Ride to Cure Diabetes

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JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – The Experience of a Lifetime!

Ride Information Night

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Coalition – 365 W. 116th Carmel, IN 46032.

Come meet our 2015 ride coach and fellow riders and learn about our 2015 rides. Ask about our new rider incentive!

Please RSVP to Melissa at mfanning@jdrf.org or 317.308.4964.

About the Ride to Cure Diabetes

As our veteran riders will attest, there are few experiences more rewarding than the Ride to Cure Diabetes. It is a test of will, endurance and, most importantly, heart. When you are pedaling those final miles before reaching the finish line to the sound of a cheering crowd, it is not your legs that keep you moving, but your heart… and the determination you have to find a cure for diabetes.

You can join the Indiana Cure Chasers and over 1,000 other riders as they pedal toward a cure for their loved ones, friends and Youth Ambassadors who are battling the every day trials of living with diabetes!

In 2015, Team Indiana will be celebrating its 15th year participating in the Ride to Cure Diabetes!

Ride challenges can be completed in 30, 62, or 100 mile bike courses. By joining, you are able to attend special team activities such as the Ride Kick-Off Party, Social Events, Send-Off Party, and Welcome Back party and you also have exclusive access to special training sessions.

The Ride to Cure is a fundraising program where each rider has a fundraising goal for their ride. Upon meeting the fundraising goal, there is very little left to do besides train. That’s because JDRF will provide everything for the Ride weekend. JDRF takes care of all the ride details so riders can spend the weekend exploring the ride destination, preparing for the ride, and enjoying the experience of a lifetime.

Approximately one week before the Ride, bikes will be transported for free to the Ride to Cure site. Two days before the Ride, JDRF will fly riders for free from an airport near their home to the ride destination. A bus will then take the group directly to their hotel after a quick stop at a grocery store for last-minute snacks and supplies. All riders are invited to a welcome dinner the evening of their arrival. Free lodging and meals are offered for the three days at the ride site.

Riders can choose an Event Package for some rides, requiring riders to provide their own transportation for themselves and their bike in return for a lower fundraising requirement.

For more information, visit the official Ride to Cure Diabetes website!

Meet our Ride Captain:

Coach Kevin Garner – Cure Chaser since 2007


Kevin Garner is our new Ride Captain for the 2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes! Kevin has participated in eight JDRF destination rides since 2007. He says that each ride was “beautiful, unique, challenging, inspiring and a whole lot of fun.” Kevin wanted to coach because he enjoys helping people reach their cycling goals, no matter what their goals might be. He also works for Eli Lilly and Company, a company dedicated to helping people with diabetes since 1923, and he says he truly believes in JDRF’s objectives. Kevin’s wife and three children support him in his cycling adventures as well.

Kevin’s favorite JDRF quote is:

It’s not about how many miles you ride.

His ultimate goal is to help his team raise money for a cure for T1D while challenging themselves and having incredible experiences.

2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes Schedule:

Ride to Cure Diabetes Schedule

To reserve your ride spot, please contact Melissa Fanning at mfanning@jdrf.org or 317.308.4964.