Chattanooga Tour De Cure To Benefit Diabetes Association Is May 18

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Chattanooga Tour de Cure will be May 18, at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The event will be held to benefit the American Diabetes Association.  

The registration fee is $15, with a fundraising minimum of $200. Route distances are a 10-mile Family Ride, 25-mile, 40-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile rides.

Organizers said, "Help fight diabetes. Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. Riders of all experience join in on this amazing day.  With routes that are short, smooth and fun for the family to routes that challenge experienced riders, there is a route for you.

"A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

"The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you."

For more information, contact event manager, Wendi Mullins at wmullins@diabetes.org or 865 524-7868, ext. 3343.




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