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Tour de Cure Celebrates Six Years
May 21, 2017
Get ready to hop on your bike and start moving for a good cause at the American Diabetes Association’s 6th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure. The Tour de Cure will take place at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton on Sunday, May 21. The Tour de Cure is the perfect time to cycle and join the fight to Stop Diabetes®.
The one-day tour, designed as a unique combination of family fun, fitness, new challenges and philanthropy, offers a wheeled-journey through Talbot County that is perfect for any rider from beginner to advanced. Whether you’re eight or 80, there’s a route to suit your ability level. No bike? No problem! Call Easton Cycle and Sport, let them know that you’re riding in the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure and they will hook you up with a bike. Ryan Hickey and his team of bike experts will bring your bike right to the Talbot County Community Center on the morning of the event.
Bring along the entire family; the Tour de Cure is an event for all. The flat, 10-mile, scenic route includes a pit stop at Cottingham Farm along the banks of Goldsborough Creek, supported by the YMCA of the Chesapeake, and includes a fun and interactive family experience. Take advantage of this beautiful scenery while enjoying snacks, playing games and even taking a tour of this working organic farm. With so much to do, the 10-mile route is perfect for children of all ages.
The 35-mile route takes cyclists on a ride…literally! Half way through the route, hop off your bike and board the Oxford Bellevue Ferry to traverse the Tred Avon River. Finish up on the Bellevue side and roll into the finish line.
For more advanced and competitive riders, take part in the 62- and 100-mile routes that will take you on the ride of a lifetime. Riders will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Talbot County and will also be given the opportunity to participate in time trials.
“The prevalence of diabetes in Maryland exceeds national averages with 9.6 percent of adults in Talbot County, 10.7 percent in Kent County and 12.1 percent in Dorchester County,” said Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Chapter, David McShea.
“What the Chesapeake Tour de Cure does is allow everyone – regardless of fitness level – the opportunity to have fun and enjoy the majestic landscape of the Eastern Shore, all while helping us increase awareness about the disease and raise vital funds that fuel diabetes research, education and advocacy.”
The Tour de Cure promises to be an incredible time and an awesome day. Celebrate the 6th anniversary and your success and fundraising for a good cause at the on-site after party. There will be beer, barbecue and live music. Get registered today at www.diabetes.org/chesapeaketourdecure.