The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is an adventure of a lifetime. Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the critical money needed to fund the research that will cure diabetes and reaching a personal training goal that will prepare them for their destination cycling experience. Participants register for one of several great destination rides nationwide, and then spend the weeks before the ride working with a local Southwest Ohio USA Cycling certified coach and a JDRF fundraising coach to help them reach their goals. Be part of the team that moves us toward a cure with every mile pedaled and every dollar raised. The Ride to Cure Southwest Ohio team is one of the largest across all JDRF chapters nationwide with more than 115 riders.
Need more information or some helpful fundraising hints? Take a look at our Ride Handbook or contact the Southwest Ohio office at swojdrf.org or 513-793-3223. Want to know more what the ride program is all about? Check out this video from Jack Hughes, a Southwest Ohio Ride Team member, where he talks about his journey with the program. Ready to register? Click here.
2018 Ride Dates
August 9 – 12: La Crosse, WI
August 23 – 26: Loveland, CO
September 13 – 16: Saratoga Springs, NY
October 4 – 7: Amelia Island, FL
October 18 – 21: Death Valley, CA
November 1 – 4: Sante Fe, NM
LOCAL SOUTHWEST OHIO RIDE EVENTS
Each year our chapter hosts several training rides locally. Check the events page for upcoming ride events. These include the following:
No Payne, No Gain Ride
Held at the Payne Recreation Center in Moraine, Ohio, this ride is held each summer at typically attracts more than 60 riders and raises approximately $4,500 for the ride program.
Young’s Charity Ride
The Young’s Jersey Dairy Bike Tour is held each July and draws more than 250 cyclists from across the state. This event benefits four local charities, including our JDRF chapter. Each year our chapter receives more than $25,000 from this bike tour.
The local Southwest Ohio Ride to Cure Program could not be possible without our sponsors and we thank them for their support. Interested in sponsoring the ride program? Visit our corporate partnership opportunities page for more information.
BAM (Bikes and More)
Dayton Children’s Hospital
Enrollment Benefit Concepts
Jim’s Bicycle Shop
Reliance Technology Solutions
Team Dayton Cycling
TREK Blue Ash
Young’s Jersey Dairy