Women Celebrating and Cycling Together to Stop Diabetes®

The American Diabetes Association kicks off their Tour de Cure Women’s Series with two events this year happening in Southern California on Saturday, September 13 and in Northern California on Sunday, October 26. Whether an avid cyclist or just a beginner, the Tour de Cure Women’s Series is a chance to ride in sisterhood to celebrate all women living with diabetes and all those affected by the disease.

The Tour de Cure Women’s Series is the Association’s vision to show the world the passion and commitment that women have to help change the future of diabetes. The Tour Women’s Series is a chance to have an active weekend getaway with friends or family in either Santa Barbara or the San Francisco East Bay area.  Participants will be invited to attend our women-focused Expo and activities where they can meet other women who will be riding in the event. It is a chance to feel empowered, make a difference and even make new friends. Our goal is to get more women on bikes and increase the riding experience and confidence for women, but people of all ages, backgrounds and gender are welcome to ride in support of women’s cycling and the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes.

Joining this year’s Tour de Cure Women’s Series is Robin Farina, professional cyclist and President, Women’s Cycling Association.  Robin began her cycling career over 10 years ago after graduating from the University of Tennessee and is the 2011 National Road Race Champion and a 2012 Olympic long team member. Robin owns an elite coaching company, RF Training, where she trains cyclists and tri-athletes of all levels. She is also the co-owner of Uptown Cycles in Charlotte, NC, one of the premier bike shop/training centers in the country.

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure Women’s Series this year” said Robin. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to women in cycling and feel that the women’s series will help encourage women to get involved in cycling and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.”

Of the nearly 30 million children and adults with diabetes in the U.S., 13.4 million of them are women.
While an estimated 21 million Americans have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.

Special thanks to Primal Wear Jerseys, Kay Jewelers, Go Macro, Dannon® Light & Fit® Greek and the Women’s Cycling Association for sponsoring the Tour de Cure Women’s Series this year.

For more information on the Tour de Cure Women’s Series or to register, please visit diabetes.org/womenstour or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).

– See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/newsroom/press-releases/2014/women-celebrating-and-cycling-together-to-stop-diabetes.html#sthash.8wk0d1fn.dpuf

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