The American Diabetes Association hosts two annual Tour de Cure bicycling events in the Washington DC area to support diabetes awareness, education, research, and advocacy. The Tour de Cure is not a race, but rather a ride that encourages people of all experience levels to participate in an event to raise the level of awareness about diabetes. Participants form teams and raise money to benefit the nearly 21 million children and adults with diabetes.
Similar events take place each spring in over 80 cities across the country.
May 6, 2017 - Greater Maryland Tour de Cure - Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Howard County, cycling through miles of open land with hillside horse farms. Route options are 63, 32, 22, or 10 miles. Ride begins at Gary J Arthur Community Center in Cooksville, MD.
May 13, 2017 - Northern Virginia Tour de Cure - Participants ride on the beautiful trails of the W&OD and through farms and valleys of Virginia’s historic horse country. Routes include 14, 20, 35, 56/68 and 108/82 mile distances that are designed for every level of cycling. The ride starts and finishes at the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA.
September 23, 2017- Washington DC Tour de Cure - Ride in the heart of Washington DC along closed-off streets and get a unique tour of the monuments and memorials. The ride starts and finishes at Freedom Plaza.
Routes include 13, 33 and 50 miles.
To register and to learn more about the American Diabetes Association, visit http://tour.diabetes.org.
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