With you every mile of the way
The JDRF Ride isn’t just about cycling—it’s a global community with an ongoing commitment to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). No matter where you live, how you choose to ride or how far you go, you’ll be surrounded by the T1D community—fellow riders, coaches, friends and family, cheering you on at every milestone. Your registration is your doorway into a ride experience unlike any other. With our stunning destination rides across the country, you’ll have the chance to join fellow riders for an unforgettable weekend experience. Read about the 6 destinations you can choose from this year! First up is…
Grand Rapids, MI | June 9-12, 2022.
This ride begins and ends at Millennium Park, and rolls through scenic farmland and small townships to beautiful Lake Michigan. Riders will encounter short rolling hills early in the ride, followed by relatively flat terrain that follows the Grand River. With multiple distance options to choose from, this is a not-to-be-missed event.
La Crosse, WI | August 11-14, 2022.
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. As you cross the Mississippi and ride south through Minnesota and Iowa, you’ll have the Mississippi River on your left and the stunning Midwest on your right. 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 8-11, 2022.
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. This Ride starts in downtown Saratoga Springs and follows the Hudson River north on the beautiful country roads of upstate New York through Corinth, Warrensburg and Pottersville. Easily accessible by plane, train or automobile, this Ride features some of the most scenic roads in the northeast just as the fall foliage begins to turn and offers multiple route options ranging from 32 to 100 miles.
Death Valley, CA | October 13-16, 2022.
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 Basin, which is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. The Death Valley Ride gives cyclists an opportunity to ride up to 100 miles in one of the most desolate locations in the country. Starting at The Oasis at Death Valley, this ride heads south through Badwater over rolling sand dunes and salt flats and culminates with a challenging climb up Jubilee Pass. From several hundred feet below sea level to several hundred feet above, the Death Valley Ride offers unique terrain, extreme conditions and an unforgettable experience. 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 ride through Death Valley National Park. Spots for this event are limited.
Tucson, AZ | November 17-20, 2022.
This ride is a unique opportunity to join JDRF’s team in El Tour de Tucson. You’ll ride through the Sonoran Desert with thousands of riders and spectators from all over the world cheering you on, as you experience Tucson’s beautiful mountain vistas and giant Saguaro cacti. With an enhanced weekend experience from start to finish, & multiple mileage options to choose from, El Tour has a ride for you.
GET STARTED TODAY:
Registration for the 2022 Ride to Cure Diabetes is now OPEN! In addition to the 6 in-person destination rides you just learned about above, we also offer JDRF My Ride, where you can join a local ride in your area, put you mile to mission on your Peloton bike/app, get creative with your own mileage challenge or select from our Calendar of Events (both in-person and digital). With multiple fundraising options to choose from and exciting rewards to earn along the way, you can’t go wrong when you register for JDRF Ride.
- Register to join our Ride Team, the Metro Roadsters, and start your own fundraising page.
- Set you Goal. Every rider has a story and sharing yours will make others feel more connected to your JDRF Ride journey. Think about a number that’s meaningful to you that will help share the reasons you’re riding for JDRF this year.
- Kickoff your Fundraising by making a donation to your ride and then utilizing some of these tips.
- Meet your fellow chapter riders on our Chapter Ride Team Facebook group – make sure to “like” the page to get alerts on latest Ride news!