Whether this is your first JDRF Ride or your twentieth, the JDRF team of coaches is equipped to enhance your ride experience. From developing training plans to assist in meeting your personal Ride day goal, to hosting training rides with your local community of JDRF riders, your local chapter and team of coaches have the resources to enable you to obtain your Ride goals safe, sound, smiling, and under your own power. We know the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many people to ride alone or indoors. Our team of coaches is prepared to support your training needs, based on how and where you feel comfortable riding.
All JDRF Coaches maintain a Level 3 or higher coaching certification through USA Cycling, the governing authority for cycling events. 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 Day.
Our coaches will help you set realistic goals, organize group rides once it's safe to do so in your area, monitor your progress and provide clinics on everything from buying your first bike to how to change a flat tire.
Every year, hundreds of riders accomplish things they never thought possible. Register for the JDRF My Ride 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 comfortable riding.
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.
The JDRF Ride to Cure is about the mission, not the miles, so there is no minimum length for any of our Rides. While many set a goal of 100 miles, it is not mandatory. Each rider will have the support of a coach who will help them train to reach and exceed whatever their mileage goal is.
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 lives of many people, including your own.