Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Team Stage 3 Results

Team Stage 3 Results

THE team that has 5 or more riders and has raised the most money per team rider as of 4/30. Saul Segura, team captain for Trident takes the prize. Nice work Saul! Honorable mention to Jerry Kurtti of Pacific Plumbing Supply.

Team Stage 3 Sprint Results

Teams that added 3 or more riders to their teams between 4/17 and 4/30 qualified for a drawing to win $100 in gift certificates from our TdC-sponsor bike shops. Congratulations to Justin Jarrett of Slalom Consulting who added 6 riders to his team. Honorable mention to Mark Brodsky of Team ALF who added 4 riders to his team. Great job!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Team Stage 2 Results and Team Stage 3 Profile

This years Tour de Cure is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever, with a record-setting 60+ teams registered. Thanks to all the team captains for registering their teams and recruiting riders. Keep up the great work!

Results for Team Stage 2 – March 1 to March 31

Stage 2 was dedicated to teams that had 5 or more riders AND raised $750 or more in donations by the end of March. We had 12 teams that led the peloton (Starbucks, AT&T Mobility, Microsoft, Expect the World from Us, Team Krocket Returns, beat it!, Gritty Kitties, Bally Butt Burners, Giving it Our Best Shot, Slowspokes, Pacific Plumbing Supply and Trident). Great job everyone! Saul Segura, team captain for Trident, won the photo finish (aka random drawing) and takes home $100 in gift certificates from our TdC-sponsor bike shops.

Profile for Team Stage 3 - April 1 to April 30
Consider this the mountain stage of the 2008 TDC where the size of your team and pace-line aren't as much help. Stage 3 is dedicated to THE team that has 5 or more riders and has raised the most money per team rider (highest average $ raised per rider) as of April 30th. The captain of the winning team will receive $100 in gift certificates from our TdC-sponsor bike shops. We're gaining elevation...let's keep hammering on diabetes!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Are You a Red Rider??

This years Tour de Cure is supporting and recognizing those of us that live with diabetes every day, and are riding in the Tour. The ADA will be giving Red Rider jerseys to registered riders with diabetes.
I think the jerseys look great, and I will proudly sport mine as a cycling diabetic!
Keep Riding!

For more information contact Micah at mbonkers (at) verizon(dot) net or Ruth at rfrobe (at) diabetes (dot) org. If you are a human, you can replace the dot and at with the proper symbols.

A Red Rider is...
...someone who lives with diabetes -
Type 1 or Type 2 - who can proudly
ride as an individual, with their own
team, or join the Red Rider team,
which consists of those living with
diabetes and their family and friends.

The purpose of the Red Riders... to support everyone who lives
with diabetes and showcase the
courage it takes to live every day with
this difficult condition - and become
your own superhero.

And being a Red Rider means...
...that you are not alone. With
hundreds of riders who may share a
similar story, and hundreds more to
support you, being a Red Rider can
help with your first step or your
millionth - in your fight to live a
healthier life!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Stage 1 Results and Stage 2 Profile

The starting gun has been fired and the Tour de Cure 2008 is off to a great start! Thanks to all the team captains for registering their teams and recruiting riders.

Team Stage 1 Results

Stage 1 recognized the teams that had 5 or more riders by the end of February. Of the 40 teams currently registered, 10 teams finished the stage with 5 or more riders. In no particular order, here are the teams at the head of the pack: Starbucks, Bio-Rad Labs, Team beat it!, Team Krocket Returns, AT&T Mobility, Bally Butt Burners, Team No Bonk, Gritty Kitties, Microsoft and Team Bonkers.

After studying the photo finish at the line (aka random drawing), Team Starbucks grabs the stage honors and team captain Marc Osborn makes off with the goods…$100 worth of gift certificates from our TdC-sponsor bike shops.

Stage 1 is over…but don’t soft pedal quite yet. We have 3 more stages to go and the podium pays dividends!

Profile for Team Stage 2 – March 1 to March 31

Stage 2 is dedicated to teams that have 5 or more riders AND have raised $750 or more in donations by the end of March. The captain of the winning team (determined by a drawing from all qualifying teams) will get $100 in gift certificates from our TdC-sponsor bike shops.

So rally your team, organize your break-away and start hammering!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Treats for Training

The weather is looking brighter; spring is coming.......... time to start training. That being said, there may be a few more rainy days (this is Seattle after all!) so why not spend those days fixing up your bike and testing your skills in the kitchen. Here is a little recipe that I would like to share to make your own energy bars for the ride. These delicious treats are simple to make and taste great. You can make them into whatever size you want and you won't have to fight those nasty wrappers, just pop them into a zip lock back and you are ready to go! I am not one to follow recipes and measure things, so I have left it pretty open for you to tailer these bars to your own desires.

Robin and Kevin's Energy Bars

Base, mix these over low heat

1 c. honey (or half molasses and half honey)
1 c. peanut butter
1.5 c. nuts

Add your combinations, once above is melted mixed

Powders (select 2-3)
½ c. carob
0.5 c. soy protein
½ c. soy flour
½ c. oats
½ c. wheat germ or oat bran
½ c ground flaxseed
½ c dried milk

Crunchiness (chose 1)
1 c. brown rice krispies
½ c grape nuts

Fruit (chose 1-2)
½ c. dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries)
½ banana

Flavors (go crazy)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ c. crystallized ginger

The basic idea is to melt honey, add the peanut butter until mixed. Remove from heat, add rest of ingredients, then press into greased pan and place in refrigerator. It is a lot like making rice krispy treats. You will find that the batter is too wet if you do not add enough dry mixtures, that is why we have things like dried milk, soy flour, protein powder, etc. The mixture should be hard to mix and form into a ball to be the right consistency.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Team Stage 1

Click in, start spinning, and let's get Tour de Cure 2008 rolling!

If you're a returning rider, you already know that the TDC is not just a bike ride that happens on May 17th. Nay! We have a lot of fun and exciting things leading up to the ride, including a terrific new training program from CycleU, a reworked Kick-Off celebration, and a boat load of goodies to pass on to you from our generous sponsors.

So without further ado, let's get the party started and profile Team Stage 1. This is dedicated to the fearless TDC riders who decide to captain a team and pull from the front. Unlike some of the other tours you may be considering this year (hmmm Giro d'Italia? Tour de France?), you really don't have to wait for a formal invitation to register your team for the Tour de Cure.

Team Stage 1:
  • This stage can be comfortably completed inside, with or without your bike shoes on.
  • Just sign up as a Captain and register your team by clicking HERE.
  • Then recruit 4 others to your team.
  • All teams with 5 or more riders by Friday, February 29th will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Gregg's, Alpine Hut or Recycled Cycles (winner's choice). That and Stage 1 glory, of course.

Ruth will have the details of Stage 2 (dedicated to all riders) out next week. Until then... let's RIDE!

Spins - Peter Wicklund
2008 TDC Committee
Team beat it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Looking Forward to the Tour de Cure Kickoff

March 15th come to the Tour de Cure kickoff at the Seattle REI.
Listen to Seattleite Gregg Bleakney describe his amazing journey from Northern Alaska to the southern tip of South America, about 19,000 miles, all by bicycle!

In July 2005, Gregg started with friend Brooks Allen in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay with memories of Brooks mother who had died of diabetes related complications a few years before. They traveled light, determined to raise as much money as possible for the American Diabetes Association.

Come hear Gregg's presentation and learn about the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association. Read more about his trip here.

Team Captains, bring potential riders and get them registered at the event!

Monday, January 7, 2008

2008 Tour de Cure

This years Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association will be held at Marymoor Park in Redmond on May 17th. This blog will post various training, fund-raising, and recruiting tips for team members and captions. Also posted here will be updates on group rides and ongoing incentives for team captains.

If you haven't signed up, click on the link on the right and follow the links to register for the ride in Redmond, Washington.

Here's to another great cycling year, keep the rubber side down.

Your Tour Committee