Clouds, wet roads, and a few rainy moments could not wipe the smiles off the face of the participants. 137 registered for the event and although it was evident a fair number decided not to get on the wet roads and stayed home, over 100 came with positive attitudes and got out on their bikes rolling on the roads or walked/rode the Dexcom Trail Route. This trail route was a great addition to our options this year. So many families were able to participate with young ones. Some were registered for road routes and decided this would be better in the inclement weather.
Some people who decided not to come ride still came over to cheer everyone, go for a walk in the woods and support the Youth Diabetic Clinic at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.
It was great to see so many showing their satisfaction of finishing their ride or their walk and feeling they made a difference.
Registrants not only increased the awareness of T1D and the importance of being active but helped raise over $23,000 to help families and youth living with T1D. In the next few months, we will meet with the Clinic’s administrators, staff, and practitioners to see where these funds will be used.
We are already thinking of the 2023 Tour de T1D and what we can do to add to the experience. We want you to join us again and make a difference in the lives of youth and families living with T1D. Bring your friends and help us grow this event’s success.
See you all next year.