JDRF iRide 2018 - JDRF iRide 2018

La Crosse, WI

La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a historic, vibrant city with a flair for the old and a sprinkle of the new. Nestled between the bluffs of Wisconsin and the Mississippi River, riders will navigate a course that starts in La Crosse and crosses three states, two bridges and one mighty river. Nestled in the heart of the country, the relatively flat route makes this one of our most family-friendly rides that’s also perfect for beginners. The scenic views and charm of downtown La Crosse make it memorable for all. Register today for the La Crosse Ride and be a part of one of the biggest JDRF Rides of the year!

The La Crosse Ride is one of our flattest courses, and features lengths ranging from 20 to 100 miles. As you cross the Mississippi and ride south through Minnesota and Iowa, you’ll have the Mississippi River on your left and the stunning Midwest on your right. This Ride is one of our largest, so you’ll have the strength and support of hundreds of riders and volunteers to help you achieve your mileage goal. This route is relatively flat, making it an ideal location for families and new riders.

Each fundraising package includes different travel options, some of which may include:
• Round-trip airfare to La Crosse
• Round-trip shuttle from the La Crosse Regional Airport to
• Bike shipping to and from La Crosse
• Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at host hotel

Please consult the fundraising packages to learn what each package includes.

Because of the popularity of the La Crosse Ride, JDRF utilizes multiple hotels in the area to accommodate our riders. Some of these hotels include but are not limited to:
• Courtyard Marriott
• Holiday Inn
• Radisson Hotel
Depending on your fundraising package, JDRF covers hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note; private rooms are accommodated based on availability. The La Crosse Center, located within walking distance of the host hotels, will serve as the main hub for JDRF Registration and weekend events.

Please consult the fundraising packages to see what each package includes.


All fundraising packages include the following meals throughout the Ride weekend:
• Thursday evening Welcome Reception Dinner
• Breakfast Friday-Sunday
• Pre-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Friday evening
• Post-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Saturday evening
After training with our coaches, meeting your fundraising goals and traveling to La Crosse, JDRF offers a four-day experience unlike any other.
• Arrive at host hotel.
• Pick up JDRF Ride tech t-shirt and information packet at the JDRF registration booth.
• Attend evening welcome reception, featuring dinner and presentations.
• Course Overview / Mandatory Safety Clinic
• Tune-up ride in the morning
• Free afternoon to explore the area
• Optional afternoon seminars, which may include:
      o  Cycling with T1D
      o  JDRF Research Update
• Pre-ride celebration and awards dinner
Saturday - Ride Day!
• La Crosse Ride and finish line party
• Post-Ride celebration dinner

• Breakfast and departures