JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that to-date has raised over $50 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The Ride gives cyclists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to support breakthroughs that transform the lives of people with T1D, until there is a cure.
JDRF Ride isn't just a bike ride: it's an experience where hundreds of riders come together from all over the world to make new friendships, enjoy the unparalleled camaraderie of the Ride community and raise money to help end T1D.
Due to COVID-19, JDRF will not be able to host in-person events for the 2020 Ride Season. While we're all disappointed by this news, we are a community familiar with challenges. And we will tackle this challenge the same way we always do, by leaning on one another, by inspiring one another, and by remembering the reasons why we ride. Despite our disappointment, we're excited for the opportunity it presents for us to come together as one community.
We are excited to introduce JDRF My Ride, a new way to engage with JDRF Ride! With no registration fee or minimum fundraising commitment, we hope to have more riders join us than ever before. Set your own goals and participate your own way: indoors on a trainer, outdoors on your bike, with friends or on your own. As part of JDRF My Ride, there will be ongoing community, fitness and fundraising challenges — starting in May — where you can engage with members of the JDRF Ride community, strive to meet your fitness goals and earn rewards for your fundraising. And we'll be coming together (virtually) one weekend this fall to celebrate what makes Ride Weekend so special — the stories, the ceremonies, the special jerseys, our top performers, our collective accomplishments and you. We can't wait to share more soon.
Riders choose their own fundraising and mileage goals. Along the way, you'll receive the full support of the JDRF Ride community — including everyone from Ride coaches to the fundraising experts — who will help you reach and exceed your fundraising and training goals. Not only that, but you'll have an opportunity to earn rewards for your fundraising achievements — including perks for the 2021 Ride season.
When you register, you'll become a part of the JDRF Ride family, a community of all ages, who return year after year to inspire each other and raise money for life-changing T1D research.
In addition to enjoying the comradery, registered riders who complete certain fundraising levels will receive a commemorative JDRF Ride jersey made by Hincapie Sportswear, a finisher medal and more. Any T1D Rider can choose to receive a special T1D version of this jersey instead — and inspire us all as you cross the finish line!
*While there are no in-person Rides this year, we look forward to coming together again in 2021. We will be announcing dates and locations for the 2021 season here in the coming months. In the meantime, we are committed to providing an exceptional experience through JDRF My Ride this year and we hope you will join us!
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a serious and stressful disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. T1D strikes children and adults suddenly — and managing it is a constant balancing act. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. We want a cure and we won't stop until we make one a reality. Along the way, we will continue to support advances that make it safer and easier to live with this disease. By taking part in JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, you'll help us get there faster.