Ride to Cure Diabetes

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

What is the Ride to Cure Diabetes and Why Should I Sign Up?
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 TEAM INDIANA and over 1000 other riders from throughout the country 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 2013, Team Indiana will be celebrating its 13th year participating in the Ride to Cure Diabetes!

Visit www.jdrfindianaridetocure.blogspot.com for Team Indiana information.

By joining TEAM INDIANA you not only get to enjoy all of the fun activities offered at each ride site and the actual ride itself, you also have the opportunity to attend special training sessions offered exclusively to Team Indiana members as well as several social activities offered throughout the year. Some of these activities include Ride Kick-Off Party, Youth Ambassador Social Events, Send-Off Party and Welcome Back Party.

This is youropportunity to be a direct contributor of the $100 million or more that JDRF will give to research this year while conquering the challenge of completing your choice of a 30, 62, or 100 mile bike course. This is your chance to be part of the cure! Don’t miss out… sign up today!

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.

To read Team Indiana member Lisa Blythe’s inspiring story about why she rides, click here.

Lasting friendship with your adopted Youth Ambassador – Make a new friend and give them the best gift ever by helping to find a cure for diabetes through your fundraising. JDRF will help you take them with you in spirit by bringing along tokens of their appreciation, cards, pictures and more. Cross the finish line in their honor and have a story of triumph to share on your return.

Announcing the 2014 Ride to Cure Diabetes Calendar

Burlington, VT                  July 24-27

La Crosse, WI                   August 14-17

Lake Tahoe, CA               September 4-8

Nashville, TN                    TBD (September)

Death Valley, CA               October 16-19

Tucson, AZ                         November 20-23

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