Tour de Cure cycling event set for May 18

FROM STAFF REPORTS

GREYSTONE — St. Vincent’s One Nineteen in Greystone will host the Tour de Cure, a cycling event intended to help raise funds to find a cure for diabetes.

The event will be May 18 and will feature four cycling and spinning routes — a 105-mile route, a 64-mile route, a 37-mile route and a 20-mile route, according to an event press release.

Routes will feature rest stops with food and water.

Aimee Johnson, executive director of the American Diabetes Association’s Alabama office, said the number of people who suffer from diabetes is growing faster than ever.

“Many people will participate in the Tour de Cure for the stimulating competition, camaraderie and physical cycling challenge. But the real reward comes in knowing that every mile they ride and every dollar they raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects 13.2 percent of people in our community,” Johnson said.

To register or find more information about the event, visit Diabetes.org/touralabama.