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
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.
We will continue to follow the CDC and local guidance and may update our events accordingly as COVID-19 restrictions continue to evolve.
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 ride.jdrf.org. Our destination events are known to fill up fast, so be sure to register soon so you don't miss out!
Yes! Safety is our top priority when it comes to planning in-person events. We will continue to follow CDC and local guidelines, as well as work with our host hotels and venues leading up to each JDRF Destination Ride. As we get closer to each event, we will communicate specific safety protocols and restrictions accordingly.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com. Packages won't be upgraded automatically, but we can accommodate requests for changes up to 90 days before the event (as available).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The quickest way is to direct donors to your Ride page to make an online donation. Connecting your Participant Center to the Facebook Fundraising App is an easy and helpful way to help encourage online giving as well. If you receive cash and check donations, please reach out to your JDRF Chapter for details on where to mail the donations.
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.
Please feel free to reach out to your local Chapter staff partner at 800-533-CURE or reach out to us any time at