JDRF iRide 2018 - JDRF iRide 2018

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Located 25 miles north of Albany, NY, in the southernmost foothills of the Adirondack Region, Saratoga Springs combines the quaintness of New England with the beauty of upstate New York. Easily accessible by plane, train or automobile, this Ride will feature some of the most scenic roads in the northeast just as the fall foliage begins to turn. This Ride will offer multiple route options ranging from 32 to 100 miles.

This Ride starts in downtown Saratoga Springs and follows the Hudson River north on the beautiful country roads of upstate New York. Riders can refill water bottles and stop for snacks at rest stops every ten miles. As you pass through Corinth, Warrensburg and Pottersville, you’ll be greeted by JDRF staff and volunteers at our aid stations where you’ll be given food and drinks, and where our staff of professional mechanics will be ready to attend to any bike issues you might have. This moderately challenging course features rolling hills and several mileage options from 20 to 100 miles, accommodating beginner cyclists and seasoned veterans.

Each fundraising package includes different travel options, some of which may include:
• Round-trip airfare to Saratoga Springs via Albany, NY
• Round-trip shuttle from the Albany International Airport to one of our host hotels
• Bike shipping to and from Event
•Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at one of our multiple host hotels: the Courtyard Marriott Saratoga Springs, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs, and Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

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

Because of the popularity of the Saratoga Springs Ride, JDRF utilizes multiple hotels in the area to accommodate our riders. Some of these hotels include but are not limited to:

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 Saratoga Springs City 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 Saratoga Springs, 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!
• Saratoga Springs Ride and finish line party
• Post-Ride celebration dinner

• Breakfast and departures