Tour de Cure
 
 

Event Details

2022 Tour de Cure: Minnesota has its own character and style—from a unique starting point to the gorgeous local scenery and so much more! No matter which route you choose, you will enjoy a fun day at this event for such a great cause.

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Many Roads. One Purpose.

The Tour de Cure is back in-person and perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers, and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same distance so building a team is easy.


Tour de Cure: Minnesota is Saturday, rain or shine! If you were exposed to COVID-19 or you have tested positive in the last 5 days please stay home. We are following the CDC’s guidance and more information can be found on their website HERE. There is a virtual option for the Tour de Cure: Minnesota, where you can ride from anywhere you are. 


Tour de Cure Packet Pick-Up

Every participant receives a packet containing your bib number, lunch ticket, stickers for bike and helmet, and final information. For your convenience, we will distribute packets on an advanced day, as well as the day of event:

Swing by during lunch on Friday, June 3 from 12-3pm to pick up your packet early at Boom Island Park (724 Sibley Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413)

Saturday, June 4 at least one hour prior to your route's start time at Boom Island Park (724 Sibley Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413)

Tour de Cure Day of Event

Before you hop on your bike, important notes for Saturday:

  1. Bring a helmet. You must have a helmet to ride.
  2. Make sure you have met the $250 fundraising minimum. If you plan to bring additional donations or make a personal gift the morning of the ride, we will have a credit card system on site and collection envelopes at registration.
  3. Weather: Dare we say, it is looking pretty good for June 4th?! Be sure to bring layers and sunblock. Overcast weather can be deceiving.
  4. Know your check in & start:
Route Length  Check-In Time  Start Time
50-mile 7:00 AM  8:00 AM
25-mile 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
5-mile  9:00 AM  10:00 AM


Directions to park:

There are three nearby Graco Parking Lots where participants can park for free! See locations and map below.

  1. Parking lot on the corner of Marshall St. and NE 8th Ave.
  2. Parking lot on the corner of Marshall St. and NE 9th Ave.
  3. Parking lot on the corner of Broadway St. and Marshall St. (3/4 of the lot)
MN Tour Parking

Note: Be advised that parking in Boom Island Park are pay lots.

Parking:
Please follow all signs and the instructions of parking directors to ensure everyone’s safety.

Arrival and Check-In:
If you are registering the day-of even, there is a $20 registration fee, and you must have raised the $250 fundraising minimum to participate in the Tour de Cure. Please enter your donations online or bring credit/check/cash to the day of the event. Pay attention to your arrival time for your chosen route distance. We want to ensure you have enough time before the ride to check-in. When you arrive at the Tour site, you will head to the Registration Tent to turn in any additional offline donations you have received.

Important Note: Please be advised that if you registered online, your emergency waiver form was completed before finalizing your registration. Individuals who register on-site will be required to complete the paper emergency waiver form.

We are excited to announce that Anderson Race Management will be back on site at Tour de Cure this year to offer a streamlined process for check-in. The Registration Tent will be open from 7:00am – 10:00 am on Saturday. Thanks for your understanding and support as we navigate our way out of Covid and back to in-person events.

What will you receive at Tour de Cure Registration Tent?

  • Your rider bib
  • Your 2022 Tour de Cure: Minnesota event t-shirt (must reach $250 fundraising minimum)
  • Red Riders will receive a Red Rider jersey (must reach $250 fundraising minimum)

Route Maps:

Route maps are available online at RideWithGPS.com.

Ride with GPS Route Maps and Route Colors


Checklist/What to bring:

  • Helmet: Helmets must be worn by all cyclists – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Your favorite cycling outfit, team jersey, or Tour de Cure shirt
  • Two full water bottles/reservoirs
  • Medical insurance card
  • Medical ID Tag or Bracelet (if applicable)
  • Spare tube, patch kit, and tire tools
  • Favorite energy bar/gel - If there is a particular food that you must have or something you have been eating during training, please bring this with you.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, bug spray, pain relievers, Vaseline, vitamins, and any medication you are taking. We will have readily available grab-and-go items at the rest stops.
  • Rain gear – we ride rain or shine!
  • Driver’s license
  • Extra cash

Living Red Participants:

Living Red Participant is a person who lives with diabetes and showcases the courage it takes to live every day with this challenging disease. All riders who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and have met the $250 fundraising minimum are eligible to receive a Red Rider Jersey (please let us know if at the time of your registration, you did not mark yourself as a Red Rider and we will update our records).

With hundreds of participants who may share a similar story, and hundreds more to support them, Living Red can help with the first step or the millionth – in the fight to live a healthier life!

Food:

Breakfast will be provided by Bruegger’s. 

Lunch will feature options from Chick-Fil-A and local Breaking Bread.

Finish line festivities:

Here are a few things you can expect after your ride:

  • Lunch beginning at 11:00am
  • Music and Fun with our local DJ
  • Selfie Station where you can get your day of event photo and team photos taken
  • A Vendor Village with tables and information from event sponsors and vendors
  • Comradery and fun with your fellow riders
  • A Champion Tent for Champions
  • A Red Rider Tent for Red Riders

Along the course:

Route Support: The Motorcycles and SAG Vehicles (Support and Gear) will be offering support to the Tour riders on every route and will be marked with American Diabetes Association SAG Stickers.

If you have stopped along the roadside and need assistance, make sure to flag them down. They can provide cyclists with roadside assistance and have the capability to call for medical or emergency assistance anywhere along the route.

Very important - If you have stopped and DO NOT need assistance, please give them a 'thumbs up' to prevent them from having to stop when it is not necessary. Minors must be accompanied by an adult in the SAG vehicle.

Bike Route Marshals

Our official Bike Route Marshals will be wearing “BIKE ROUTE MARSHAL” bibs as they ride the routes to ensure riders are following the “rules of the road.” They are also there to help you if you need anything!

Course Closing: The routes will close at the following times:

Route Length   

 50-Mile

Time Close

2:00 PM
 25-Mile 2:00 PM
 5-Mile 2:00 PM
   

There is no support after the close time. Please ensure you have trained to be able to finish your route in time. As late afternoon approaches, one of our SAG vehicles will ask you if you would like to be brought to the finish.

Rest Stops: 

There are four (4) rest stops conveniently located at regular intervals along the routes. You’ll be able to take a rest, get fruit and/or a snack, sip on Gatorade, and refill your water bottles.

Weather:

The weather is forecasted to be in the high 70’s and partly sunny. Remember that sunscreen and water bottle!


FAQ:

Have questions? Click here for our FAQ.


Volunteer:

This event would not be possible without volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the event click here.


Recognition Program:

Check out the 2022 Recognition Gifts here

From the event t-shirt to this exclusive jersey when you raise $500, you will love the recognition gifts.
 
Look at all the levels here. 

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Contact Us
2022 Tour de Cure: Minnesota
Event Contact: Caitlin Qua
Event Contact's Phone: 248-433-6695 ext. 6695
Event Contact's Email: cqua@diabetes.org

 

 

 

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Tour de Cure is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Tour de Cure is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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