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    Tour de Cure: Hampton Roads VA: April 2013

    Anyone here riding the Tour de Cure: Hampton Roads this April 2013?

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/Tou...try&fr_id=8590

    It'll be nice to see anyone in the forums on that day.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


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    I was looking for rides to do in Hampton Roads, so this is perfect. I'll be there, probably doing the 65 miler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejokell View Post
    I was looking for rides to do in Hampton Roads, so this is perfect. I'll be there, probably doing the 65 miler.
    Fantastic!!! Good cause. This will be my first charity ride and, unless I do one on my own earlier, my first 100 miler(organized or otherwise). I have done many metric centuries and a 75 mile ride solo, but not a mile century. Look forward to possibly seeing you there and others from the forum.
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    I'm going for the 65 miler. I haven't done a century yet, and right now the longest I've done is 25 miles. I think I can work up to 65 by then, though.

    Plan is to be ready for the Cap 2 Cap century a few weeks later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejokell View Post
    I'm going for the 65 miler. I haven't done a century yet, and right now the longest I've done is 25 miles. I think I can work up to 65 by then, though.

    Plan is to be ready for the Cap 2 Cap century a few weeks later.
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    Register soon and you can attend a Tour De Cure: Hampton Roads Kick-off event taking place on January 23rd. If you are registered and RSVP for the event by Jan. 16(probably need to be registered by Jan 15), you can attend the kick-off event.

    2013 Tour de Cure Kick-Off Event

    Mark your calendars and join us for the 2013 Tour de Cure Kick-Off Event on January 23rd! Click here to download and save the event details. Don't forget to RSVP by January 16th!




    Also, if you raise the $175 by January 31st, you get a personalized bib for the riding event. If you don't plan to ride, you are welcome to donate to help me or anyone else riding to meet their goal.



    __________________________________________________________




    Edit: Just noticed that you can register for the TDC: Hampton Roads at the Kick-off event and save $10 on the registration fee!
    Last edited by Bikey Mikey; 01-12-13 at 01:30 PM. Reason: additional information.
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    12 Weeks before the ride. Remember to train so you can have the most enjoyable experience.

    Below are some resources that are available:


    Cyclist Guide


    Refer to the Tour de Cure Cyclist Guide as the perfect Training Resource!
    If you want to find some great training resources all in one place, the Tour de Cure Cyclist Guide is for you! This guide includes information about safe riding, group riding, stretching, hydration, nutrition, a sample training plan and information about the Tour de Cure, as well!


    Gold's Gym


    Know your own strength.
    Gold's Gym, national sponsor of Tour de Cure, is a great place to go for expert fitness advice. Check out their training plans and get information from their personal cycling coaches and from their renowned fitness experts!



    Chris Carmichael & Carmichael
    Training Systems



    We are pleased to welcome back Chris Carmichael as the honorary chair of the Tour de Cure! Chris has devoted more than 20 years to helping amateur and professional athletes achieve their performance goals, from improved health to completing your first Century, all the way up to Ironman and Tour de France victories. Now Chris wants to help our Tour riders be the best they can be!





    Exercising & Training with Diabetes


    Red Riders can be proud of exercising and riding with diabetes!
    Red Riders are all participants that have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and we are excited about our new training resources brought to you by TeamWILD.

    • DOWNLOAD the Red Rider Cycling with Diabetes GUIDE.
    • DOWNLOAD the video worksheet that will help you take great notes while you view the video below.




    Hydration


    You’ve heard it before, riders need to drink, drink, and drink!
    Fluids are crucial to your performance and sense of well-being, but it is amazing how few cyclists heed this advice. You might forget to drink because of the excitement of the ride and become dehydrated which is a common problem among cyclists, especially in warm weather. To prevent this you must always drink plenty of fluids while you ride and also prepare in advance. Check out even more of our hydration secrets.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Here are some additional resources as well:




    Stretching


    Getting your muscles ready to ride!
    Stretching is extremely important in keeping your muscles flexible and injury free, but there are a lot of things people do wrong when stretching. We’ve got some helpful hints for you such as warming up first, stretching equally on both sides your body and much more!



    Clif Bar Nutrition 101 Podcast


    National Tour de Cure nutrition sponsor Clif Bar brings you a Tour de Cure Clif Cast!
    Clif Bar and the Tour de Cure are offering information and insights on Sports Nutrition for riders with a newly released Clif Cast! Get the lowdown on proper nutrition, hydration, and other tips and tricks dedicated to getting the most out of your training and your Tour de Cure efforts!



    Sample Training Plan


    We can help you go the distance to Stop Diabetes!
    If you are looking to ride 30, 60 or 100 miles we have a great daily training schedule for you! These sample training programs are designed for someone who can already cycle 10 miles at a 10 mph pace without difficulty. It is only a guideline. If you cannot currently cycle 10 miles then start with 3 miles, build up over the next 2 weeks to a 10-mile ride, and then start the program.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    ]Remember, if you raise the minimum by January 31st or help a rider raise the minimum, $175,
    by Jan 31, you or the rider you are supporting receives a personalized bib.

    If I meet the minimum by Jan 31, I may change my goal to a higher donation level.



    CURRENT PROMOTIONS
    2 Days Left!


    Personalized
    Tour de Cure Bibs


    The Mission: Raise the $175 minimum by January 31st

    The Prize: A personalized Tour de Cure bib

    The Contest Details: Personalize your Tour de Cure experience!

    All registered riders who have raised the event minimum, $175, by January 31st will receive a personalized Tour de Cure bib in their rider packet.
    Last edited by Bikey Mikey; 01-29-13 at 06:04 PM.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Received some additional information concerning incentives(recruitment) and some information concerning Rider Welcome Packets--see below.

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    January Rider Goal - only 30 more riders!

    When called to task, YOU were able to help the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure meet a goal – 500 riders by December 31st! Now, we have set a new challenge for the New Year.

    On our way to our 1,100 rider goal for 2013, we are taking steps and setting goals each month. With your support we know each goal will be possible! So with 1 day left in January, we need your help to recruit 30 more riders to reach our goal of 625 riders by January 31st!

    But what is a goal without a great incentive? If we reach 625 riders by the end of the month, we will enter EVERY registered rider for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

    Ready…Set…Recruit!

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    Electronic vs. Mailed – Rider Welcome Packets
    It has come to our attention that the Rider Welcome Packets have been unexpectedly delayed. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. The National Office is working to get the packets out to everyone ASAP.

    Please note: All riders who register are asked about their preference of receiving their Rider Welcome Packet via Postal (hard copy) vs. electronic:

    “Your Fundraising and Cyclist Guides will be sent to you electronically. If you also would like to receive event information by postal mail, please indicate yes below.”

    Riders who answer YES were mailed hard copies. If you are in need of additional materials to assist you in your Tour de Cure fundraising, please contact Amie Holman at aholman@diabetes . org. Below are a few items you may find useful as well:

    Tour de Cure Receipts
    Tour de Cure Deposit Slips
    Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure Local Route Guide
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    New incentive for raising money during the month of February:


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    CURRENT PROMOTIONS
    iSpy a GREAT prize!


    Apple iPad

    The Mission: Raise funds towards your Tour de Cure participation for a chance to
    WIN BIG!

    The Prize: An Apple iPad

    The Contest Details: For every $50 you raise between February 1 and 22, you will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

    Log in to your Tour Participant Center today to send emails encouraging people to support you through a donation or by joining you forthe ride of their life! And don’t forget — Facebook is a great fundraising tool as well.

    Log in or register today!
    ____________________________________________________________



    Looks like a great prize. Love to win one.
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    Some more incentives and information, including map routes.


    Hampton Roads, VA
    Tour de Cure News
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    2013 Finisher Medals

    Whether you ride 100 miles or 10 miles, participating in and fundraising for the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure is a great accomplishment. At the end of this year's ride, we will be giving all riders a commemorative finisher medal. All you have to do is raise the event minimum or more by the day of the event and come out and ride in the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure on April 20th. Don't forget your helmet!




    Tour de Cure Route Maps

    All route maps are now available online on the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure event page at www.diabetes.org/hamptonroadsvatour:

    100-Mile Map
    65-Mile Map
    30-Mile Map
    10-Mile Map

    Electronic files are also available and can be downloaded here.



    Champion Your Effort

    Becoming a Champion in the fight against diabetes should come with a red cape. But since a cape would difficult to ride with, we have a few other prizes to say 'thank you' for being a hero, including Tour de Cure cycling gloves, VIP parking, and more! :
    (Click here or on flier to download details)





    Team Captain Corner

    News about the upcoming Team Week and Team Captain incentive deadlines can be found here! Click on the link or on the flier below to download the details.

    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Latest update on the Hampton Roads Tour de Cure fundraising effort:

    Fundraising Goal: $400,000.00
    Achieved to Date: $113,973.65
    Days to Event: 44
    Number of Teams: 67
    Number of Riders: 739

    Team Tents:

    Team Tentsby April 1
    All teams who raise $5,000 or more by April 1st will receive a team tent at the Celebration Site the day of the ride. You are welcome to decorate your tent, use it as a meeting spot the morning of the ride, or use it as a shaded place to sit and eat in the afternoon. Day of, here is what each team that qualifies for a tent can expect:
    • 10x10 tent
    • Team signage
    • A welcome basket provided by Presenting Sponsor, Bon Secours Virginia Health System

    Congratulations to the Teams that have already qualified for a team tent:
    • Norfolk Southern PowerTrain
    • Team Red

    Participation Medal:


    2013 Finisher Medals

    Whether you ride 100 miles or 10 miles, participating in and fundraising for the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure is a great accomplishment. At the end of this year's ride, we will be giving all riders a commemorative finisher medal (it doubles as a key chain). All you have to do is raise the event minimum or more by the day of the event and come out and ride in the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure on April 20th. Don't forget your helmet!









    Top Teams so far:

    TOP TEAMS
    Family/Friend Team


    1. Team Red - $8,877.33
    2. Fat Frogs Bike and Fitness - $5,290.00
    3. Diabeters - $2,128.00
    4. Team Ridin dirty - $1,951.00
    5. Easy Riders - $1,555.00
    6. Cyclists for Christ - $1,470.00
    7. Suffolk Riders - $1,368.00
    8. Over-D-Hill - $1,044.00
    9. Kerneos - $1,039.00
    10. Go Navy - $836.00


    Corporate Team


    1. Norfolk Southern PowerTrain - $13,196.44
    2. Dollar Tree - $3,718.00
    3. Team Amerigroup - $3,544.00
    4. Liberty Tax Service - $2,942.00
    5. Best Buy - $1,823.00
    6. AOS-Sentara - $1,262.00
    7. Allfirst Angels - $1,243.00
    8. CRMC Healthy Me - $1,042.00
    9. Team Seven Cities Rickshaws - $797.00
    10. Bon Secours Virginia - $750.00


    Club/Organization Team


    1. Team Portsmouth Go-Sports CG City - $6,892.83
    2. Team Killer Bees - $4,443.54
    3. Tidewater Bicycle Association - $3,571.50
    4. Blue Suit Pacers - $2,197.00
    5. The Chain Gang - $1,156.00
    6. Purple Peddlers - $447.00
    7. CAMSLANT - $124.00
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


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    Just a hair over 3 weeks until the event. I hope training is going well regardless of the cooler than normal temperatures and windiness. I'll be looking forward to possibly meeting some of you from the BF forums at the event. If you are on Team Red, well have a tent since we raised more than $5,000(so far, Team Red has raised over $14,000 toward the $26,000 goal.). It's not too late to register. Remember, whatever distance you ride, it's for an excellent cause.

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/Tou...try&fr_id=8590


    An update of the fundraising:

    Date: April 20, 2013
    Start Location: King's Fork High School - Suffolk, VA
    Event Manager: Amie Holman
    Email: aholman@diabetes.org
    Phone: 1-888-DIABETES x 3276 Fundraising Goal: $448,000.00
    Achieved to Date: $207,315.80
    Days to Event: 22
    Number of Teams: 69
    Number of Riders: 844

    Registration Fee: $25
    Fundraising Minimum: $175
    Route Distances: 100-miles, 65-miles, 30-miles and 10-miles
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Just a tad more than one week to go. Hopefully we'll have good weather for the event. Remember, it happens rain or shine unless it's dangerous severe weather. Bring rain gear just in case.

    I picked up my packet yesterday. If you can, I recommend that you pick up your packet at one of the early dates to avoid long lines.

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    Latest from the TDC:Hampton Roads.

    Police Support the Day of the Ride

    PLEASE NOTE: Suffolk Police will be there to ensure cyclist and motorist safety. They will not stop traffic at intersections unless there are 10 or more cyclist approaching an intersection at a time. Cyclist are required to obey the rules of the road and to stop at intersections as necessary to ensure their safety and the safety of the motoring public.





    Final Instructions
    Pre-event and Day-of Event Details

    You've got mail! By now you should have received a copy of the Tour de Cure Final Instructions in your mailbox. You can also click here for information on parking, what to bring the day of the ride, Celebration site festivities, route information, frequently asked questions, and the day-of event emergency number.



    Rider Packet Pick-up Dates
    If you want to avoid standing in line on Saturday morning, come see us at one of the following early packet pick-up locations. PLEASE NOTE: the $175 event minimum must be met and waiver forms must be signed and presented to pick up rider packet. You can download a copy of the waiver here and bring it with you to packet pick-up. We will also have copies available at registration.




    Wednesday, April 10th
    9:30am – 6:30pm
    American Diabetes Association Office
    870 Greenbrier Circle
    Suite 404
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 424-6662

    Thursday, April 11th
    5:00pm – 8:00pm
    Bon Secours In Motion at Hilltop
    1817 Laskin Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    (757) 437-0471

    Friday, April 12th
    4:00pm – 7:00pm
    Fat Frogs Bike and Fitness – Chesapeake
    237 Hanbury Rd E
    Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 410-4930

    Friday, April 19th
    5:00pm – 8:00pm
    King’s Fork High School
    351 Kings Fork Road
    Suffolk, VA 23434

    Saturday, April 20th TOUR DE CURE
    6:30am – 10:15am
    King’s Fork High School
    351 King's Fork Road
    Suffolk, VA 23434

    Here's a quick look at what's in your rider packet
    (click here to download Early Packet Pick-up flier)

    • Bib & 4 pins
    • Bike frame number
    • Helmet number
    • Wristband (wristband colors will be matched to route markings and signs)
    • Event Waiver
    • Event T-shirt


    Post-Ride Festivities

    After you complete your ride in the Tour de Cure, make sure to come over to the Celebration Site and enjoy:
    ► Bon Secours Recovery Tent: Ice and medical volunteers from Bon Secours VA Health Systems will be there to help you
    ► Post event massage
    ► Live music from the Norfolk Southern Lawman Band
    ► Team and individual photos opportunities
    ► Post-Ride Meal provided by The Egg Bistro
    ► Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar (from 2:00 - 4:00pm)
    ► Camaraderie with other Tour de Cure riders

    Showers will also be available inside the school.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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