Tour de Cure for American Diabetes on June 8th, 2019

More than 2,000 people were on the move Saturday for the annual Tour De Cure, for the American Diabetes Association that started  in Webster and went all the way to Chimney Bluffs for some. The Sodus Chamber of Commerce and the Wallington Fire Dept were proud to help again for the 4th year.  It's a record-breaking year for the Rochester area event, which raised more than $1.1 million last year, tops in the nation beating out other even larger cities.

Tour de Cure is for people of all abilities, featuring six well-marked cycling routes with safety marshals and safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops to fuel your journey.  Riders who were undertaking the 100 mile and the 62-mile route used the Wallington Fire Dept rest stop #3. Those riders who continued to Chimney Bluffs for the 100-mile route stopped on their way back for more water, Gatorade, snacks and apples that were given by Lake Breeze Fruit Farm.

Other shorter routes were available, but all started at Xerox and wound through northern Wayne County.  This was new to some of the riders, but others have been doing the Cure de Tour for 10, 15 or 20 years.

The Sodus Chamber and Wallington Fire Dept would like to thank the following for volunteering to cut up apples, make Gatorade and cheer these hundreds of riders on:

Beth

Ares

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Lynn

Brussell

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Bette

Bugni

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Denise

DeValk

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Edie

Farrington

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Mary Jane

Mumby

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Patty

Paprocki

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Nancy

Ross

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Jim

Russell

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Grey

VanDusen

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Linda

VanDusen

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Holly

Warner

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Craig

Wollesen

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Mary

Zonneville

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Steve

Zonneville

Wallington Fire Hall

 

Allyn

Ginett

Chimney Bluffs

 

Sharon

VanMatt

Chimney Bluffs

 

Deb

Spring

Chimney Bluffs

 
     
     

And a big thank you to Lake Breeze Fruit Farms that donated all the apples for the whole event - the riders liked the idea they just passed the tree that apples came from!

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