Tour de Cure

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Tour de Cure
Type Non-Profit
Genre Fund-raising Ride
Founders American Diabetes Association
Headquarters Alexandria, VA

The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on!

Each Tour de Cure event has its own character and style—from unique starting points to gorgeous scenery and more! Choose your state and read more about your local Tour. No matter where you ride you'll enjoy a fun day on your bike for a great cause.


In 2013, more than 65,000 cyclists in 89 events raised more than $26 million to support the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Many people will participate in the Tour de Cure for the camaraderie and cycling challenge, but the real reward comes in knowing that every mile we ride and every dollar we raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects over 29 million Americans..

Red Riders[edit]

The purpose of the Red Riders is to support everyone who lives with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and showcase the courage it takes to live every day with this difficult disease. It's time to celebrate those with diabetes that get on their bikes and ride! The Tour de Cure recognizes riders with diabetes as the heroes on the day of the event!

BEING A RED RIDER MEANS… That YOU are not alone! You can ride to thrive with diabetes! With hundreds of riders who may share a similar story, and hundreds more to support you, being a Red Rider can help with your first mile or your millionth—in your fight to live a healthier life! Riding your bike is a great way to stay in shape and exercise is extremely important for everyone with diabetes.


Each year, more than one million volunteers offer their time or resources to the American Diabetes Association to further the work of our mission. The Association is fortunate to have a diverse base of support in communities all across the country. The Association's volunteer power is organized to accomplish our mission and ensure that we serve the diabetes community to the best of our ability with the resources we have available. Be a Part of the Tour Volunteer Team. For more information or to sign up, contact the local event coordinator.


HELP US CHANGE THE FUTURE OF DIABETES. The Tour de Cure is more than a great day on a bike. How many opportunities do you get to change the future? If current trends continue, 1 in 3 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. You can help change that trend by raising important funds for the American Diabetes Association. Donations raised will go towards educational outreach, advocacy efforts and critical research that will ultimately Stop Diabetes once and for all.

Corporate Support[edit]

Riders of the Tour de Cure may join numerous nationwide and local corporate sponsored teams. National sponsors include:


Chris Carmichael, world renowned cycling coach, is the national spokesperson. Chris has devoted more than 20 years to helping amateur and professional athletes achieve their performance goals, from improved health to completing your first Century, all the way up to Ironman and Tour de France victories. Now he wants to help our Tour riders and all those living with diabetes, be the best they can be.



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