We have now completed 3 of the 5 Ride to Cure Diabetes. I'm looking forward to hearing from the Whitefish riders about how their event was. We now get to focus on prepping the Death Valley riders (Bob, Dan, Kevin G, Gary, Michael & Rick).
We have a Wednesday ride at 79th & Oaklandon starting at 6pm. Please let me know if you will be there so I can plan accordingly.
This weekend's ride will be the HOPE ride (www.hoperide.org). I've never done the ride before, but it comes highly recommended from Bob Karnak. In addition, we have provided JDRF ride information to the organizers as a form of advertising, so we would like as many JDRF jerseys out there as possible. You can ride 13 to 100 miles. I'm planning to ride around about 60 miles. Let me know if you are planning to do this ride and we can work out a meeting time.
For Sunday there is a CIBA ride from Southwestway Park starting at 9am:
Directions: Take I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis to SR 37 south, then follow SR 37 south to Southport Rd. Turn right on Southport Rd. to Mann Rd., then left on Mann Rd. to the park entrance on the right.
Description: 18, 26, 35, 47 and 55 miles - A somewhat hilly ride south into Morgan County. The medium route takes Mann Rd. south with a few side trips before coming to the SAG at the Brooklyn Kids' Park. The shorter routes have rolling hills while the 47 and 55 miles routes add a very scenic loop to Martinsville with a monster climb up Maple Turn and Lincoln Hill Roads. A good opportunity to get your legs ready for the Hilly Hundred.
Help us Promote the JDRF Ride to Cure Program to other JDRF supporters. Join me at the 2009 Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, October 10th from 8:30 to 11:00 at Military Park . We will chat with people about the ride and start the walk off in style. If you are interested in representing the ride program please contact Stacey Holdaway directly.