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2018 Tour de Cure: Oregon/SW Washington

Event Details

Saturday, July 28th
AmberGlen Park, Hillsboro, OR


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.

All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more.

Many Roads. One Purpose.

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.

Download the 2018 Oregon/SW Washington Tour de Cure Cycling Route Maps
3 Mile Walk/Run
10 Mile

29 Mile
49 Mile
69 Mile
104 Mile

2018 Tour de Cure Fundraising Toolkit

2018 Recognition Gifts

Training Rides with Performance Bicycle
Join National Tour Partner, Performance Bicycle, at a number of upcoming local training rides to help get you ready for Tour de Cure. More details here. The Performance Bicycle Great Ride Series takes place every Saturday at 9am from the following Performance Bicycle locations:

Performance Bicycle - Beaverton
3850 SW Hall Blvd. | 503-644-3246

Performance Bicycle - SE Portland at Mall 205
9988 SE Washington St. | 503-408-8150

Performance Bicycle - Nyberg Woods
7073 SW Nyberg St. | 503-639-2522

Please call ahead if you'd like details on each location's ride.

Event Day Details

Event Info Pic

We can't wait to celebrate our Living Red Participants (riders, walkers, and runners with type 1 or type 2 diabetes), Champions (participants who raised $1,000 or more) and all our teams and participants on July 28th! 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.

Reminder:  All participants must raise the fundraising minimum of $200 for adults and $50 for kids 18 and under, 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 the registration tent on the day of the event.

Event Contact:
Leah North

Oregon/SW Washington Tour de Cure
AmberGlen Park
20025 NW Gibbs Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97006

Directions to Venue:

Early Packet Pickup Event:

Friday, July 20th
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Columbia Sportswear - Downtown Portland
911 SW Broadway

Saturday, July 21st
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Peformance Bicycle - Beaverton
3850 SW Hall Blvd.

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 and pick up your event bib number and wristband. All participants who do not take advantage of our Early Packet Pickup event, must check-in at the registration tent on July 28th to receive event bib number, wristband and turn in any additional cash, checks or matching gift forms.

Emergency Phone Number: 310-303-8766
Please program this number into your phone in case of emergency on the routes. We recommend all participants carry a cell phone.

Afternoon temperatures are forecasted to be in the 90's on Saturday, and road temperatures can be 10-25 degrees higher. Please prepare accordingly - drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen. If you are riding the 100 or 70-mile routes, you may want to consider riding a lower mileage than expected to target a finish by lunchtime (1-2pm).

Parking: When you arrive, please follow the instructions of our parking volunteers when you turn off AmberGlen Parkway onto NW Gibbs to ensure everyone's safety. There is plenty of parking on-site for all participants, volunteers, and supporters. Carpooling is encouraged. Please note that all routes start on the 1/2 hr. If you arrive on the 1/2 hr, you may be stopped temporarily while participants are exiting through the main entrance. Please use caution and drive slowly. Driving instructions to the venue can be found below.

Check-In and Start Times: All participants must check-in at the regsitration tent (unless you participated in the early packet pick-up event on July 20th or 21st). Please review the route details below 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.

Routes: Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops (7 Rest Stops for Riders, 1 water stop for walkers/runners), SAG vehicles and more.This year, there are 5 cycling routes (10 miles, 29 miles, 49 miles, 69 miles, and 100 miles), as well as a 5K Walk/Run. 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.

Colored wristbands will be provided to all participants at registration according to their colored route with an emergency phone number as an added safety precaution.

The SAG vehicles (Support and Gear) will be offering support to Tour participants on every route and will be marked with the Tour de Cure door magnets and flags. If you have stopped along the roadside and need assistance make sure to flag them down. SAG vehicles can provide cyclists with roadside assistance. They also have the capability to call in medical or emergency assistance anywhere along the routes Minors must be accompanied by an adult in the SAG vehicle, no exceptions.

Our Route Marshals, in yellow vests, will be riding along the routes to ensure Participants are following the "rules of the road," and are there to help you. If you have stopped and do not need assistance just give them a 'thumbs up' as this helps them from having to stop when it is not necessary.

All routes close at 4:00 p.m. and there is no support after the close time. Please ensure you have trained to be able to finish your route in time. At that time, our SAG vehicles may begin picking people up to be brought back to AmberGlen Park.

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

Rest Stops: There will be multiple rest stops along the different routes - 7 Rest Stops for Riders, 1 (one) water stop for walkers/runners. You will be able to find refreshments, basic first aid, a bike mechanic and restrooms at each stop.

One of our longtime rest stops #2 Hillside Bible Church was completely destroyed in a fire several weeks ago. They have graciously offered to continue hosting our rest stop on their property during this year's ride. If you would like to contribute to their building restoration fund, we will have donation cannisters at the Rest Stop.

Recognition Gifts: All participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum ($50 for kids 18 and under), will recieve an event day t-shirt and finisher medal 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 July 4th. You can retrieve your recognition gift at the registration tent after you complete your route.

Any participant who reaches a qualifying fundraising level after July 4th 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.

Post-Event Festival:

  • Finishers Medal, Photos & T-Shirts
  • Wellness Pavilion
  • Kids Zone

Food: Breakfast snacks and coffee will be available before the event. For participants, your lunch ticket is on your participant bib. Lunch will be prepared by Spin Catering. Non-participants, friends, and family are welcome to purchase tickets for $15 (CASH ONLY).

Go Social & Event Photos: Safely 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 @tdcORWA and use the #tourpdx.

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. Please wear your bib number on your front. For cyclists, please adhere to these safety rules:

  • Wear your helmet
  • Obey traffic laws
  • Use hand signals to indicate turns and stops
  • Ride single file
  • Pass on the left
  • Use your voice to alert other riders
  • No phone calls
  • Get out of the way when stopping
  • Make sure your bib is on your back and visible for our safety team

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

We'll see you on July 28th!

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