This coming Saturday, June 2nd, is the Western New York Tour de Cure, a bike ride for the American Diabetes Association. Last year it was 45 and raining the entire trip (we did the 65-miler). I was cold and miserable and still felt great, like I could’ve done 100 miles.
It’s not too late to sign up. There are actually 5 different routes – 6, 16, 30, 65 and 100 miles – inexperienced cyclists tend to do the shorter runs, but even the 65-miler is so flat than anyone who can do 30 up and down hills can do the 65-miler. This year our group decided to do the 30-miler, and since the weather report calls for questionable conditions I think this was a good idea. We’ll finish in two hours, eat some grilled food, hang out for a little while and head home knowing that we benefited a good cause.