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2018 Tour de Cure: Capital Region

Day of Tour Details


Many Roads. One Purpose.

The Tour de Cure is all-new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same activity so building a team is easy. Scroll down for more information on routes, including cue sheets and check-in times. 

The Capital Region Tour de Cure has moved its venue to the Saratoga Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa for 2018!

Important Note: The Village of Ballston Spa is holding their annual Village Garage Sale the same weekend as Tour. Please take extra precaution for vehicles and pedestrians on the road, within the village and town of Milton.



All participants must be at the $200 minimum to ride, run or walk.  Anyone not at the minimum at check-in will be asked for cash, check or credit card to cover any remaining balance.

Collection envelopes will be provided at check-in for any donations you have to turn in. 


Walk-On Registration

Participants can still register on-site for the event.  Arrive based on the check-in time of the route you wish to do and inform our volunteers you are a walk-on participant.  You will be asked to pay the $35 walk-on fee, plus the $200 fundraising minimum.



If you are interested in reserving a room the weekend of Tour, Home2 Suites by Hilton Saratoga Malta will have discounted rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reserve your room today!



Diabetes doesn’t slow down for bad weather and neither do we! We ride, run and walk rain or shine!  Please check the forecast and make sure to dress/pack appropriately for the weather!

We will be monitoring the weather closely and will be updating the website as we get closer. If severe weather has an effect on the day event schedule, all participants will be notified by email as well as our website and Facebook page.


Directions & Parking

Once you enter Ballston Spa, please use Fairgrounds Ave. (NOT Prospect Street) to enter the Fairgrounds.  Get driving directions.

Download and print your parking pass to place on your dashboard when you arrive.

ALL PARTICIPANTS (including Champions & Living Red) will park in LOT A, across from Gate 3 and use Gate 3 to enter the Fairgrounds. Vendors and Volunteers will access the parking lot through Gate 6. Handicapped Parking will also be in LOT A. Vehicles will need to have their Handicapped Sticker prominently displayed.

Plan your arrival to allow yourself enough time to park, check-in, have something to eat, stretch, utilize our bike shops and get ready to ride, run & walk promptly at start time (below).

Take a look at our Event Layout to get an overview of the event.



Fuel up before you head out with our continental breakfast featuring bagels, fresh fruit, coffee and juice made possible by Mazzone Hospitality and Rock Hill Bakery.


Routes Maps, Rest Stops and Route Support

Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure. All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more. Take a look at the routes below and find the one that's right for you!

You can print out maps, cue sheets and even download the route to your GPS.  We will also be handing out maps and cue sheets at check-In. Please be aware that there is NO cellular service in parts of Northshore Road.

All Routes will follow a specific color, please watch for route signs to indicate where routes separate.

Changing Routes:  If you wish to change your route, all changes must take place on-site when you check-in.  Arrive based on the check-in time of the route you are changing to (not the route you are registered for) and notify the volunteer that you are changing routes.

Rest Stops and Route Support:  Along the cycling routes there will be Rest Stops to refuel and take care of any bike issues you may be experiencing. Items available at the Rest Stops on the cycling routes include: water, Gatorade, bananas, oranges, light snacks including Uncrustables, granola bars, Performance Muffins from Four Corners Luncheonette.  Bathrooms will also be available.  There will be a water station halfway through the 5K Run/Walk route.

Route Check-In, Start and End Times:

  • 100M: Check-In 6:15 a.m., Start 7:00 a.m., End 4:00 p.m.
  • 62M: Check-In 6:45 a.m., Start 7:30 a.m., End 4:00 p.m.
  • 50M: Check-In 7:15 a.m., Start 8:00 a.m., End 4:00 p.m.
  • 30M: Check-In 8:00 a.m., Start 9:00 a.m., End 4:00 p.m.
  • 10M: Check-In 9:15 a.m., Start 10:00 a.m., End 4:00 p.m.
  • 5K Run/Walk: Check-In 10:00 a.m., Start 10:30 a.m., End 4:00 p.m.


Emergency & Route Assistance Phone Number

If you have any type of medical emergency, always 911. Then call the Route Assistance number if you are able.

Should you run into any problems on your route, please call our Rider Assistance Phone at 631-680-5173. Program the number in your cell phone now so you are all set for June 10!


Safety & Mechanical Support

ALL RIDERS must wear a helmet. Cyclists without a helmet will not be permitted to ride.

All participants are required to follow the rules of the road. Please ride, run or walk SINGLE FILE to leave room for passing cars. Riders will ride with traffic. Runner and walkers will run and walk against traffic.

We have SAG, Bike Shops and other roaming vehicles out on the route to help in case of any issues. These vehicles are marked with Tour signs and amber lights.

Please visit the New York State Bike Coalition website for more bike safety tips.

Riders are encouraged to visit your local Bike Shop before Tour to have a proper tune-up so your bike is ready and set to ride!

If you are in need of a pre-ride tune-up, visit one of our on-site Bike Shops:  Elevate Cycles, Freeman’s Bridge Sports, Grey Ghost, L.L. Bean, PrestaCycles, Tomhannock Bicycles, Troy Bike Rescue and Velofix Cycles. Please allow additional time at arrival for this.


Recognition Gifts

All participants who raise the $200 minimum will receive a t-shirt at the event. Living Red participants who meet the minimum will also receive a Living Red jersey or tech shirt.

Riders, Runners & Walkers who have qualified for a Recognition Gift by May 21 will be able to pick-up their prize all day at the event in the Recognition Tent. We will have a gear check in case you want to change into your earned apparel, and you can pick up your items after your ride, run or walk.

Participants who reach the $500 and above levels after the May 21 deadline will receive their items after the Tour.


Living Red Participants

Our Living Red Riders, Runners & Walkers (those living with diabetes), are the true heroes of this event and we want to celebrate them every chance we get, so make sure to yell “Go Red Rider Go” or “Go Red Strider Go” when you see them!



Enjoy a delicious lunch, with festival inspired fare, prepared by Mazzone Hospitality!  We also have Kona Ice and Burgers Around the World, available for purchase at Tour this year.

Participants will use their BIB tab to enter the lunch pavilion and volunteers will use their wristbands. Spectators are welcome to join them for lunch and donations are welcome.


Beer Garden

 Visit our New Belgium Beer Garden, featuring Fat Tire Beer.  Attendees must be 21 to enter the Beer Garden, so please make sure to bring proof of ID with you the event.

All participants and volunteers who are 21+ will receive one complimentary beer. Additional beverages can be purchased for $5 each (two maximum) with proceeds benefitting the Tour.


Live Music

Dance and enjoy the live music provided by Body & Soul


Kids Zone

Don’t forget to bring your kids to our Kids Zone, featuring sand crafts and complimentary snow cone coupons.
Cheer for your Fellow Riders, Runner & Walkers:


Cheering at the Finish Line

It’s been a long day, but you did it! You’ve accomplished completing your Ride, Run or Walk! Now go out and show your fellow riders, runners or walkers your support by cheering them on as they cross the finish line!



Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled shift and check-in at the Volunteer Check-In across from Gate 3, to receive your volunteer shirt and instructions for your volunteer location and captain.

All volunteers must have completed an online waiver on the Volunteer website. If you are under the age of 18, make sure that you had a parent/guardian complete your waiver.



National Sponsors

Primal Wear
Kay Jeweler



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