Ride to Cure Diabetes

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

About the Ride to Cure Diabetes

misc 2011-2013 084As 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 more than 1,000 other riders as they pedal toward a cure for the loved ones, friends and family who are battling the every day trials of living with diabetes!

In 2015, Team Indiana will celebrate 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 the Welcome Back party. You also have 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! JDRF takes care of all the Ride details so riders can spend the weekend exploring the ride destination, preparing 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. 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 2015 Ride Captain

Kevin_Garner_pic_finalKevin Garner is our new Ride Captain for the Indiana Cure Chasers! Kevin has participated in eight JDRF destination rides. He says that each ride was “beautiful, unique, challenging, and a whole lot of fun.”

Kevin wants to coach because he enjoys helping people reach their cycling goals, no matter what their goals may be. He works for Eli Lilly and Co., 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 Garner – Cure Chaser since 2007

Kevin’s favorite JDRF quote is:

It’s not about how many miles you ride.

His ultimate goal is to raise money to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes while challenging his team members and helping each one have an incredible and fulfilling experience.

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 call 317.308.4964.