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Tour de T1D - Cycling for Type 1 Diabetes

Tour de T1DTM 2022

Join us for our 5th year riding in support of the Youth Diabetes Clinic at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario! Register and start fundraising today to help improve the road ahead for youth and families who live with Type 1 Diabetes.

This year’s event will take place on September 25th, at The Heights Ski and Country Club in the gorgeous Horseshoe Valley.

We’re making some additions to the route this year to make it even more accessible to a wide range of participants!

There will be a gravel/trail route in the Copeland Forest, which can be reached directly from The Heights parking lot. This allows riders to access the route without going on the main road.

More information about the routes and itinerary for the day can be found below.

Great News from Vettä Spa!

Vettä Spa has generously donated 2 weekday passes! We will have a draw during lunchtime for 2 lucky winners. It will be a great place to spend some recovery time after your rides!

Vettä is a Finnish Nordic spa located along 3rd Line. Please have a look at the beautiful new facility, as you pass by near the beginning of your ride.

What your participation means

Since our initial event in 2018 you have helped raise over $110,000 in support of youth and families who live with T1D. Your support goes directly to the Youth Diabetes Clinic at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre where they care for over 200 families and youth living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Our goal is not only to raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes, but to help improve the experience of existing and newly diagnosed patients at the clinic. When our son Lukas was diagnosed several years ago with T1D, the staff was so caring and supportive as we began our journey with Diabetes. We started this event as a way to give back, and say thank you—but we can only do this with your help!

What you’ve accomplished in 2021

+ $110,000
raised in the
last 4 years
2011 - 44
2022 - 115

clinic patients
on insulin pump
2016 - 7
2022 - 122

clinic patients on
continuous glucose monitors
additional
A1C
machine
purchased
specialized supplies
for families
in need
updated the
patient/family room
for improved
experience

How you can help in 2022

Your starting fundraising goal for each participant (17 and older) is $250.
(But we challenge you to break that goal!)

Our key tips for participants

  •  You can join as an individual, create a team or join an existing team!
  •  Challenge each other to see who can raise the most!
  • DONATE to get started!
  • Send your personalized fundraising page to your friends on social media and let them support your ride!

Join us for a fantastic cycling day and help us support T1D care at the Youth Diabetes Clinic!!

See you in September!!!
Richard Goudie
Darlene Newnham
Lukas Goudie
Gabrielle Goudie

Get Your Jersey Now!

We have finalized the design of this year's jersey. A great addition to your existing selection of cycling apparel, this high quality jersey available in relaxed and race formats from Jakroo can be purchased directly from the Tour de T1D Store. Order now to wear proudly and show your colors on September 25th.

Details

Date: 25 September 2022

Location: The Heights Ski and Country Club
High Vista Dr, Barrie, ON L4M 4Y8
Timings:

  • Rider registration: 7:30 am
  • 100K Paradise Developments Route start: 8:30 am
  • 55K Route start: 8:45am
  • 25K The Madison Group RBC Investments Route start: 9:00 am
  • Dexcom Trail Route start: 9:30 am

Rest stations: There are 2 rest stations sponsored by Tandem. One for the 55+K and 100K and the second for the 25K route.

The greatest Volunteers are back!! They will help with registration, guide you in the right direction and cheer you on! Sponsored by Busch Systems.

Lunch: 11:30 – 13:30
Sponsored by Barill Engineering
*Please note that due to the required pre-planning and ordering, registrants who sign up on the 24th and 25th cannot be assured a lunch.

Final reveal: 13:00 h.

Registration: Website and details pending, please return soon for more information

Cost per rider: $75.00

Sweep vehicles and drivers provided by Barrie Nissan

Routes

Here are the routes to choose from. All, except the trail route, will have a sweep vehicle provided by Barrie Nissan. Click on the ride below to see it on a map and download it to your cycling computer or phone.

* Please disregard the Ride With GPS site describing unpaved sections of the road routes. ALL road routes are paved.

  • Challenging hilly route around Mt St Louis
  • 997 m of climbing
  • Includes beautiful Canopy climb, hopefully in full fall colours
  • Rest stop on the 10th line around 67 km

55+K:

  • Another beautiful option including the Warminster climb, a cyclist favorite!
  • 545 m of climbing in short challenging sections
  • Includes beautiful Canopy climb, hopefully in full fall colours
  • Rest station the same as for the 100K route at around 27 km
  • A lovely cycling experience through Oro
  • A few challenging climbs (Oro Medonte is not flat...)
  • Gorgeous tree lined roads, farm lands and Horseshoe Valley neighborhood
  • 233 m of climbing
  • Rest stop in Edgar at the Community Centre, around 12.5 km.
  • You can walk or ride this beautiful short loop called the Copeland Cruise
  • 6.5 km of gorgeous tree covered hard packed wide trails
  • Approximately 100 metres (total) of connecting single track
  • Great for all ages and those wanting to avoid the road routes or the climbing
  • Just over 200 feet of total climbing
  • Accessed from the Heights' parking lot
  • You can ride as many laps as you want
  • Will be clearly marked, no worries about getting lost
  • There will be no sweep vehicle but a volunteer on a mountain bike will ride the course behind the last rider
Tour de T1D - 2021

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.

Our Sponsors

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