"Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1b
We participate in several local and regional charity events, including Tour de Cure in May and Bike MS in New Bern in September. We also host an annual charity ride in Fuquay-Varina called the Ride for Life which benefits several local charities.
Our mission is riding for others! We'd love to have you join us!
Ian Farrell shared a link to the group: The Spiritual Spinners.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING TOUR DE CURE FROM JIM STRAIGHT
The Tour de Cure - Canceled.
Dear Triangle Tour de Cure members,
I know I have spoken with some of you by phone, as well as with some of our top teams and champions. It was my intention to speak with as many of you as possible before resorting to email, but I realize word has gotten out and people have questions. So if I have not spoken to you in person, I apologize that you are hearing about this via email, but I am still willing to talk with you. Just let me know and we can set up a time.
It is with a lot of sadness that I have to announce the cancellation of the 2017 Triangle Tour de Cure.
The ADA recently took steps to ensure our ability to better deliver on our mission, and to successfully institute our new Strategic Plan and accompanying operating model. Our new operating model will help us move from an event-centric focus to one that invests in the programs, products and services that provide the greatest benefit to the people we serve. This includes not only continuing to fund programs like our camp, Camp Carolina Trails, and research programs, but also investing more resources to drive these initiatives and exploring new ways we can serve our community directly.
We’re now focused on moving forward with those programs, products and services in the Triangle within three priority areas for the Association:
Drive Discovery: Through research, partnerships and innovation on a global scale, we will drive discoveries to prevent, manage and ultimately cure diabetes.
Raise Voice: We will intensify the urgency around the diabetes epidemic, and mobilize bold action through advocacy and engagement.
Support People: We will provide new, effective resources for individuals and populations living with diabetes and for the health care professionals serving them, and deliver those resources when, where and how they’re needed.
To this end, the recent change did impact some of our employees, our offices and regions. With this change in structure, the Raleigh office had a reduction in workforce (we did lose Ashley unfortunately and all of our open fundraising positions), and we will also be closing the physical office by 3/31. But rest assured we will still be holding our summer camp, alert day, healthy kids, advocacy initiatives and other programs in the area. We are not leaving Raleigh, just changing our focus to better serve people affected by the disease.
Unfortunately this new focus on programs does mean that we will no longer be able to hold special events in the Triangle, including the 2017 Tour de Cure.
Special events will continue to be an important part of our fundraising efforts going forward; however, we will be holding our 2017 North Carolina Tour de Cure in Charlotte. It will take place on September 16th and feature cycling, walking and 5K run options for participants. It will not be the 2 day party you all are used to, but there will be celebrations, red riders (and striders) and of course beer.
It is our hope to keep as many people riding in the Tour in Charlotte as we can, but I know some people are interested in our Columbia Tour on May 20th as well as potentially having a one-off event here in town. Please let me know how I can help you all figure out what works best for you.
I know this is terrible news. You all have put so much work and passion in to the tour over the years and I hate that this happened, but I do want you to know that the goal is to do more of what you have been working for all this time… to provide more programs in the community, to give camps to more children living with this disease (we are working to open a second camp in the Greenville, SC area), to fund more research (in fact the new strategic goal is to triple research funding by the year 2020), etc.
Thank you each and every one of you for all of the hard work and service you have put in to tour and the mission of the ADA. It has been my pleasure working with you all on this event over the last 6.5 years.
Again, we are not leaving the Triangle, just shifting our focus. Please let me know what questions you have.
Jim Straight| Area Executive Director, Carolinas
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Jim Casper created an event for The Spiritual Spinners.
Jim Casper Same new routes as last week with adjustments for the return to church based on feedback from the riders in Groups D to Z. Maps below. Cue sheets at the ride.
Group T - In town at a pace all riders can achieve
FVUMC Map 110
Group E - Out of town at a pace all riders can achieve
FVUMC Map 128 - 15.04 mi
Group D - 12-14 mph average
FVUMC Map 127 - 20.88mi
Group C: 14-16 mph
FVUMC Map 143 - 25.44
Group B: 16-18 mph average
FVUMC Map 144 - 30.40
Group A: 18-20 mph average
FVUMC Map 145 - 36.09
Group Z: 20+ mph average
FVUMC Map 145 - 36.09
Much thanks to David Biesack who is leading the hosting duties this week.
Grace & Peace - Jim
February 23, 2017 at 6:51 am
Danielle Castelli Strader shared a Page to the group: The Spiritual Spinners.
Take a moment, send a note of encouragement to a fellow cyclist. Josie is recovering from a recent cycling accident that left her with a brain injury. Comment here, on the page, or send an email. It will be made into a card and delivered to her directly. Let's lift her up!
Jim Casper Sara Voorhees Kempin Please spread the word if you don't mind!
Here is a good excuse to make a trip to the beach in mid-March...please consider volunteering at the first race ever for the middle and high school mountain bike leage. I posted the links to the TORC meetup...so here is a link to what I posted there.