American Diabetes Association hosting Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser; ride starts and ends at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) San Diego office will host the 2017 San Diego Tour de Cure, a cycling fundraiser on Saturday, April 29. Registration information is available at www.diabetes.org/sandiegotourdecure. Registration cost is $35 per rider. Fundraising minimum is $200 donation per rider.

At this year’s ride, nearly 1,000 riders are expected to help raise the ADA’s goal of $368,000 in donations for diabetes research and programs and services for people with diabetes. People who have diabetes will be recognized with a “Red Rider” jersey to wear on the day of the event.

Five routes of 1, 7, 31, 62 and 100 miles will be offered for riders of all ages and skill levels. Start times will vary, ranging from 6 a.m. for the 100-mile ride to 11:30 a.m. for the one-mile ride The start and finish line is the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. The routes throughout San Diego’s North County coastal areas will include oceanfront scenery in Del Mar as well as backcountry roads in the North County that are popular with cyclists. Route details, including names of streets and rest stop locations, are available on the website.

Now in its 17th year in San Diego, the local Tour de Cure is one of about 70 Tour de Cure fundraisers held annually in U.S. cities. This is the 26th year of Tour de Cure fundraisers in the U.S. The American Diabetes Association’s San Diego office covers San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial counties.

Local sponsors for the San Diego Tour de Cure are BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company, NYSE: BDX) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC). Other local sponsors include Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), Performance Bicycle, Revolution Bike Shop, Moment Bicycles and Abbott Laboratories. National sponsors for the Tour de Cure are Lilly Diabetes and Primal Wear.

“Our cyclists are among the most passionate people anywhere who care about cycling, health and, above all, finding a cure for diabetes,” said Molly Soliman, 2017 Tour de Cure event manager. “Cyclists of all levels are sure to enjoy this unique day of fun, fitness, friendship and the personal satisfaction of completing a ride that moves us closer in our efforts to stop diabetes.”

Author: Rick Griffin

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