Ride For The Cure

Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 6:00 AM local time
Showcasing the splendor of the Sonoran Desert in bloom, Tour de Cure offers riders the opportunity to experience the beauty of the SW in ideal temperatures. Riders of all abilities may choose their route - from 2 and 5 mile family-fun rides to a challenging Metric Century, all designed by experienced cyclists to offer safe and scenic rides in the natural landscape of the Valley of the Sun. All rides start and finish at REACH 11 Sports Complex, nestled in the foothillls of North Phoenix.

Distance                          Check-In   Start Time  
62 miles/Metric Century   6:30 AM  / 7:30 AM
35 miles                            7:30 AM  /  8:30 AM
10 miles                            8:00 AM  /   9:00 AM       
1 & 4.5 M FAMILY FUN RIDES  8:00 AM / 9:15 am

The 10 mile and Family Fun Routes take riders through the beautifully landscaped residential Desert Ridge neighborhood.

The 35 mile route offers a blend of residential communities and the natural beauty of the desert in spring. Cyclists on the Metric Century Route pedal north through the communities of Anthem and New River, and are rewarded with a final climb that offers majestic views of the McDowell Mountains and Tonto National Forest.

Riders return via the Phoenix Sonoran Bikeway - designated as one of the Best Cycling Secrets in Arizona, to a party and celebration at REACH 11.

Participants will be supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers at rest stops every 8 - 10 miles, featuring an array of rider-friendly food and beverages, and SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles along the routes. At the Finish Line, our celebration will feature entertainment, exhibits, massages, and lunch.

REGISTRATION AND FUNDRAISING INFORMATION: Registration is $ 15 until March 1, 2010, and $ 25 from March 1 through March 13. ALL CYCLISTS must raise the minimum of $ 150 in addition to the registration fee to participate in the event. Registration fee does not count toward the fundraising minimum, and is non-refundable.

TEAM UP! Encourage friends, family, and co-workers to join you in the Tour de Cure! Riding with others is a great way to build a sense of community around a common goal - STOPPING DIABETES! Enjoy the camaraderie of a great day of cycling together - start a team today! Click on "Create a Team" or when registering, or contact your Tour Coordinator - mrein@diabetes.org to start or join a team today!


2425 E Deer Valley Road


ATTN: Tour de Cure
5333 N 7th Street, Suite B-212
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Ride with us on Saturday, March 13, 2010
Your efforts will make a difference to the more than 23 million
 Americans who suffer from diabetes and over
57 million people with pre-diabetes.

Register now to support the fight against diabetes.
In over 40 states from coast to coast, thousands of cyclists
will be pedaling toward finding a cure for this deadly disease.

See You At The Ride!

Thanks to all the riders and volunteers who made this year's event a great success.
SouthWest Bicycles Cycling Club that raised $17,000.

Photos from the 2010 Tour de Cure

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