Meet the 2019 Team NorCal Ride Team

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This year, the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes team representing our Chapter (Team NorCal) has grown significantly, from three riders in 2018 to twelve in 2019. Team NorCal will be riding through the beautiful backroads of Sonoma, California August 22-25 and together, cumulatively trekking 1,200 miles!

We are delighted to announce the addition of 10 NEW riders! The new riders include 8 who are participating in their first ever JDRF Ride – Mark Allen, Natalia Allen, Dawn Angelo, Derek Day, Mark Harris, Clara Lee, Greg Williams and Scott Stanton. Brian Weitzel is another new rider who has participated in the past and returning after some time away from the Ride program. Additionally, Ryan Hart is new to Team NorCal after recently moving to Sacramento from the Midwest where he participated with another JDRF Ride Team.

Returning to the team is long-time rider and the team’s Ride Coach, Steve Meece. Also, the team’s Ride Ambassador, Jen Dole, is returning for her fourth JDRF Ride.

Please join us in welcoming our new and returning riders to Team NorCal! We are so grateful for their commitment and passion to JDRF!

All are invited to ride with Team NorCal at their monthly Social Rides. Rides begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by noon, covering 25-30 miles along the American River. The rides start/end from the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot located at 2010 Gold Field Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Social Rides are held on the second Saturday of the month with rides scheduled for April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th

To stay informed on the JDRF Ride Program and up to date on ride opportunities with Team NorCal please join the JDRF Team NorCal Ride to Cure Facebook Group. If you have any questions about how you can join the JDRF Ride please contact Stacy Wear at (916) 576-1380 or



JDRF Ride to Cure is a series of destination bicycling events that take place all over the United States. JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that to-date has raised over $50 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The Ride gives cyclists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to support breakthroughs that transform the lives of people with T1D, until there is a cure. 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 help end T1D.