Even in Challenging Times, Keep on Riding!

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In response to fast-changing events, JDRF has postponed all in-person gatherings through June 30 and is continuing to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and local and state officials. This means that all of our Chapter’s Social and Training Rides are cancelled through June 30. We hope to resume Social and Training Rides in July, with the first Social Ride to take place on Saturday, July 11 and the first Training Ride on Sunday, July 12. This is an effort to protect not only our JDRF community, but the communities in which we live.

Communication is key during these uncertain times. Anyone who wants to stay in touch with fellow type 1 diabetes community members with an interest in cycling can stay connected by joining the JDRF Team NorCal Ride to Cure Facebook Group. This online community is available to encourage you to keep riding through these difficult times. In addition, we will post updates on when our Social and Training Rides resume, training and bicycle maintenance tips, as well as opportunities to meet virtually. We encourage all group members to share what rides they are going on and how they are using cycling to stay positive.

Remember that a little physical activity (and fresh air) can help with overall mood and immune health! Just be sure to do so in a safe, smart and healthy way. If you choose to spin or ride on your own or with friends, we encourage you to do so with the group’s health in mind: practice social distancing, good hygiene, and definitely do not do so if you are feeling ill or if you’ve recently been around anyone who is ill. Here is a great resource from Bicycling Magazine on How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns.

Even in challenging times, staying physically active can be a huge stress reliever. If you are finding comfort in cycling, we want to know about your rides! Strava is a very popular fitness app that cyclists across the globe use to track the location, mileage, wattage, and elevation of their rides. Join the JDRF Ride to Cure Northern California Inland Chapter Cycling Team Strava Club. As a member of the Strava Club you can be a part of a community of riders that will encourage you to continue to ride and push yourself to achieve your goals. Strava can be used to track data on any ride you go on, indoor or outdoor.

Wishing you all the best. Stay Safe out there. And, keep on riding!

If you have any questions about JDRF Ride to Cure, please contact Stacy Wear at swear@jdrf.org


Team JDRF NorCal Social and Training Rides – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

These rides are a great place to meet other people interested in cycling and who may have a T1D connection. You can also learn about the JDRF Ride to Cure program from members of Team NorCal and Ride Coach Steve Meece. No commitment to register for the 2020 Ride to Cure program is required or expected from your participation.

On the first Saturday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding by noon ride along the American River Trail for a 25-30 mile ride. Riders of all ages and skill levels are invited. Meet at the Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot located at 2010 Gold Field Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.