JOIN THE TEAM!!! ☺
12, 30, or 62 miles.
Many of you know that I ride to STOP Diabetes. That is, I pedal to fund-raise for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). I do that by pedaling longer, solo rides, like this year's "Pedaling Route 66 to the Great Lakes". But I also volunteer for the NEO chapter of ADA, sitting on the planning committee as route designer. And I ride in the one day event, Tour de Cure.
So I have formed a Spinoffs team to ride in the Tour de Cure! If you're interested in joining the team (PLEASE DO!), you can sign up for this spinoffs ride, but you must also sign up on the TEAM SPINOFFS page on the ADA site.
The routes should be absolutely great this year. (Of COURSE! Because I designed them! ☺) All routes are out-and-backs and start at CLE Public Square. The metric century heads west along the lake to Mentor Headlands Beach State Park and then returns. The 12 and 30 mile rides follow the same route with different turnaround rest stops.
The minimum to raise is $200, which is about the lowest of the charity rides and very easy to do. Just send an email to every one of your contacts. You'll raise $200 easily!!!
So what say? If you're interested, sign up for this spinoffs ride. If we get at least a few, I'll set up the team and post the registration info here.
Here are Event Details from the registration page.
RIDE! RUN! WALK!
(OK, WE RIDE!!! ☺)
September 14, 2019 * Cleveland Public Square
Many Roads. One Purpose.
Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike or walk, all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure.
Check-In and Start Times: All participants must check-in at the registration tent upon arrival. Please review the route details below to confirm route check-in and start time. Plan your arrival accordingly to give yourself enough time to check-in, have something to eat, stretch, and line-up. Living Red Participants (participants with diabetes) should make their way to the front of the start line to lead each route off. Coffee, breakfast/snacks, and water will be available in the morning.
$15: May 16- July 15
$20: July 16- August 31
$25: September 1-13
$35: September 14 (Event Day)
12 Mile Ride:
Check-in: 8:30 am
Start: 9:30 am
Close: 11:30 am
30 Mile Ride:
Check-in: 8:00 am
Start: 9:00 am
Close: 1:00 pm
62 Mile Ride:
Check-in: 7:30 am
Start: 8:15 am
Close: 3:00 pm
Helmet: You can’t ride without a helmet, so don’t forget yours!
Cell Phone: We encourage participants to have their cell phone in case they need to call our Command Center or in case of an emergency.
Weather Appropriate Clothing: We ride and walk rain or shine, be sure to pack clothes for any weather we might get.
Medical Supplies: We will have basic first aid supplies on-site, but we ask all participants and spectators to bring any medical supplies they may need throughout the day (medications, meter/supplies, EpiPen, etc.).
License/ID and Insurance Cards: Just in case, these come in handy in emergencies.
Water Bottle: Stay hydrated during your walk or ride, our rest stops will have water stations available.
Patch Kit: For minor incidents, you can patch up your tires. Mechanics can help with this if needed.
Safety: For participants safety, all bib numbers have a tracking feature and are unique to each participant. This is not for timing purposes, but for safety. Please wear your bib number on your front.
For cyclists, please adhere to these safety rules:
Wear your helmet
Obey traffic laws
Use hand signals to indicate turns and stops
Ride single file
Pass on the left
Use your voice to alert other riders
No phone calls
Get out of the way when stopping