Olympian and Professional Cyclist to attend the Tour de Cure Colorado in August

The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) and BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental Pro Cyclist, Robin Farina, and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. More than 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure Colorado on Saturday, August 15th. All funds raised at the Tour de Cure events will go to support the Association’s mission — to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

COTourwebpostTour de Cure is designed for everyone from the occasional bike rider to the experienced cyclist and in Colorado participants have the option of a 12-mile, 32-imle, 62 mile metric century or 100-mile route. Visit www.diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure for more information about the event that Robin will be attending.

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure event in Colorado this year.” said Robin Farina. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to encouraging people of all ages and skill levels to get involved with cycling, to be training properly and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.”

Robin Farina is a professional cyclist and the Founder and CEO of the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA). Robin began her cycling career over 10 years ago after graduating from the University of Tennessee and is the 2011 National Road Race Champion and a 2012 Olympic long team member. Robin owns an elite coaching company, RF Training, where she trains cyclists and tri-athletes of all levels. She is also the co-owner of Uptown Cycles in Charlotte, NC, one of the premier bike shop/training centers in the country. – See more at: http://robinfarina.com/

Robin will be a special guest at the Champions dinner for fundraisers raising $1,000 or more on the evening prior to the Colorado Tour de Cure event. Robin will also give the safety speech in the opening ceremonies prior to every route departure.

For more information or to register for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure in Colorado, and have an opportunity to ride with Robin Farina as well as thousands of others cycling to Stop Diabetes, please call 1-888-DIABETES (342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure . The Colorado event is one of more than 90-events nationwide.

The National sponsors of the Tour de Cure are Lilly Diabetes, Primal Wear, GoMacro. National Teams include Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Lockheed Martin, Gold’s Gym, Cisco Systems, Dignity Memorial, Bio Rad and more.

The top local sponsors of the Tour de Cure in Colorado include Centura Health, Audi, Bicycle Village, Amazing Moves, Oskar Blues, Interactive Health, MadGreens, Delta Dental, NextCare Urgent Care and many more.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org . Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

The WCA is a coalition of cyclists, across the globe, which supports the advancement and success of Women’s Cycling on both sporting and business levels. The WCA continues to work with cycling industry companies and other organizations, worldwide, as well as media to grow the sport of cycling and ensure sustainability in women’s cycling for the future. For more information and to join the WCA, log on to https://womenscyclingassociation.com/, follow the WCA on twitter @wca_tweet, or “like” the organization on Facebook at – Women’s Cycling Association.