On October 7th, 2017 the Indianapolis Team of RRT Volunteers assisted the American Diabetes Association in their annual cycling event Tour De Cure in Indianapolis. Funds raised through the Tour de Cure help to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.   The ADA helps advance critical diabetes research and support of education, advocacy and awareness programs to patients suffering with this disease.

An RRT Tent supporting Participants

Cycling events happen around the globe however this event takes place at one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the only cycling event that takes place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Participants can ride laps on the track, ride road routes, or a combination of both! The fully supported routes ranging from: Family Ride, 50-K, 75-K, 100-M to a Competitive Ride.

Team of bikers getting refreshed

This 2017 Tour de Cure in Indianapolis raised an astonishing $269,320.87 to help their cause. This was raised by the 545 people who Participated, some who actually have diabetes themselves.

RRT assisting with water

The Tour de Cure recognized riders with diabetes as the HEROES on the day of the event.  Red Riders received special recognition on the day of the ride, and the qualifying Red Riders wore a Red Rider Jersey to wear during their ride.

Only a Portion of the Indy 500 Race Track

RRT supported 4 of the 5 rest stops, which supplied water and other refreshments to the riders to keep them at their peak performance. The volunteers started at 6:00 am and set up the supply stops before the riders started at 8:30 am the Volunteers assisted the riders until the end of the event and look forward assisting again.

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