North Florida - South Georgia
Red Hills Ride
to Fight Diabetes
helping send kids with Type 1 Diabetes to camp
Check Back 2021
Help us help the kids
Thanks to our Community Check back in 2021. We cancelled due to Covid. We "Will be back"
In the meantime, keep riding and visit our major sponsor Hubs and Hops in Thomasville, Georgia to find a bike for you.
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes, World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14th.
Come ride the beautiful clay roads of Thomas County, Georgia and Jefferson County, Florida and roll down some of the oldest intact antebellum roadways in the region. Many of these regularly graded farm-to-market roads have been continuously used since the 1850s. Riding here connects you to a unique landscape with a rich culture and a distinctive sense of place. Folks have been riding this clay since the bicycling craze of the 1890s!
First 100 registrants receive an BUFF (below) headband
SAG food and supplies at the wonderful folks in Metcalf, Georgia.
The legendary The Cake Shop will provide cupcakes to participants and any outside sales of cupcakes donated to the Children’s Diabetes Camp.
A Beer provided post-ride by Hubs and Hops (for participants 21 and older) and there is more to buy!
Raffle Prizes and Small Auction (Team Type 1 Kit, bike swag)
This is Serious!
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an incurable, auto-immune disease that requires insulin injections to stay alive. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we are doing our part to raise awareness with an awesome bike ride on November 16.
There is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D. Presently, there is no known cure. It occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of this attack is still being researched, however, scientists believe the cause may have both genetic and environmental components.