American Diabetes Association’s Tour De Cure to ride through Delray Beach and Boca Raton

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The 2015 American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure, a fundraising cycling event for all levels to benefit the charity, is set for Sunday, November 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hugh Birch State Park, 3109 Sunrise Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale beach. “In South Florida, one out of four people don’t know they have diabetes, and one out of five are at risk of getting diabetes,” said Dawn Seay, South Florida Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association. “Cycling is an excellent exercise for cardiovascular fitness and weight management and there are many Tour De Cure participants with type II diabetes who have been able to get off medication by cycling regularly.” The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. A participant does not need to be a skilled cyclist, and anyone with a bike and a desire to have fun is welcome to participate. Participants may choose to ride anywhere from 3.2 miles to 100 miles along a safe route supported from start to finish with rest stops, water and cheering spectators. Start time for 100 mile riders is 7 a.m. with 6 a.m. check-in; 8 a.m. for 62 milers (7 a.m. check-in); 9 a.m. for 29 milers (8 a.m. check-in) and 10 a.m. for 5k and family participants. This year’s Tour de Cure features fun activities for the entire family including a children’s ride; live music and entertainment; healthy food and specialty food trucks; a sponsor exhibit area with the latest about diabetes care and health related information; and much more. Registration fees are $25 for adults; $10 for children 12 & under with fundraising minimums of $200 per adult and $50 per child. For more information or to register for the American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure, call (888) DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/sfltour. For more information visit www.diabetes.org/sfltour, call (888) DIABETES or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/adatourdecure.