Bucks County Herald

American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure features new courses

The American Diabetes Association revealed a new course designed to encourage cyclists of all levels to ride in the annual Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure on Saturday, June 16, with the longest ride beginning at 8 a.m.

Presented by NRG Energy, the Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure features an exhilarating riding experience with five routes available, ranging from a three-mile Family Fun Ride to a more challenging and competitive 100-mile ride. There is a route that is perfect for an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist. Additional routes include a 12-, 30-, and 65-mile course.

The event begins and ends at Delaware Valley University’s campus and weaves its way throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, and Hunterdon County, N.J., all while helping to raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop the disease. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family, and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes.

The Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure also includes a scenic 5K run (or walk) through Montgomery County, and is open to all runners.

The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To ride or volunteer, visitdiabetes.org/tourdecurephilly.

The ride culminates in a Finish Festival celebration back on Delaware Valley University’s campus with live music, a summer barbecue lunch for riders, a Kids Zone, and a Health and Wellness area, nutrition tips and much more. The routes will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders onward. Returning to the Finish Festival, Red Riders – cyclists who have diabetes – get VIP treatment such as chair massages and medals.


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