On September 29, 2012, the inaugural Orange County Tour de Cure took place. For those who are new to the Tour de Cure, this is a cycling event based around the American Diabetes Association raising money to fight diabetes.
This particular event was very special to Jax bicycle Center. We have supported the Long Beach Tour de Cure ride for several years, but we really wanted to make a bigger impact for the inaugural Orange County ride. First, Jax very own Brian Cox set out to form the first Jax Bicycle Center Team to ride and raise money for the event. Next, Jax committed to be one of the title sponsors for the event. The day came for the event and we had 30 riders for Team Jax Bicycle Center attend the ride, two members of which work for Jax and are type 1 diabetics (insulin dependent). To say the least, everyone had a great time. Jax offered pre ride bike adjustments, sag support, and supported the post ride vendor fair. It was truly a great day.
With all this said, Jax would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the riders who rode for Team Jax. Our team fundraising goal was $5,000. We raised double that goal and ended at $10,422! We could not be more proud of every team member. In addition, the event fundraising goal was $60,000 with attendance of 250 riders. To date, $83,000 was raised and 230 riders attended the event.
If you are interested in learning more about diabetes, or participating in a Tour de Cure ride, then check out http://tour.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TC_homepage
Enjoy a few moments captured the day of the ride!