Cyclists Won't Be Just Spinning Their Wheels Riders to Join Fight against Diabetes in Tour De Cure May 31

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Byline: Kelly Womer Daily Herald Correspondent

More than 400 cyclists are expected to get in gear and cross the finish line in the second annual Tour de Cure May 31 to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

The ride will start at the Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville and wind through routes along the Illinois Prairie Path and the shores of the Fox River.

Cyclists can choose from 10K or 50K rides or - for the first time this year - a 100K ride.

For those participating in the 100K, registration will begin at 6 a.m., followed by the ride at 7 a.m. Those riding in the 50K can sign up starting at 7 a.m. Registration for the 10K begins at 10 a.m., with the tour starting an hour later.

Riders can relax at rest stops along the way and stay for lunch at the forest preserve afterward.

"It's a very special day for us. We want to generate great awareness of ADA in various communities," said Jaci Coy, the ride coordinator from the American Diabetes Association.

"It's even more special because we added the 100K and are getting more avid cyclists."

Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by participants.

The registration fee is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. For the pledge minimum of $75, participants will receive a Tour de Cure T-shirt. Those raising $125 or more can select from several gifts. …