June 9 – Tour de Cure


Working Bikes will be at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora this weekend for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. Our volunteers will be on hand to offer basic bike check-ups and to share information about Working Bikes with  Tour riders.

Tour de Cure is a one-day ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone: occasional riders, families and experienced cyclists. Route Distances range from 10, 20, 35, 62, or 100 miles and every route is supported with rest stops, food to fuel the journey, and fans to cheer on riders. This year, the Chicagoland Tour de Cure is being held at a new location- the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL.

Each rider is required to fundraise at least $200 to ride, and by raising the minimum $200 you will receive the following benefits:

-A Tour de Cure event t-shirt.

-An official 2013 Red Rider cycling jersey (if you qualify as a Red Rider).

-Fully supported Rest Stops and SAG support throughout each route.

-Breakfast, Lunch and an array of food and beverages at each Rest Stop.

-Improved long-distance routes and beautiful IL Prairie Path Routes.

-Kids Activities at the post-ride festival.

-Admission to the post-ride festival, including a beverage ticket (ages 21 and over) and live entertainment, held at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

-Access to an online Tour Center, complete with Fundraising Tools for iphone, android and facebook, training tips, and pre-written easy to use email templates.

Your fundraising and donations will help fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; provide objective and credible information; and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Rides depart from 7am to 10am. For more information or to register, visit the Tour de Cure webpage.