Whether this is your first JDRF Ride or your twentieth, the JDRF team of coaches are equipped to enhance your ride experience. From sharing training plans to assisting in meeting your personal Ride Day goal, to hosting training rides with your local community of JDRF riders, your team of coaches have the resources to enable you to reach your Ride goals safe, sound, smiling and under your own power. Our team of coaches are prepared to support your training needs, based on how and where you feel comfortable riding.
JDRF's team of coaches are here to enhance your ride experience by maintaining a
culture of safety and creating an inclusive environment for you as you train together in preparation for Ride
Our coaches will help you set realistic goals, organize group rides in your area,
monitor your progress and provide clinics on everything from buying your first bike to how to change a flat
Every year, thousands of riders accomplish things they never thought possible. Register today and discover what
you can accomplish.
To learn more about our coaches, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JDRF has a series of tools and resources that will help you reach your cycling goals. Once you register, you'll have access to:
A JDRF Coach (either local or remote)
Ride newsletters with fundraising tips and best practices
Customizable training plans for your distance goal
These are just a few of the tools we offer. If you'd like to learn more about our training resources, email email@example.com.
The simple answer is any bike that is comfortable and that is in good operating condition. When doing a JDRF
ride, these are not races. These are fundraising events where you ride the distance you are
Join us from your bike seat. Whether it be a road bike, mountain bike, or an indoor trainer; we will
have opportunities for you to join us from any space.
Decide what you want to achieve this year. Here are some examples to help you think through your own goals:
Choose how and when you want to participate. Set a mileage goal and slowly build up to your desired distance throughout the season.
Set a season-long distance goal: number of miles, number of hours on the bike (or number of Peloton classes), number of days, etc. Set the date you wish to achieve it. These can be achieved on any type of bike, on any type of road, on your indoor trainer or even on your Peloton.
Regardless of how you choose to participate:
Once you've chosen your route, share with your community. Share your goal and continue to update your progress
throughout the season so they can cheer you on.
Stay motivated and build miles by joining JDRF group rides in your area, as well as the T1D communities on Zwift and Peloton.
The number one way to get better at riding a bike is by riding a bike. Your coach will help you set your
mileage goal and will create a plan that will help you reach it.
The JDRF Ride is not just about riding a bike; it's about raising the money to impact those living with type 1
diabetes through JDRF's mission. Many participants find that through signing up for the Ride they end up
changing their lives by becoming part of a community. The "bike" becomes more than a fundraising tool, it
becomes a diabetes fighting machine. Enjoy every mile by getting to know new friends and recognizing the
difference you are making in the lives of many people, including your own.