Mark Your Calendars: Tampa’s Tour de Cure 2009

Dawn Keglor, associate manager for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, wrote to tell us about the date and time for the Tampa Bay area’s Tour event:

Our Tour de Cure event is coming up on March 1, 2009…it is an incredible ride! It takes place in Venice, FL…not too far from Tampa Bay. It is a lively ride with 4 different
routes: 15, 35, 60, and 100 miles of beautiful scenic views. We have entertainment, great food, prizes, and thank you gifts. It truly is a great biking experience!

Diabetes is on the rise, not only with our adults, but it is now affecting children in great measures. Statistically, every 21 seconds someone in America is diagnosed with Diabetes. We need the help of
cyclists in the Tampa Bay area and beyond to assist us in our fight against this disease.


Even more information is available at the signup page for this event:

Mark your calendars — these events are a blast and proceeds go to a very worthy cause.


  1. BeerFart September 15, 2008 8:34 am 

    Ghosty, I have been Riding the Diabetes Challenge the last couple of years. It is in November and a little closer to Tampa, starting in Dunedin. The long ride is a metric century and it is also put on by the ADA. See you at the Bicycle Bash By the Bay.

  2. Palm Beach Bike Tours September 18, 2008 8:01 am 

    Is there going to be a BikeCommuters team on this ride? If so, how do I sign up? I did a quick search of the team lists and didn’t find you.

    My Memphis MS-150 got cut short thanks to Ike. Saturday was awesome with plenty of challenging rolling hills and the perfect 76-degree temperatures. By the end of the day, we had 20mph sustained winds. Sunday’s ride back to Graceland was canceled because of the 40mph sustained winds and rain. So, I’m itching to get in another long, organized ride while I’m still pumped up from the last one.


  3. Ghost Rider September 18, 2008 10:11 am 

    No, Matt, I’m not riding this…I have a hard time driving my bike anywhere so that I can ride it, and I no longer have a car anyway…so I’m skipping this one.

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