When were you first diagnosed?
When I was 16 in 1997.
Why are you riding?
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1997 when I was 16 years old. My friend and fellow rider Kailey Lancello roped me into this after learning I was a diabetic too. I want to beat this disease so I don’t have to worry about the day-to-day consequences of T1D.
How did you learn about the JDRF?
I’ve known about the JDRF for as long as I’ve been diabetic, but I just learned about the Race for a Cure this year.
How did you get into cycling?
I was big into endurance sports since I was a kid, and have always wanted to do an Iron Man. I eventually had a knee injury so I focused on cycling more after that than I did running.
What is your advice for riders looking to join the Race for a Cure next year?
We’re considering making a team with our regional club in the future. Clubs will help you train and prepare for a long ride.
Please consider donating to Ryan’s Race! https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=7372&pg=personal&px=12133728