While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to change their in-person event plans, JDRF My Ride has seen no shortage of spirit, community and inspiration during the season. On October 2-3, riders convened virtually for the JDRF My Ride Celebration, presented by Livongo, where thousands of riders tuned in to share stories, recognize each other’s accomplishments and celebrate as one community. The celebration not only recognized special participants with honor jerseys for Spirit, Promise and Youth riders, but gave everyone a chance to celebrate raising over $5 Million (and counting)!
Over 3,000 riders joined JDRF for our very first My Ride season which attracted riders from all over the country, even globally, to hit the pavement, their local parks and their indoor trainers to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
Shout out to this year’s GDV Ride Team who raised nearly $90,000!
Luckily, My Ride season isn’t over yet and there is plenty of time to join a community of riders who aren’t stopping anytime soon. If you missed the My Ride Celebration, you can still watch it below, which is sure to inspire your next ride indoors or out.
For those looking to join the current season, JDRF has plenty in store for the remainder of the year including fundraising perks, like this year’s jersey, which can be redeemed through the end of the calendar year. November 14th is also World Diabetes Day, which occurs during National Diabetes Awareness Month. Riders will have the chance to participate in JDRF’s World Diabetes Day 24-Hour Ride Challenge, sponsored by Novo Nordisk which challenges JDRF riders, walkers AND runners to see how many times they can circle the globe together.
No matter how JDRF riders have pedaled through the season this year during times of change, it’s clear that they will always enjoy the ride and will stop at absolutely nothing to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
To register for My Ride, visit ride.jdrf.org.
Check out how some of the Greater Delaware Valley Riders celebrated!
One of GDV’s Ride Coaches Steve Burgo and daughter Elsa riding in PA!
Meredith and Micheal rode 100 miles in the Philadelphia area. It was a beautiful day and, while not the same as a typical ride weekend, they were happy to be cheered on by family and friends at several rest stops and the finish line! They are already looking forward to the 2021 ride season!
Felix Navarro Getting My Ride ready!
South Jersey Riders getting ready to Ride!