Cycle in support of patient care at RVH on Sunday, September 26, 2021 and register for the annual Tour de T1D. This is not a race, but instead a chance for cyclists from all over Ontario to take in a scenic 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km bike ride through the picturesque, rolling hills of Horseshoe Valley in support of an important cause.
Funds raised will benefit the RVH Youth Diabetic Clinic, where close to 200 children receive care annually. Type 1 diabetes is a complex and lifelong autoimmune condition that affects one out of every three hundred children in Canada.
Incidences of type 1 diabetes are rising by approximately three percent every year, and the dedicated team at the RVH Youth Diabetic Clinic devote themselves to developing opportunities for children, youth, and families to connect, receive support and learn about diabetes while focusing on their overall well-being. Diabetes has a significant impact on many different aspects of a child’s life, and your donation can directly impact families navigating a type one diabetes diagnosis.
About the Tour de T1D
In 2016, then 14-year-old Lukas Goudie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Lukas’ parents Darlene and Richard, both physicians in Barrie, understood the medical issues associated with this diagnosis, however, they underestimated the daily, non-stop commitment and attention this condition demands. Their efforts are an illustration of their desire to support other families and patients who are diagnosed with this complex and very challenging disease.
In 2018, their passion for cycling and their desire to raise awareness/funds to improve the lives of youth living with T1D were combined and evolved into the Tour de T1D: Ontario’s only large-scale outdoor cycling event associated with Type 1 Diabetes.
This event will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Cyclists will depart from the Heights Ski and Country Club, at 1106 Horseshoe Valley Rd W, Barrie, ON.
Registration for the Tour de T1D this year is by a minimum donation of $100 to support patient care at RVH. There are three distances to choose from – a 25, 50 or 100-kilometre route.
This event will be held in observance of all current public health guidelines, with participants departing for their route in designated departure windows. Please note the departure windows below.
- 100 Km ride will depart at 8:00 a.m.
- 55 Km ride will depart at 9:00 a.m.
- 25 Km ride will depart at 10:00 a.m.
Please note: Participants will receive a charitable receipt in the amount of their registration and any additional donation made.
Additionally, as the organizers need to order and plan, riders who register after Friday 17 of September cannot be assured of receiving a post-ride meal.
To register for the Tour de T1D please complete the following steps:
- Review the event waiver. You will be directed to acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of the waiver prior to completing your registration. The waiver can be downloaded for your records.
- Register using the REGISTRATION form below.
- If you are unable participate in the ride, but would still like to make a donation in support of patient care at RVH and the Youth Diabetic Clinic, please click the button below.