Pharmacy building. Please arrive at route check-in time of the route you wish to participate in and the volunteers will update your information.

Check-In and Start Times:  All participants must check-in at the College of Pharmacy building. Review the route details above to confirm route check-in and start time. Plan your arrival accordingly to give yourself enough time to check-in, have something to eat, stretch, and line-up. Living Red Participants (participants with diabetes) should make their way to the front of the start line to lead each route off. Coffee, breakfast/snacks, and water will be available in the morning.

Volunteers:  Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled shift and check-in at the Expo/Volunteer Tent to receive your volunteer shirt and instructions for your volunteer location and captain. All volunteers must turn in a completed waiver (download a copy) with emergency contact info, health care provider info, and sign and date the bottom. If you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian must also sign and date the waiver.

Recognition Gifts:  All participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum will receive an event day t-shirt and finisher medal after you complete your route. If you raised more than $500, you qualify for additional recognition gifts. In order to receive your $500-plus recognition gift on event day, you needed to meet the qualifying fundraising level and complete the recognition gift survey by May 14. You can retrieve your recognition gifts at the recognition tent along with other fundraising incentives you may have earned.

Any participants who reach a qualifying fundraising level after May 14 will receive their recognition gifts 4-6 weeks post event. Your local ADA staff will work with you directly to select your recognition gift, size and confirm delivery options.

What to bring: All participants should bring a water bottle to reduce waste. Water stations are available on site and at rest stops. All cyclists must wear a helmet when riding. Additional items we recommend include: medications or diabetes supplies, driver’s license and medical insurance card, any food you must have or can have if you have a food allergy, extra tube for your bike (if riding).

Day-of-Event Registration: Online registration will close at midnight EST on Thursday, May 31. Anyone not registered online prior to midnight Thursday can register on-site on June 3 and pay the $35 walk-on registration fee as well as the $200 fundraising minimum. Walk-on participants will need to complete an emergency event waiver. We will have copies on-site, but you can also download it here to complete and bring with you on Sunday.

Last Minute Donations: People often wait until the very end to donate, so use these next few days to follow up with anyone who hasn't donated or make any final asks. Share a link to your page and say that the event is on and it's not too late to give. You can turn in any cash, checks or matching gift forms during the check-in/registration process.

Lunch: Our post-ride cookout will offer grilled lemon herb boneless chicken breast, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, tofu and veggie Asian skewers, potato salad, pasta salad, mixed greens salad and cookies. Lunch is free for participants and volunteers. Family and friends are invited to join you in the lunch tent, but to help cover costs, we are asking for a $5 donation to the ADA from any non-participants for lunch (tickets can be purchased at the lunch tent).

Post-Event Festival: There will be a live band, exhibitors, vendors, activities, awards ceremony and more!  Please keep in mind that URI is a dry campus and therefore the ADA is not permitted to serve alcohol at the festival.

Red Participants Group Photo:  We invite all Red Participants to gather for a group photo after the awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m.  Help us cheer them on with one big "Go Red Rider and Go Red Strider!"

Safety: For participants safety, all bib numbers have a tracking feature and are unique to each participant. This is not for timing purposes, but for safety.

Living Red Participants: Living Red Participants are riders, runners and walkers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Be sure to stop by the Living Red Tent to get your Living Red jersey or shirt and learn about the many resources available to you through the American Diabetes Association.

Champions: As a Champion who raised more than $1,000, you have earned your choice of multiple Recognition Gifts. If you reached Champion status by May 14 and responded to an email on your choices, you can pick these up at the Recognition Tent. If you became a Champion after May 14 or were not able to respond to the email, we will be in touch to help you choose your gifts. But be sure to come by the Recognition Tent as we have another gift for you!

Go Social & Event PhotosSafely take photos of you and your fellow participants at the event or on the routes. Share your team spirit and please tag us on Facebook.

View our FAQ's page for common event or fundraising questions.

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