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    2014 South Florida Tour de Cure, 11/23/14

    Come join my team (Team Red) for the 2014 South Florida Tour de Cure on 11/23/14! I'm doing the 100 mile route!

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=...40&pg=personal
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBerman View Post
    Come join my team (Team Red) for the 2014 South Florida Tour de Cure on 11/23/14! I'm doing the 100 mile route!

    Tour de Cure: American Diabetes Association: 2014 Tour de Cure: South Florida
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    I'm just curious, but some of these 'benefit' money raising rides seem to demand a lot of 'volunteer' fund raising to enter. I was thinking about doing Jackson Co. Brevet [Georgia] until I say I had to 'raise' a certain amount just to enter. I kept thinking, one has to be pretty hard core...and doesn't that knock the attendance down for these events? I'm for a good cause as much as anyone, but usually I'm just looking to ride. Oh, I'll throw in an extra $20 bucks on my registration as a 'donation'...but then there are these 'fund raisers' like tour de cure and the Multiple Sclerosis events [and others].

    So, do people actually go on campaigns to raise all this money? Or do they just skip to the loo using personal friends and relatives, ha [like I probably would; I just have no real free time for knocking door to door, or phone calling, or even hitting up people I don't know at work etc etc].


    So...I usually 'skip' these kind of events thinking I don't really 'belong' [my attitude ain't up to snuff, ha]. Again, don't misunderstand, I think it's great using bicycling for good causes to help people who need it...but I've heard some of these rides are good ones...


    Are there other cheapscape POOR people out there like me that just want to ride? Donations...sure; I'll give some [the $20 as mentioned]. But fund raising? That's, well...hard core. So, to the numbers of cyclists who attend such events drop significantly [from other rides that aren't focused on fund raising]? Or is there some 'end around' that cheapscapes like me use [ha, those friends and relatives, especially if they are rich, LOL]. Yea, that's sort of it now that I think; it's kinda like these events are more for the upper class cyclist or something, professionals who make a lot of dough maybe to begin with [can afford just paying out for the good cause etc]. I know it's just my 'perception' [that's surely wrong]...but there it is.

    Not a serious post [shows me to be something of an AH I suppose]...but I've wondered how others do this is all? It's the fund 'raising' requirement to enter you see.
    Any thoughts?

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    The Tour de Cure has a low donation requirement of $200. Since the ride isn't until the end of November, it doesn't require hard-core campaigning. I plan on paying whatever isn't contributed. I do like the cause, as diabetes runs heavily in my family and anything that brings education and awareness is great. It's also going to be a GREAT ride, so I don't mind paying whatever portion I need to.

    I'm basically putting it up on facebook that I'm riding. I wouldn't expect strangers to contribute to a cause like this, for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Harry View Post
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    I'm just curious, but some of these 'benefit' money raising rides seem to demand a lot of 'volunteer' fund raising to enter. I was thinking about doing Jackson Co. Brevet [Georgia] until I say I had to 'raise' a certain amount just to enter. I kept thinking, one has to be pretty hard core...and doesn't that knock the attendance down for these events? I'm for a good cause as much as anyone, but usually I'm just looking to ride. Oh, I'll throw in an extra $20 bucks on my registration as a 'donation'...but then there are these 'fund raisers' like tour de cure and the Multiple Sclerosis events [and others].

    So, do people actually go on campaigns to raise all this money? Or do they just skip to the loo using personal friends and relatives, ha [like I probably would; I just have no real free time for knocking door to door, or phone calling, or even hitting up people I don't know at work etc etc].


    So...I usually 'skip' these kind of events thinking I don't really 'belong' [my attitude ain't up to snuff, ha]. Again, don't misunderstand, I think it's great using bicycling for good causes to help people who need it...but I've heard some of these rides are good ones...


    Are there other cheapscape POOR people out there like me that just want to ride? Donations...sure; I'll give some [the $20 as mentioned]. But fund raising? That's, well...hard core. So, to the numbers of cyclists who attend such events drop significantly [from other rides that aren't focused on fund raising]? Or is there some 'end around' that cheapscapes like me use [ha, those friends and relatives, especially if they are rich, LOL]. Yea, that's sort of it now that I think; it's kinda like these events are more for the upper class cyclist or something, professionals who make a lot of dough maybe to begin with [can afford just paying out for the good cause etc]. I know it's just my 'perception' [that's surely wrong]...but there it is.

    Not a serious post [shows me to be something of an AH I suppose]...but I've wondered how others do this is all? It's the fund 'raising' requirement to enter you see.
    Any thoughts?
    Sorry about hijacking this thread Jeff.
    If you want to do a ride with a low entry fee come over to Inverness in October. The Rails to Trails ride is the first Sunday in October. There's also the Clean Air Ride in March. Both rides are $25 I believe. One benefits trail maintenance and the other benefits the Key Training Centers in Citrus County. I've done both. Loads of fun and several mileage options.

    Now back to the 2014 South Florida Tour de Cure.
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    Jeff, when is the TdC? The only info I found was for March 2014.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Jeff, when is the TdC? The only info I found was for March 2014.

    Hey Ron, sorry for the late reply as I haven't been on here in a few weeks. The TdC is 11/23/14, and it's in Miami. It's a hike, but the scenery/route should be beautiful!

    Tour de Cure: American Diabetes Association: 2014 Tour de Cure: South Florida

    Tour de Cure: American Diabetes Association: 2014 Tour de Cure: South Florida

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    This will provide the perfect goal for me, since I've been riding only 6-8 weeks. I'm up to 6-9 miles per ride, 4-5 days a week, so I may train for the 27 mile ride. 62 miles may be too far for me just yet-- even if it is five months away. I may have a buddy who will form a team and ride with me. I'll get the details from the website and eventually register. Thanks for posting this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBerman View Post
    Hey Ron, sorry for the late reply as I haven't been on here in a few weeks. The TdC is 11/23/14, and it's in Miami. It's a hike, but the scenery/route should be beautiful!

    Tour de Cure: American Diabetes Association: 2014 Tour de Cure: South Florida

    Tour de Cure: American Diabetes Association: 2014 Tour de Cure: South Florida
    That's for the South Florida TdC, since they've elected to change to a fall ride, it may not have gotten as much "press" as it usually would with a longer planning cycle... There also one in Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton), Lake Nona (Orlando), Jacksonville, and Pennsacola dates for any of them can be pulled from the national link at:https://donations.diabetes.org/site/...our_Tour?sta=y
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    Quote Originally Posted by drew55 View Post
    That's for the South Florida TdC, since they've elected to change to a fall ride, it may not have gotten as much "press" as it usually would with a longer planning cycle... There also one in Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton), Lake Nona (Orlando), Jacksonville, and Pennsacola dates for any of them can be pulled from the national link at:https://donations.diabetes.org/site/...our_Tour?sta=y
    Yea, I posted about this one as the other ones have already completed for this year. I should of wrote "this TdC" vs "the TdC". There are many TdC events in most states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBerman View Post
    Yea, I posted about this one as the other ones have already completed for this year. I should of wrote "this TdC" vs "the TdC". There are many TdC events in most states.
    No biggie - it all goes to the same cause. There are 5 in Florida alone. Do multiple events, have more fun, check what you can to do improve your ride based on what others do.

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    ...Are there other cheapscape POOR people out there like me that just want to ride? Donations...sure; I'll give some [the $20 as mentioned]. But fund raising? That's, well...hard core.
    Yes plenty of them and they too have the same odds of getting diabetes as most others... that's up to one o three for anyone born in the U.S. this year. Take your $20 and find 9 others that are of like mind, and you're already there. :-)
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