Monday, June 27, 2016

Tour de Cure 2016 - Done!

I committed to participating in the 2016 Tour de Cure in December of 2015. It is now over and I'm kind of sad about it. I had such a fantastic experience for many reasons, including the following:
  • Thinking about people I already knew who are living with diabetes
  • Getting to know new people who live with diabetes or who are working to support them
  • Riding my bike for almost 5 hours in beautiful northern Utah
  • Enjoying great support from ADA leading up to and during the event, including fantastic feed zones replete with drinks, snacks and words of encouragement
  • Being the recipient of so much heart-warming support from YOU . . . my friends, colleagues, family members and relative strangers who offered kind words and monetary donations
I am already looking forward to the 2017 Tour de Cure! Please join me in person and/or in spirit!

Lots of bikes & riders getting ready just before the event
Heading to the starting line in downtown Brigham City
There were lots of "Red Riders" - People riding who live with diabetes
Lined up and ready for the ride to begin
Fueling up with my new Red Rider friend Mike who was diagnosed when he was 16 yrs old
This is the main group I rode with for most of the time, including the last 20 miles in rain & lightning
This was the 25th anniversary of the Tour de Cure

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