Tour de T1D
The Tour de T1D is an annual outdoor cycling event held each fall in Ontario. The main purpose is to raise awareness and funds dedicated to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
It is our feeling there is no better way to engage a community than to combine the beautiful outdoors, physical activity and a worthy cause affecting so many individuals of all ages. The inaugural ride took place in 2018 in Oro-Medonte, just north of Barrie. To see a few details of each year’s ride, head to PAST EVENTS.
Registration fees are $75 this year. This allows us to deliver a fantastic experience to everyone involved including riders and volunteers. Every participating rider will receive an event bike bottle and t-shirt! Riders younger than 12 years old ride for free! To get the discount code, head to the FAQ section. Please remember this is an event with a purpose to raise awareness and funds for the Youth Diabetes Clinic at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. Please remember to click on Donate to start your personal fundraising page.
Our Next Ride
September 27, 2020
This year, the ride will kick off from The Heights Ski and Country Club in Horseshoe Valley, Ontario and will lace through the familiar cycling-friendly roads of Oro Township. As always, all levels of riding experience are welcomed.
There will be road and trail options. The road cycling routes include 25K, 35+K, 55+K and 100K distances. The trail option will be in the Copeland forest using the Horseshoe Resort mountain bike trail network. These options will permit a wider participation from the recreational rider to the elite cyclist. The trail options will allow participation for those uncomfortable with riding on roads not closed to traffic or the hilly routes of Simcoe County or families with young children who are early in their cycling experience.
15% off the sell rate of the day. A two (2) night minimum stay requirement applies to reservations.
The Preferred Rate covers all attendee sleeping room costs and is subject to 13% Harmonized Sales Tax.
Preferred rates are offered based on room availability.
*These rates and availability are subject to change at any time.
Reservations will be made for guests asking for the WED20 group rate. Reservations are based on availability at the time of booking.
Toll Free: 866-729-7023
Online: Book here.
Click on the ride below for more information.
The Day’s Events
We will have different “Starts” this year to allow the 100K riders their time to finish the ride and have all road distances finish within a tighter time frame.
|07:00-07:45||Registration for 100K riders|
|07:45||Welcome speech for 100K riders|
|08:15-09:00||Registration for 35+K, 55+K, 25K and Trail riders|
|09:00||Welcome speech 35+K, 55+K, 25K and Trail riders|
|09:15||35+K and 55+K start|
|09:30||25K and Trail start|
|14:00||The Final Reveal of the event’s fundraising|
Who are we?
In 2016, Barrie physicians Drs Darlene Newnham and Richard Goudie's son Lukas was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at the age of 14.
In 2018, Lukas's parents combined their passion for cycling with their desire to raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of youth with T1D. Since no large scale outdoor cycling event existed in Canada, they created the Tour de T1D. To date, their ride has seen over 300 riders and raised over $80,000.00. Their dream is to see this ride become a recognized annual T1D event drawing riders from all over Canada.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
T1D is an autoimmune disease for which no cure exists.
It is still considered a lifelong condition managed with insulin via repeated daily injections or an insulin pump providing continuous delivery.