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2018 Tour de Cure: Pittsburgh

Event Details and Route Information

We'll see you on September 15!

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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 September 15! Tour de Cure 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 or check out our Final Participant Instructions.

Reminder:  Participants that raise the fundraising minimum of $200 for adults and $50 for kids 12 and under, will be able to participate in the route of their choice and will receive the Tour de Cure tri-blend shirt. All participants are invited to join us at the start/finish line and partake in the event festivities such as the UPMC Wellness Village, health screenings, REI activity zone, and more!

Tour de Cure: Pittsburgh
South Shore Riverfront Park
Cinema Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Emergency Phone Number: 412-328-0324
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:  Participants can park for a $3.00, flat rate, at Alco Parking Corporation’s at Tunnel Blvd & Ladle garages on Sydney Street.

Early Packet Pickup:  In order to participate in our early packet pickup, you must have met the fundraising minimum. By participating in the early packet pick-up, you can avoid any lines at the registration tent on event day. Stop on Thursday, September 13 at Performance Bike from 3:00PM-7:00PM. If you do not attend packet pick-up, please arrive at least thirty minutes to an hour prior to your route start time. This will provide you with enough time to park, check-in, and get to the start line.

Routes:  Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more.This year, there are 3 cycling routes (63 miles, 30 miles, 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.

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

Training Rides with Performance Bicycle:  Need some practice for the Tour ot some tips on training? Check out our Training Rides page by our national partner, Performance Bicycle!

Check-In and Start Times:  All participants must check-in at the registration tent (unless you participated in an early packet pick-up event. 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.

Recognition Gifts:  Participants who raise the $200 fundraising minimum, will receive an event day t-shirt after you complete your route. If you fundraised $500+, you qualify for additional recognition gifts. In order to receive your $500+ recognition gift on event day, you needed to meet the qualifying fundraising level and complete the recognition gift survey by August 25. You can retrieve your recognition gift at the registration tent after you complete your route.

Any participant who reaches a qualifying fundraising level after August 25 will receive their recognition gift 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. Large water dispensers 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, drivers 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).

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.

UPMC Wellness Village: To help bring the Tour de Cure: Ride. Run. Walk to life, we will host a UPMC Wellness Village filled with healthcare providers, local businesses and activities to share important information with participants on how to stay healthy while living with diabetes. Take advantage of the UPMC Wellness village to learn about the newest technology in treatment, receive screenings, and engage with leaders in the health/wellness and diabetes sector regarding all types of diabetes. Thank you to our current committed vendors Medtronic, Tandem, Clinical Translational Science Institute at Pitt, AmeriHealth Caritas, Premier Medical, Novo Nordisk, OmniPod and Retrofit. We greatly appreciate the support and partnership these vendors are offering.

Food:  Breakfast, lunch and drinks will be available before and after the ride thanks to Giant Eagle, Dietz & Watson, Hello Bistro. These lunch options will be free for all of the participants who have met their fundraising minimum.

Living Red Participants:  Stop by our Living Red tent on event day!

Go Social & Event Photos:  Safely take photos of you and your fellow participants at the event or on the routes.

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

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Kay Jeweler



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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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