This past weekend we completed the next to last JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Death Valley. Indiana had 6 riders and from what I hear from them it was very warm (over 100), but not too windy (I guess you can't have your cobbler, and eat it too). Everyone finished and sounds like fun was had by all, which is no surprise. The final ride of the season will be in Tuscon in November and we have one Indiana rider (Brian Grantz) participating.
This weekend is the Hilly Hundred in Bloomington, for more info check out the website: http://www.hillyhundred.org/ I won't be participating, but I know some riders on this list will be, so I'll let you email back & forth or post something on the blog if you want to meet up. Consider wearing your JDRF jersey for advertising. Because of the Hilly we will NOT have an organized ride this weekend.
The weekly Neboridge rides are still going on, but the start time has shifted to 5:30pm.
Next week we MAY have a ride at Southwestway Park, got to check on a few things, I'll send out a message Monday about that or else check the blog.
Next Saturday, October 31st will be our final organized training ride. I haven't got the details worked out, but it will probably be relatively short (20-30 miles) and will end somewhere where we can grab some drinks & food to celebrate the season and contemplate next year. All riders are invited, not just those who rode this year. I'll send out more details early next week.
Speaking of next year... 2010 will be the TENTH year that the Indiana Chapter has participated in the Ride to Cure Diabetes. We would really like to make this our best year ever, so we are starting early. Current plans are to target the Death Valley ride, since that was our the original ride. We would love to get all past riders back to participate. Stay tuned for more details.