Registration for the 2023 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is now open! The Upstate New York Chapter already has an amazing group of cyclists registered to ride across the country at all five of this year’s destination rides. Want to join them? Keep reading to learn more about this amazing event and how you can get involved:
What is JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes?
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that raises money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The JDRF Ride gives new and experienced cyclists — and their friends and families — the opportunity to fundraise for life changing T1D research along with the entire Ride community.
Participants choose how and where they want to ride, train with their coach and team to achieve their mileage goals (no matter how long or short) and use guidance from their JDRF chapters to meet and exceed their fundraising goals.
JDRF Ride isn’t just a bike ride: it’s an experience where thousands 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 cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Where are this year’s destination rides?
This year, JDRF is bringing back a past ride destination and returning to other familiar places. Burlington, VT (July 27-30, 2023) re-joins the lineup of classic Ride destinations:
La Crosse, WI (August 10-13, 2023)
Grand Rapids, MI (September 7-10, 2023)
Death Valley, CA (October 12-15, 2023)
Amelia Island, FL (November 30 – December 3, 2023)
Do I have to have experience to Ride?
No! JDRF Ride is for all cyclists — beginner or experienced — who share a commitment to JDRF’s mission. With our stunning destination rides across the country, you’ll have the chance to join fellow riders for an unforgettable weekend experience. Or if you’re looking for a little flexibility, we offer JDRF My Ride, where you can join a local ride in your area or get creative with your own mileage and fundraising challenge.
What is JDRF My Ride?
JDRF My Ride allows you to participate in your own way: indoors on a trainer, outdoors on your bike, with friends or at an event near you. You choose your course and set your own goals.
Throughout the season, we’ll provide opportunities to connect with others in the community through pop-up fitness and fundraising challenges as well as organized cycling and T1D related forums and opportunities to celebrate your accomplishments. With no registration fee or fundraising minimum, you can join JDRF My Ride at any time.
How can I register for JDRF Ride 2023?
You can register to join our Upstate NY Chapter’s Team at http://ride.jdrf.org/. Please Note: You will need to select which destination ride you want to attend (or sign up for My Ride!) at the time of registration.
I’ve registered for JDRF Ride 2023. What now?
Welcome to the Team!
Before your destination ride, our Upstate NY Staff and Coaches will be there to help you train, fundraise towards your goal, and perhaps even recruit your friends and loved ones to join you.
Share when and where you plan to ride with the people in your life, and on your social media platforms. It’s important to tell people why you ride so that they know why they should support you and donate to our cause. Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #JDRFRide so that our Ride community can find your post!
I still have more questions about JDRF Ride… Who can I reach out to?
We are here to help every mile of the way! Please direct any questions you have about the Upstate NY Ride Team, and JDRF Ride in general to:
o: (518) 477-2873 / c: (518) 903-2007