Who are the Red Riders?
The "Tour de Cure," in support of the American Diabetes Association, is coming to Rochester June 8.
The Tour de Cure is designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. There are distance options of 3, 15, 25, 40, 62.5, or 100 miles.
On June 8 there will also be a special group of riders, called The Red Riders.
The Red Riders are participants that have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The purpose of becoming a Red Rider is to show you can thrive with diabetes, and that you are not alone.
The Red Riders were started in 2006 in Denver, Colorado. Participant Mari Ruddy came up with the idea of Red Riders to make sure everyone could spot the riders with diabetes.
If you have diabetes and want to become a Red Rider you may receive free gifts, including a Red Rider Jersey, if you raise a goal amount for your ride.
Whether you are a Red Rider or not, to help get you cycle ready, Midtown Athletic Club is offering free spin classes every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm to all registered riders.
If you are interested in reserving a bike for the class, please RSVP to Tom DeRoller at Tom.DeRoller@Midtown.com by 5pm on Wednesday of each week!
There are so many ways you can participate in this year's Tour de Cure. Click here for more information.