2019 Ride season registration opens January 16

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Mark your calendars! The 2019 JDRF Ride registration opens Wednesday, January 16, at 12:00 PM EST.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that raises money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF Ride gives new and experienced cyclists—and their friends and families—the opportunity to fundraise for life-changing T1D research along with the entire Ride community.

Participants choose from one of five Ride locations, train with their local coach to achieve their mileage goals (no matter how long or short) and use guidance from their local chapters to meet and exceed their fundraising commitments.

JDRF Ride isn’t just a bike ride: it’s an experience where hundreds of riders come together from all over the world to make new friendships, enjoy the unparalleled camaraderie of the Ride community and raise money to find a cure for T1D.

This year’s newest location is Sonoma, CA, in the heart of California wine country!

Sonoma, CA

Starting in Santa Rosa, this ride takes you through the heart of Marin and Sonoma counties, over vineyard-covered hills and along the famous Pacific coastline of Route 1.

Returning Rides include:

La Crosse, WI

August 8-11

La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a historic, vibrant city with a flair for the old and a sprinkle of the new. Nestled between the bluffs of Wisconsin and the Mississippi River, riders will navigate a course that starts in La Crosse and crosses three states, two bridges and one mighty river.

Nestled in the heart of the country, the relatively flat route makes this one of our most family- friendly rides that’s also perfect for beginners. And, the scenic views and charm of downtown La Crosse make it memorable for all.

Saratoga Springs, NY

September 12-15

Located 25 miles north of Albany, NY, in the southernmost foothills of the Adirondack Region, Saratoga Springs combines the quaintness of New England with the beauty of upstate New York. Easily accessible by plane, train or automobile, this Ride will feature some of the most scenic roads in the northeast just as the fall foliage begins to turn. This JDRF-only Ride will offer multiple route options ranging from 32 to 100 miles.

Amelia Island, FL

October 3-6, 2019

The Amelia Island Ride to Cure Diabetes will feature the best of the coastal South. Flat roads, Spanish Moss and ocean views are just a few of the highlights that will welcome riders to this beautiful location. Starting out with a northerly spin through the island, riders will experience the scenic roads through Fernandina Beach. A turn south will take the ride off the island and down Highway A1A, with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Multiple route options will be available for riders of all abilities and the views and roadways are sure to make this a memorable ride for all!

Death Valley, CA

October 17-20

Located in southern California, Death Valley is one of the most otherworldly of America’s natural wonders—an eerie panorama of salt flats and elevations. With rolling hills and steep mountains, Death Valley is also famous for Badwater, which is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Whether you’re a competitive cyclist, Sunday rider or novice, you’re sure to enjoy an incredible weekend—and the haunting beauty—that brings JDRF Riders back year after year to cycle up to 100 miles.

2019 Eastern PA Ride Team Kick-off Celebration

In addition, please join us for our 2019 Eastern PA Ride Team Kick-off Celebration!

  • When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • Where: Conshohocken Brewing Company at 739 East Elm Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • Who: Past, present and future riders!

Join us the night before Ride registration opens for some light food and beverages as we get excited for the 2019 Ride season! Please come with all of your JDRF Ride questions as you will have the opportunity to talk with past riders about their experiences.

Please RSVP by January 8 to Teresa Dickens at tdickens@jdrf.org.