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25 years of cycling for a cure – Tour de Cure

Although National Bike Month has come to a close, it’s now the start of summer event and cycling event season. On June 4th, in downtown Niagara Falls, the American Diabetes Association will host the 25th Tour de Cure in Buffalo Niagara.

Western New Yorkers will join more than 65,000 other Tour de Cure® cyclists and volunteers from around the country in the fight against diabetes. Riders, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors are welcome. Route options include 6, 18, 30, 65, and 100 miles. There is also a 5K run/walk.

“For 25 years, Western New Yorkers have rallied behind our cause, raising funds and awareness for a disease that impacts so many,” said Kelly Arthur, manager of the Tour de Cure®. “We are excited to again be joined by our supporters and sponsors and hope that the community will join us in the fight against diabetes on Saturday, June 4th.”

Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than a quarter of them—8 million— don’t even know they have it. The funds raised through the Tour de Cure contribute to research and programs that help the 140,000 children and adults in Western New York who suffer from diabetes. For 25 years, the American Diabetes Association’s WNY Chapter has raised awareness about diabetes through this family-friendly, community cycling event.

2016 Tour de Cure

Saturday – June 4, 2016 – 101 Old Falls Street – Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Registration Fee: $25

Fundraising Minimum : $200

Route Distances: 6, 18, 30, 65, 100, 5K Walk/Fun Run

Register here: diabetes.org/buffalotour

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes.

Lead image: 14′ silver bicycle at this year’s Tour de Cure – Courtesy of Don Birdd, in honor of the Tour de Cure’s 25th (Silver) Anniversary

Written by Buffalo Rising

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