The journey begins by traveling to one of our destination Ride locations. Meet up with fellow riders and begin a fun-filled weekend including safety seminars, planned excursions, and team building celebrations. It all leads up to the big event … Ride Day.
Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:
- Multiple fundraising and mileage options
- Training with a USA Cycling certified coach
- Ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels
- Burlington, VT* – July 25 – 28
- La Crosse, WI* – August 15 – 18
- Lake Tahoe, CA – September 6 – 9
- Nashville, TN – September 19 – 22 (sold out)
- Death Valley, CA – October 17 – 20
- Tucson, AZ – November 21 – 24
- * two of our local teams will be at the Burlington and La Crosse rides
Come Ride With Us! –by Christine Jakubowski, JDRF Rider:
Who are we? We are the MinnDakotas’ Loon-a-Tics! We are a wonderfully friendly group of recreational cyclists who are training for our Ride to Cure Diabetes, a fundraising event that is personally challenging and extremely rewarding at the same time.
Why do we ride? Because we live with, or have been touched by someone with, T1D. We like to be out and about in our wonderful cities! We enjoy each other’s company! It’s a nice way to exercise!
Why are we inviting you? Because we love to ride with groups of cyclists! Riding in a group provides support, motivation and safety. Have you ever been driving along and you see a group of cyclist on the road? I envy them when I am in my car.
We would love to have you join us on some (or all!) of our training rides. Get to know the group, get a little exercise in, and enjoy the great Minnesota outdoors! If you want to know about the Ride to Cure Diabetes, we’ll tell you! If you want to tell us your story, we’ll listen! No matter what, I can promise you a wonderful ride through our beautiful cities.
Our ride schedule is usually Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 pm from the JDRF office at 3001 Metro Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425. We also have regularly scheduled weekend rides with various starting points. The rides are of varying length. We don’t leave anyone behind and can accommodate many levels of cycling experience. If you would like to join us (and I know you do…) please contact Terri Myers @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-810-1020 for more ride schedule information.
Christine Jakubowski, JDRF Rider
The MinnDakotas JDRF Chapter ride team is about 60 riders strong. Come Ride With Us!