Lions fighting to help find a cure to diabetes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 23:00

Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event, and a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to stop diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you. All of our routes feature breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountain range, Turnagain Arm, and Knik Arm. Multiple award-winning trail systems are utilized to make this one of the most desirable rides in the country. Alaska is a perfect place to get out and ride.

So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today.

Do you or someone you know have diabetes? Thousands of people with diabetes participate in Tour as “Red Riders”. Red Riders are the reason we ride—they are given a jersey to proudly wear on the day of the event. Beyond the recognition, Red Riders are part of a community that inspires us to ride and raise money to Stop Diabetes. Be sure to choose “Red Rider” when you register!

The event begins on June 8 at Mountain View Lions Club:

100K: 7:00 a.m. check-in, 7:30 a.m. start time

50K: 9:00 a.m. check-in, 10:00 a.m. start time

25K Fun Route: 10:00 a.m. check-in, 11:00 a.m. start time


All routes are fully supported with support and gear vehicles, fully stocked rest stops, and route marshals. Lunch will be provided after your ride thanks to Subway and will be served by your local Lions organizations! (Gluten free meals will be provided for those who need them.)

Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions will be handing out drinks and Subway sandwiches at Mountain View Lions Park.

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If you would like more information on becoming a lion please visit,, or call Karen Burns at 242-1129. Both the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions and Eagle River Lions are on Facebook.

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