Local bikers participate in Rochester Tour De Cure for diabetes

Created: 06/08/2014 8:51 PM WHEC.com

Nearly 2,000 bikers took part in this year’s “Rochester Tour De Cure” race for diabetes on Sunday.

Bicyclists took part in rides ranging from three miles to 100 miles to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.

Event organizers say Sunday’s ride had many purposes: to raise diabetes awareness, funds for research and to get people outside exercising.

“Anyone you talk to knows someone with diabetes so the relation to our cyclists is just overwhelming with the number of people. If you look out here today and see cyclists riding, wearing those red jerseys, shouting “go, rider, go,” that’s why we’re here today, to make a difference and to support our loved ones living with this disease,” said Kelley Ligozio, Tour De Cure organizer.

Event organizers say they hoped to raise more than $1 million. Last year they were close to meeting that goal, making the Rochester Tour De Cure the fifth largest in the nation.

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