What is Tour de Cure?



Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising cycling event. With strong support from the corporate and family teams, this event raises over $26 million to find a cure for diabetes and to support our mission.



 



How can I participate in Tour de Cure? You can form a team; participate as an individual rider or as a member of a team. Take your first step and register today.



 



What is involved in participating in Tour de Cure? Participants register and recruit friends or co-workers to ride and raise money. The day of the event is a chance to ride and to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individual participants as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.



 



Do I have to raise money? There is a minimum fundraising requirement of $200* per person in order to participate as a rider in the Tour de Cure. As a reward, thank you gifts can be selected by riders who raise $250 or more, and we offer additional incentives to individual riders and teams who go above and beyond with their fundraising! (*fundraising minimum varies by event location).



 



How are the funds raised by Tour de Cure used? Your donations fund research for a cure, information to help prevent diabetes, advocacy for those affected by diabetes and public awareness activities.



 



Do you need to be an avid cyclist with group riding experience to participate? No. The Tour de Cure welcomes participants of all skill levels and we have routes that will be perfect just for you! Each Tour de Cure event typically has three or four different route distances to choose from: a short, easy cruise or a lengthier and challenging route. We suggest training for whatever route you choose. You can find additional training resources by clicking here.



 



Can friends and family participate in the Finish Line festivities? Friends and family members are welcome at the post-ride party, though you will want to check with your local Tour staff and ask if they will have to pay any extra fees for parking or food. Family and friends are definitely encouraged to cheer for you at the finish line and volunteer at the event!



 



Can I bring my own personal SAG (Support and Gear vehicles)? Personal SAGs are not permitted on the route. However, if you would like to volunteer to drive a SAG available to all riders, please contact your local Tour staff.



 



What if it rains?



We ride rain or shine! Pack rain gear just in case and don't let a little water stop you in the fight against diabetes. Check your local webpage for updates in case of severe thunderstorms that could delay or cancel the routes.



 



How many people form a team? We prefer each team to include five or more individuals, but you can have a team with two or more people.



 



Register. Ask a Friend. Start a Team. Stop Diabetes.



 



Gulf Coast Tour de Cure



When: April 12, 2014



Where: Pensacola Beach



Address: 1 Casino Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, Florida



 



Registration Fee: $25.00



Fundraising Minimum: $200



Route Distances: 6 mile, 18 miles, 43 miles, 63 miles



 



Contact your event manager, Lynne Cranford:



lcranford@diabetes.org | 492-6100 ext 3131