Ride to Cure

“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.

Check out this video for more information!

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


Please email Michal Baer  for more information!

2012 Burlington Ride

2012 Burlington Ride

2013 La Crosse Ride

2013 La Crosse Ride

2013 La Crosse Ride

2013 La Crosse Ride

2014 Tucson Ride