Pinnacle Bike Works in Beverly, MA will be hosting the Can Crash Cycle Club for a kick off and registration night for the 2013 North Shore Tour De Cure on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Can Crash Cycle Club is a team in the Tour de Cure supporting the American Diabetes Association’s efforts to STOP Diabetes®. The 2013 North Shore Tour de Cure will be held on Sunday, May 19th starting at the Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield, MA. Potential riders can get information on the ride, sign up for the Tour de Cure, meet new people and win prizes at Pinnacle on Thursday, February 28th!
Terry Cowman, captain of Can Crash Cycle Club’s Tour de Cure team, has been riding with the North Shore Tour de Cure for three years. “We ride to raise funds to fight diabetes and to raise awareness of the disease and its terrible impact on millions of our relatives and friends,” Cowman explains. “We know that our hardest day on the bike is nothing compared to the challenges faced by diabetics every day.”
The kick off and registration night offers everyone the opportunity to register for the Tour. “In addition, we will be auctioning off a football signed by Patriot’s star kicker Stephen Gostkowski, as well as several other cycling related items generously provided by Pinnacle Bike Works,” Cowman states.
There will be food and refreshments provided. “If the weather permits, we will also have a bike ride from the shop earlier that day.” Cowman suggests calling Pinnacle at (978) 922-7722 for more information or directions. Pinnacle Bike Works is located at 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915.
The Tour de Cure Committee, Can Crash Cycle Club, and Pinnacle Bike Works invite friends, family members, cyclists, those with diabetes and those who support someone with diabetes to take part in this motivational event.
Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from the 15-mile family ride to 100-mile Gran Fondo, a century ride. The routes all feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on.
The Tour de Cure raises funds for the 26 million Americans living with diabetes through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists and volunteers can attend the kick off at Pinnacle, call the American Diabetes Association at 617-482-4580 ext. 3487, or visit us at www.diabetes.org/nsmedia.
The North Shore Tour de Cure is sponsored nationally by Gold’s Gym, Lilly Diabetes, and Bumble Bee Foods; Locally by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Summit Partners, Boston Scientific Corporation, and North Shore Magazine; and Regionally by Subaru of New England. Each Tour de Cure features a variety of routes. The North Shore Tour de Cure routes include:
100 Mile Gran Fondo- This is an epic route including two timed segments for fantastic prizes, challenging climbs and a variety of terrain.
62 Mile Route- This route travels through the beautiful North Shore of Massachusetts including the scenic countryside and local communities.
31 Mile Route- This route travels through picturesque North Shore landscapes with beautiful views and scenic roads.
15 Mile Route- Great for avid and newer cyclists alike this route will travel through charming North Shore countryside.
Pinnacle Bike Works has been an area institution for nearly 20 years and is a professional, quality bike store for the whole family. It offers all levels and types of bikes, a wide range of cycling equipment, and expert mechanics for everyone from the seasoned veteran to the recreational enthusiast. More information can be found at www.PinnacleBikeWorks.com
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.