Adventures for the Cure

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Adventures for the Cure
Motto Love Life!
Founded 2005 (2005)
Founder Adam Driscoll, Patrick Blair
EIN 03-0607998
Focus diabetes
Website adventuresforthecure.com

Adventures For The Cure (AFC) is a non-profit organization and USA Cycling club that exists to raise awareness for diabetes and other selected charities. Formed in 2005, AFC is based in Halethorpe, Maryland near Baltimore.

History and mission[edit]

According to the organization's website, it was formed by two University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) classmates, Adam Driscoll (Type 1 diabetic and AFC co-founder) and Patrick Blair (AFC co-founder), to show those diagnosed with diabetes and their families how leading a healthy and active lifestyle can move you beyond your perceived limits, and to raise funds for diabetes research.

The organization also raises awareness and funds for other causes that the board of directors has selected. In the past AFC has raised funds for the following organizations:

Documentary film[edit]

In 2006, AFC developed a documentary film, Adventures for the Cure: The Doc, narrated by 3-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, which chronicled a 6,500-mile trek across the United States on fixed-gear, single speed bicycles by Adam Driscoll, Patrick Blair, Jesse Stump and their support crew. The film, directed and edited by Philip Knowlton, founder of videe-o's, was awarded the People's Choice Award at the 2008 Beloit International Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the 2008 Bicycle Film Festival. The documentary is popular amongst avid cyclists and has been shown at events such as the Tour of Missouri.[1]

Competitive racing[edit]

In addition to regional road, mountain bike, and cross country racing, AFC members compete in ultra-endurance events. In 2008, AFC competed in the 4-man division (again using fixed gears) in Race Across America (RAAM).[2] In 2009, Adam Driscoll and Pat Blair captured first place in the 2-man division of Race Across America by completing the 3021 mile event in 7 days, 1 hour and 33 minutes; averaging 17.82 mph over the journey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.velonews.com/article/81298/new-film-on-single-speed-trans-continental-ride-to-be-shown New film on single-speed transcontinental ride to be shown at the Tour of Missouri
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2009-05-21.  Fixed gear team to take on RAAM

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