Saturday I was honored to be able to participate in the 25th Annual Tour de Cure, Philly edition. The event took place at Temple University’s Ambler campus and the turnout was fantastic.
Originally I was aiming to do the longer 35 mile ride, which would go from Ambler to Doylestown and back. But since I didn’t get any training in this year, I opted for the 12 mile ride. And though I finished 2nd, after a rider bolted around me at the last minute, it was a challenging course (the rider and I had a fun little competition going). The 12 mile ride took us around Ambler and it definitely wasn’t flat.
Toward the end I felt like I was in National Lampoon’s European Vacation, because the route kept zigzagging Susquehanna Road.
There were three other options for rides. A full century (100 miles), a metric century (63 miles), the 35 mile ride, the 12 mile ride that I did, and a 3 mile family ride.
All-in-all, it was a great experience. I raised more than $600 for the American Diabetes Association’s quest to cure diabetes. Thank you all who donated. I plan on participating again next year. I’d like to form a team again, this time with more than just me. If your interested hit me up. For more information about the Tour de Cure check out the website. It’s a great cause and a lot of fun.
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