DC streets to shut down for city’s first Tour de Cure

If you’re planning a drive in or around our nation’s capital on September 27, beware — the American Diabetes Association is planning its first Tour de Cure in the District and streets are shutting down! We’ve blogged about Tour de Cure before and are thrilled to see it make its way into the city.

DC Streets to Close for Inaugural American Diabetes Association

Tour de Cure

Free Health Screenings Available to the Public

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Diabetes Association’s first DC Tour de Cure bike ride to stop diabetes, which will wind through traffic-free streets starting at Freedom Plaza (route guide attached), is fast approaching. The event will bring awareness to the increasing incidence of diabetes nationally, and support over half a million people living with diabetes in the DC metro area. The event will also offer free health screenings to the public, a farmers market, Zumba and advice from doctors and pharmacists at the Stop Diabetes Village at Freedom Plaza.

Diabetes prevention and education efforts will be a major focus of the day. Riders will start the day with breakfast and a rousing send-off from Freedom Plaza, and return to a post-ride celebration with food, entertainment, and therapeutic massages. The ride, meant for cyclists with varied experienced levels, will have three fully supported routes. The routes will run through scenic, traffic-free streets in Washington, D.C. and continue on open roads in Montgomery County, MD.

The Tour de Cure aims to raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy. Each year, Diabetes kills more people than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Tour de Cure riders participate to recognize the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and to encourage cycling as a means of disease prevention.

WHAT: The American Diabetes Association’s DC Tour de Cure

WHEN: Open registration is ongoing at diabetes.org/dctourdecure

DC Tour de Cure: Saturday, September 27, 2014. 9:30AM – 2PM

WHERE: The inaugural ride will travel through scenic, traffic-free streets in Washington, D.C. and open roads in Montgomery County, MD, ending with a celebration on Pennsylvania Avenue.

WHO: The Tour de Cure is put on by the American Diabetes Association.  The ADA is the nation’s leading nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

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