The Seminole Cyclist bike club picked out this as our first group event of 2007. The Tour de Cure is a charity ride for the American Diabetes Association, held to raise money to prevent and cure diabetes. Everyone in the club agreed to raise at least $150 for the ride. I am a lazy fundraiser so what I did is just write a check for that amount, and also submit my company's matching gift donation form.
The evening before we gathered at Jennie and Steve's house for a pasta party, and talked about the club. We plan to split up and provide marshalls for a slower Saturday ride, so new riders can come out and not get dropped. And, many in the club would like to organize "our" own century ride, possibly next year!
Most of us did the 50 mile route, but a handful decided to do the 100 miler. Despite the winds, we made great time because we kept in formation most of the time and took turns pulling.
I took a few turns up front. It was a bit windy so all of us got a workout.