Our 2009 ride across Canada for juvenile diabetes research was a tremendous success; we built a foundation, met so many extraordinary people, and raised, together, raised over $500,000 for the cause. Well
once just wasn’t enough, the disease still exists, and so we’re doing it
again. On August 14th we kick-off in Halifax: 50 team riders, 23 days, 7 provinces, 1 tandem bicycle, and a goal to deliver on a promise for a cure.
During the relay teams will be riding the Cyclebetes tandem bike (nicknamed Dia-betsy) symbolizing that great things are
accomplished not alone but in ‘tandem’ with others. Teams will then pass the
insulin vial baton to the next team at the provincial border. This is an extraordinary event. There are many ways to support and participate AND there is an opportunity for the entire family to do something FUN and healthy together!
Community Rides are happening in tandem with the National Relay across Canada. In most centers participants can chose from a elite ride, family ride or kids ride. Details on all these organized rides can be found here: http://www.cyclebetes.com/community-rides.htm.
Family Bike Festivals also happen in tandem with the National Relay and Community Rides. There will be family picnics and bbq’s, an obstacle course for kids, safety stations and bike drills, entertainment , music and more. It’s a fun, exciting event for the whole family and it’s a great opportunity to get out and get moving together.
Come out and join in the fun and support the riders as the take part in this epic journey.
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