Day of Tour Details
Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. Whether riding, running, or walking, the Manning & Napier Tour de Cure is a celebration, bringing together participants of all ages and ability levels.
The Manning & Napier Tour de Cure has its own character and style. You’ll start and end on the Xerox Complex in Webster and travel through gorgeous scenery along Lake Ontario. We offer a memorable post-ride experience highlighting our local flavor. No matter how you enjoy Tour de Cure, you are in for a memorable event for a great cause!
We are gearing up for the big day and want you to have everything you'll need to make your ride, run or walk a safe and enjoyable experience.
Continue checking our website, your email and our Facebook page for any last minute updates and reminders.
Expo and Packet Pickup
Come to the Legacy Senior Living Communities Tour de Cure Expo & Packet Pickup and then sleep in and avoid the lines the morning of Tour! Get full details.
Friday, June 8
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Legacy at Clover Blossom
100 McAuley Drive - Rochester, NY 14610 (next to Mercy HS)
Expo: All are welcome to enjoy giveaways, enter to win prizes and visit with vendors.
Packet Pickup: Participants who wish to pick up their bib, packet, goody bag and Recognition Gifts must be at the $200 minimum (donations can also be turned in on-site).
Walk-on registration can take place the morning of the event. IArrive based on the check-in time of the route you wish to do and inform our volunteers you are a walk-on participant. You will be asked to pay the $35 walk-on registration fee plus the $200 fundraising minimum.
Routes will follow route markings and signs with colors corresponding to that specific route. Take a look at our routes below and find the one that's right for you (additional descriptions are available on our Route Details page).
All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers, and more. The Ontario Rest Stop is sponsored by Auction Direct and lunch provided by Simply Crepes. The Union Hill Rest Stop is sponsored by Faber Builders, the Marion Rest Stop is sponsored by MVP, East Palmyra & East Williamson lunch provided by Amiel’s Submarines.
- The Gallo & Iacovangelo 100M Century Route
- The DiMarco Group 63M Route
- The Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield 40M Route
- The Javlyn 25M Route
- 12M Route
- 3.5M Ride, Run or Walk
Current participants are encouraged to take advantage of various training opportunities to get ready to ride, run or walk on June 9 including the Rochester Regional Health Training Challenge, spin classes at Midtown Athletic Club, Red Rider training at Tryon Bike, and upcoming outdoor training rides.
Safety is our #1 priority, so before you head out on the roads, watch this mandatory video to help keep yourself, and all of our participants, safe on the roads.
Wayne County offers a free service called Smart911. With Smart911, participants can add key information about themselves and members of their household that is displayed to 911 dispatchers in the event of a 911 call from their phone. This service is available to anyone, whether they are a Wayne County resident or a visitor. Register here.
In the event that someone that is registered calls 911 from their cell phone while they are in Wayne County, their 911 Center will receive the person’s name as well as any pertinent medical or other information they supplied when they registered. This information is stored on a secure server at the vendor’s site, and is only available to 911 if they call 911.
Participants can download the free app SOS Beacon by RpaidSOS, Inc. SOS Beacon provides precise GPS coordinates from a Smart Phone to the 911 Center.
Get ready to ride! Check out this Cycling Guide full of tips on what to bring, how to prepare and more local ride info, courtesy of veteran Tour Champion and Team Red Captain, Will Haines.
Directions, Parking & Site Maps
The Xerox Complex is located at Chiyoda Drive, Bldg 147, Webster, NY, 14580. Take the Phillips Road exit off 104. Head North on Phillips Road. In a quarter of a mile turn left onto Chiyoda Drive (see Google Map directions).
When you arrive, you will be greeted by a parking volunteer and directed into a lot (view parking map). It is important that everyone follows the directions of the volunteers for safety and organization.
Please plan your arrival to give yourself enough time to park, check-in, have something to eat, stretch, and get ready to line up promptly at the start time.
Take a look at our site map to familiarize yourself with the event layout.
5:30 a.m. The 2018 Manning & Napier Tour de Cure Site Opens
CNB Registration Tent Opens
6:00 a.m. Champions Lounge Opens – Sponsored by Simply Crepes, Towpath Bike and Brown & Brown
6:30 a.m. Gallo & Iacovangelo 100 Mile Century Ride Begins
8:00 a.m. DiMarco Group 62.5 Mile Metric Century Ride Begins
9:00 a.m. Excellus BCBS 40 Mile Ride Begins
10:00 a.m. Javlyn 25 Mile Ride Begins
11:00 a.m. 12 Mile Ride Begins
Kids Zone Opens – Sponsored by Rochester Regional Health Total Sports Experience
11:30 a.m. 3.5 Mile Family Ride, Run and Walk Begins
12:00 p.m. Vendor Village, sponsored by Rochester Clinical Research, Opens in Dining Tent
‘Significant Other’ on the Manning & Napier Entertainment Stage
Lunch Opens, provided by B.Good - Free to Cyclists & Volunteers. Spectator tickets available for $10
Massages Open in the Registration Tent
2:30 p.m. ‘Woody & His All-Diabetic Band on the Manning & Napier Entertainment Stage
4:00 p.m. All Manning & Napier Tour de Cure Routes Close
All riders, runners and walkers who reach the minimum will receive the official t-shirt at the event. Participants who reached the $500 or $1,000 levels by May 19 and submitted their gift selection will have their item(s) available for pickup at Expo/Tour.
Tour Staff will make every effort to fulfill orders for participants who reached the $500 or $1,000 levels after that deadline and will distribute items on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last – another reason to attend the Expo the day before Tour!
Qualified participants who do not receive their gifts at the Tour or Expo will receive their items post-event.
Living Red Participants
Calling all Red Riders and Red Striders! Before each ride leaves the Start line this year, we’d like to capture a photo of everyone who is ‘Living Red’. We’d appreciate you arriving at the start line about 10 minutes before the scheduled ride time so we can get a memorable photo.
Also, the Living Red tent has some new improvements! Visit the Living Red Tent, sponsored locally by URMC and nationally by Lilly, to pick up your Red Rider jersey or Red Strider shirt. Also in the tent this year, special snacks, a comfy lounge, and a private area to manage any medication or insulin needs. Even better? An eight foot long Tribute Wall to sign and take photos in front of, to celebrate Tour Day and all your accomplishments!
What to Bring
To ensure you are prepared for the Tour de Cure, please review this helpful check-list and pack accordingly!
- Donations: Don’t forget any cash and check donations. We will have collection envelopes on-site. We ask participants to convert any cash/coins to a personal check, made payable to the American Diabetes Association.
- Helmet: You can’t ride without a helmet, so don’t forget yours!
- Cell Phone: We encourage participants to have their cell phone in case they need to call our Command Center or in case of an emergency.
- Weather Appropriate Clothing: We ride, run and walk rain or shine, be sure to pack clothes for any weather we might get.
- Medical Supplies: We will have basic first aid supplies on-site, but we ask all participants and spectators to bring any medical supplies they may need throughout the day (medications, meter/supplies, EpiPen, etc.).
- License/ID and Insurance Cards: Just in case, these come in handy in emergencies.
- Water Bottle: We suggest having two, one for water and one for Powerade. We will provide water and Powerade at rest stops.
- Patch Kit: For minor incidents, you can patch up your tires. Mechanics can help with this if needed.
- Money: Lunch is free for all participants and volunteers, however we do ask for a donation from any of spectators who would like to join you for lunch after you cross the finish line.
Fundraising, Champion & Team Incentives
The dollars you raise for the Tour de Cure fund critical research, advocacy efforts, programs and education to support all children and adults living with diabetes, including our own Camp Aspire here in Rochester.
Fundraising Minimum: As a reminder, all participants must be at the $200 minimum in order to participate. Anyone not at the minimum at check-in will be asked for cash, check or credit card to cover any remaining balance.
Champions: Participants who raise $1,000 or more join an elite group known as Champion fundraisers and receive awesome perks and benefits for their efforts. Visit our Fundraising & Champions page for more info.
Team Tents: Teams that raise $8,000 or more by June 4 can receive a Team Tent in the Team Village area at the event. Check out our Team Tent Guide for details.