Ride to Defeat Diabetes

October 5th
NorthBay VacaValley Hospital

Word is getting around the cycling community that the Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2) is not only a fun, 10-mile bike ride for families and teams, but it supports a great cause, according to Ken McCollum, NorthBay Healthcare’s vice president of Human Resources. It’s also held a good time of year, in early fall. Cooler weather is especially attractive for those who prefer the challenge of a 25- or 60-mile ride.

Either way, the 3rd Annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes, a fund raising event for NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, should provide riders with plenty of family-friendly camaraderie, all wrapped up in a healthy fun way to exercise while raising awareness of Solano County’s diabetes crisis. Currently, Solano County is No. 1 in the state for the number of adults who have been diagnosed with the disease. 

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Oct. 5, at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. For the more serious riders, the 60-mile ride departs at 7:30 a.m. Riders in the 25-mile circuit depart at 9 a.m., and riders in the 10-mile family- and kid-friendly loop leave at 10 a.m. All will return to a cheering reception, music, a delicious lunch, diabetic-friendly desserts, refreshments and great raffle prizes.

The 10-mile ride is free for children ages 12 and under, and $10 for all others. The 25-mile ride is $25 and the registration fee for the 60-mile ride is $35. T-shirts will be provided for registered riders.

Register online through the NorthBay website at www.northbay.org/r2d2. For more information on the ride, please contact Bob Armijo at (707) 646-3316, or rarmijo@northbay.org, or Ken McCollum at (707) 646-3310, or kmccollumn@northbay.org.
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Location : Solano County