Ride to Cure Diabetes

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Date:
August 15, 2013
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La Crosse, WI
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Join us in our search for ways to Cure, better Treat, and Prevent type 1 diabetes

Check out the Austin Ride page, and the Facebook Team group.

Conquer More Than a Hill

Riders from around the world take on two challenges:

raising the money needed to fund the research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a unique cycling experience.

It’s About More Than the Miles

The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:

  • Multiple fundraising and mileage options
  • Personalized training with a USA Cycling certified coach
  • Ride destinations and distances for Riders of all fitness levels

Be Part of Something Begger than Yourself

You will experience a fun-filled weekend that includes bike seminars, planned excursions, and team building celebrations. It all leads up to the big event… Ride Day!

Here’s What Our Riders Are Saying:

“Many things converged to make the JDRF bike ride a very special experience for me. Long before the actual day of the ride in Vermont, my coach, Todd Werner, and his fellow Ironmen, started training the rag-tag group of riders that assembled with all manner of bikes. His patience and encouragement over the course of several months made riding up hills even cars have to down-shift to ascend possible.

My teammates and I rode as one from day one in Austin to our final day crossing the finish line in Vermont, united in our desire to help fund a cure for Type I diabetes.

I got leaner, stronger, quicker, and in turn, felt better, younger, and happier. Finally, when the JDRF riders from Austin and all over the United States set out on that hot summer Saturday in Vermont to ride, a wave of emotion surged inside me and tears welled in my eyes … How lucky, I thought, to have the ability and the determination to attempt to ride 100 miles. How intensely grateful to have so many friends supporting me, many of whom want a cure for Type I as much as I do.  How amazing and inspiring to look  to my left, right, in front and behind and see people of all ages and biking abilities who feel exactly as I do.” Julie Hiebert

“Although I have not been directly impacted by T1D, I have friends who have, including a dear friend’s sweet little girl who was diagnosed at the age of 4.  I joined Austin’s inaugural ride team to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure.  It was an incredible experience!  I went from learning how to clip in and out of my pedals to knocking out 100 miles across Vermont in a matter of months and made some amazing friends along the way.

Of all of the charity events and fundraising I’ve done to date, this was hands down my favorite experience! :)”

Crystal Harris

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