We'll see you on Sunday, May 6!
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday for a great day of riding, walking, running – and celebrating your participation for people with diabetes.
Please be aware that because of recent event at the Veterans’ Home, there will be extra police and fire marshals on hand to ensure that our participants and volunteers comply with all regulations on the grounds. Please observe all speed limits and park only in areas designated by our parking crew. Violations may result in fines and ticketing.
As always, we are grateful if you can carpool with others coming to the event so that can park all of our participants.
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 website.
Reminder: All participants must raise the fundraising minimum of $250 for adults and $50 for kids 12 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.
Napa Valley Tour de Cure
Veterans Home of California
100 California Drive, Yountville, CA, 94599
Emergency Phone Number: 888-523-2163
Please program this number into your phone in case you need mechanical support on the route This number will also be on the wristband you receive at packet pick-up or at the registration tent when you check in on Sunday morning. If there is a true emergency requiring police or ambulance support, please dial 911 (or 707.253.9111 in Napa County).
Weather: 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: When you arrive, please follow the instructions of our parking crew. Please be aware that because of recent events at the Veterans’ Home, parking availability has been reduced from previous years. Although we will have overflow parking at Domaine Chandon (next door), we have many fewer spots than in previous years. For that reason we encourage you to carpool with team members or others you know who are participating. We will do the very best we can to get all participants and volunteers parked at the Vets Home and Domaine Chandon, but your help is needed. You can do your part by arranging to ride with a team member or organizing a carpool with others you know who are participating.
Early Packet Pickup and Check-In: Check out our packet pick-up and check-in page for all the information you will need.
Routes: Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more. 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.
- 5K Walk/Run - 5K Route Map
- 10 Miles - A great ride for inexperienced cyclists as well as young families. This route travels residential and rural back roads and has a themed rest stop designed for children. 10 Mile Route Map, 10 Mile Ride with GPS Map
- 25 Miles - This easy distance with flat terrain crosses the Valley at Oakville Cross Road and sends you down the Silverado Trail before you return to the Veterans’ Home. 25 Mile Route Map, 25 Mile Ride with GPS Map
- 50 Miles - Our most popular distance with rolling terrain sends you north along the Silverado Trail up to our rest stop in Calistoga. After you enjoy relaxation and refreshment, you will return south down Silverado Trail. 50 Mile Route Map, 50 Mile Ride with GPS Map
- 80 Miles - The most recent addition to our ride menu brings you up out of the Napa Valley and takes you over the County line into Sonoma and the beautiful Alexander Valley. If you’re ready for some hill-climbing this is for you. When you reach our rest stop in Healdsburg you turn around and head back to Calistoga. 80 Mile Route Map, 80 Mile Ride with GPS Map
- 100 Miles - For our true century buffs: Continue past our Healdsburg rest stop and follow the loop that takes you out past Healdsburg almost to the Russian River. 100 Mile Route Map, 100 Mile Ride with GPS Map
Check-In and Start Times: All participants must
check-in at the regsitration 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.
Red Riders: If you are checking in on Saturday at the Napa Valley Marriott (9 am to 3 pm), we will have Red Rider bib for you to pick up. Your Red Rider jersey/tech shirt will be available to pick up on Sunday from the Registration Tent. If you are checking in on Sunday, please go to the Red Rider/Champions station to pick up your bib and Red Rider jersey. You are cordially invited to come to the Red Rider/Team Red tent after you have completed your event. You can have lunch there and socialize with your fellow Living Red participants.
Champions: If you are checking in on Saturday at the Napa Valley Marriott (9 am to 3 pm), we will have a low number Gold Champions bib for you to pick up. (Check in will also be available from 5 pm to 7 pm for those who are attending the Champions Celebration.) If you are checking in on Sunday, please go to the Red Rider/Champions station to pick up your lower number Gold Champion bib. You are cordially invited to come to the Champion VIP tent after you have completed your event. You can have lunch there and socialize with your fellow Champion participants.
Recognition Gifts: All participants who meet the $250 fundraising minimum ($50 for kids 12 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 April 13. You can retrieve your recognition gift at the registration tent after you complete your route.
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.
View our FAQ's page for common event or fundraising questions.