12 Mile Route - Enjoy the day on your beach cruiser or hybrid—road bikes are not necessary for this leisurely tour of Livermore. Head out from the grassy picnic grounds under our Stop Diabetes arch and up a steep but short path out of Shadow Cliffs. Take the Stanley Blvd. bike path east to the Arroyo Bike Trail, which takes you through a number of parks and keeps you away from automobile traffic.
35 Mile Route - Get your heart rate up on this scenic route and return in plenty of time to enjoy lunch and the post-ride festivities. You’ll start out on the Arroyo Bike Trail, which leads you onto Concannon Blvd. and then Tesla Rd., past Livermore’s iconic Wente Vineyards. Head north on Greenville Rd., under I-580 and through a quiet neighborhood before reaching an open landscape of rolling hills. You’ll return across highway 580 on Airway Blvd and take the Arroyo Bike Trail from Jack London Blvd back to Shadow Cliffs
55 Mile Route - The 55 mile route begins with a trip through Pleasanton before heading south to picturesque Sunol. A shady trip north past Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park brings you back to Bernal Ave. From there, continue to the aptly-named Vineyard Ave before heading north and meeting up with the 35 mile riders. These routes parallel each other for the final 25 miles.
55 Miles with 8 Mile Challenge (Optional) - Need an extra challenge? Add nearly 8 miles with a steady incline off the 55 mile route for that extra burn! Kilkare Rd is an out & back climb from Sunol into the small community of Kilkare Wood. It’s a gentle stretch of road with minimal to no traffic. The road has an average grade of 3.5% with steep pitches of 6-8%.
The rest stops will be approximately every 6-12 miles.
Will you provide training?
We are hosting regular training rides to help you prepare for the event. Visit our Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Can I change my route distance after I register?
Yes! Email the event director to have your route distance changed. You can even change the route you ride on the morning of the event. Just check-in at the registration tent to let them know what route you will be riding and then be ready to leave at that route’s starting time.
Can I bring my own personal SAG?
Personal SAGs are not permitted on the route. However, if you have someone in mind who can volunteer to drive a SAG available to all riders, please contact us.
What is the fundraising minimum?
Riders: Each adult rider must raise a minimum of $200 in order to participate the day of the event. Children 12 and under raise $50 to participate Walkers/Runners: Each walker/runner must raise a minimum of $100. Kids under 12 have a minimum of $25 (kids in strollers are free for the Walk route.)
When and where do I turn in cash and check donations?
You may turn in your cash/check donations at any time to the American Diabetes Association. Please mail checks to our local office:
American Diabetes Association
ATTN: Women's Series Tour de Cure
1970 Broadway STE 425
Oakland, CA 96412
Can I ride if I don’t raise the fundraising minimum?
Unfortunately, no. Your fundraising minimum is required to help Tour de Cure fund important Diabetes research and advocacy programs.
Want to learn more about the American Diabetes Association? Watch this insightful video on how ADA uses its funds to fuel the mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For help in meeting your fundraising minimum, contact us and we can help you come up with creative ways to reach your goal.
Contact: Lee Barona, via email at LBarona@diabetes.org or via phone at 510-654-4499 x7461
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee includes full route support at the Tour de Cure event including breakfast, snacks and hydration at our rest stops, SAG, medical support, bicycle mechanics and more—everything to make it a safe and enjoyable ride. You’ll also enjoy our post-ride festival area featuring a healthy lunch, entertainment, vendor booths and areas to relax, recover and meet up with fellow riders and team members to share the day’s experience. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable and do not count towards the fundraising minimum. The fee is not tax deductible.
What happens after I register online?
Here are a few things to expect from us after registration:
A welcome email and packet with information about the event
A guide on fundraising tips and cyclist information to kick off your efforts
How many people can form a team?
We prefer each team to include five or more individuals, but you can have a team with two or more people.
Can my child participate and ride with me?
Yes, but you or an appointed guardian must remain with the minor rider at all times. Children 12 and under raise $50 to participate in the event and are required to wear a helmet while riding. Children in trailers or bike carriers do not have to raise the minimum, but they must have a completed waiver in order to participate.
Can men ride in this event?
This event is focused on women, and the experience will be designed around women, but we do not prohibit men from registering and riding. We do, however, encourage men to support our riders by volunteering instead.
How do I get to the Start/Finish location?
The ride will start and end at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, part of the East Bay Regional Park District located at 2500 Stanley Blvd in Pleasanton. There are many ways to get to Shadow Cliffs. Use your GPS or mapping software, or follow these simple instructions:
From Highway 580 East or West, exit at Isabel Ave. Turn left onto the Stanley Blvd ramp and left again onto Stanley Blvd. Shadow Cliffs will be on your left.
From the south via Highway 680, exit at Sunol Blvd, which becomes First St, which becomes Stanley Blvd. Shadow Cliffs will be on your right.
Please note there is a $6 fee per car to park at Shadow Cliffs.
Where can I stay overnight on Saturday?
There are a number of local hotels that are quite close to the start/finish site.
Hyatt House Pleasanton - (925) 847-6000
Marriott Pleasanton $115/night - (925) 730-0070
Courtyard by Marriott Pleasanton - (925) 463-1414
DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at the Club - (925) 463-8000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Livermore - (925) 961-9600
Courtyard by Marriott Livermore - (925) 243-1000
Hilton Garden Inn - (925) 292-2000
What if it rains?
We ride rain or shine! Pack rain gear just in case and don’t let a little water stop you in the fight against diabetes!
Will you provide food?
Yes! Hot breakfast will be served in the morning (7:00am - 10:30am), refreshments and water will be provided at the rest stops, and catered lunch (11:30am - 2:30pm) will be served after the ride.
Can friends and family participate in the Finish Line festivities?
Your friends and family can cheer you across the finish line and take part in on-site activities, and enjoying the exciting entertainment. Friends and family members are welcome at the post-ride party, and lunch can be purchased for $15. They may also be interested in signing up for one of our volunteer roles!
How do I claim my Thank You gift?
An electronic gift certificate will be emailed after November 30th with a redemption code to claim your Thank You gift. The Thank You gift level will be based on total funds received and processed to date. Click here to view levels.
What is the fundraising deadline to claim a Thank You gift?
You can continue fundraising through November 30th to reach your goal or move to next Thank You gift level.
How will Thank You gift levels be determined?
Total funds received and processed at the American Diabetes Association by November 30th will be used to determine Thank You gift levels. Great time to follow up with friends and family on promised donations and confirm with your company if the matching gift you submitted has been sent to the American Diabetes Association for the Women's Series Tour de Cure.
Can you provide more details on accommodations and travel?
Picturesque Livermore Valley is just an hour east of San Francisco and packed with world class, local wineries, including Wente Vineyards, Concannon Vineyards and Garré Vineyards. Within a short distance, you’ll discover premium outlets, golf courses, and a charming downtown area with great food, spa services and much more!
What is a Champion to Stop Diabetes?
A Champion is a rider or walker who has raised $1000 or more. Anyone can become a Champion!
Champions help the American Diabetes Association train school personnel to keep children with diabetes safe at school, provide assistance to individuals who are being discriminated against because of their diabetes, provide support to people who are newly diagnosed with Type II diabetes, and so much more. In short funds raised by Champions directly impact some of our most important work.
How Can I Become a Champion to Stop Diabetes?
If you haven't registered yet, do that first! Simply click REGISTER
Set your goal at $1,000 or more. Remember, ADA will be there every step of the way to help you achieve your goal.
Tell everyone you know you are ‘Striving to be Champion’ and that you need their support
Thank your donors, ask others to support you, and watch your thermometer grow!
Celebrate becoming a Champion to Stop Diabetes and receive extra perks at the event.
What are the perks for being a Champion?
Awesome bragging rights! Receive additional perks on the day of the event for your incredible fundraising efforts!
2016 Women’s Series Commemorative jersey along with the option to choose a Thank You gift item
2016 Women’s Series Necklace
Champions to Stop Diabetes Rider Gloves (Top 10 Champions only)
Champion Medal and Certificate
Access to the Champions Tent on the day of the event
More chances to win GRAND PRIZE - Trip to NYC! Includes 3 night stay at W Hotel Times Square and $250 airline gift certificate or choose to win other fabulous prizes!
Travel and Accommodations
We welcome you with open arms to this Bay Area event. Here are a few details for your traveling convenience:
Oakland International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
San Jose International Airport
Avoid the commute. Book your room through us. We have a special rate ($115/night) for riders of the Women's Series Tour de Cure at the Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd.
Whether you’re living with diabetes, caring for a loved one with diabetes or wanting to support a great cause, experience the ride of your life! REGISTER TODAY!
Fundraise and Earn Exciting Thank You Gifts and Incentives!
To show our appreciation to riders who exceed the minimum fundraising amount ($200) required to participate in our Women’s Series Tour de Cure event, we offer some exciting thank you gifts and incentives!
How to Earn a Thank You Gift?
You can earn great gifts for raising $250 or more. Items include awesome Tour de Cure cycling gear, high-tech gadgets, bags, accessories and the latest electronics for those who reach some of the higher levels of thank you gifts we offer. Have your eye on something special? Set your goal even higher and go for it! Our Tour staff is here to help you reach your goals!
Special Incentives for the Women’s Series Tour de Cure
Day of Event Swag! – Walk away with fabulous swag after the event! For raising the fundraising minimum ($200), you’ll receive the 2016 Day of Event T-shirt, the Women’s Series finisher medal and much more!
In-Training T-Shirt! – Just in time for summer training, earn your 100% cotton, v-neck in-training t-shirt by raising $125! Great way to show off you’re training for a great cause.
Limited supply! First come…first served!
Women’s Series Jersey – Exclusive to the Women’s Series event, show off our custom designed Women’s Series Tour de Cure Commemorative cycling jersey. Earn yours by raising at least $500! And with early fundraising*, you can wear the jersey on the day of the event!
The jersey is a great source of pride among our riders and when you earn one you'll be recognized as someone leading the pack in fundraising.
*Must meet fundraising goal two weeks prior to event.
Our sponsor Kay Jewelers wants to thank those of you who go above and beyond in fundraising with this beautiful 10" sterling silver cable necklace with a sterling silver and enamel Women's Series charm.
Individual Riders! Raise $500 and you will automatically receive the 2016 Women's Series necklace on the day of the event!
Team Captains! Recruit 5 team members and raise a minimum $2000 as a team and every member* receives the necklace!
*Individual team member must meet event fundraising minimum $200 to qualify.
Champions to Stop Diabetes Become a Champion to Stop Diabetes! Anyone can become a Champion. By raising $1,000, you’ll be recognized as an elite fundraiser in the fight to Stop Diabetes.
In addition to the $500 level rewards, receive special recognition and perks on the day of event!
Access to Champion Tent with Designated Massage Therapist
Champions to Stop Diabetes Rider Gloves (Exclusive to Top 10 Champions)
Champions to Stop Diabetes Rider Gloves (Top 10 Champions Only)
Access to Champions tent
And much more!
Women’s Series Red Rider Jersey – As a Red Rider (a person riding with diabetes), the Women’s Series Tour de Cure celebrates and recognizes YOU as a hero on the day of the event!
Exclusive to the Women's Series event, receive a uniquely designed Red Rider jersey!* With the words I RIDE WITH DIABETES on the back, you'll hear the energetic cheer - GO RED RIDER - to encourage you!
*Must meet event fundraising minimum $200 to qualify.
By riding you can make a difference in the lives of people affected by diabetes. Be part of hundreds of women passionate about a healthy lifestyle while inspiring others to join the fight to Stop Diabetes.
Plus, enjoy all these great perks:
Nourish Your Body We’re committed to providing delicious and healthy food to nourish you pre and post event. Breakfast, snacks and lunch provided by a Tasteful Affair Catering.
Trendy & Stylish Swag Women’s Series Tour de Cure provides a commemorative Women’s Series t-shirt, finisher's medal, plus opportunities to earn more based on your fundraising level.
Pre & Post Party All Women’s Series Tour de Cure riders are invited to our Meet & Greet Party the night before! An opportunity to meet fellow riders, pick up your packets and enjoy fulfilling appetizers and drinks on us.
After the ride, reward yourself with a complimentary massage from our on-site massage therapists. Plus, party with other riders by taking pics at our photo booth, enjoying the kids zone, and playing fun interactive games and more - including a Grand Prize!
Want to see more about the Women’s Series Tour de Cure? Watch a quick video here! And yes, men can join the fun too!
WALK AT WOMEN'S SERIES - CANCELLED
Please accept our apologies. The Walk portion of this event has been cancelled.
Whether you’re living with diabetes, caring for a loved one with diabetes or want to support a great cause, experience the ride of your life! Register today for the Women’s Series Tour de Cure.
Event Coordinator: Lee Barona
Contact: LBarona@diabetes.org or 510-654-4499 x7461