Information Provided By American Diabetes Association

Local Residents Riding To Stop Diabetes

By WBNG News

Local Residents Riding To Stop Diabetes

May 16, 2011 Updated May 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to take part in the annual Tour de Cure®, a cycling event happening on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Human Services Complex in Montour Falls, NY to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.

Cyclists from around the region will gather at one of 4 routes to participate in the event to help raise fund to stop this devastating disease.

They will join more than 40,000 other cyclists and volunteers from across the country.

Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds for the nearly 25.8 million Americans with diabetes.

Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 10-mile family rides to 100-mile century rides.

The route will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on.

“Many people will participate in the Tour de Cure for the stimulating competition, camaraderie and physical cycling challenge. But the real reward comes in knowing that every mile they ride and every dollar they raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects over 44,724 people in our community,” said Excellus, American Diabetes Association’s Syracuse Office. “With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been so great.” Jessica Bottoms added.

The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the
cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association
toll free at 1 888-DIABETES or visit us at www.diabetes.org/tour.

Sponsored nationally by:
Golds Gym and Cliff Bars

Sponsored locally by:
Presenting Food Sponsor: TOPS Market
Presenting Media: WVIN 98.3 FM, WLVY 94.3 FM, WOKN 99.5 FM, WLEA 1480 AM, WCKR 92.1 FM, Addison Post
Red Rider Sponsor: Lockheed Martin,
Silver Sponsor: Cayuga Medical Center and Walgreens
Start/Finish Sponsor: Schuyler Hospital
Supporting Sponsor: Novo Nordisk
Mile Marker: St. Joseph’s Hospital
The Tour de Cure features a variety of routes, such as a 10, 35, 65 and 100 routes that are designed to appeal to all skill levels.

10 Mile Fun Ride Our family-friendly Fun Ride is accessible to all ages and fitness levels.

35 Mile Ride Our 35 Mile Ride offers a moderate challenge while being safe and scenic. Frequent rest stops and plenty of SAG patrols make this ride a great choice for the beginner to intermediate cyclist.

65 Mile Metric Century Our 65 Mile Metric Century is the perfect choice for the intermediate to advanced cyclist. Full route support ensures a safe ride from start to finish.

100 Mile Century Our 100 Mile Century is a true test of endurance – best suited for the experienced cyclist. 100 miles on Watkins Glen’s best roads guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Go to http://main.diabetes.org/FingerLakesTourdeCure to look at all the route maps.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.

The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.