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Red Riders

The Red Riders are a national Tour de Cure team, made up of riders of all levels with type-1 and type-2 diabetes. Started by Mari Ruddy in Colorado, the Red Riders will be going national in 2008. Please join us for the ride!

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Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2013

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Team Red

Started by tmana Feb 17, 2013. 0 Replies

Being a red rider

Started by Donna Heun. Last reply by Donna Heun Apr 27, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by mnkid on June 17, 2011 at 11:33am
Twin Citie's Tour de Cure raised over $450,000. Woo hoo. Took a short ride today during lunch break and it did so much for me. I'm a Red Rider every time I take my bike out on the road.
Comment by mnkid on June 9, 2011 at 5:23am
P.S. I thought it was corny when I heard that other riders were supposed to greet us on the trail with "Go Red Rider!" but it really kept me going.
Comment by mnkid on June 9, 2011 at 5:19am
I just rode in my first Tour de Cure in Minneapolis last Saturday. I hadn't ridden a bike in years but I was inspired to do something pro-active for myself and the cause. I only had about a month to get a bike and start riding again but I raised over two hundred dollars, fifty-two dollars over my goal. It was such an empowering experience. I started small with the 7 mile ride. It was more than adequate for this possesser of aging knees. I'd like to work my way up to the 27 mile ride next year. My team raised over Nine thousand dollars which is just amazing. A great group of people, HeathEast's Shades of Red!
Comment by tmana on May 31, 2011 at 1:36pm
Five days left 'til my second-ever Tour de Cure. Hoping The Other Half will be off Thursday so I can pre-register. Training's off so I'm only going to do the 30 mile this year; hope to kick back up to the 50 (or hopefully longer) for next year. Still $25 short of my $500 initial goal (which at least gets me a thank-you jersey in addition to my Red Rider jersey)...
Comment by Joe on May 3, 2011 at 1:47pm
Heading to San Diego for Tour de Cure on Sat. Then the inaugural Southern Colorado the next week!
Comment by GeneBert on March 23, 2011 at 7:36am
We had our Kick-Off for the Tour de Cure last night at a local restaurant. I'm not certain what the total attendance was, but 50 people signed up to ride, & we raffled off a jersey, had some nice food & a good time. My Team Red St. Louis is almost up to 20 members for it's 3rd year. Check us out of FaceBook.
Comment by GeneBert on January 13, 2011 at 1:30pm
Is looking to expand Team Red St. Louis. If you know any cyclists interested in joining us June 4th, please either encourage them to join my team or contact me directly. It'll be fun!
Comment by Diego on December 7, 2010 at 10:08am
I just signed up to do the Indianapolis TdC ride again this year. I will train all year in my Red Rider jersey, Which is getting to big now, Yay.
Comment by Joe on August 23, 2010 at 3:28am
I did the Colorado Tour de Cure on Saturday. I raised $11,000 plus, met Mari Ruddy, and finished in 6:23! What a great weekend!
Comment by Joe on June 27, 2010 at 3:16pm
Y'know...somebody ought to do bike stickers like the Lance Armstrong - Trek folks do for cancer survivors. They say "I Ride For Bill Smith" or whoever you designate. I'd definitely do one for diabetes...see them at their website.

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