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The JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes is an adventure of a lifetime. Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the critical money needed to fund the research that will cure diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal that will prepare them for their destination cycling experience. Participants spend the weeks before the Ride working with a USA Cycling certified coach and a JDRF fundraising coach to help them reach their goals. Be part of the team that moves us towards a cure with every mile pedaled and every dollar raised.

Partners In Motion
As a rider, you’ll commit to a fundraising minimum that is based on your Ride destination. In exchange, JDRF will provide you with a fully supported Ride weekend. ReadRider testimonials.

Be Part of the Cure
Diabetes is debilitating. Diabetes affects246 million people worldwide, and the World Health Organization estimates it will affect 380 million by 2025. As many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. It is the leading cause of kidney failure, adult blindness, and non-traumatic amputations, and a leading cause of nerve damage, stroke, and heart attacks. In 2007, diabetes accounted for$174 billion in health-care costs in the United States. The money you raise helps JDRF fund the critical research that is needed to find a cure. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal and your local JDRF chapter can help you with materials, ideas, and support.

Your Biggest Fan
If you don’t already have your own special reason for riding, you can be matched with one of our Youth Ambassadors-young heroes from your community living with diabetes. This young person’s courage will offer you the most motivation and he or she will be your biggest fan.

Distance and Destination
Our destinations are designed for riders of all fitness levels. As you pedal towards your goal of 30, 62, or 100 miles you will be amazed by our country’s natural landscapes. Each destination promises its own beauty and challenges, and will help to create memories that will remain with you long after you return home.