“As a Type 1 Diabetic for almost 15 years now, I never thought I’d be able to do something like ride 100 miles across Vermont. But, with a lot of training and support from my family and friends, this goal became a reality for me and our awesome team! I made a lot of great friends along the way and it helped me stay motivated about a hope for a cure for myself and the millions of others affected by Type 1 Diabetes.
What an incredible experience.
Can’t wait to do it again in the future!” Emily Rhodes
Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience.
The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:
- Multiple fundraising and mileage options
- Training with a USA Cycling certified coach
- Ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels
The journey begins by traveling to one of our destination Ride locations. Meet up with fellow riders and begin a fun-filled weekend including safety seminars, planned excursions, and team building celebrations. It all leads up to the big event … Ride Day.
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Why is this cycling team important to JDRF Austin?
- 100% of the fundraising dollars that the Austin team raises goes back to benefit the Austin Chapter
- With enough interest and participation Austin could be awarded it’s very own Ride to Cure Diabetes which is a huge fundraising opportunity!
- Challenge yourself…whether you are T1D or you are riding for someone else, you are raising hope for a cure and showing that anything is possible!
“As an active cyclist for many years I’ve been on a number of charity rides and I have to say this was a very different and amazing experience. Along the way training I met some amazing people who I call close friends now and together we not only accomplished a big ride in Vermont,
but also raised a ton of awareness and money for T1D and JDRF.
I can’t think of another event that gives as much for the effort in both helping a great cause and developing the people involved.” Todd Werner