Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ride to Cure Diabetes?

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that raises money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The JDRF Ride gives new and experienced cyclists — and their friends and families — the opportunity to fundraise for life changing T1D research along with the entire Ride community.

Participants choose how and where they want to ride, train with their coach and team to achieve their mileage goals (no matter how long or short) and use guidance from their JDRF chapters to meet and exceed their fundraising goals.

JDRF Ride isn't just a bike ride: it's an experience where thousands 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 cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.

With our stunning destination rides across the country, you'll have the chance to join fellow riders for an unforgettable weekend experience. Or you can choose JDRF My Ride, giving you the flexibility to join a local ride in your area or create your own mileage and fundraising challenge.

What should I expect for the 2024 Ride season?

We have an exciting season planned with both our traditional destination events as well as the opportunity to participate in JDRF My Ride, allowing you to choose your own way of riding and fundraising for JDRF. For a full calendar of events, visit the homepage of Our destination events are known to fill up fast, so be sure to register soon so you don't miss out!

Is there an age requirement to participate in the JDRF Ride?

You must be at least 13 years old in order to participate. If you are 13-17 years of age, you must have a parental/guardian consent form signed and be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian at all times.

How does training work?

Your physical and mental health are more important now than ever and we believe that continuing to stay active will help with both. We encourage you to continue riding, as your local guidelines and your safety allow or even ride indoors. Staying connected to your Ride Team will also help!

Are coaches available to support my training goals?

Coaches provide support to their riders, setting goals and assisting with training plans as requested. So much of the enjoyment within the JDRF Ride community is through the social interactions through group rides and social gatherings. Please check with your Coach and Chapter to see what's happening in your area!

Is there a required fundraising minimum?

There is no registration fee required to participate in JDRF My Ride. Upon registration, you will have the option to make a self-donation which will be the first donation towards your Ride campaign and achieving your fundraising goal! A $100 registration fee is required to participate in a JDRF Destination Ride and is counted towards your fundraising package minimum. Click here for details.

How do I get my bike to the Ride?

Depending on your fundraising package, we partner with bike shipping companies to transport your bike to and from your Destination Ride event. For those who do not have bike shipping included in your fundraising package, you will have the option to use our bike shipping vendor's services as well. More details will be shared closer to the event.

Can I change my fundraising package after I register?

Once you get going with your fundraising, we'll bet you find out that it's easier than you think! Remember, fundraising packages aren't earned incentives. So if you find yourself raising more than your fundraising package minimum and want to get some extra perks from a higher fundraising package, email us at Packages won't be upgraded automatically, but we can accommodate requests for changes up to 90 days before the event (as available).

Can I cancel my registration?

You can cancel your registration for JDRF My Ride at any time, and up to 30 days prior to your JDRF Destination Ride without penalty. Registration fees and fundraising are non-refundable. While the need for diabetes research is as urgent today as ever before, we acknowledge the massive economic uncertainties and the critical needs of our community. If you wish to cancel your registration, please reach out to us at

Is there a JDRF Ride App?

Yes! The NEW JDRF Ride app, for both iPhone and Android, has everything you need and more. Ask for donations via social media, email and text, manage your page, earn badges, and even deposit checks!

How do I get the mobile app?

You can download the app directly from your Participant Center (when visiting it on your mobile device) or through the App Store or Google Play. Search for “JDRF Ride.“

How do I turn in donations I've received?

The quickest way is to direct donors to your Ride page to make an online donation. Connecting your Participant Center to Facebook is an easy and helpful way to help encourage online giving as well. If you receive cash and check donations, use the new JDRF Ride app to mobile deposit and watch your donations appear on your fundraising thermometer in real time!

This year is my 10th JDRF Ride. Will I still receive my 10+ Rider jersey if I don't attend an in-person event?

Absolutely! Regardless of how you choose to ride, you will still be recognized for this incredible milestone. A member of our team will reach out to you to confirm details of how you will receive your special jersey.

If I have other questions, who should I reach out to?

Please feel free to reach out to your local Chapter staff partner at 800-533-CURE or reach out to us any time at

Thank you to our Sponsors

National One Society Diamond Partners

Raise more for T1D research with the JDRF Ride App.

Fundraising is easier than ever with our NEW mobile app. Share your story and connect with more donors through text, email and social media. Deposit checks and monitor your fundraising progress on the go! You’ll reach your goal in no time!