TABLE OF CONTENTS
Route Info 1
Stop Diabetes 1
Fundraising Tips 3
Boundless Fundraising 3 Welcome to the May 21, 2011
Seattle Tour de Cure!
Red Riders 4
Champions to Stop Diabetes 4
What to Bring 5
Thanks for registering! We’re looking forward to the biggest and best Tour de
What to Know 5
Cure yet … and it’s promising to be a fantastic event! We have improved
Safety Information 6 routes, increased safety & medical support and have an extraordinary post-ride
Training Resources 6 party at the finish line! This guide contains information to help you prepare for
FAQ 7 the Tour de Cure and tips to ensure you have a great experience on the day of
the ride. It’s fun, it’s well supported and most importantly it’s for a great cause
SPECIAL THANKS TO: – raising funds in support of 24 million Americans living with diabetes and their
The Seattle Tour de Cure begins and ends at Marymoor Park located at 6046
W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA. Our five routes are
designed to appeal to all skill levels. Routes include:
A 15 Mile Fun Ride our family-friendly ride on a protected bike path
The 25-Mile fitness route around Lake Sammamish for a moderate ride
The 45-Mile metric century with some elevation for a moderate ride
The 70-Mile with hills for an extra workout
The 100-Mile century is a true test of endurance for a real challenge
Route maps are posted online
JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO STOP DIABETES
Share. Your Story. Your experience. Your hope for a cure.
Mara Funk Act. Sign up for events, volunteer your time, become an advocate.
firstname.lastname@example.org Learn. Improve your health and the health of your family.
Give. Your donation will help fund research, outreach and education.
STOPDIABETES.COM or 1-800-DIABETES
TOUR DE CURE
Route Distance - 100K 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway
Check-In opens at 6:00 am Redmond, WA
Route Opens at 7:00 am
Route Distance – 70K Take 520 East toward Redmond; exit at West Lake Sammamish Pkwy; turn
Check-In opens at 7:00 am right at the bottom of the exit ramp; turn left at the first stoplight into King
Route opens at 8:00 am County’s Marymoor Park; follow signs to Tour de Cure start/finish location
Route Distance – 45K
Check-In opens at 8:00 am
Route opens at 9:00 am
Route Distance – 25K
Check-In opens at 9:30 am
Route opens at 10:30 am
Route Distance – 15K
Check-in opens at 10:00 am
Route opens at 11:00 am
TOUR DE CURE
6:00 am Breakfast begins
6:00 am 100K Riders’ Registration
7:00 am 100K Riders Leave
7:00 am 70K Riders’ Registration
8:00 am 70K Riders Leave Parking will be available on site. Follow signs to Tour de Cure start/finish
location where a parking attendant will assist you.
8:00 am 45K Rider’s Registration
9:00 am 45K Riders Leave Once you arrive, please make your way to the Rider Registration Check-In
Tent. At check-in, you will turn in your completed emergency information form
9:30 am 25K Riders’ Registration (waiver) and any cash/check donations in the collection envelope. (The Waiver
form and envelope are enclosed in the Welcome Rider Packet). You will then
10:00 am 15K Riders’ Registration
receive your bib number at that time.
10:30 am 25K Riders Leave
Priority check-in will be available for Red Riders & Champions for Diabetes.
11:00 am 15K Riders Leave Teams may check in together or individually.
12:00 pm Lunch Served Please note that all registered riders must meet and turn in the $150
12:30 pm Post Event Party Begins
H&W Village Opens
2:00 pm Awards & Recognition
5:00 pm Route Sweep-Event Ends
FAST FACTS: Fundraising Tips
Now that you have signed up, how do you raise $150 and much more?
DIABETES Here’s how you can raise $500 in one week:
23.6 million Americans have 1. Start with your own contribution …………………………………………… $25
diabetes. 2. Email five friends asking them to match your donation …………………$125
57 million Americans have pre-
3. Ask four family members to contribute $25 each ………………………. $100
4. Ask your employer to contribute $50 (and ask about matching funds)… $50
1 in 3 children born today will
5. Ask five co-workers to contribute $10 each ………………………………. $50
develop diabetes in their lifetime.
The total annual economic cost
(Or sell Tour de Cure pin-up jerseys at the office)
of diabetes in America is 6. Ask five neighbors to contribute $10 each …………………………………$50
estimated to be $147 billion. 7. Ask four businesses you frequent for $25 each …………….……………$100
(Dry cleaner, hair stylist, doctor, etc.)
Congratulations…. You’ve raised $500!
TOUR DE CURE
The largest cycling event for
diabetes in the country Going the Extra Mile to Stop Diabetes
50,000+ participants nationwide If you go the extra mile to help us Stop Diabetes, you’ll
We host 83 Tour de Cure events enjoy a unique experience at the Tour de Cure and
in 43 states beyond. We’ve added some special perks for our
strongest supporters, including:
#1 Individual The top individual fundraiser receives the signature Yellow Top
AMERICAN DIABETES Fundraiser Jersey, signifying him/her a leader in the effort to Stop Diabetes.
#1 Team The top fundraising team will be awarded with the new Tour de Cure
Nation’s leading 501(c)3 Traveling Trophy – a HUGE symbol of our appreciation for their efforts.
nonprofit health organization
providing diabetes research, Top 10 The top 10 teams and top 10 individuals (ranked by fundraising) are
information and advocacy each awarded a special award at the Post-Ride Party and are recognized on
Founded in 1940 the following year’s event brochure and website.
Serves hundreds of communities
across the country VIP Team Tents Any team that raises $5,000 or more receives a private VIP
Mission: to prevent and cure tent at the Tour de Cure. ((Insert any team fundraising incentives/DOE
diabetes and improve the lives of benefits here))
all people affected by the disease
Boundless Fundraising, Maximum Impact
YOUR TOUR DE CURE If you are looking for a new way to raise
MANAGER IS: funds, consider using the Boundless
Fundraising application for Facebook. If
you are using our online fundraising tools, just log into
206-282-4616 your Tour Center and click the ―Fundraise with Facebook‖
email@example.com badge on your welcome screen. With a few simple steps,
you will be able to engage your entire social network in
support of your efforts to stop diabetes. Your Facebook
friends will be able to join you or sponsor you directly
from your Tour de Cure profile badge!
Recognizing Riders with Diabetes
Mari Ruddy is the founder of the Red Rider program. Mari
has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 25 years. Mari
wants to recognize people with diabetes who ride in a Tour
de Cure as Red Riders: “If you are a person surviving
diabetes, I implore you to ride this year and do everything
WHAT IS A RED RIDER? you can to declare your status, so others on the course and
in the wider community have the opportunity to celebrate
A Red Rider is a person who lives
and be inspired by you. I ask you to get on your bike and
with diabetes and showcases the
courage it takes to live every day with
ride strong and sure. Riding in the Tour de Cure itself is the
this difficult disease. All riders who
affirmation of your courage and perseverance."
have type 1 or type 2 diabetes are
eligible to become a Red Rider and
receive special recognition materials.
With hundreds of riders who may
share a similar story, and hundreds
YOU ARE WHY WE RIDE!
more to support them, being a Red All Red Riders receive special recognition on the day of the ride,
Rider can help with the first step or including a custom Red Rider jersey to wear with pride as you
the millionth—in the fight to live a lead the ride out! You’ll also enjoy participation in the ceremonies
healthier life! and access to the special Red Rider Tent.
Red Riders participate in the Tour de
Cure, riding on Team Red or being
champions for their own corporate or
family teams. These individuals are
How Do I Join Team Red or Get Recognized as a Red Rider?
passionate about changing the future
of diabetes for themselves, their
Contact Kimberly Patterson at 206-282-4616 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let
families and future generations. us know you want to be recognized as a Red Rider and whether you are
interested in joining Team Red.
Champions to Stop Diabetes: Top Fundraisers Club
When you ride in Tour de Cure, you take part in something unique. You join the
ranks of some of the most passionate people in the country – people who care
about cycling, health and, above all, finding a cure for diabetes. In order to
thank our most outstanding fundraisers, we have created the Champions to
Stop Diabetes Top Fundraisers Club. It’s our way of showing you what a
difference you make in the lives of the 24 million people living with diabetes.
WHAT IS TEAM RED?
Champions to Stop Diabetes will receive special recognition on the day of the
Team Red is a group of individual event including priority check-in, participation in the opening ceremonies,
Red Riders and their friends and access to the Champions hospitality suite, and opportunities to be recognized
family who are on a mission to Stop throughout the year.
Diabetes! If you are already part of a
family or corporate team … great!
But if you are riding solo and want to CHAMPIONS TO STOP DIABETES
join other Red Riders, then Team FUNDRAISING LEVELS
Red is for you!
Pace Setters $10,000+
Golden Gears $5,000 - $9,999
Silver Spokes $2,400* - $4,999
Bronze Pedals $1,000 - $2,399
*Based on the current approximate number of people with diabetes: 24 million
TOP 10 THINGS
TO BRING In the Know:
What to Know Before You Ride
10. The completed emergency
You’ll see many people and things on the Tour de Cure route, all there to
make your ride a better—and safer—one.
9. Your collection envelope
containing any donations by check. SAG Wagons – Standing for Support and Gear, these vehicles will be clearly
(Please convert cash or coins to a marked with magnetic signs on their driver and front passenger doors. Their
check payable to the American main purpose is to patrol the route and assist the weary, broken down, or
Diabetes Association.) injured cyclist. In addition, they will lead the way in order to slow down any
approaching vehicles and bring up the rear to make the pack of cyclists more
8. Your helmet. No helmet, no ride! visible to motorists.
Mechanical Support – Mechanics will be available on the route to help if you
7. A well-tuned bike. Pack a spare- break down, but we do recommend that you bring a few basic items such as a
tube, patch kit, pump and tire tools. tool set and a spare tube. The mechanics may be delayed in reaching you if
there are several people needing flats changed, and they will not have
6. A well-trained body and any supplies to give as handouts.
medications or diabetic supplies you
will need. Carry your personal ID and Amateur Radio Operators – Known as the eyes and ears of the route, these
insurance cards. individuals will be placed at each rest stop and/or in SAG vehicles on the
route. With the help of their communications equipment, we will monitor
5. Clothing appropriate for the where cyclists are on the various routes, where assistance may be needed,
weather. We ride rain or shine! and the location of the first and last cyclists.
Medical Volunteers – This valuable group was selected for their ability to
4. A water bottle and a second bottle assist a cyclist in a variety of crisis situations. They bring an added sense of
for sports drink to ensure you stay safety and security to the ride in the unlikely event of an injury or emergency.
Police Escorts – All local municipalities will be contacted and their
3. A parent or guardian if you’re assistance secured when possible. You will more than likely see local police
under 18. Minors must be slowing traffic at busy intersections, leading cyclists along the route and giving
accompanied by an adult at all times. the okay to turn when sight distance is limited.
This includes riding in a SAG vehicle.
Directional Signs – Directional signs will be alongside the road. Each turn
2. $150 or more turned in on or will be preceded by a sign and will be followed by a confirmation to reassure
before the day of the Tour de Cure in you that you did in fact make the correct turn. On occasion, you may be on a
order to participate. road for a long stretch without having to make any turns. When this occurs, a
straight ahead sign (accompanied by a straight ahead road marking) will be
1. Excitement for the placed every couple miles. There will also be signs to provide both you and
approaching motorists with necessary information about the road ahead, such
great ride and the as “Rest Stop Ahead” or “Caution/Cyclists on Road.”
impact you’re making
Rest Stops – Rest stops are conveniently located every ten to fifteen miles
to Stop Diabetes! and will be fully stocked with fruit, snack bars, water and sports drink. They
are staffed by at least one volunteer with transportation, an amateur radio
operator and a medical volunteer.
Your safety is our top priority. Please read all safety
information in this guide as well as the more detailed Group
Riding Manual online at diabetes.org/tour. Please help us keep
the ride safe for everyone by using cycling etiquette.
BIKE SHOP SPONSORS Safety Information
The Tour de Cure is conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic. Roads
Please visit our Bike Shop Sponsors
include both marked and unmarked hazards. Though we take every measure
for more info about Training Rides
to make the ride as safe as possible, always remember that your safety is in
and special offers for Tour de Cure
participants. A few of our Bike Shop
your own hands. Please ride by the following rules:
Wear a helmet at all times – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Carry ID and relevant medical information.
No headphones or iPods; be aware of traffic sounds around you.
Rules of the road apply; you have the same rights and duties as the
driver of any other vehicle.
Ride single file. Ride a maximum of two abreast when conditions
allow, but do not impede traffic.
Ride as far right as reasonable.
Obey all traffic lights, signs, and regulations.
Pass on the left only, announce ―passing‖ or ―on your left.‖
Use hand signals to indicate road hazards, stopping, slowing, right
and left turns.
Prepare properly in terms of nutrition, hydration and training for the
route distance you’ve selected to ride.
Respect others: riders, volunteers, host communities, motorists,
pedestrians, law enforcement, and the environment
BIKE CLUBS &
ORGANIZATIONS Riding safely and considerately is vital to your enjoyment and the safety of
other riders as well as our ability to obtain event permits from local authorities.
Interested in meeting cyclists in your The future of Tour de Cure as well as other organized cycling events depends
area? Consider joining one of our on your cooperation with the rules above.
We want to help you prepare for the ride of your life! We will be offering a
variety of group training rides, clinics and informational events to make sure
you have all the knowledge and skills for a safe and enjoyable ride. For the
schedule of training rides, please visit the local Tour de Cure website a
FOR MORE INFO ON http:/main.diabetes.org/seattletourdecure or call us at 1.888.DIABETES x
SAFE CYCLING, GO TO:
Each year, more than one million volunteers offer their time or resources to
The League of American Bicyclists the American Diabetes Association to further the work of our mission.
has been working to improve the Volunteering is a great way to meet people, network, learn new skills and
quality of bicycling in America almost support the movement to Stop Diabetes. Lend your skills to support the
as long as there have been bicycles. American Diabetes Association – become a volunteer!
TOUR DE CURE IS The American Diabetes Association needs volunteers for a range of activities
and events throughout the year. If you or someone you know is interested in
LOOKING FOR RIDING volunteering to Stop Diabetes, please contact the Tour de Cure Volunteer
ROUTE MARSHALS! Coordinator Kimberly Patterson at 206-282-4616 or email@example.com
If you are interested in helping ensure **Community service hours granted for school/professional purposes**
the Tour is a safe and fun ride, please
contact the Volunteer Route Chair at:
Frequently Asked Questions
This section answers some of the most frequently asked questions. We are
happy to answer any additional questions you may have – just contact our
office at 888-DIABETES or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q? What is the terrain of the ride like?
The Seattle area Tour de Cure offers routes and distances accommodate all
abilities. Riding options include challenging routes of 25, 45, 70, and 100
AMERICAN DIABETES miles, as well as the ―Flat 15‖ family ride on the Lake Sammamish River Trail.
Cyclists on the 45, 70, and 100 mile courses will enjoy challenging climbs and
ASSOCIATION exhilarating descents as they cycle on beautiful roads north to Snohomish
1730 Minor Avenue and Monroe. The 25 mile scenic route around Lake Sammamish offers
Ste. 920 varying terrain.
Seattle, WA 98101
Q? How many route lengths are there?
There are 5 routes from which to choose: 15K, 25K, 45K, 70K, 100K
Fax: 206-903-8107 Q? Can friends and family participate in the Finish Line festivities?
Web: www.diabetes.org Friends and family members are welcome at the finish line, but only official
Tour de Cure Vehicles or volunteers should be on the route. Also, participants
will receive lunch for free, but friends and family can purchase tickets for food,
Q? Can I bring my own personal SAG?
Personal SAGs are not permitted on the route. However, if you would like to
volunteer to drive a SAG available to all riders, please contact us.
Q? What if it rains?
We ride rain or shine! Pack rain gear just in case and don’t let a little water
stop you in the fight against diabetes! Check the website or call 206-282-
4616 for updates in case of severe thunderstorms that could delay or cancel
STOP DIABETES the routes.
www.stopdiabetes.com Q? When does the finish line and route close?
The finish line is open to welcome all cyclists back but there are route time
limits in certain jurisdictions. The Route closes at 5:00 and there is no support
after the close time. Please ensure you have trained to be able to finish your
route in time. For example, you will need to ride an average of 12 miles an
Interested in helping plan the hour to finish the 60 mile route between 7-3 pm. As late afternoon
approaches, one of our SAG vehicles will ask you if you would like to be
Tour de Cure event? Have
brought to the finish if needed. Please be aware and plan accordingly that
some great ideas? Contact your lunch will be served until 4:30 p.m.
local Tour de Cure Coordinator
Q? How many people form a team?
to join the committee. It’s a great We like a team to be five or more individuals, but you can have a team with
group of friends all working two or more people. Teams are not competing for time as this is a fun ride,
together to make this event
but rather to share in the experience and help in the fight against diabetes. To
thank you for encouraging friends, family and co-workers to participate, we
awesome! have a variety of thank you gifts and incentives for the team captain, as well
as each team member.
Q? Can my child participate and ride with me?
206-282-7203 Yes, but you or an appointed guardian must remain with the minor rider at all
email@example.com times. If pedaling, the minor is also responsible for turning in the $150
minimum and is also required to wear a helmet while riding. Children under
the age of 14 or in trailers/bike carriers do not have to raise the minimum.