This marks our 15th year of riding for the cure. Mary and I did our first JDRF ride in 2005 in Death Valley. It was also the first century ride for both of us. Since then I've ridden over 18,000 miles in the quest to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
This year we will be riding in Saratoga Springs, New York. The ride takes place on September 14th and I'm going to need the six months to get ready. Riding the trainer a couple of times a week through the winter is not enough to prepare me for what lies ahead. Saratoga Springs is a beautiful and historic area, located on the edge of the Adirondack Mountains. Yep, we're going to be riding in the mountains again. Luckily, we have plenty of hills for training in west Michigan.
For the past 15 years we've ridden lots of miles, in various weather and different types of terrain, in order to raise money to help fund research into a cure. Mary and I have each set a goal of raising $5,000. You can help by donating using these easy links.
Thank you if you've donated in the past, and thanks in advance for your donation this year. Because of your generosity we will one day soon find a cure for this dreaded disease.